Overview

Ben Briggs is an investment funds partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on structuring, negotiating and forming private real estate funds and their management companies.

He has represented large institutional managers as well as newly-formed firms in structuring open-end and closed-end real estate funds (including core, value-added and opportunity). Ben also has advised clients on real estate investment trust (REIT) transactions, including REIT mergers and acquisitions, formations of private REITs, and UPREIT transactions. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing REITs, private equity real estate funds and other real estate owners in structuring and closing real estate joint ventures.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

“The IRS Clarifies REIT Definition of “Real Property” in New Proposed Regulations” co-authored for PREA Quarterly, Fall 2014

“Foreign Governments and U.S. Real Estate Investments: Proposed Section 892 Regulations Offer Welcome Clarifications” co-authored for Journal of Taxation of Financial Products, Volume 10, Issue 1 2012

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Illinois

Education

  • Georgetown University Law CenterLL.M., Taxationwith Distinction2010

    Dean’s List

  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.2009
  • University of MichiganB.S., MathematicsHonors, with High Distinction2006