Nicole Brown has a decade of experience advising real estate companies and investors with respect to the formation and operation of, and investment in, real estate investment trusts (REITs). She gets REITs up and running and helps keep them on the straight and narrow.

Nicole also helps REITs raise money. Nicole has comprehensive knowledge of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as private placements. For REITs that want to restructure their business, Nicole provides tax planning in connection with merger, disposition, and acquisition transactions. For REITs that find themselves on the wrong side of (or with questions regarding) compliance, Nicole finds solutions. On federal compliance matters, she has assisted in the submission of private letter ruling requests and other communications with the Internal Revenue Service.

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005

B.S.B.A., Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, magna cum laude, 2000


Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association

Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


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