Baker McKenzie is counsel to Physicians Realty Trust in its agreement to combine with Healthpeak Properties, Inc. in an all-stock merger of equals valued at approximately $21 billion. The combined company will be the leading real estate platform dedicated to healthcare discovery and delivery with a 52 million square foot portfolio.

The Baker McKenzie team serves as lead counsel on all key legal aspects of the merger, including benefits, real estate, securities and tax matters. Led by M&A / capital markets lawyers Chris Bartoli, Craig Roeder and Kathryn Strong, and tax senior counsel Dick Lipton, the team includes:

M&A/Capital Markets: Chris Bartoli, Craig Roeder, Kathryn Strong, Sali Wissa, William Morici, Ashley Newsome, Asama Itseumah, Kelly Martin, Aaron Scow, Kendall Bryant, Zlatomira Simeonova, Paulina Timmer, Kate Raynor

Banking & Finance: Kevin Whittam, Matthew Smith, Kameron Hillstrom

Benefits: Sinead Kelly, Christopher Guldberg

Employment: Elizabeth Ebersole

Environmental: Jessica Wicha

Antitrust: Brian Burke, Daniel Graulich

Real Estate: Brian Zurawski, Sarah Swain

Tax: Dick Lipton, Maher Haddad, Camille Woodbury, Connor Mallon, Sarah Eshera

Subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of both Healthpeak and Physicians Realty Trust shareholders, the merger is expected to close in the first half of 2024. 

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