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Michael E. McTiernan

Washington, D.C.

Michael E. McTiernan

Michael McTiernan has spent two decades focused almost exclusively on corporate and securities matters related to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other real estate companies. With vast experience both as head of the SEC's REIT group and in private practice, Michael provides his clients superior insights into technical securities law matters.

Michael's practice focuses on advising traded and non-traded REITs and underwriters in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, corporate governance, and broker-dealer due diligence reviews.

After serving as an assistant director at the SEC, where he played a leading role in developing all of the SEC's recent interpretive guidance for REITs, Michael joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in 2013. Michael is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the nation's leading REIT lawyers and regularly speaks on REIT-related matters at industry conferences. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Investment Program Association (IPA), and the American Bar Association (ABA).

"A very practical and technically adept securities lawyer."

Chambers USA

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • B.A. History, The College of Wooster, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

2014, 2017

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Legal 500 US


Byron D. Woodside Award


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