David Meckler

Chair, Finance Department at Latham & Watkins LLP

David Meckler

David Meckler

Chair, Finance Department at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

David Meckler is a partner in both the Orange County and Los Angeles offices. He is Chair of the Finance Department in Orange County, with particular responsibility to lead the office's Real Estate Practice. Mr. Meckler has a broad background in real estate and real estate law and has handled billions of dollars of real estate and related transactions representing individuals, partnerships and corporations, including public and private REITs, private equity sponsors and institutional clients.

Mr. Meckler is active in all aspects of real estate and real estate financing, and for more than a decade his practice has focused on the acquisition, disposition, joint venture and financing of complex real estate portfolios (including multi-state), development projects and real estate companies, including in connection with initial public and secondary debt and equity offerings and merger transactions.

Mr. Meckler is an active member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Business and Corporate Law Sections of the California Bar Association.

Mr. Meckler has extensive experience with Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the healthcare, apartment, shopping center, self-storage, triple-net, life-science, commercial office, industrial and hospitality domains. He regularly handles complex transactions for REITs, private equity and other institutional clients, including sale/leasebacks, PropCo-OpCos and mezzanine (including convertible) debt transactions and in connection with the formation of UPREITs and DownREIT partnerships. He has represented capital providers in the healthcare industry and hospital systems in monetizing real estate assets through portfolio sale and contribution transactions. Mr. Meckler's representative clients include:

REITs
Private equity sponsors
Healthcare systems and providers
Investment banking firms
Residential and commercial developers
Individual real estate investors

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David Meckler
Chair, Finance Department at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1989

The University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), located in Los Angeles, California, is a law school within the University of Southern California. The oldest law school in the Southwestern United States, USC Law had its beginnings in 1896, and was officially established as a school of the university in 1904

BA
Class of 1986

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Career History
Chair, Finance Department
Current

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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William Lyon Homes, Inc. purchases RSI Communities LLC

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. purchases DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.

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Life Storage, Inc. purchases LifeStorage LP from TPG Real Estate Partners

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: State Bar of California
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