JERRY CUMMINS focuses his practice on securities offerings, corporate matters and funds, with an emphasis on real estate-related transactions, primarily REITs and real estate funds. He is a co-chair of the New York Investment Funds group, which spans REITs, funds, investment advisers and derivatives. He serves as a chair of the firm’s REIT industry team and regularly represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of public and private debt and equity transactions by REITs, including initial public offerings. Jerry also works extensively on real estate and other funds.
Jerry represents fund managers in fund formation (including club deals and joint venture structures) and seeding and other investments into fund managers, as well as representing institutional investors in their investments into private funds. Jerry has experience in counseling public companies regarding general corporate and securities laws matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and stock exchange matters. He has worked extensively with equity and mortgage REITs, as well as issuers in other industries. Jerry has completed several complex real estate portfolio transactions involving the issuance of operating partnership units in UPREITs, DownREITs, and roll-ups.
Jerry is consistently rated for REITs in USA – Nationwide by Chambers USA (2007–2023), where it was noted that he “receives widespread praise for his skill in capital markets and M&A transactions within the REITs sphere.” He is also recognized as a Leading Lawyer in The Legal 500 US for equity offerings and REITs and was named as a member of BTI Consulting’s Client Service All-Star Team. In addition, Jerry has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets.