Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan

Senior Associate

Email michael.kaplan@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 454 2436

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Michael Kaplan applies his multifaceted experience in real estate to create commercial-minded solutions for his clients' real estate and transactional needs.

Michael provides strategic advice on a full range of issues, including acquisitions and dispositions, corporate structuring and REIT matters, real estate financing, commercial leasing, and public private partnerships (P3). Michael's diverse industry experience enables him to apply a comprehensive approach to achieving his clients' goals in an effective and efficient manner.

A Denver native, Michael spent a number of years practicing law out of our Washington, D.C. office before returning to his hometown of Denver. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Michael worked for a real estate developer and practiced real estate law at a Colorado-based firm.

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2009

B.A., University of Michigan, with honors, 2004


Board Member, Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Representative experience

Represented an international pension fund in its acquisition and financing of over 150 industrial properties across the United States.

Represented an international hotel brand in its spin-off of real estate assets into a REIT, including drafting and preparing REIT-compliant leases for its owned real property.

Represented an international private equity firm in its acquisition of an office complex in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Represented an international private equity firm in its acquisition of a student housing development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Represented a Fortune 500 company in the negotiation of its lease for a relocation of its headquarters.

Represented the developer of a potential adaptive reuse of a former hospital location in Denver, Colorado.*

Represented the developer of the Wharf, a public private partnership that transformed Washington, D.C.'s waterfront, in its acquisition of land from Washington, D.C. and equity financing.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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