Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP recently announced new additions to its EB-5 Project Finance team.
Domenic Drago, a partner based out of the firm’s San Diego-Del Mar office and the firm’s Co-Practice Group Leader for the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice group, brings 30 years of experience in real estate law, joint venture and practice transactions. Michele Williams, a partner in the firm’s Washington D.C. office, will contribute her experience in private equity and mezzanine lending.
The team also added three associates to support the team: Whitney Barton, Daniel Belzer, and Christopher Stacker out of the firm’s San Diego-Del Mar office.
The group is growing to help developers, private equity funds, lenders, regional center operators and EB-5 professionals navigate project finance, program compliance, securities, tax and industry related issues in the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program.
“Demand for our EB-5 project finance services has grown dramatically in the last year as more sophisticated developers and EB-5 intermediaries have come to appreciate our comprehensive and business-savvy approach to EB-5 deals. We have expanded our EB-5 team with more project finance veterans in order to serve better our new and existing clients,” said John Tishler, Sheppard Mullin’s EB-5 Project Finance Team leader.
The team offers structures, deploys specialists in real estate finance, securities offerings, fund formation, international tax and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and government investigations.
Sheppard Mullin has law offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and across Europe and the United States.