Scott is Managing Director at Investar Capital. He joined the firm in March 2016 and leads real estate acquisitions, joint ventures, private equities, and real estate portfolio management. Scott has a strong expertise in commercial real estate investing, portfolio management, capital markets and operations. Prior to joining Investar, Scott was the COO of Cypress Equities Real Estate Investment Management where he was jointly responsible for managing a $400 million real estate private equity fund focused on value-add retail investments. Previously, he worked as a family office manager, a Regional Director of Capital Markets for Panattoni Development Company, and as a Director of Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging at Société Générale in Dallas and New York City. Scott is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, earning his BBA with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute – IOPC Council and The Real Estate Council.
Shana Mulkerin, Angeles Investment Advisors
Managing Director & Partner, Angeles Investment Advisors (Santa Monica)
Shana joined Angeles Investment Advisors in 2005 from Wilshire Associates. Shana works with many types and sizes of institutional investment funds to develop and implement investment strategies. In addition to strategic asset allocation work, investment structure reviews and policy development, she focuses on real assets due diligence and research. Shana is an honors graduate of the Anderson School at UCLA, where she earned an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Emerging Market Economics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Harvard University, where she was a National Honor Scholar and captain of the varsity women’s lacrosse team. She currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Young Literati of the Los Angeles Library Foundation.
Ben Maslan, RCLCO
Principal, RCLCO (Los Angeles)
Ben Maslan is a Principal based in RCLCO’s Los Angeles, California office. Ben serves across RCLCO’s practice groups with a focus on investment analysis on behalf of the firm’s institutional accounts and strategic planning and litigation support services. In these engagements he brings to bear his experience in various aspects within commercial and residential real estate, including risk management, due diligence, and underwriting processes. He has experience examining national, regional, and local market trends for all types of real estate, including commercial, residential, construction, and land. Prior to joining RCLCO, Ben spent six years at Cornerstone Research, where he managed a variety of economic and financial consulting projects. Ben previously worked at Transom Consulting Group in Los Angeles, a start-up strategy consulting firm, where he provided strategic solutions to financial services firms. Earlier in his career, Ben worked as a Summer Associate for Bank of America Securities and as a Senior Analyst at Mercer.
Mark Tronstein, Real Estate, Andell Inc.
Managing Director- Real Estate, Andell Inc. (Beverly Hills)
Mark Tronstein is a Managing Director at Andell Inc., a Los Angeles-based private investment firm and family office with global business and investment interests, where he oversees the real estate strategy. Prior to joining Andell, Mark was a Director at Broadreach Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm with over $1 billion of equity capital under management, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing value-add and opportunistic transactions across all product types as well as distressed debt in the Southwestern U.S. Prior to joining Broadreach, Mark was an investment professional at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on acquisitions in the Western U.S. on behalf of its various discretionary real estate private equity funds as well as its managed accounts. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Southern California and with an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sandor Valner, Walton Street Capital
Managing Partner Mexico & Latin America, Walton Street Capital (Mexico City)
Sandor Valner. Mr. Valner is a Managing Principal for Mexico and Latin America at Walton Street Capital, a global real estate private equity firm. He has been associated with Walton Street Capital since 2006. Prior to Walton, Mr. Valner was CEO of VALOR, a real estate merchant banking firm. He headed Credit Suisse /First Boston’s operations in Mexico from 1990 to 1995 and was part of the Latin America executive committee in New York. Before joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Valner worked for JP Morgan in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions in New York 1986-1990. Mr. Valner is currently a member on the board of directors of six publicly listed Mexican real estate funds. He is an active member of YPO, the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Mexican Association of Private Equity. Mr. Valner received an MBA degree and an MS degree in Engineering from Stanford University in 1986. He obtained his BS in Engineering summa cum laude from the UAM University in Mexico in 1983.
Joaquin De Monet, Palisades Capital Realty Advisors
Joaquin de Monet
Founder & Managing Principal, Palisades Capital Realty Advisors (Los Angeles)
Joaquin de Monet is a leader in the commercial real estate industry with expertise in global real estate advisory and investment management services. He has led teams of high-performance real professionals worldwide, and has a successful track record for executing large equity and debt transactions in the United States and Latin America, and for building, operating and managing multi-billion dollar real estate businesses and portfolios. In 2013, de Monet founded and serves as managing principal of Palisades Capital Realty Advisors, LLC, a boutique commercial real estate advisory firm that brings customized real estate investment solutions to private capital (high net-worth and family office) for US and Latin American investors.
