Ronald G. Weitz

Ron Weitz represents clients in most phases of federal income taxation with particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions and real estate-related investments. He has significant experience in domestic and international real estate private equity fund formations and operations; the formation and operation of public and private real estate investment trusts; distressed asset transactions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; and the structuring and formation of complex partnerships with tax-exempt, U.S. taxable, and foreign investors.

Representative transactions in which Ron has served as lead tax counsel include numerous transactions for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, including the $8.6 billion buyout of Canary Wharf Plc, the $3.9 billion acquisition of Investa Properties Ltd. (Australia), and the acquisition of a $343 million nonperforming Korean loan portfolio from Korean Asset Management Corporation; the $3.4 billion buyout of Centerpoint Properties Trust by CalEast Industrial Investors, LLC; and public offerings by several publicly traded REITs. [1]