Thomas R. Popplewell

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1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4480
F: +1.214.659.4401

Thomas R. Popplewell

Of Counsel

Dallas Office
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4480
F: +1.214.659.4401

Tom focuses on real estate income tax matters, structuring and implementation of U.S. and international asset securitization and mergers and acquisitions of corporations. He also advises clients on Texas taxes, and on federal income taxation issues and their impact on partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, S corporations, real estate investment trusts, fund formations, hedging and other derivatives, bankruptcy matters, renewable energy, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitization and REMICs. In these matters Tom often represents pension fund advisors, tax-exempt organizations, real estate investment trusts, private equity firms and hedge funds.

Representative Experience

Tom has provided income tax advice involving:

  • Initial public offering of hospitality REIT and numerous follow on offerings
  • $1 billion multifamily joint venture between a REIT and real estate developer involving an acquisition from a sovereign fund
  • ¥ 100 billion "Samurai" bond offering in Japan
  • $6 billion acquisition of publicly owned energy services company
  • $400 million volumetric production payment taxable as a debt obligation
  • $350 million convertible senior secured notes featuring an interest "toggle"
  • $100 million convertible senior notes with contingent interest
  • $240 million, 2.3 MW Wind Turbine Project with 30% U.S. Treasury Cash Grant

Other Representations

  • Has served as outside tax counsel for NYSE mortgage REIT for last 30 years
  • Represented NYSE hospitality REIT in spin off of publicly traded specialized hospitality REIT subsidiary
  • Represented NYSE REIT in spin off of publicly traded REIT advisory company
  • Represented public real estate advisory firm in acquisitions and joint ventures, including private REITs and foreign pension fund investors, for the last 22 years
  • Represented public REIT in acquisition by merger of another public REIT
  • Represented apartment REIT in initial public offering


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