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Tifarah Roberts Allen

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Tifarah Roberts Allen

Tifarah Allen is a resource to public companies and private equity funds for their diverse securities matters. 

With a particular focus on real estate investment trusts (REITs) and companies in the real estate industry, Tifarah's flexible, but focused, approach has helped companies access the capital markets by navigating the initial public offering process, listing securities on a national stock exchange, and meeting ongoing capital needs through the issuance of equity in follow-on offerings. Tifarah's clients depend on her for varied securities matters, including drafting securities filings and advising on corporate governance matters, compliance with stock exchange requirements, and Section 16 matters.

Tifarah also has experience advising clients across industries in the issuance of debt in public and private offerings. She proactively identifies the needs of her clients to negotiate debt terms that the company can comply with not only today, but also through the maturity of the debt.

In addition to her general practice, Tifarah leverages her experience in securities laws and with real estate clients to work closely with fund sponsors to structure, form, and negotiate with investors in real estate private equity funds.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2011, Tifarah began her career at a national law firm as a junior associate working on securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. While in law school, she was an articles editor for the Columbia Law School Journal of Gender and LawPrior to law school, she worked for a major internet retailer and an international commercial bank on internet-based consumer products.

Representative Experience

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its initial public offering of approximately US$280m and US$750m in follow-on and secondary equity offerings.

Represented QTS Realty Trust, Inc. in its inaugural Rule 144A offering of US$300m aggregate principal amount of senior notes and exchange offer for registered notes.

Represented Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in the US$700m issuance of two tranches of senior notes.

Represented a subsidiary of Extended Stay America, Inc. in a Rule 144A offering of US$500m of senior notes.

Represent former non-traded REIT, Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc., list approximately US$3.3bn of common shares on the NYSE.

Represent a sponsor of two real estate private equity funds that closed on investments of over US$450m.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007
  • M.Ed., Temple University, 2003
  • A.B., cum laude, Harvard University, 1999

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
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