EB5 Investors Magazine - Page 79

[ CORPORATE & SECURITIES ATTORNEYS ] Attorney John Tishler, partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP, has been practicing corporate and securities law for more than 20 years. In his time as a corporate attorney, John has studied, practiced and employed several types of uncommon distinctions and strategies, equipping himself with a variety of different perspectives that he brings to every case that comes across his desk. John has experience representing clients in various areas, but specializes in representing sophisticated developers and intermediaries in EB-5 project finance. John works with each of his clients to design and negotiate the best possible economic business strategies in order to achieve all of their goals with singular effectiveness. As a securities attorney, John enjoys the ability to develop practical solutions for his clients, enabling them to maximize the odds of success in their EB-5 projects while minimizing legal risk. His colleagues also turn to him when they need assistance tackling a problem. John is a quick learner—he was first presented with an EB-5 case as recently as 2012. Within just the last two years, he has established himself as a leader in the field, and has been making a material difference in the structuring and handling of EB-5 cases. John acknowledges that the current uncertainty in the application of laws that affect developer expectations in EB-5 remains a challenge, along with a still-lingering view Osvaldo F. Torres is a corporate and securities attorney with over 25 years of sophisticated transactional law experience. For the last four-plus years, Ozzie has been immersed in EB-5 work, representing regional centers and projects in their structuring and offering needs. Ozzie’s practice, Torres Law, P.A. is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Years of corporate and securities law experience allows Ozzie to consult on a wide variety of EB-5 issues. Ozzie is currently working on numerous EB-5 offerings, including those involving hotel development, multi-family residential construction, senior independent living complexes, healthcare companies, restaurants, and others. In the past, Ozzie worked as a corporate and securities attorney with Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York City and with Greenberg Traurig in Miami. He is currently a member of the Weston Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association Corporate Governance Committee. When he first started examining EB-5 deals, Ozzie immediately noticed the deal documents were not always of the best quality and often seemed short on compliance. He knew right then that the level of sophistication was bound to increase, and has been in the industry long enough to see that prediction realized. He forecasts that this progression in sophistication will continue as regional centers and developers grapple with increased SEC and industry scrutiny. John Tishler that EB-5 financing is less complicated and risky than other traditional forms of real estate project finance. He points out that, generally, the opposite is true, whether stakeholders like it or not. John’s analysis of the EB-5 investment program, along with his unique interpretations and approaches to transactional lawyering, capital market transactions and emerging growth 6