In this program, attorney David Heymann of Meltzer Lippe explores the origins of real estate investment trusts and their growth in use in real estate investing. He provides participants with a basic understanding of the rights and restrictions imposed on REITs including the various governance, ownership, income and asset tests to which they are subject.
David also discusses ownership structures commonly used by public and private REITs and the advantages and disadvantages of investing through an REIT. Topics addressed include:
I. Obtain a basic understanding of REIT formation and governance
II. Gain knowledge of the restrictions on REITs as to ownership, investments and dispositions
III. Understand general structuring issues of REITs
David Heymann is an experienced corporate lawyer who has represented real estate companies for over 20 years. He served in the capacity as general counsel to multiple real estate investment trusts. During his years of experience David has assisted his REIT clients in all legal areas effecting REITs.
He earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton and his law degree from Hofstra Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. After graduation, David worked at the New York City law firm of Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman). He then formed his own firm, Post Heymann & Koffler LLP, which specialized in the representation of real estate companies. In 2015 David and his partners joined the Long Island Business Law Firm of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, where he is a partner in the Firm’s corporate department.
very knowledgeable instructor and interesting topic
complicated topic. good speaker.
good primer on reits
Mr. Heymann did a good job in addressing this highly technical subject.
This was a very informative course. It had a lot of great content and covered the material very well. I would recommend
Speaker clearly knows his subject. I am a tax guy, but you have to either be heavily into advising/representing REITs or be a CPA and an LLM in tax to find this enjoyable.
You should have more courses on REITS
Excellent speaker--he was a perfect choice for giving this talk on complicated topics relating to REITs.
great seminar I am familiar with David and his firm and would welcome other presentations on his part.
Good breakdown of complicated topic
The speaker was very knowledgeable.
Great information and details
comprehensive and well presented.
The course explained quite well why REIT is capital intensive in nature.
Made difficult subject of REIT easier to understand.
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