Julian Kleindorfer is global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins' REIT Industry Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and general company representation, with a particular focus on the real estate, hospitality, gaming and insurance industries.
In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Kleindorfer has handled matters ranging from multi-billion dollar public and private company acquisition transactions to going-private and other conflict of interest transactions. In the corporate finance area, Mr. Kleindorfer represents issuers and investment banks in public and private equity and debt offerings.
Mr. Kleindorfer serves as regular outside corporate counsel or designated underwriters’ counsel for a number of public companies, including American Assets Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AAT), Chatham Lodging Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CLDT), Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), Guidance Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: GUID), Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP), Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KW), Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC), Mercury General Corporation (NYSE: MCY), Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY), Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (NYSE: REXR) and Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC). In addition, Mr. Kleindorfer regularly advises boards and committees on a variety of corporate governance matters.
Mr. Kleindorfer has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA and in The Legal 500 US guides for his expertise in the area of real estate investment trusts and corporate finance, and by Best Lawyers in America in the securities law category. Mr. Kleindorfer is fluent in German and Japanese and serves on the Advisory Board of the Japan America Society of Southern California.