Michael E. McTiernan

Michael E. McTiernan

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 5684

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Michael McTiernan is renowned in the market for his previous experience as the lead of the SEC's REIT group. He is adept at assisting clients on sophisticated corporate and securities transactions.

Chambers USA 2022

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).

Awards and recognitions


REITs (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Leading Lawyer
Legal 500 US


Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Legal 500 US

2014, 2017-2019

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
Legal 500 US

Byron D. Woodside Award

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

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