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Chambers USA 2019

Julian Kleindorfer

Los Angeles | New York
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA

Julian Kleindorfer is Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' REIT Industry Group. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general company representation. Mr. Kleindorfer brings significant experience to transactions in the real estate, hospitality, gaming, and insurance industries, including:

  • Registered equity and debt offerings
  • Private placements
  • Public and private acquisition transactions
  • Board counseling and representation of special committees
  • REIT roll-up and IPO transactions

In the corporate finance area, Mr. Kleindorfer has represented numerous issuers and investment banks, including in many significant REIT IPO and first-time issuer transactions, such as those of:

  • American Assets Trust, Inc.
  • American Homes 4 Rent
  • Chatham Lodging Trust, Inc.
  • Colony Starwood Homes
  • CyrusOne Inc.
  • Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Douglas Emmett, Inc.
  • Essential Properties Realty Trust
  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
  • InfraREIT, Inc.
  • MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • MPG Office Trust, Inc.
  • National Storage Affiliates Trust
  • Rexford Industrial Trust, Inc.
  • Spirit MTA REIT, Inc.
  • Spirit Realty Corporation

Mr. Kleindorfer continues to be active on equity and debt offerings for the above companies and numerous other real estate and hospitality companies and has advised on securities offerings raising in excess of US$70 billion in proceeds.

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Kleindorfer has in recent years represented:

  • Simon Property Group in its pending US$9.5 billion acquisition of Taubman Centers, a real estate investment trust, and acquisition of an 80% stake in Taubman Realty Group
  • Digital Realty in its US$8.4 billion acquisition of InterXion Holding, a European colocation and data center services provider
  • Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.4 billion sale of its North American Data Center Portfolio to Mapletree Investments
  • Eastdil Secured Management in its management-led buyout from a multinational financial institution
  • Digital Realty in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Ascenty Data Centers e Telecomunicacoes, the premier Brazilian data center provider
  • Digital Realty in its US$1.2 billion joint venture with Brookfield Infrastructure to invest in Ascenty Data Centers e Telecomunicacoes
  • Spirit Realty Capital in its US$3 billion taxable spin-off of Spirit MTA REIT
  • Nestlé in its strategic investment Before Brands
  • Spirit Realty Capital in its US$2.7 billion asset sale by SMTA REIT
  • Kennedy Wilson in the sale of Meyers Research's business
  • Nestlé USA in its acquisition of Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Nestlé USA in its acquisition of Chameleon Cold Brew
  • Digital Realty in its US$7.6 billion acquisition of Dupont Fabros Technology
  • Phillips Edison in its US$6.3 billion merger with Phillips Edison Grocery REIT II
  • Phillips Edison in its US$1 billion sale of its real estate assets to Phillips Edison Grocery Center Operating Partnership
  • Guidance Software in its US$350 million sale to Open Text Corporation
  • Sentio Healthcare Properties in its US$825 million sale to Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
  • InvenTrust Properties Corp. in its spin-off of Highland REIT to its shareholders
  • Xenia Hotels & Resorts in its spin-off of US$4 billion in full service hotel assets from Inland American Real Estate Trust
  • Westwood Financial Corporation in its private roll-up of 80 retail properties with a value in excess of US$1.2 billion
  • Primary Provider Management Co.,a management service organization, in its sale to Clayton, Dublier & Rice, a private investment firm
  • LifeStorage in its US$1.35 billion sale to Sovran Self Storage
  • Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.89 billion acquisition of Telx
  • Recruit Co. in its acquisition of Attero Staffing
  • Hudson Pacific in its acquisition of a US$3.7 billion portfolio from The Blackstone Group
  • The Special Committee of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in its US$4 billion sale to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
  • Nestlé USA in the sale of its PowerBar Business to Post Holdings, Inc.
  • Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in its sale of Windsor Health Group, a managed healthcare service provider, to The WellCare Management Group
  • InvenTrust Properties Corp. in the sale of its net lease portfolio to affiliates of AR Capital for US$1.9 billion
  • Kennedy Wilson, Inc. in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of a real estate loan pool from the Bank of Ireland
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the merger of MAA and Colonial Properties Trust with a transaction value of US$8.6 billion
  • MPG Office Trust, Inc. in its merger with an affiliate of Brookfield, with a transaction value of US$2.3 billion
  • Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. in its US$7.4 billion merger with Cole Credit Property Trust II
  • Realty Income Corporation in its US$2.9 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust
  • Confie Seguros in its sale to an ABRY partners fund
  • Recruit Co. in its acquisition of Advantage Resourcing US and Europe for US$410 million
  • Recruit Co. in its acquisition of Staffmark Holdings for US$295 million
  • The special committee of CNA Surety Corporation in connection with the purchase by CNA Financial Corporation of the minority interest in CNA Surety for US$475 million
  • American Assets Trust, Inc. in its roll-up acquisition of more than US$1.7 billion in real estate assets
  • Health Net, Inc. in the sale of its Northeast business to Oxford Health Plans, LLC for more than US$600 million
  • Nestlé USA in its purchase of Kraft’s North American pizza business for US$3.7 billion
  • Adecco SA in the acquisition of MPS Group, Inc. for US$1.3 billion
  • Pathmark Stores in its sale to The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. for US$1.3 billion
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