Michael E. McTiernan | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Michael E. McTiernan

Partner Corporate & Finance

McTiernan Michael

Michael E. McTiernan
McTiernan Michael
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'Mike McTiernan – very knowledgeable and a true expert on all SEC related matters.'

Client quoted in Legal 500 US 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).

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'Michael is a fantastic partner and adviser, he is an extremely helpful and practical lawyer.'

Client quoted in Chambers USA 2023


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
  • B.A. History, The College of Wooster, 1993
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • New York


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

Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Legal 500 US

2014, 2017-2019
Byron D. Woodside Award