NEW YORK - The law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to have served as legal counsel to Winthrop Realty Trust, a Boston-based NYSE listed real estate investment trust (REIT), in its recently completed public offering of 19,550,000 shares of common stock at a price of $6.00 per share. The offering, which closed on November 3, had an aggregate value of $117.3 million.

Mark I. Fisher, a New York-based partner in Katten’s Corporate Practice, served as lead counsel to Winthrop. Additional members of Firm’s legal team that were involved in the transaction included partners Elliot Press, Jill E. Darrow and Robert L. Kohl, and associates Michael H. Williams and David A. Pentlow, all of the New York office.

The offering included 2,550,000 shares issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. acted as sole book-running manager for the offering. KeyBanc Capital Markets, a division of McDonald Investments Inc., Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Incorporated, and BB&T Capital Markets, a division of Scott & Stringfellow Inc., acted as co-managers.

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.