Michael Choate

Michael Choate is a partner in the Corporate Department and is a member of the Real Estate Capital Markets Group. Michael focuses on securities and corporate finance matters including public and private offerings of both equity and debt securities, with an emphasis on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues and federal securities compliance matters.

Michael’s representative experience includes:
>      Advising publicly-traded and unlisted REITs in equity and debt offerings of more than $20 billion
>      Structuring public and private equity and debt offerings
>      Representing publicly and privately held entities in merger and acquisition transactions including various REIT internalization transactions
>      Counseling publicly traded entities on corporate governance, securities law and compliance matters
>      Representing clients in proxy contests and tender offers
>      Advising on general corporate, partnership or limited liability company law

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Illinois, Northern District

Awards & Recognition
The Legal 500 United States: Finance - Capital Markets: Equity Offerings 2014
The Legal 500 United States: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 2014
Best Lawyers in America 2015-2016

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