Jesse Criz heads DLA Piper's Investment Management and Real Estate Capital Markets practice. He has over 20 years' experience in taxation, corporate law, and vehicle formation.

He focuses on advising investment management firms in all aspects of their businesses, especially the structuring and formation of private investment vehicles and their subsequent investment activities in the United States and globally. 

Jesse is formally trained as a tax attorney and has an extensive background representing real estate investment trusts (REITs). He regularly advises firms on structuring all types of funds, co-investments, and separate accounts, and he has experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions for the investment management sector. 

While leading many highly complicated domestic and international real estate, corporate, and partnership transactions, Jesse has also advised global investment management firms on cross-border real estate investments and the formation of foreign real estate funds, most recently in Europe and Canada.

Jesse is also co-manager of the firm's Chicago office.