Prentiss E. Feagles

Prentiss E. Feagles

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5781

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

'He is extremely knowledgeable, respected and a terrific lawyer.' 'He's one of the best tax lawyers I have worked with; he's thoughtful and experienced.'

Clients quoted in Chambers USA 2021: REITs: Tax (Nationwide)

Prentiss Feagles is a nationally recognized tax authority in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and partnerships. He has worked with the largest REITs and real estate companies in the country for more than 25 years. He does it all in this area – IPOs, mergers, joint ventures, going private transactions.

He is not interested in telling clients all of the rules and the problems that they will face; instead, he offers them practical solutions. He works as part of an integrated team that focuses on public real estate companies and REITs, handling some of the largest M&A, IPO, and joint venture transactions in that space.

Prentiss also has served as the Global Chief Financial Officer for Hogan Lovells. He was instrumental in the 2010 transatlantic merger of Hogan & Hartson and Lovells, the largest ever merger of two law firms. From those experiences, he understands the demands of running a business and the need for solutions, not problems, and he keeps those lessons in mind when advising clients.

Awards and recognitions


Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Hall of Fame
Legal 500 US


Tax: U.S. Taxes: Non-contentious, Recommended
Legal 500 US


REITs: Tax (Nationwide), Senior Statesperson
Chambers USA


Tax (District of Columbia)
Chambers USA


REITs: Tax (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


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


Investment Funds: REITs (USA)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif, 1976

A.B., Cornell University, with distinction, 1973


Member, Government Relations Committee, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association 

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Representative experience

Equity Residential joint purchase with Avalon Bay of Archstone from Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate for US$16bn.

Acquisition of Home Properties by Lone Star and UDR for US$5bn in cash and UDR units.

GE Capital US$25bn sale of real estate portfolio to Blackstone.

Colony Financial acquisition of Colony Capital and internalization of management.

Kite Realty US$1.2bn acquisition of Inland Diversified.

Tax advice to Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in US$2.3bn IPO by Paramount Group Inc.

Tax advice to Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in US$900m IPO by Empire Realty Trust.

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