Allison L. Land
Corporate and Alternative Entity Law, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions
Allison Land has a diverse corporate practice with extensive experience in Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Ms. Land is praised by her clients “for knowing the Delaware Code inside out” (2014 edition). She advises in all areas of Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, focusing on Delaware laws governing limited liability companies and limited partnerships. She has counseled clients on the use of Delaware alternative entities in connection with equity investments, joint ventures, REIT conversions, financings, acquisitions, reorganizations and securities offerings.
Ms. Land recently represented NextEra Energy, Inc. in connection with the formation of a joint venture with EQT Corporation to construct, develop and operate the MVP natural gas pipeline that will run over 300 miles through West Virginia and Virginia. Ms. Land also recently represented Ladder Capital Corp in connection with its REIT conversion, including an internal realignment involving the serialization of its operating partnership and other subsidiaries, in order to permit it to operate as a REIT. She also represented NextEra in connection with its formation of a joint venture with Spectra Energy Corp to construct, develop and operate a $3 billion natural gas pipeline that will run 465 miles from Alabama to Florida, bringing natural gas to utilities in the state of Florida. Ms. Land also has represented Tower Research, LLC in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Credit Suisse relating to the trading of fixed-income securities.
In addition, Ms. Land has advised equity sponsors and asset management firms in a variety of matters, including investments, acquisitions, internal governance, and debt and equity securities offerings. She has represented Michael Price (MFP Partners) in connection with an investment in Cache, Inc. and a related rights offering, and an investment in First Security Group, Inc. Ms. Land also represented Land Holdings I, LLC in connection with its $280 million financing for the construction and development of its proposed casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi.
In mergers and acquisitions, Ms. Land has represented clients in a wide variety of industries in both public and private transactions, including mergers, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spin-offs and asset sales in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.
Ms. Land serves on the Council of the Delaware Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Alternative Entity subcommittee of the Corporation Law Council, which is responsible for reviewing and recommending revisions to the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, Limited Partnership Act and General Partnership Act, respectively. She also repeatedly has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in Delaware.
Professional MembershipsCouncil of the Delaware Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association;
Alternative Entity Subcommittee of the Corporation Law Council of the Delaware State Bar Association
J.D., Ohio State University College of Law, 1992 (summa cum laude); Managing Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal
B.S., Lehigh University, 1988