03 October 2023
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JMBM is pleased to announce that partners Jim Butler, Catherine DeBono Holmes and David Sudeck have been named to EB5 Investors Magazine’s “Top 15 Corporate and Securities Attorneys” list for 2023.
Jim Butler authors the Hotel Law Blog and chairs JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, which provides business and legal advice to hotel owners, developers and commercial real estate investors. Jim’s team has provided clients with global business and legal advice on more than 4,700 hotels worth more than $125 billion. This advice includes both traditional and specialty financing like C-PACE and EB-5. JMBM’s team has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 funding, and often helps clients source financing. Jim serves on the Public Policy Committee of the IIUSA (the EB-5 industry’s trade group for regional centers), and since 2015, he has been named one of the Top 25 EB-5 lawyers in the country.
Catherine DeBono Holmes is the chair of JMBM’s Investment Capital Law Group, and she has practiced law at JMBM for over 40 years. She helps real estate developers and business owners, brokers, investment advisers and investment managers raise and manage investment capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. Cathy has represented hundreds of EB-5 offering sponsors and real estate developers to obtain financing through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program for the development of hotels, multi-family, assisted living and mixed use developments throughout the U.S. She also represents private investment fund managers, registered securities broker-dealers and investment advisers on securities offerings, business transactions and regulatory compliance issues. For the last five years, Cathy has been named as one of the top 25 securities lawyers in the country by EB5 Investors magazine. She also authors JMBM’s Investment Law Blog.
David A. Sudeck is a senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and JMBM’s Real Estate Department. His practice primarily involves the complex issues associated with hotels, resorts, vacation ownership properties, restaurants, golf courses and spas. David represents owners in the purchase and sale, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale-leaseback of properties, and advises them on their branding and management agreements, including hotel management and franchise agreements. He has helped hotel developers source over $1 billion of EB-5 financing. David has significant experience in real estate finance and represents several financial institutions and EB-5 lenders as a special counsel to their hospitality interests. He is a frequent author on the Hotel Law Blog.
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This is Jim Butler, author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and founding partner of JMBM and JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®. We provide business and legal advice to hotel owners, developers, independent operators and investors. This advice covers critical hotel issues such as hotel purchase, sale, development, financing, franchise, management, ADA, and IP matters. We also have compelling experience in hotel litigation, union avoidance and union negotiations, and cybersecurity & data privacy.
JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® has been involved in more than $125 billion of hotel transactions and more than 4,700 hotel properties located around the globe. Contact me at +1-310-201-3526 or email@example.com to discuss how we can help.
Catherine D. Holmes is Chair of JMBM’s Investment Capital Law Group, and the author of the Investment Law Blog. She has practiced law at JMBM for over 30 years, focusing on investment capital and business transactions.
Cathy helps clients worldwide to raise, invest and manage capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. She has represented more than 100 real estate developers in obtaining financing through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program for the development of hotels, multi-family and mixed-use developments through the U.S., and has represented numerous Chinese investors in the purchase of hotels and businesses in the U.S.
Contact Cathy at +1-415.984.9632 or CHolmes@jmbm.com.
David Sudeck is a partner at JMBM, and a senior member of its Global Hospitality Group® and real estate department with extensive experience handling all types of commercial residential properties, including the complex issues associated with hotels, resorts, vacation ownership properties, restaurants, golf courses and spas. David represents clients in the purchase and sale, development, construction, financing (with extensive experience in EB-5 financing), leasing, and sale-leaseback of properties, and advises them on their operations, including management and ADA compliance issues.
Contact David at +1-310-201-3518 or DSudeck@jmbm.com