Kristina Kopf Thomas

Kristina Kopf Thomas: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Biography

Kristina Kopf Thomas is a commercial real estate and fund formation attorney with more than 15 years of experience working with real estate industry clients on a broad spectrum of transactions. Kristina has a strong background in the structuring and formation of private equity real estate investment funds and joint ventures for the acquisition, operation and development of real estate assets. She also has extensive experience advising real estate clients in acquiring, financing, developing and selling all types of real estate assets.

Over the years, Kristina has represented real estate industry clients, including real estate investment funds and joint ventures, national and regional developers of retail, office and multifamily projects, publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), institutional investors and investment management institutions in a wide range of real estate industry-focused transactions.

Most recently, she has been the lead attorney in some of the largest real estate transactions involving multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations and the formation of closed-ended and open-ended private equity real estate investment funds.

Kristina also is a member of the board of directors of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and serves as pro bono counsel for several non-profit institutions in real estate-related matters.

Client Tools

•Opportunity Zones

Clerkships

Honorable Michael McManus, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Columbia

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of real estate (2019)

Recognized as a stand-out lawyer by Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyers (2018-2019)

Recognized by the Daily Report as a “Rising Star” (2014)

Experience

Represented an international investment firm’s management in relation to the recapitalization and acquisition of an 83% ownership stake by an asset management firm for $585 million.
Advised a multinational conglomerate in a multibillion-dollar sale of its North American real estate assets to a multinational financial services corporation.
Represented a large real estate investment company in the formation of a flagship core open-end real estate fund, including the acquisition of $1.4 billion in seed assets.
Advised an Atlanta-based real estate investment firm in the formation of a series of real estate funds with aggregate capital commitments of more than $1 billion.
Represented a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the acquisition of a 5.3 million square foot Texas office portfolio for $1.1 billion in the subsequent sale of one of the buildings.
Advised a privately held real estate investment firm in the formation of two real estate investment funds.

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Opportunity zones offer tax incentives to investors (August 30, 2018)
As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the TCJA), Congress added new rules to the Internal Revenue Code intended to promote investments in low-income communities designated as “qualified ...

Articles

Hong Kong Investors May Be Unintentionally Raising Atlanta Real Estate Prices (December 12, 2017)
Global Atlanta and World Pro News
In her article for Global Atlanta and World Pro News, Eversheds Sutherland Partner Kristina Kopf Thomas shares her experience after returning from the 2017 MIPIM Asia Property Leaders’ Summit in Hong ...

News

In the News

On the Move (February 2017)
Georgia Bar Journal
Kristina Kopf Thomas is mentioned in the February edition of the Georgia Bar Journal for joining the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Real Estate Practice Group as a partner in the Atlanta office.

Sutherland Swipes King & Spalding Real Estate Partner (November 1, 2016)
Daily Report
In an article published by the Daily Report, Kristina Thomas was featured for her addition to Sutherland as a real estate partner coming from King & Spalding. Kristina advises real estate investors, ...

Press Releases

Acritas Stars Recognizes 22 Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys for Outstanding Client Service (March 20, 2019)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that 22 attorneys have been recognized as stand-out lawyers in the 2019 Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyers report. The annual report, based on ...

Acritas Stars Recognizes 17 Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorneys for Outstanding Client Service (March 20, 2018)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been recognized as stand-out lawyers in the 2018 Acritas Stars: Independently Rated Lawyers report. The annual report, ...

Sutherland Continues to Bolster its Real Estate Practice with Addition of Partner Kristina Kopf Thomas (November 1, 2016)
ATLANTA-Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Kristina Kopf Thomas has joined the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group as a partner in the Atlanta office. Prior to joining ...

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Real Estate
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Financial Services
  • Multifamily
  • Private Equity
  • Acquisition & Development

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Duke University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2002
Admission:
2002, California; 2003, Georgia
Memberships:

Professional Activities

Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Member, Urban Land Institute

ISLN:
917467507

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Atlanta, Georgia

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