Judith D. Fryer
Corporate Shareholder, Co-Chair REIT Practice
GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
Judith Fryer is a Principal Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a law firm with more than 1775 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 32 locations across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Judy is the Co-Head of the National REIT Practice. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is an honor granted to only 1/3 of 1% of the lawyers in each State, and she is recognized as one of the leading REIT lawyers, having been named in both Chambers & Partners USA Guide and in Chambers Global - listings of the most highly recommended lawyers world-wide.
Judy has been involved in all aspects of a REIT's life cycle, including initial public offerings, follow on offerings, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and corporate governance and has counseled both traded and non-traded REITs. Judy's experience with non-traded public companies started in the 1970's and she is familiar with the distribution system for best effort offerings, the regulators who oversee these offerings and the start-up, operating and exit issues for non-traded public entities. For example, she has been involved in internalizations of advisors, listings and mergers of non-traded REITs with traded REITs, private funds and affiliated REITs.
Judy is an expert on real estate securities, serves on the Board of the IPA and has served on the Executive Committee of NAREIT and on its Board of Governors. She has written and lectured extensively on securities, REIT and partnership issues. She has chaired two substantive committees in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association relating to REITs - one for the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee and one for the State Regulation of Securities Committee.