David J. Goldschmidt
David J. Goldschmidt represents investment banks and U.S. and international issuers in a variety of financing matters, including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, and international securities offerings. Mr. Goldschmidt also counsels U.S. and foreign clients on an ongoing basis, including advising on corporate governance, SEC filings and disclosure issues.
Mr. Goldschmidt is very active in representing and advising real estate investment trusts (REITs) in connection with capital market transactions, including many initial public offerings, and general corporate matters. He represented Starwood Property Trust, Inc. in the largest mortgage REIT initial public offering to date. Other REITs Mr. Goldschmidt has represented include American Capital Agency Corp.; Arbor Realty Trust; Care Investment Trust Inc.; Getty Realty Corp.; JER Investors Trust Inc.; Newcastle Investment Corp.; SL Green Realty Corp.; and Quadra Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Goldschmidt also has significant experience advising investment banks involved in the REIT capital market arena. He has advised underwriters in connection with a variety of transactions, including offerings by iStar Financial Inc.; Mack-Cali Realty Corporation; Medical Properties Trust, Inc.; Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust; and Vornado Realty Trust. Additionally, he represented the underwriters in the 2009 initial public offerings of Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. and Invesco Mortgage Capital, Inc.
Mr. Goldschmidt also has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on offerings by high-technology and communications companies, including advising on offerings by XM Satellite Radio Inc.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; AuthenTec, Inc.; L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.; Saifun Semiconductors Ltd.; RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd.; and Camtek Ltd.
In addition, Mr. Goldschmidt’s practice focuses on representing issuers and investment banks in connection with private and public securities offerings by Israeli companies. Mr. Goldschmidt has represented, among others, NICE Systems Ltd.; Koor Industries, Ltd. and the underwriters in connection with offerings by 012 Smile.Communications Ltd.; Barak International; Partner Communications Company Ltd. and Israel Chemicals Limited. He also provides Israeli clients with ongoing corporate advice.
Mr. Goldschmidt also is involved in developing new financial products. For example, he was the lead corporate attorney involved in developing the IDS product, which is a unit representing a share of stock and high-yield debt. He also has developed alternative investment vehicles for Ellington Financial LLC and Highland Financial Partners. Additionally, Mr. Goldschmidt represents private companies in their venture capital financing rounds and joint ventures.
Mr. Goldschmidt repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America, International Financial Law Review, Who’s Who Legal and Euromoney and Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Attorneys. Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America noted that “handling diverse offerings for REITS, Israeli companies and high-tech businesses, Goldschmidt remains hot in any economy as one of the go-to experts on navigating the IPO process.”
Mr. Goldschmidt was featured in an article on REIT IPOs in the weekly e-newsletter IPO Week in Review. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on a variety of corporate finance and governance-related topics, including presenting at the Practising Law Institute’s “Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2009” program, Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum on “Delivering on Your Promises” (a discussion of post-IPO strategies and responsibilities), the annual meeting of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals on “Enterprise Risk Management and the Board’s Role in Managing Risk” and the Oppenheimer IPO Summit on “Legal Matters and the Role of Counsel in the IPO Process.”
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1987 (Member, Review of Law and Social Change)
B.A., New York University, 1984 (magna cum laude)