James V. Davidson

James V. Davidson Houston Finance Attorney Hunton Andrews
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James Davidson is a Partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth's Houston office. Jim is one of the country’s most active and experienced REIT capital markets lawyers.

Since joining Hunton Andrews Kurth, he has advised on over 200 REIT transactions, aggregating to nearly $60 billion in gross proceeds. According to the Legal 500 US 2021, Jim is “singled out by clients for his ‘outstanding legal expertise’ and significant experience of REIT IPOs.” Mr. Davidson has been named counsel on more REIT IPOs over the past five years than all but a handful of lawyers in the country, according to Deal Point Data LLC. Chambers USA quotes clients who call him “outstanding,” “a very strong lawyer” and “very experienced.” The Legal 500 US 2021 quotes a client who says that Jim “is a superb attorney and is responsive to our requests.”  Another client reported that Jim is “very responsive and has a great knowledge of the SEC laws and regulations.” Other clients say that Jim is “extremely professional, always makes himself available and provides sound, well thought-out advice.”  He regularly advises on complex or novel REIT financings and industries, including capped call and equity forward transactions, the only postal REIT, cannabis REITs, and the first Mexican FIBRA. He regularly represents issuers and investment banks in connection with public and private offerings of equity debt securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, “at the market” offerings, tender offers and private placements. Mr. Davidson has particular experience with respect to Agency and commercial mortgage REITs, hospitality REITs, and office REITs. He has experience in Latin American, Asian and European cross-border transactions and is a frequent speaker and author on REIT transactions.

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