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Daniel M. LeBey

Daniel M. LeBey Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Daniel’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities transactions for public companies, private companies, investment banks, and private equity firms and other institutions.

He has particular experience advising on corporate and securities transactions involving property and mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other real estate-related and specialty finance companies. His practice includes acting as issuer’s counsel and as underwriters’ counsel in initial public offerings (IPOs) and other public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, representing acquirers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, representing clients in joint venture formations and other real estate monetization transactions, representing private equity sponsors and other private entities in structuring and completing pre-IPO formation transactions, advising companies on SEC compliance matters, and advising management teams and boards on corporate governance matters. Daniel has been ranked in Chambers USA for REITs (Nationwide) from 2007-2016, and in Legal 500 U.S. Real Estate and Construction in 2015 and 2007. Daniel serves as the managing partner of the Richmond office.

Experience Highlights

  • Underwriters to Clipper Realty Inc. in its $77 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $150 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of MVP REIT II in the acquisition of MVP REIT by MVP REIT II in a stock-for-stock merger (pending)
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Moody National REIT I in the merger of Moody National REIT I and Moody National REIT II 
  • NorthStar Realty Finance in its approximately $16 billion combination with NorthStar Asset Management Group and Colony Capital in an all-stock merger of equals 
  • American Residential Properties, Inc., a public single-family rental (SFR) REIT, in its $330 million initial public offering of common stock and its $1.4 billion stock-for-stock merger with American Homes 4 Rent

Recent Capital Markets

  • Underwriters to Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc. in its $100 million public offering of series H cumulative redeemable preferred stock 
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $77 million public offering of series A cumulative redeemable preferred stock 
  • Ellington Financial LLC in its $86 million investment grade offering of senior notes 
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $36 million public offering of common stock 
  • Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT in its $47 million public offering of common stock 
  • Initial purchaser and placement agent in a private offering of common stock under Rule 144A, Regulation S, and Regulation D by a New York-focused multifamily REIT
  • A placement agent in the structuring, formation, and private placement of equity securities of a permanent capital vehicle focused on acquiring, owning, and operating institutional quality marina properties
  • Issuer’s counsel in numerous initial and follow-on public equity offerings, private offerings of common stock under Rule 144A and Regulation S, private placements under Regulation D, and public and private offerings of preferred equity and debt securities
  • Underwriters’ counsel for leading regional, national, and international investment banking firms in numerous initial and follow-on underwritten public and private offerings of equity and debt securities

Recent Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

  • A private equity sponsor in the formation, initial capitalization of, and follow-on private placement by a newly-formed mortgage REIT focused on mortgage servicing rights and other residential mortgage assets
  • A public retail company in a joint venture formation to monetize the company’s existing real estate assets and fund future property acquisitions and development
  • Acquirers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions

Recent Corporate Governance

  • Management teams, boards of directors, and special committees with respect to corporate fiduciary matters, corporate governance matters, and conflict of interest transactions
  • Public company clients with respect to their periodic reporting, disclosure, and other securities law compliance matters

Contact Details

Richmond

T +1.804.327.6310
dlebey@velaw.com
901 East Byrd Street
Suite 1500
Richmond, VA 23219
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Daniel's Practices

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1992 (Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review)
  • Princeton University, A.B., English, Distinction in American Studies Program, 1987
  • Admitted to practice: Georgia; Virginia
  • Chambers USA, REITs (Nationwide), 2007–2017
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2017; Real Estate: REITS, 2017; Construction, 2015
  • Member:  National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Member:  Princeton Association of Virginia, President 2007-2009