John Hensley

Associate | Washington D.C. | (202) 778-1654
(202) 778-1654

John Hensley is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Finance practice. His practice focuses on representing publicly and privately held companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters. He represents both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and private placements, including offerings of common and preferred equity, debt and convertible debt. In addition, John regularly advises numerous public company clients regarding general business matters, corporate governance issues and compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

John is recognized as an “Associate to Watch” in Chambers USA for REITs in 2019.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) in connection with multiple public offerings of debt and equity securities resulting in proceeds in excess of $2.0 billion
  • Represented Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) in its $53.2 million initial public offering, its $46.5 million and $37.0 million follow-on offerings and its $25.0 million at-the-market equity offering.
  • Represented Farmland Partners, Inc. in connection with its stock-for-stock acquisition of American Farmland Company (NYSE: AFCO) as well as more than $400 million of property acquisitions
  • Represented Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) in its $1.0 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 5.200% senior notes due 2025 and subsequent registered exchange offer
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with registered offerings of $22.5 billion of fixed and floating rate notes by Shell International Finance, the U.S. financing subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • Represented MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MRT) in its $275 million initial public offering
  • Represented Inovalon Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INOV) in its $685 million initial public offering
  • Represented Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) in its $300 million offering of 2.70% convertible senior notes
  • Represented ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ON) in its $500 million Rule 144A offering of 1.625% senior convertible notes
  • Represented Trade Street Residential, Inc. in its merger with Independence Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Represented the sales agents in connection with Equity Residential’s (NYSE: EQR) at-the-market offering program of 13 million common shares
  • Represented the underwriters in Sotherly Hotels’ (NYSE: SOHO) offering of 8.0% Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock
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