Stuart A. Barr

Stuart A. Barr

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7486
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Stuart A. Barr, a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office, heads the Firm's REIT Practice. He joined the Firm in 2019.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Barr has led many of the largest and most complex REIT capital markets and M&A transactions. Mr. Barr has advised on three of the five largest REIT IPOs and has led multi-billion public mergers and going-private transactions.

Mr. Barr also regularly advises corporate clients on general corporate matters, including corporate governance, SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley matters, and investment banking clients on securities-law matters.
Clients rely on Mr. Barr to lead highly complex transactions and develop transaction structures to address complicated or novel situations and to help negotiate large multifaceted transactions. Within the REIT industry, Mr. Barr has substantial experience with various asset classes, including owners and operators of hotels, office buildings, data centers, multifamily properties, triple-net lease, and self-storage companies.  

In addition, Mr. Barr has advised on offerings involving companies from a variety of industry sectors. 

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Barr served as a partner with a large international law firm.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Barr is consistently recognized as a leading REIT lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where a client commented that he is “very bright, incredibly astute, thoughtful and candid,” and that “He completely outmatched opposing counsel repeatedly.” He is also recognized by Legal 500 in US Real Estate: REITs.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; New York; US District Court; Southern District of New York

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New York University School of Law, JD – 1994
  • cum laude
Duke University, BS – 1990
  • magna cum laude
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