NEW YORK - The law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to have served as legal counsel to Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. in a recently completed $300 million offering of 5.45% Exchangeable Guaranteed Notes of The Lexington Master Limited Partnership. The offering was made under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 and the notes were guaranteed by Lexington Realty Trust, the parent of the general partner of The Lexington Master Limited Partnership.

Lexington Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust whose common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Following its recently completed merger with Newkirk Realty Trust, Lexington had ownership interests in approximately 365 properties located in 44 states and the Netherlands, containing an aggregate of approximately 58.8 million net rentable square feet of space.

Mark I. Fisher, a New York-based partner in Katten’s Corporate Practice, headed the Firm’s legal team in the transaction. Additional Katten attorneys involved in the deal included partners Elliot Press, Jill E. Darrow and Robert L. Kohl, as well as associates David A. Pentlow, Hannah Amoah, Mustafa Haque, Gabrielle M. Lawlor and Jonathan D. Weiner. All attorneys are based in the Firm’s New York office.

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.