Jonathan Friedman’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, joint ventures, and tender and exchange offers.


Mr. Friedman advises clients on SEC reporting obligations and corporate governance matters. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate and REITs, hospitality, apparel, gaming and entertainment. Mr. Friedman has represented:

  • Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, in the $8.1 billion acquisition of the IndCor Properties industrial portfolio from funds affiliated with The Blackstone Group. Honored as the “Global Deal of the Year 2014” and “North America Deal of the Year 2014” by Private Equity Real Estate;
  • Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. in its $7.4 billion acquisition by Ventas, Inc., a transaction that created one of the largest publicly traded REITs;
  • Apartment Investment and Management Company in numerous transactions, including its $1.5 billion acquisition of Casden Properties Inc., public offerings and private placements, OP Unit transactions, limited partnership mergers and tender offers, and joint ventures;
  • Five Point Holdings, LLC, a developer of mixed-use, master-planned communities, in its $438 million initial public offering and concurrent private placement;
  • Fortress Investment Group LLC in its initial public offering, honored as one of the “Equity Deals of the Year” by International Financial Law Review (the IPO was the first public listing of an alternative asset investment manager in the United States), and a subsequent $227 million offering;
  • Thomas Properties Group, Inc. in its $1.2 billion merger with Parkway Properties, Inc.;
  • The Ensign Group, Inc. in the separation of its health care and real estate businesses into two independent, publicly traded companies through a tax-free spin-off of CareTrust REIT, Inc.;
  • HCP, Inc. in its spin-off of Quality Care Properties, Inc. as a separately traded REIT;
  • DineEquity, Inc. in its initial public offering and its $2.1 billion acquisition of Applebee’s Inc.;
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited in a $2.3 billion refinancing that included the sale of first mortgage notes, new credit facilities and a tender offer for second mortgage notes;
  • MPG Office Trust, Inc. in a $1.2 billion joint venture with Macquarie Office Trust;
  • American Land Lease, Inc. in its sale to Green Courte Partners, LLC.;
  • ECHO Realty LP, a privately held developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate, in the sale of a one-third interest to H&R Real Estate Investment Trust;
  • Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC in a $600 million joint venture with Equity One, Inc.; and
  • Babcock & Brown Limited in its $766 million acquisition of BNP Residential Properties, Inc.



  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1988
  • B.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, 1985 (summa cum laude)


  • California


  • Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

Jonathan L. Friedman