King & Spalding represented real estate owner and developer Edens Investment Trust in its acquisition of all outstanding shares of AmREIT, Inc., in an all-cash transaction valued at $762 million. The deal was unanimously approved by AmREIT’s board of directors. It is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

The King & Spalding team was led by capital markets and real estate partners Mark V. Thigpen (Charlotte) and Anthony W. Rothermel (New York), with the assistance of the following lawyers:

Corporate:
C. William Baxley (partner, Atlanta)
Robert J. Leclerc (senior associate, New York)

Tax:
Peter J. Genz (partner, Atlanta)
John K. Sweet (partner, New York)

Compensation and Benefits:
Kenneth A. Raskin (partner, New York)

Finance:
Todd W. Holleman (partner, Charlotte)

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