Jesse A. Criz

Jesse Criz represents institutions, investors, developers and entrepreneurial companies in all aspects of the real estate capital markets area, consisting of a wide variety of complex domestic and international real estate, corporate, and partnership transactions, including public and private securities offerings, formation of private real estate funds and all forms of public and private REIT transactions.

Jesse also concentrates his practice in the areas of federal and international taxation and the laws affecting business entities.

Jesse has extensive experience in the real estate area, including representation of real estate opportunity funds and publicly traded and privately owned real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has represented sponsor and investors in connection with the formation of many private real estate funds in the US, Europe and Asia. He also has structured and closed many REIT transactions, including REIT mergers and acquisitions, formations of private REITs, partnership roll-ups and UPREIT transactions. In addition, Jesse has structured inbound real estate investments by foreign real estate funds and the formation and establishment of domestic and international real estate funds, including certain funds as private REITs.

Jesse also has extensive experience representing REITs and other real estate owners in structuring and closing real estate joint venture transactions, many of which involve real estate development activities.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate Finance, 2) Tax, 3) Mergers and Acquisitions, 4) Corporate, 5) Real Estate and 6) Finance
Law School J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1998
Admitted Year 1997
Education B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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