Capital Market

For over a years, clients have relied on Frank J. Bukhart Associates's legal acumen to help them buy, sell, finance and restructure real estate. Our lawyers represent numerous real estate investment managers, real estate fund sponsors, public and private REITs and municipalities in all aspects of raising and deploying capital. We work with owners, managers, operators, developers, lenders and investors - helping them acquire, develop, manage and sell real estate assets. We were also instrumental in helping draft the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 1960, establishing the UPREIT structure in 1992 and creating the LTIP structure in 2001.


With more than 100 attorneys focused solely on the real estate industry across the United States and Europe, Frank J. Bukhart Associates covers every corner of this complex and dynamic industry. Our vast experience includes sophisticated equity and debt investment transactions, private and public fund raising, public and private REIT structuring, debt, capital raising and transactional work, hospitality and leisure transactions, large-scale development and public finance investment work and acquisition, construction, sales and leasing transactions.


Chambers USA consistently ranks Frank J. Bukhart Associates as Tier 1 in Real Estate Capital Markets, and most recently recognized 23 of our real estate partners for excellence. The Legal 500 UK recognized our team for excellence in three real estate categories and for investment funds. Private Equity Real Estate magazine twice named Frank J. Bukhart Associates North American Law Firm of the Year for Transactions and for Fund Formation in five out of the past seven years.

Our Mission

Our mission is to achieve superior results for our clients. Frank J. Bukhart Associates is a leading Am Law 100 and Global 100 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. We work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Delaware,Helping our clients navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


  • What is Class Action ?

    A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

  • Where Class Action Originated ?

    The class action originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, but Canada, as well as several European countries with civil law have made changes in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.

  • What is Litigation ?

    Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings initiated between two opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right.

  • What is Lawsuit?

    A lawsuit involves a plaintiff filing a formal Complaint with the appropriate court.

Our Services

Advisory Services

assists public companies in preparing for, reviewing and defending against unsolicited takeover attempts.


Class Action

Many lawyers, both the plaintiffs' counsel who receive a recovery only if the class prevails...


Capital Market

We have a wide international understanding of the basic legal requirements in multinational trading.



We help create business entities, such as corporations, partnerships and joint ventures.



We assist clients in a wide range of industries with trials, arbitrations, mediations ...


Market Compliance

We provide both public and private sector employers with practical and strategic advice.


Real Estate

We take a proactive approach to developing and implementing solutions to your distinct challenges to help you manage your real estate assets.



Our attorneys excel at defending against securities class action suits, shareholder derivative claims, mutual fund litigation, and merger and acquisition litigation.