XNYS:SFI Insider Activity 4 Filing - 8/14/2012

Effective Date 8/14/2012

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
REISS DALE ANN
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ISTAR FINANCIAL INC [SFI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
589 KINZIE ISLAND COURT
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/14/2012
(Street)

SANIBEL, FL 33957
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $.001 per share 08/14/2012   S   12,500(1) A $7.131 11,485(1)(3) D  
Series E Preferred Stock 08/14/2012   P   2,293(2) A $20.11 2,293(2)(3) I By Family Trust
Series F Preferred Stock 08/14/2012   P   2,217(2) A $20.004 2,117(2)(3) I By Family Trust

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
REISS DALE ANN
589 KINZIE ISLAND COURT
SANIBEL, FL 33957
  X      

Signatures

 Dale Anne Reiss   08/14/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) On August 14, 2012, the Reporting Person disposed of 12,500 shares of Common Stock of iStar Financial Inc. (SFI) at an average price of $7.131 per share in open market transactions. These shares were indirectly beneficially owned through a family trust. Following this transaction, the Reporting Person is currently the beneficial owner of a total of 11,485 restricteed shares of Common Stock, which are owned directly.
(2) On August 14, 2014, the Reporting Person acquired 2,293 shares of iStar Series E Preferred Stock at an average price of $20.110 per share, and 2,217 shares of iStar Series F Preferred Stock at an average price of $20.004 per share in open market transactions. These shares are indirectly beneficially owned through a family trust.
(3) The Reporting Person also holds a total of 43,591 Common Stock Equivalents (CSEs) awarded pursuant to the iStar Non-Employee Directors' Deferral Plan, all of which are vested. Under the Plan, on the regular distribution date, vested CSEs will be settled by the transfer of shares of iStar Common Stock to the participant. The "regular distribution date" for distributions to Plan participants is the earlier of: (1) January 1 on or next following the earlier of (i) the date the participant ceases to be a non-employee director; and (ii) the date of the participant's death; and (2) a change of control (as defined in the Plan). A participant, under certain limited circumstances, is permitted to elect to receive distributions at times other than the regular distribution date.

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