Ricardo Goldberg, Investments, CIM Group
Vice President- Investments, CIM Group (Los Angeles)
Mr. Goldberg is a Vice President within CIM’s Investments Group. He has been involved in the acquisition, development and asset management of over $1 billion in real estate transactions in urban markets in the western U.S., including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston and in Latin America primarily in Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Prior to joining CIM in 2011, Ricardo worked at Merrill Lynch as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst in the Investment Banking group (2007-2009) and as a trader at the Central Bank of Mexico managing the international reserves (2005-2007). Mr. Goldberg received a B.S. in Computer Systems and Business from Iberoamericana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.
As managing director of investment management, Eduardo Orozco is responsible for leading Latin America investment activities for Greystar, including pipeline generation, fundraising activity, and the development of the region's investments team. Eduardo joined Greystar in 2015, and has been active in the multifamily industry since 2009. During his tenure with Greystar, he has been responsible for deal-sourcing and managing relationships with key partners in Mexico, Chile, and other countries, and has also participated in capital-raising activities. Prior to Greystar, Eduardo worked for the Black Creek Group as part of its Mexico investments team. Before that, he was with a large family office in Dallas conducting investments in real estate assets. Eduardo holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of Urban Land Institute Mexico.
David Belford is Managing Director, Investment Management at Colony NorthStar, Inc. Mr. Belford is responsible for the firm’s co-investment activity, including the identification, evaluation, and consummation of new transactions that combine Colony NorthStar balance sheet investment with external fundraising activities alongside Colony NorthStar’s key global relationships. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Belford was a Managing Director at Colony Capital’s London office. Prior to joining the predecessor Colony Capital business in 2008, Mr. Belford was an associate in the Originations division at iStar Financial Inc. in New York. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Belford worked in the Investment Banking Division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc./Credit Suisse First Boston Inc. in New York and Los Angeles and on the foreign exchange desk at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in New York. Mr. Belford received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, a Master of International Affairs from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School.
Patricia Will, Belmont Village Senior Living
ounder and CEO, Belmont Village Senior Living (Houston)
Patricia Will founded Belmont Village Senior Living in 1997 as a fully integrated owner, developer and operator of first rate senior living communities, with a focus on independent living, assisted living and memory care. Belmont Village opened its first community in Houston in 1998. Today, the company operates 26 communities in seven American states and Mexico City. Prior to founding Belmont, Mrs. Will served in an executive capacity in real estate and healthcare for more than 15 years; As VP and Partner at Mischer Development, she developed several million square feet of commercial and medical projects. Mrs. Will serves on the boards of numerous academic and charitable institutions, including the USC Davis School of Gerontology, Argentum and the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). Mrs. Will earned an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
Sebastian Odriozola, Arzentia Capital
Founder & Director, Arzentia Capital (Monterrey)
Mr. Odriozola is a founder and Director at Arzentia Capital, a Monterrey, Mexico based family office that invests in Real Estate, Private Equity and public markets. With over 15 years of management and investing experience, he held different positions within Grupo IMSA, including Industrial Sales Manager at IMSA Acero, Strategic Planning Director at Stabilit and General Manager at United Panel. Before joining IMSA he was a Business Development Director at Seminis Inc. Mr. Odriozola holds a BS in Biochemistry from ITESM and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. He is also on the board of Javer, Invercap and Enexa.
Fredrick Gortner, Paladin Realty Partners
Managing Director and COO, Paladin Realty Partners (Los Angeles)
Frederick Gortner is a co-founder, Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Paladin Realty Partners, LLC. Founded in 1995, Paladin Realty is a leading private equity fund manager focused on institutional-quality real estate investments in the United States and Latin America. Gortner has been involved in every facet of Paladin Realty’s operations since the firm’s inception, including acquisitions, asset management, business development, strategic planning, capital raising and administration. He serves on the firm’s Executive, Investment and Valuation committees. Gortner has had a career in real estate investment, development and finance that spans nearly three decades. Prior to the forming of Paladin Realty in 1995 with James R. Worms and former U.S. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, Gortner was a partner at two Los Angeles-based real estate operating and development companies in the early 1990’s and began his career at JP Morgan Chase (formerly Chemical Bank) in the 1980’s. He is a graduate of Duke University and The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Elias Mizrahi, Viceroy Hotel Group
Director of Capital Markets, Strata Equity Group (San Diego)
Elias joined Strata Equity in 2011 and bringing over 10 years of experience in the financial arena and 25 years in investor relations. Responsible for sourcing private capital, implementing a global sales strategy, and managing new and current investors, Elias is also in charge of recruiting, training and providing support to the promoters that represent Strata in the U.S. and abroad. Education/Credentials: * Master’s Degree in Business Administration and International Finance from the University of San Diego. * Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico Autónomo de Mexico.
