David L. Coombs

Representative Matters

AXA IM Alts and its Affiliates in one of the Largest Industrial Portfolio Acquisitions of 2020

Representation of AXA IM Alts and its affiliates in one of the largest industrial portfolio acquisitions of 2020. The portfolio consists of 27 assets in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Central New Jersey, Dallas, South Florida, Southern New Jersey and Atlanta. In a significant step in its strategy to grow a U.S. wide logistics platform, AXA IM Alts, on behalf of clients and through a joint venture with Cabot Properties, Inc., acquired the 7,984,000 s/f portfolio for approximately $875 million, through a share purchase of a REIT previously managed by Cabot Properties. Representation included all matters related to property diligence, structuring, joint venture, purchase, financing, tax and environmental considerations of the property, including tax and structuring issues relating to cross-border investments.

Healthcare IT Solutions Company General Outside Counsel

Representation of a healthcare IT solutions company as general outside counsel, including a recapitalization and growth investment by private equity sponsor WestView Capital Partners.

Team Launch General Outside Counsel

Team Launch, as general outside counsel and in representing various of its portfolio companies, including venture financings with lead investors such as Accel Partners, General Catalyst and Forerunner Ventures.

Cloud Security Company $300M Sale to Cisco

Representation of the founders and senior management of a cloud security company in connection with the $300 million sale to Cisco.

RueLaLa $250M Sale to GSI Commerce

RueLaLa in connection with its $350M sale to GSI Commerce, including assistance to selling shareholders in disposing of public company stock consideration through a registered underwritten offering.

Allianz Investments in U.S. Real Estate Funds

Representation of Allianz in connection with investments in U.S. real estate funds, including a $500M investment in Blackstone’s global opportunity fund, as well as investments of $100M or more in funds sponsored by Beacon Capital, Crow Holdings and LBA Realty.

Allianz $200M+ Strategic Real Estate Investment

Representation of Allianz Real Estate in connection with a $200+ million strategic real estate investment with Archstone and CPP Investment Board starting with co-investments in two class A luxury apartment communities in Boston and Washington DC Metro.

CrossHarbor Capital Partners Outside General Counsel

Providing service to CrossHarbor Capital Partners, as general outside counsel and in connection with capital raising activities, including over $500 million in private capital formation transactions to finance its various real estate investments and related activities in Big Sky, Montana, commencing with its landmark acquisition of the Yellowstone Club.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Eb-5 Financing for Redevelopment

Representation of The Brooklyn Navy Yard in connection with EB-5 financing for the redevelopment of Building 77 into a mixed-use property.

Oxfam America Activities of Shareholder Activist Fund

Pro bono representation of Oxfam America in connection with the activities of its shareholder activist fund, including submission and presentation of Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals and related proxy campaigns on pressing social issues such as gender equality, workplace safety, climate change, and diversity. Target companies have included Chevron, Mondelez, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Tyson.