Gerald Shepherd advises public and private companies, including private equity and real estate funds, in connection with a significant range of real estate and other transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financings of properties and portfolios, formation of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

He has represented a number of institutional investors in complex cross-border investments by non-US investors in US real estate assets and companies involving hospitality, retail, office and industrial properties and development projects. Gerald has significant experience with transactions involving public and private REITS, including investments by non-US investors in the United States through private REITS. His real estate practice has also included the making and acquisitions of loans, including mortgage loans,  B-pieces of securitized loans and mezzanine loans.

Gerald has also represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings (including Rule 144A offerings) of equity, debt and convertible securities in the United States. He has advised US and non-US clients with their reporting obligations under the US federal securities laws, including their obligations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.