Lauren C. Bellerjeau

Lauren C. Bellerjeau


University of Richmond (B.A., 2003)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D., 2006)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Ms. Bellerjeau is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice. She advises on corporate, securities and finance matters, with a particular focus on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, internal restructuring, joint ventures, complex commercial transactions and general corporate governance matters.

Ms. Bellerjeau’s experience includes representing both buy-side and sell-side clients with respect to merger transactions, equity and asset purchases and sales and joint venture arrangements. She has also regularly counseled real estate investment trusts and other companies with significant real estate holdings with respect to complex restructuring and roll-up transactions, particularly in contemplation of an initial public offering or other large equity investment, and with respect to the acquisition and disposition of large portfolios of real estate assets and their related management and services businesses. Notable roll-up transactions she has advised on include Paramount’s initial public offering and Eola Capital, one of the largest privately held real estate investment firms in the East, on its transaction.

Ms. Bellerjeau also advises clients on SEC compliance and other corporate governance matters and counseling companies on internal asset and entity restructurings, particularly prior to a public offering or equity investment by a third party. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including industrial and consumer goods, aerospace, government contracting, technology, life sciences, financial services and manufacturing. In 2016, she was recognized by Legal 500 US for Real Estate Investment Trusts and was also named an Emerging M&A Leader- Legal by M&A Advisor. Ms. Bellerjeau is regularly mentioned and recognized by leading industry publications, including Law360, Asian Legal Business, and many others.

Ms. Bellerjeau joined Morrison & Foerster in 2015 from Hogan Lovells, where she served as a partner in the corporate transactional group.

Representative Transactions (Includes Prior Law Firm Experience)

  • Represented the independent directors of American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust, Inc. (ARC Hospitality) in connection with its definitive agreement with an affiliate of Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners II, pursuant to which Brookfield has provided an investment commitment of up to $400 million in the form of convertible preferred limited partnership units of the company's operating partnership, American Realty Capital Hospitality Operating Partnership, L.P., on a delayed draw basis.
  • Representing Farmland Partners, Inc., a real estate investment trust with a portfolio comprised of 271 farms, in its acquisition of all outstanding common stock of American Farmland Company.
  • Represented Jernigan Capital, Inc. in its co-investment agreement with an affiliate of Heitman Capital Management, LLC pursuant to which such co-investor has committed $75 million to the previously announced joint venture between the Company and the Heitman affiliate.
  • Represented SoftBank Corp., in the $8.6 billion sale of its controlling stake in Finnish gaming company Supercell Oy to Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd
  • Represented ON Semiconductor in its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor.
  • Represented General Electric Capital Corp. in its $23 billion divestiture of its commercial real estate business to affiliates of The Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo, N.A.
  • Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities in the $2.3 billion IPO of Paramount Group, Inc.
  • Represented Equity Residential in its $16 billion acquisition of Archstone Enterprise LP from Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc.
  • Represented PPG Industries, Inc. in connection with several acquisitions of private companies.
  • Represented Lockheed Martin Corporation in several acquisitions of private companies in the government contracting industry, including the acquisition of CDL Systems Ltd., Gyrocam Systems, LLC, Universal System & Technology Inc. and QTC Holdings, Inc.; and the divestiture of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Enterprise Integration Group business.
  • Represented GE Healthcare in its acquisition of Thermo Fisher’s cell culture, gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses for approximately $1.06 billion.
  • Represented Playa Hotels & Resorts, B.V. in a series of real estate property and management related transactions.
  • Represented Eola Capital in its $462 million sales of its property management business and six office properties to Parkway Properties, Inc. and Parkway Properties Office Fund II, LP.
  • Represented a private real estate company in its restructuring transactions prior to a private equity investment and refinanced credit facility and in contemplation of a future initial public offering.
  • Represented Avanade, Inc., a joint venture between Microsoft Corporation and Accenture plc, in its acquisition of the U.S. CRM business of Ascentium Corporation.
  • Represented Helsinn Healthcare S.A., a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, and its U.S.-based subsidiary Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.) Inc., in connection with a development and co-promotion arrangement with Eisai Inc. for the commercialization of combination drug products in the U.S.
  • Represented MGI Pharma, Inc. in its acquisition through a $4 billion cash tender offer by Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Black & Decker Corporation in its stock-for-stock merger with Stanley Works.
  • Represented Canadian automotive parts manufacturing company in connection with the acquisition of assets in the United States.
  • Represented a public company in the financial services industry with respect to securities compliance, shareholder relations, shelf takedowns, dividend reinvestment arrangements and general corporate governance and equity matters.
  • Represented a private company with respect to its formation, re-incorporation, option plan adoption, preferred stock offering and general corporate governance matters.

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