Howard S. Hirsch
BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ, PC
Howard S. Hirsch focuses his practice in the areas of REITs, securities law and commercial transactions. He has represented non-traded REITs in connection with public offerings in excess of $14 billion. Mr. Hirsch has extensive experience in public securities offerings, SEC reporting, corporate and securities compliance matters, and private placements. He frequently handles securities and general corporate matters for publicly-held traded and non-traded REITs, along with public and private securities offerings. Mr. Hirsch advises boards of directors and all committees of various REITs and other public companies on fiduciary responsibility matters. He counsels public companies on corporate governance best practices and other regulatory compliance issues. Mr. Hirsch represents several issuers on SEC, FINRA, and "Blue Sky" regulatory matters in connection with registrations of public offerings of non-traded REITs and other non-traded real estate entities, including detailed analysis and negotiation of NASAA Guidelines provisions. He also represents broker dealers on various FINRA compliance matters. He has represented some of the leading sponsors of public non-traded REITs in all aspects of their business including internalization of the advisor in anticipation of listing. Mr. Hirsch regularly works with publicly-traded REITs, tenant-in-common sponsors and traditional real estate sponsors seeking to form a non-traded REIT or otherwise access non-traded REIT distribution channels.