Over his career, Mr. White has developed an expertise in transactional matters; primarily in real estate and general business. He began his legal career defending commercial real estate developers in construction defect disputes. Seeking to apply the lessons of litigation to the transactional side of the law, Mr. White transferred to the Real Estate Transactions Department at Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps (now Dentons). While there, Mr. White learned from the best, while representing a wide variety of clients in the acquisition, financing, development, construction, leasing and disposition of major office, industrial, hotel, aviation and retail properties.
From Luce Forward, Mr. White was recruited to join a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, as in-house real estate counsel. Mr. White served as lead counsel on extensive leasing and acquisition transactions and advised the company on legal issues related to owning and operating life science real estate. Examples of real estate matters include:
Tenant representation in hundreds of retail, office and industrial leasing transactions throughout the country.
Land owner representation in the ground lease of a wind energy farm covering thousands of acres.
Lead counsel in several major biomedical and technical assets totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
Buyer representation in the acquisition of a nation-wide portfolio of 14 hotels as part of a 1031 Exchange
In addition to real estate work, Mr. White assists emerging businesses on the formation and operation of their business entities. Mr. White has formed all types of business entities, including, limited liability companies, corporations, s-corporations, professional corporations, series limited liability companies, self-directed IRA and 401k limited liability companies, business trusts and partnerships. Once formed, Mr. White counsels business on ongoing matters of financing, buyouts, corporate compliance, protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, dissolution and winding up. Representative matters of corporate dealings include:
Prior to his legal career, Mr. White worked in the professional sports industry for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Association of Volleyball Professionals. In addition, he has founded a start-up clothing company and a start-up computer accessory company.
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