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Zach Swartz
Zach Swartz
Counsel — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Counsel — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Zach Swartz

Zach Swartz
Richmond

901 East Byrd Street
Suite 1500
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Zach Swartz

Experience Highlights

  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 million initial public offering and multiple follow-on offerings

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.75 billion business combination with Fisker Inc., a developer of eco-friendly electric vehicles

  • CTO Realty Growth in its REIT conversion and related transactions and offerings of common and preferred stock

  • Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $1.4 billion business combination with Navitas Semiconductor, the industry leader in Gallium nitride power ICs

  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 million initial public offering and multiple follow-on offerings

  • Alpine Income Property Trust in its $142.5 million initial public offering and multiple follow-on offerings

  • CTO Realty Growth in its REIT conversion and related transactions and offerings of common and preferred stock

  • New York Mortgage Trust in multiple offerings of securities, including preferred stock and convertible notes

  • Initial purchasers in multiple offerings of senior secured notes by RLJ Lodging Trust

  • Ellington Financial Inc. in multiple offerings of securities, including common stock, preferred stock and senior unsecured notes

  • Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT in its public offerings of common shares

  • Underwriters to Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc. in multiple offerings of securities, including common and preferred stock

  • Financial advisor to American Finance Trust, Inc. in its direct listing of common stock on Nasdaq

  • Underwriters to Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. in multiple offerings of securities, including common stock and senior unsecured notes

  • Sales Agents to Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. in its $150 million ATM program

  • Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation in multiple offerings of securities, including common and preferred stock

  • Underwriters to Urban Edge Properties in its $194 million public offering of common shares

  • Underwriters to Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust in multiple offerings of preferred stock

  • Routinely advises multiple publicly traded corporations on 1933 Act and 1934 Act compliance, listing exchange requirements, corporate governance, and board of directors matters

  • Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings, in its $1.2 billion business combination with Solid Power, an industry-leading all-solid-state electric vehicle battery producer

  • Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $1.4 billion business combination with Navitas Semiconductor, the industry leader in Gallium nitride power ICs

  • Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.3 billion business combination with Sunlight Financial, a premier U.S. residential solar financing platform

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation in connection with its $300 million initial public offering and subsequent business combination with ChargePoint

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.75 billion business combination with Fisker Inc., a developer of eco-friendly electric vehicles

  • Live Oak Crestview Climate Acquisition Corp., an ESG-focused SPAC, in its $200 million initial public offering of units

  • First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp., a SPAC, in its $222 million initial public offering of units

  • Live Oak Mobility Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $253 million initial public offering of units

  • Kadem Sustainable Impact Corporation, a SPAC, in its $175 million initial public offering of units

  • Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $552 million initial public offering of units

  • Underwriters to Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II, a SPAC, in its $1.035 billion initial public offering of units

Credentials

  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2012 (Staff Editor, Catholic University Law Review)
  • Juniata College, B.S., Education and Politics, 2008 (Dean’s List; Calvert Ellis Scholarship Recipient)
  • Selected to the Virginia Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), 2022
  • Chambers USA, REITs (Nationwide), 2022; “Up and Coming” in REITs (Nationwide), 2022
  • Legal 500 U.S., Real Estate: REITs, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Real Estate Law (Richmond), 2021 and 2022
  • Member: CUA Law Alumni Council
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • “SPACs: An Alternative to the Traditional IPO for REITs and Other Real Estate Companies,” V&E New York Office, October 30, 2019 (presenter)