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Robert H. Bergdolt

Managing Partner, Raleigh office
Provides valuable expertise in non-traded, publicly offered REITs.
Sources quoted in Chambers USA

Robert Bergdolt leads DLA Piper's representation of non-traded, publicly offered real estate investment trusts.

Since 1992, his practice has focused on securities regulations, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions for traded and non-traded REITs.

Over the last ten years, Robert has headed DLA Piper's representation with respect to numerous non-traded REIT public offerings and mergers and acquisitions, including for programs sponsored by Blackstone, Ares/Black Creek Group, CNL, KBS Capital Advisors, Phillips Edison, Resource Real Estate, Behringer Harvard, Wells Real Estate Funds, Carter Validus and Steadfast.

Bar admissionsNew YorkNorth Carolina
  • J.D., Yale Law School 1990
  • A.B., Duke University 1987

    magna cum laude


  • Chambers USA
    • 2022 – Band 2, Nationwide REITs
      Chambers comments, "Robert Bergdolt is recognized for his comprehensive expertise in matters involving publicly registered non-Exchange-traded REITs." Clients say, "Robert is a leading practitioner in nontraded REITs. He is also practical, smart, and a good lawyer." "Robert is a very solid attorney – organized, efficient, and a good thinker."
    • 2020-21 – Band 2, USA – Nationwide REITs
    • 2015-19 – Band 3, USA – Nationwide REITs
    • 2014 - Band 4, USA – Nationwide REITs
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • 2022 – Leading Lawyer, REITs
    • 2019-21 – Leading Lawyer, REITs
    • 2015-18 – Recommended, REITs 


  • Co-author, "What Are NAV REITs? Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions," The Real Estate Finance Journal, Fall 2022
  • Robert is a frequent speaker at conferences focused on the REIT industry, including NAREIT's Law & Accounting Conference, IMN's non-traded REIT Industry Symposiums and the annual conferences of the Investment Program Association

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