Paul D. Manca | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Paul D. Manca

Partner Corporate & Finance

Manca Paul

Paul D. Manca
Manca Paul
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With over 25 years of experience advising clients, Paul Manca is a trusted advisor to U.S. domestic and multinational companies with respect to a wide variety of corporate and securities matters. He advises boards of directors, special committees and management teams on complex corporate and securities transactions and other strategic business matters in a variety of industries and sectors, including real estate, life sciences, energy, infrastructure and diversified industrials.

Paul regularly advises his clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, complex joint venture transactions, collaboration agreements, and other strategic alliances. He also counsels his U.S. public company clients on corporate governance matters, securities compliance, and equity and debt offerings.

Paul also heads the firm's Corporate & Finance practice for the Americas, a group consisting of approximately 350 attorneys covering eight practice areas across 18 offices.

Representative experience

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. in its US$2.6bn acquisition of Chesapeake Lodging Trust and its inagural and follow-on Rule 144A offerings for an aggregate of US$1.275bn senior secured notes.

GE Capital in its US$9bn sale of its U.S. healthcare financial services business unit.

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its sale to affiliates of Blackstone Inc. valued at US$10bn including assumption of debt.

Transurban in its US$2.1bn sale of a 50 percent interest in its Transurban Chesapeake assets, including multiple toll roads.

Kite Realty Group in its merger with Retail Properties of America, Inc., creating a combined enterprise value of approximately US$7.5bn.

Apple Hospitality REIT in its direct listing of approximately $US3.3bn of common shares on the NYSE and its $US1.3bn merger with Apple REIT Ten.

Greystar Real Estate Partners in its US$4.6bn acquisition of Education Realty Trust, a Memphis-based college housing REIT.

GE Capital on its sale of Trade Payables Services (TPS), a leading supply chain financing platform, to MUFG Union Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation.

GE Capital on the sale of a US$1.5bn portfolio of healthcare equipment loans and leases from its Healthcare Equipment Finance business to TIAA Bank.

Dupont Fabros Technology in its US$7.6bn merger with Digital Realty.

Nextera Energy, Inc. and affiliates on multiple transactions, including its US$1.3bn sale of five gas-fired electric generation facilities and its US$1.5bn sale of its FiberNet business.

GE Healthcare in its acquisition of Thermo Fisher's cell culture, gene modulation, and magnetic beads businesses for US$1bn.

Playa Hotels and Resorts in its US$1.75bn combination with Pace Holdings, a special-purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of TPG.

GE Capital in the US$1.4bn sale of its U.S. restaurant franchise finance business to several regional banks.

Colonial Properties Trust in multiple transactions, including its US$8.6bn merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. and the formation and contribution of US$1.3bn in properties into JVs. 

3M Company in its US$1.037bn acquisition of the Polypore separations media business.

PAETEC Corp. in its US$2.3bn merger with Windstream Corp.

Orthofix International N.V. in connection with the sale of its vascular business to Covidien.

Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Knology, Inc. in its US$1.5bn acquisition by WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone.

GE Healthcare Financial Services in its US$1.4bn acquisition of six senior housing portfolios.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1993
  • B.S., Santa Clara University, 1990
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Board of Directors, Iona Senior Services (2015-2021)
  • Board of Trustees, Capital Caring, Inc. (2007-2012)
  • Program Chair, D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee (2002-2008)
  • Member, American Bar Association


M&A, Notable Practioner


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)

Legal 500 US

2014, 2017, 2020
Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Legal 500 US

Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer

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