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Deborah S. Froling

Partner

Deborah has extensive experience in public and private offerings of debt, equity and convertible securities as both issuer's and underwriter's counsel primarily for real estate companies.

Deborah has closed public and private debt and equity offerings, primarily for REITs and other real estate companies, as well as non-traded equipment finance and oil and gas companies, and business development companies. She has also structured and closed numerous tenant in common syndications and has worked with public and private company clients providing general corporate counseling and advising on periodic and annual reporting and other SEC disclosure requirements.

Previously, Deborah worked for two national law firms in Washington, D.C. and a nationally recognized law firm in real estate securities in Richmond, Virginia. Deborah also was an attorney-advisor in the Division of Corporation and Finance at the SEC where she examined and analyzed transactional and periodic filings for compliance with federal securities laws, primarily for REITs and syndicated limited partnerships.

Presentations
  • Video: "Focus on Alternatives: Deborah Froling on Women in Financial Services," Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association, July 2017
  • Telephone Roundtable: "Marketing Secrets for Developing an Awesome Real Estate Practice," National Association of Women Lawyers Real Estate Law Affinity Group, January 19, 2017
  • Podcast: "Mentorship and Sponsorship of Women in the Financial Industry," Institutional Real Estate, Inc., April 2016
  • "Leadership in the Law," Deloitte University's FAS Law Firm Inclusion event, January 9-10, 2014
Publications
  • Comment Letter to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Regarding Proposed standard operating procedures (SOP) on the Use of Electronic Offering Documents and Electronic Signatures. Sent on behalf of the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA), November 2, 2016 (co-author)
  • "Women in-House Counsel Practice Resiliency," The National Law Review, October 17, 2013

  • Distinguished Service Award, Real Estate Investment Securities Association, 2010
  • President's Special Recognition Award, National Association of Women Lawyers, 2009
  • Recommended Attorney: The Legal 500 United States