Morrison & Foerster, a global law firm, has named Heath Linsky as a partner in its real estate investment trust group. The firm said that he will also play a key role in its corporate finance and capital markets group.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Linsky was a partner at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP for nearly 20 years. He is a well-known lawyer in the REIT space, with experience representing public companies, primarily non-traded REITs, in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, and Exchange Act reporting.
“Heath is an exceptional lawyer whose focus on non-traded REITs adds significant value to our nationally recognized REIT practice, which provides sophisticated capital markets, tax, M&A and real estate representation to both listed and non-listed REITs,” said David Slotkin, co-chair of the firm’s REIT group. “Adding Heath to the team, along with our other new partner Ali Connaughton, combines two of the best non-traded REIT practitioners under one platform and strengthens our position as a one-stop-shop for all REIT types and their sponsors.”
Linsky is recommended by The Legal 500 United States for real estate investments trusts in its 2018 guide, and he has been recognized as a top lawyer for REITs by Chambers USA. He received both his juris doctor and bachelor’s degree from Emory University and will continue to practice in Atlanta.
Representing both traded and non-traded REITs, the REIT group’s lawyers have experience in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, real estate financing, investment management, and corporate governance.
Linsky is the latest partner to join the expanding practice. In addition to adding Connaughton in Washington, D.C., the firm also recently welcomed partner Jay Blaivas from The Blackstone Group, where he oversaw all tax-related aspects of the Blackstone real estate debt strategies (BREDS) business, including its draw-down funds, hedge funds, non-traded regulated investment companies, and publicly listed mortgage REIT. The REIT practice also recently announced the promotions of Andrew Campbell to partner and Emily Beers to counsel in Washington, D.C.
Morrison & Foerster is a global law firm that represents some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, and technology and life sciences companies.