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Two JMBM Lawyers – Jim Butler and Catherine DeBono Holmes – Named “Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys” by EB5 Investors Magazine

LOS ANGELES—Jim Butler, Chairman of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and Chinese Investment Group® and Catherine DeBono Holmes, Chair of JMBM’s Investment Capital Law Group have been recognized as a “Top 25 EB-5 Attorney” by EB5 Investors Magazine.

In the EB-5 area, Butler and his Global Hospitality Group® source EB-5 capital for select top hotel developers, generally as mezzanine financing with a 5 or 6 year term and an all-in cost to the developer of 6-7% per annum. See JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 construction financing program for top developers and projects. In the last 18 months, the Group has sourced and closed more than $300 million of such EB-5 funding, and currently has more than $450 million in the pipeline. Visit to see how the Group has helped clients connect with hotel finance form more than 25 years, and look at the Global Hospitality Group® brochure to see how the Group has helped clients with more than $68 billion of hotel transactions.

Holmes helps clients worldwide to raise, invest and manage capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. She has represented more than 50 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. She is the publisher of the Investment Law Blog.



Jim Butler
+1 310.201.3526
Catherine DeBono Holmes
+1 310.201.3553