Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch 2023 badge, Shu WeiShu represents public and private companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), in a broad range of corporate and securities matters. Her practice focuses on equity and debt financings, including initial and follow-on public offerings as well as private placements, and corporate finance and joint ventures. She also represents public companies in securities law compliance, disclosure and periodic reporting, stock exchange listing and corporate organization and governance matters.

During law school, Shu was an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas E. Carlson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented a public REIT in a $1.4 billion acquisition of a public office REIT
  • Represented a public REIT in the senior housing industry in a $1.2 billion joint venture with a sovereign institutional investor
  • Represented a public mortgage REIT in a merger with another public mortgage REIT for a combined loan portfolio value of approximately $1 billion when fully committed
  • Represented a healthcare REIT in a $1 billion and a $500 million public senior note offerings and in several restructurings of its business arrangements with a public senior living operator
  • Represented a hotel REIT in a $800 million public senior note offering
  • Represented an industrial REIT in its $480 million initial public offering
  • Represented an office REIT in a $400 million public senior note offering
  • Represented an office REIT listed on an Asian stock exchange for its initial public offering, initial and subsequent investments and ongoing U.S. corporate matters

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • J.D., Cornell Law School
  • B.A., Middlebury College, magna cum laude

Community Engagement

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association 


  • French
  • Mandarin

Awards & Honors

  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2022, 2023)
  • Women's Leadership Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, 2018
  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2018-2022)


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