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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 16, 2020


Ladder Capital Corp
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-36299 80-0925494
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


345 Park Avenue, 8th Floor  10154
New York, New York  (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)   


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 715-3170


Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class  Trading Symbol(s)  Name of Each Exchange on Which
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value  LADR  New York Stock Exchange






Item 8.01 Other Events


On March 16, 2020, Ladder Capital Corp (the “Company”) filed a new registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-237197) (the "New Registration Statement") to replace the Company's existing registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-216806) that is set to expire on March 17, 2020. In connection therewith, the Company filed a new prospectus supplement relating to the Company's existing “at-the-market” offering with Raymond James, JMP Securities, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and B. Riley FBR.


The Company is filing herewith as Exhibit 5.1 an opinion of its counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, regarding certain legal matters with respect to the at-the-market offering, which opinion is hereby incorporated by reference into the New Registration Statement.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits




Description of Exhibit

5.1   Opinion of Kirkland & Ellis LLP
104   The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 16, 2020 LADDER CAPITAL CORP
  By: /s/ Marc Fox
  Name: Marc Fox
  Title: Chief Financial Officer