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Christopher Mangin, Jr.

Christopher Mangin, Jr. Partner, Tax

Chris focuses his practice on federal income tax issues associated with real estate capital markets transactions and real estate companies. In particular, Chris focuses on real estate investment trusts (REITs), partnerships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, financings, dispositions, and recapitalizations.

Prior to attending law school, Chris was a certified public accountant and practiced at Big Four accounting firms for three years.

Experience Highlights

  • Special tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. in its $350 million offering of investment grade notes
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Owens Realty Mortgage, a specialty finance REIT, in its merger with Ready Capital Corporation, a real estate finance company
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Company in its $1.275 billion acquisition of InfraREIT (pending)
  • CYS Investments, an agency mortgage REIT, in its merger with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a leading hybrid mortgage REIT
  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 million initial public offering of common stock
  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc., as special tax counsel, in its $932.4 million collateralized loan obligation (CLO) 
  • NorthStar Realty Finance in its approximately $16 billion combination with NorthStar Asset Management Group and Colony Capital in an all-stock merger of equals 
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $150 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Issuers and underwriters in public and private equity and debt offerings by REITs
  • Targets and acquirors in tax-deferred and taxable mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, restructurings, and dispositions, including tax-free spin-offs under Section 355 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • REITs, including hotel REITs, equity REITs, healthcare REITs, commercial mortgage REITs, residential mortgage REITs, and hybrid REITs, on investment structuring, including joint ventures with operators, taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS) structures, investments in funds, mezzanine loans, and distressed debt
  • Buyers and sellers on the tax-efficient purchase, sale, and recapitalization of real estate and real estate-owning entities
  • Tax planning on the formation of REITs and rollup transactions involving REITs and umbrella partnership real estate investment trusts (UPREITs) as well as DownREIT structuring 
  • Formation and restructuring of real estate joint ventures using partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Clients in connection with private letter rulings (PLRs) submitted to the Internal Revenue Service
  • Matters arising under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA)


Contact Details

Washington

T +1.202.639.6534
cmangin@velaw.com
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037
Local time: 5:55 PM
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Chris' Practices

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2006 (Executive Editor, Virginia Tax Review)
  • Wake Forest University, M.S., Accounting, 2000
  • Wake Forest University, B.S., Accounting cum laude, 2000
  • Admitted to practice: Virginia; District of Columbia
  • Legal 500 U.S., International Tax, 2017
  • Chambers USA, REITs: Tax (Nationwide), 2019
  • Member: American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member: National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts