NEW YORK - The law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to have served as legal counsel to a group of underwriters led by Merrill Lynch & Co. in a recently completed $155 million public offering of preferred shares of Lexington Realty Trust.

Lexington Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust whose common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, issued 6,200,000 shares of 7.55% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock in the offering.

Mark I. Fisher, a New York-based partner in Katten’s Corporate Practice, served as lead counsel to the underwriting group. Additional Katten attorneys involved in the transaction included partners Jill E. Darrow, Robert L. Kohl and Morris N. Simkin, as well as associates David A. Pentlow, Mustafa Haque and Jonathan D. Weiner. All attorneys are based in the Firm’s New York office.

Katten also represented Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Lehman Brothers, Inc. in a recently completed $300 million offering of Exchangeable Notes of The Lexington Master Limited Partnership. These notes were guaranteed by Lexington Realty Trust.

Katten’s Corporate Practice encompasses mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private debt and equity offerings, public company representation, REIT formation, institutional lending, securitizations, leveraged leasing, structured finance, start-up and venture capital financing, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures and other strategic alliances, real estate finance, partnership tender offers and roll-ups and proxy contests.