GHG Partner David Sudeck Recognized as a Pioneer in Real Estate and Construction Law — Hospitality Law Blog — September 9, 2022

September 09, 2022

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GHG partner David Sudeck recognized as a pioneer in real estate and construction law

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that real estate partner David Sudeck has been recognized in the National Law Review 2022 List of Real Estate/Construction Law Pioneers.

This list honors legal professionals who have made a significant impact on practice, policy and technological advancement in their sector.

“David’s legal expertise and excellent client service have been essential to the success of Global Hospitality Group and the firm as a whole,” said Jim Butler. “We are thrilled that he has received this recognition as a Trailblazer.”

Sudeck is a seasoned trader with an international reputation as an expert in hospitality projects. He provides essential business and legal advice to owners and lenders in connection with the purchase, sale, development, construction, financing, leasing and sale-leaseback of hotels, resorts resort and mixed-use properties, including structuring complex hotel management and branding deals.

In 2021, David and his team at JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® closed over $210 million in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) loans and in 2022 helped structure the largest C-PACE transaction ever in the USA. His pioneering work in this area has led him to represent the best lenders in the industry. As David said at National Law Review“[C-PACE financing] has been a critical part of the capital stack… Borrowers have accepted that this is low cost, non-recourse financing.

To read David’s profile, click here.

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About the National Law Review

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David Sudeck is a senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and JMBM’s Real Estate Department. His practice focuses on the complex issues associated with large commercial real estate projects, particularly those involving hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects.

David is a seasoned real estate lawyer and negotiator with an international reputation for his expertise on projects with a hotel component, and he focuses in particular on providing practical advice on critical brand management and deal issues. He is also widely recognized for providing top-notch business and legal advice to hotel owners and lenders on the purchase, sale, development, construction, financing, leasing and sale-leaseback of properties.

When not working on traditional senior or mezzanine debt financings for owners or lenders, David is likely working on creative joint ventures or “alternative” financings of commercial properties rated as Clean Energy (C-PACE) or EB- 5, as head of the firm’s C-PACE and EB-5 Finance Groups. Over the past 12 months, David and his team have closed over $350 million in C-PACE financings, and David has been involved in nearly all of the $1.5 billion in EB-5 financings the company has has managed. David also serves on the Public Policy Committee of IIUSA, the EB-5 industry trade group for regional centers.

Contact David at +1-310-201-3518 or [email protected]


Photo by Jim ButlerJim Butler is one of the founders of the JMBM law firm and president of its real estate department. He founded and chairs the firm’s Global Hospitality Group®, which provides business and legal advice to owners, developers and investors of commercial real estate, particularly hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas, residences for the elderly and complex mixed-use projects. This advice includes buying, selling, development, financing, franchising, management, labor and employment, litigation, ADA, intellectual property, and specialty financing such as commercial properties valued as clean energy (C-PACE) and EB-5 questions for these properties.

Jim is recognized as one of the top hotel lawyers in the world and has led the Global Hospitality Group® in over $112 billion in hotel transactions and over 4,500 hotel properties located worldwide. They have assisted clients with over 2,500 hotel management and hotel franchise agreements and over 100 mixed-use hotel projects.

The JMBM team has closed over $350 million in C-PACE funding and advised over 100 EB-5 projects, closed over $1.5 billion in EB-5 funding and provided over half to our customers. EB-5 Investors magazine named Jim one of the top 25 EB-5 attorneys in the United States, and Jim serves on the Public Policy Committee of IIUSA, the EB-5 industry trade group for centers. regional.

Contact Jim at +1-310-201-3526 or [email protected] to discuss how we can help you.


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