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Daniel M. LeBey

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

Daniel LeBey is a transactional lawyer who represents clients in the real estate and mortgage industries in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other matters. These clients are often structured to qualify as real estate investment trusts (REITs). 

His practice includes acting as issuer’s counsel and underwriters’ counsel in initial public offerings and other public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He also represents acquirers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and private equity sponsors, asset managers, and other participants in connection with fund formation deals, private REIT formations and other pre-IPO formation transactions.

Daniel also advises boards of directors and special committees on strategic transactions and other governance matters and advises clients with respect to corporate and securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. 

Driven in part by his strong foundation in finance and business, Daniel’s practice is an entrepreneurial one. He worked at a New York bank before pursuing a legal career and spent his early years as an attorney focusing primarily on bank M&A deals before becoming a real estate capital markets lawyer. He leverages this background along with his deep understanding of clients' businesses and industries, to provide tailored, practical legal guidance to help clients meet their objectives. Daniel's work has earned him a great deal of repeat business, with management teams, sponsors and investment banks engaging him for multiple business ventures. Clients in particular appreciate his "thoroughness and attention to detail," according to Chambers USA, where a reviewer also praised him as "extremely intelligent" and "very efficient" (2019).

Daniel also serves as the managing partner for V&E’s Richmond office.

Experience Highlights

  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $71 million public offering of common stock
  • Ellington Financial LLC in its $86 million debt exchange 
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $33 million public offering of common stock 
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Company in its $1.275 billion acquisition of InfraREIT
  • Underwriters to Clipper Realty Inc. in its $88 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
  • 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 PLH Group, Inc in its $208 million Rule 144A offering of class A-1 common stock 
  • Underwriters to Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc. in its $115 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 
  • 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), 2007–2019
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2017 and 2019; Real Estate: REITS, 2017–2019; Construction, 2015; Capital Markets; Debt, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)Corporate Law, 2017−2019
  • Member:  National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Member:  Princeton Association of Virginia, President 2007-2009