Well-planned financing documents are critical in protecting investors’ interests and should not be treated as an after-thought or perfunctory post-offering step to put the EB-5 funds into the job creating enterprise (“JCE”) borrower....
About Steve B Park
Steve B. Park is a securities attorney and a partner at the law firm Ballard Spahr, LLP, located in Atlanta, Ga. At the firm, he is a member of several practice groups, including: Business and Finance, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity, the EB-5 Group, and the Korea Initiative. Attorney Park focuses on corporate, securities, and finance law, with an emphasis placed on EB-5 transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public and private offerings of securities, commercial lending transactions, and compliance with SEC reporting requirements and regulations. He regularly handles commercial lending transactions involving lenders and borrowers, with a focus on the automotive industry.
Attorney Park is experienced in EB-5 financing matters. He has provided counsel to multiple EB-5 regional centers and principals seeking regional center designation from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He has also advised on EB-5 financing transactions and EB-5 regulations and adjudicatory standards, and has represented individual foreign investors. Additionally, he has expertise in advising issuers/borrowers and lenders on corporate finance transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, asset-based financings, workouts, reorganizations, private and public debt offerings (such as convertible note offerings), acquisition financings, subordinated tranches of financings, and more.
Fluent in Korean, Attorney Park frequently provides counsel to companies in Korea in manufacturing industries regarding incentive agreements, corporate governance, business organization, and transactions of finance. Additionally, he has assisted companies on securities and corporate law matters with an emphasis on corporate governance and business organization in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and SEC regulations. He also has experience representing hedge funds and private equity relative to operations, formation, and investments, including Section 16 and Section 13 compliance issues.
In addition to being a member of the American Bar Association, Attorney Park holds memberships in the Atlanta Bar Association, the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia, and the International Association of Korean Lawyers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, and then graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law with his Juris Doctor. He was recognized with the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Publication and with the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in International Business and Administrative Law Transaction. While at the University of Illinois, he acted as an associate editor for the Journal of Law, Technology and Policy.
In 2015, Attorney Park was selected as one of the top eight EB-5 corporate and securities attorneys in the United States by EB5 Investors Magazine. He has shared his expertise as a CLE speaker at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Korean Lawyers, and as a speaker for the Georgia Tech College of Business, Corporate Governance Course in March of 2013. Attorney Park holds active admissions to practice law in the states of Georgia and New York, along with the Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.