Prentiss E. Feagles | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Prentiss E. Feagles

Partner Corporate & Finance

Feagles Prentiss

Prentiss E. Feagles
Feagles Prentiss
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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'There is no one that knows real estate tax law better than Prentiss. He can turn complex tax regulations into understandable English and he can come up with creative solutions to work around tax problems.' 'He is one of the premier REIT tax lawyers in the country.'

Clients quoted in Chambers USA 2022

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.

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'He is great.' 'He understands the issues related to REITs and can offer good judgment.'

Clients quoted in Chambers USA 2022: Tax (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.


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif, 1976
  • A.B., Cornell University, with distinction, 1973
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Member, Government Relations Committee, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association 


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 Statespeople

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