Alston & Bird LLP
Rosemarie Thurston is a partner and leads the firm's REITs and Real Estate Funds practice. Ms. Thurston represents numerous REITs, real estate funds and real estate operating companies in their fund formation, public securities offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, roll-ups, and ongoing securities law compliance. Ms. Thurston also counsels broker-dealers on compliance with applicable regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in connection with the distribution of securities.
She is one of the nation's most experienced attorneys in public securities offerings for REITs, having been lead counsel for over $50 billion of these offerings.
Ms. Thurston is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), and serves on NAREIT's Associate Board of Governors. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) and chair of the IPA's Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences on legal issues relevant to the REIT and real estate fund industry.
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