Ana G. O'Brien

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Ana G. O'Brien

Ana G. O'Brien

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Ana O'Brien is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. Her practice focuses primarily on the federal taxation of corporations, partnerships and real estate investment trusts in a variety of US and international contexts. Ms. O’Brien specializes in advising clients on tax issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and joint ventures. She has an expertise in taxation of REITs and has represented a number of REITs in connection with formation transactions, securities offerings, acquisitions, joint ventures and ongoing operational matters.

Recently, she has represented Digital Realty Trust in its pending US$1.89 billion acquisition of Telx and Hudson Pacific in its acquisition of a US$3.7 billion portfolio from The Blackstone Group.

In the capital markets area, Ms. O’Brien has represented numerous issuers and investment banks, including:

American Assets Trust
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
BRE Properties
Citigroup
Credit Suisse
Digital Realty Trust
Hudson Pacific Properties
Jefferies
J.P. Morgan
Kilroy Realty
Morgan Stanley
RBC Capital Markets
Realty Income Corporation
Redwood Trust
Regency Energy Partners
Rentech
Spirit Realty Capital
UBS
Wells Fargo
William Lyon Homes

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Ms. O'Brien has in recent years represented:

Digital Realty Trust in its pending US$1.89 billion acquisition of Telx
Hudson Pacific in its acquisition of a US$3.7 billion portfolio from The Blackstone Group
Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II (special committee) in its US$4 billion sale to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
BRE Properties in its US$15.4 billion merger of equals with Essex Property Trust
Realty Income Corporation in its US$2.95 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust
Spirit Realty Capital in its US$7.4 billion merger with Cole Credit Property Trust II
MPG Office Trust in its US$2.3 billion merger with an affiliate of Brookfield
Digital Realty Trust in its US$369 million joint venture with Prudential Real Estate Investors and its US$187.6 million joint venture with Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT


23 January 2012
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Topics in Distressed Debt

Los Angeles, CA

Presentation from 2012 USC Tax Institute.


24 January 2011
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Tax Provisions in Taxable Private Company Acquisition Agreements: Tax Representations & Warranties, Covenants and Indemnities

Los Angeles, CA

Presentation from 2011 USC Tax Institute.


25 January 2010
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Failing and Failed Businesses – Considerations under Sections 108 and 382

Los Angeles, CA

Presentation from 2010 USC Tax Institute.

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Co-Chair, REIT Industry Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. purchases InterXion Holding NV

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Simon Property Group, Inc., Simon Property Group LP purchase Taubman Centers, Inc.

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Eldorado Resorts, Inc. purchases Caesars Holdings, Inc.

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