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Matt N. Thomson, Jr.

Washington, D.C.

Matt N. Thomson, Jr.

Matt Thomson represents public and private companies in a wide range of transaction, compliance, and governance matters, but he has particularly deep knowledge of the commercial real estate industry. He's worked with numerous public REITs and real estate funds, guiding them through a variety of governance matters, strategic mergers, going-private transactions, IPOs, REIT formation and "roll up" transactions, joint venture structuring, and other strategic and capital-raising transactions.

But Matt's experience extends far beyond real estate. He's worked closely with a considerable number of companies as they navigated through mergers and acquisitions (public and private), joint ventures, public securities offerings, and private equity financings, to achieve successful results. He also routinely advises companies and their boards on general business issues and corporate governance, securities law, and SEC and NYSE compliance matters. In addition, Matt frequently represents underwriters in equity and debt offerings in the industry.

While in law school, Matt served as editor-in-chief of the Tennessee Law Review.

Representative experience

Represented Parkway Properties, Inc. in its US$2.0bn stock-for-stock merger with Cousins Properties Incorporated and concurrent US$1.0bn spin-off of Parkway, Inc.

Represented First Potomac Realty Trust in its US$1.4bn going-private acquisition by Government Properties Income Trust.

Represented Parkway, Inc. in its US$1.2bn going-private acquisition by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its US$300m at-the-market equity offering program.

Represented Home Properties, Inc. in its US$7.6bn going-private acquisition by Lone Star Funds.

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its US$326m acquisition of Carpathia Hosting, Inc.

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its US$166m and US$203m follow-on offerings of common stock.

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its 144A offering of US$300m aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022.

Represented Kite Realty Group Trust in its US$2.1bn stock-for-stock acquisition of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc.

Represented Parkway Properties, Inc. in its US$1.2bn stock-for-stock acquisition of Thomas Properties Group, Inc.

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its US$257m IPO.

Represented Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the US$930m IPO of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2003
  • B.S., Union University, 1999


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee


Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Next Generation

Legal 500 US

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