Kenneth A. Kupers is a transactional attorney with extensive experience in real estate and corporate transactions including company formation, acquisition and disposition of real property and company assets, joint venture structuring for commercial investment and development, and commercial leasing.
Prior to joining Tauler Smith, Mr. Kupers was a real estate associate at Cox, Castle and Nicholson, LLP in their Institutional Investor practice group where he provided full-range real estate services to the largest pension funds in the United States and abroad, regularly negotiating and forming investment and development joint ventures with committed capital in excess of $250 million.
Prior to his time at CCN, Mr. Kupers was a real estate and corporate associate at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP where he negotiated and drafted construction and development agreements for MGM Mirage, including those crucial to the development of City Center, Las Vegas, the then largest private construction project ever completed in the United States.
Mr. Kupers obtained his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law where he was named to the moot court honors program. Prior to attending UCLA, Mr. Kupers received his Masters in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated magna cum laude and with distinction in philosophy from Occidental College.
Mr. Kupers is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
Represented a public pension fund in connection with the formation of a joint venture with capital commitments in excess of $111 million and with such joint venture’s acquisition of a $148 million retail portfolio in the New England corridor.
Represented an institutional investor in the acquisition of a joint venture interest in, and the recapitalization of, a $360 million portfolio of existing and to-be-developed retail properties in traditionally under-served communities throughout California.
Represented a public pension fund in connection with the restructuring and consolidation of three of its joint ventures with aggregate capital commitments in excess of $869 million.
Represented a public pension fund in the sale of a $52 million industrial property in the Houston, Texas area and negotiated a title claim against a title company in connection therewith.
Represented a public pension fund in connection with the negotiation of complex easement agreements with municipalities and utilities in connection with the development of several mixed-use retail/industrial projects in Riverside County, California.
Represented a public pension fund in connection with the parcelization and sale of industrial property in Harris County, Texas and drafted master CC&R’s in connection with the proposed future development of the site.
Negotiated and drafted construction and development agreements for MGM Mirage, including those crucial to the development of City Center, Las Vegas, the then largest private construction project ever completed in the United States.