SAN FRANCISCO--(Girard Gibbs LLP today announced that it is investigating Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. for possible violations of federal securities laws. The Inland American lawsuit investigation focuses on the company’s recent announcement that it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for potential violations of federal securities laws relating to its fees and administration. Inland American investors who wish to learn more about the investigation, and persons with information relating to the investigation, should contact Girard Gibbs toll free at (866) 981-4800.)--The law firm of
“to determine whether there have been violations of certain provisions of the federal securities laws.”
Inland American is the largest non-traded REIT, with $11.2 billion in real estate assets. On Monday, the company disclosed in its quarterly report that the SEC had initiated an investigation into the REIT “to determine whether there have been violations of certain provisions of the federal securities laws.” The potential violations at issue were described by the company as “regarding the business manager fees, property management fees, transactions with affiliates, timing and amount of distributions paid to investors, determination of property impairments, and any decision regarding whether the company might become a self-administered REIT.”
Inland American, like many non-traded REITs, recently announced a reduction in its per share value, which has dropped down to $7.22 per share, a significantly reduction from the REIT’s initial offering price of $10 per share.
Girard Gibbs is investigating whether Inland American or its officers and directors have violated federal securities laws. If you invested in Inland American REIT and would like to learn more about this investigation, or have questions concerning your legal rights, contact Girard Gibbs at (866) 981-4800 or visit our website: Girard Gibbs Inland American REIT Investigation.
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