Sharon Kroupa represents publicly and privately held companies, including many REITs, in connection with major strategic transactions, private and public financings, corporate governance issues, and securities law matters. Sharon has advised buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, including many valued at more than $1 billion. She has also provided counsel to issuers in multiple stock and debt offerings, including initial public offerings; and provided advice to companies, boards of directors, and board committees regarding corporate governance, takeover defense issues, and change of control transactions.
In addition, Sharon has assisted numerous non-traded registered REITs with their formation transactions and the state registration process under the NASAA REIT Guidelines, as well as many affiliated transactions.
Before joining Venable, Sharon worked as in-house counsel for a franchise company, a mortgage REIT, an aviation service company, and an Internet startup.