Justin R. Salon

Justin R. Salon

Partner

Washington D.C., (202) 887-8785

Education

University of Massachusetts (B.A., 2000)
American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 2005)
American University (M.B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

Maryland
District of Columbia

Justin serves as co-chair of the REIT practice and is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance practice. He focuses his practice on representing publicly and privately held companies in a variety of corporate and securities law matters. Justin has represented both issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, primary and secondary offerings, private placements, senior and subordinated debt financings and tender offers. In addition, Justin regularly counsels companies with respect to corporate governance issues, compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, as well as general corporate matters.

Justin has represented issuers and/or underwriters in equity offerings aggregating more than $5 billion in proceeds and debt offerings aggregating more than $29 billion in proceeds and represents numerous public company clients with respect to general corporate matters and securities law reporting and compliance matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) in its $1.0 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of 5.200% senior notes due 2025.
     
  • Advised the underwriters in connection with Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated’s (NYSE: CHCT) approximately $136.6 million initial public offering and its approximately $92 million follow-on equity offering.
     
  • As designated underwriters’ counsel to Royal Dutch Shell Plc, represented the underwriters in connection with $22.5 billion of registered offerings of fixed and floating rate notes by Shell International Finance, the U.S. financing subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
     
  • Represented EdR in connection with multiple public offerings of debt and equity securities resulting in proceeds of approximately $1.4 billion.
     
  • Represented UDR, Inc. in connection with Home Properties, Inc.’s $7.6 billion acquisition by Lone Star Funds in which UDR acquired six communities for approximately $908 million.
     
  • Represented UDR, Inc. in connection with its approximately $102 million follow-on equity offering.
     
  • Represented Trade Street Residential, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with Independence Realty Trust, Inc. and its $100 million backstopped rights offering and corresponding $50 million PIPE.
     
  • Represented Inovalon Holdings, Inc. in its approximately $685 million initial public offering.
     
  • Represented Farmland Partners, Inc., an internally managed REIT that owns farmland properties in North America, in its $86 million initial public offering, subsequent public offerings of common stock resulting in proceeds of approximately $85 million and multiple acquisitions totaling approximately $350 million.
     
  • Represented Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. in connection with multiple follow-on offerings of common stock resulting in proceeds of approximately $90 million and represented the underwriters in connection with the approximately $219 million initial public offering by Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.
     
  • Represented AutoZone, Inc. in connection with $1.55 billion of registered offerings of senior notes.
     
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with Independence Realty Trust’s $34 million offering of common stock and concurrent listing.
     
  • Represented RLJ Lodging Trust in connection with its $575 million initial public offering.
     
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with approximately $52 million of registered offerings of senior notes by Sotherly Hotels.
     
  • Represented Smithfield Foods, Inc. in its $1.0 billion offering of senior notes and concurrent tender offer for over $750 million of outstanding senior notes.
     
  • Represented WellPoint, Inc. in its $1.75 billion offering of senior notes.
     
  • Represented The Commonwealth of the Bahamas in connection with its $100 million 144A sovereign debt offering.
  • Named to “Washington’s 2015 Trending 40 Lawyers Under 40” by Legal Bisnow.
  • Legal 500 US, Debt Offerings, 2014
  • Legal 500 US, Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2014, 2016
  • Legal 500 US, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), 2014–2015

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