DJ Van Keuren, Hayman Family Office
DJ Van Keuren
Executive Director, Hayman Family Office (Los Angeles)
Mr. Van Keuren is a seasoned family office executive, successful author & sought after speaker for family office conferences throughout the US. With over 25 years of combined experience in family offices, real estate, fund management, finance, and investment banking, Mr. Van Keuren is currently a Vice President for the Hayman Family Office, a 2nd Generation Single Family Office, and works directly with the Patriarch. Prior to his current position, DJ was the Director for the Arsenal Family Office, a Single Family Office out of Colorado who had a focus on real estate. DJ received his B.A. from Ball State University, attended graduate studies in Real Estate from the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute, and received his Masters Degree from Harvard University in Management and Finance.
Dani Evanson, RMA
Managing Director, RMA (Los Angeles)
Dani Evanson is a Principal and Managing Director of RMA. Together with executive management, Dani leads the firm’s strategic direction. Dani is responsible for sourcing investments, capital raising, and investor relations. She co-manages RMA’s joint venture partner relationships and serves on RMA’s investment committee. Dani has over 20 years of experience in real estate with a background in acquisitions, dispositions and portfolio management. Prior to joining RMA, Dani was a Real Estate Director at a Los Angeles based family office. In that role, she had primary responsibility for investing and managing a $500 million real estate portfolio consisting of investments in commercial properties, investment funds, joint ventures and real estate operating companies. The portfolio included mixed-use, industrial, office, residential and retail assets. In addition, Dani served on the advisory board for two real estate investment funds.
Drew Dolan, Titan Development
President, Titan Development (New Mexico)
Drew is a real estate investment and development professional with 20 years of experience in raising capital contributions, acquisitions, project design and construction, and securing financing from lending institutions. Drew manages investment structure, investor relations, and debt/equity procurement for Titan Development. Drew’s development expertise includes office, industrial, retail, and multi-family development, including distressed acquisitions and loan purchases. Drew is intimately involved in the new Titan Development Real Estate Fund I, a $200M private equity fund that closed in September of 2017. Prior to his recent exploits, Drew led the creation of a multi-family development partnership between Titan Development and Alliance Residential Company. Drew has also championed Titan Development’s growing self-storage portfolio by establishing a strategic relationship with Extra Space Storage.
Oscar Vazquez, Chief Operating Officer, Encore Capital Management
Chief Operating Officer, Encore Capital Management (San Francisco)
Based in San Francisco, Mr. Vasquez oversees back office operations and investor relations. Prior to Encore, Mr. Vasquez led the Management Consulting organization in California for EMC, one of the world’s largest technology companies. In this role he had full operational, profit/loss, and business development responsibility for the unit, and presided over 30% year-on-year growth of revenue. Prior to EMC, he worked for Accenture/Andersen Consulting and Deloitte Touche. Mr. Vasquez earned his BS in Computer Engineering from U.C. San Diego.
Federico Castillo, MIRA
Director of Acquisition, MIRA (Mexico City)
Federico Castillo is Director of Acquisition of Mira where he is responsible for investment strategy, originations, underwriting, structuring and closing all new land investments opportunities. Mr. Castillo has over ten years of experience in the Mexican Real Estate industry in positions that include VP in JLL Mexico in its Resort Advisory and Development Team, CFO/Director of Investments in Umbral Capital and Acquisitions Associate at Walton Street Capital. Prior to moving to the real estate industry, Mr. Castillo’s worked for as a Consultant at McKinsey & Co., Protego Asesores and the Bank of Mexico. Mr. Castillo received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from ITAM in Mexico City and a Master of Business Administration from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Christopher Chang leads Menlo Equities’ engagement with its Limited Partners, is responsible for the firm’s marketing activities, and spearheads the strategy and execution around raising capital. Prior to joining Menlo in 2017, Mr. Chang was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. During his 10 years at Goldman, he served as a senior member of the Technology M&A team and led the firm’s West Coast Real Estate investment banking business, where he was a strategic advisor to a number of private and publicly traded real estate companies on capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, and general corporate finance matters. Over the course of his investment banking career, Mr. Chang advised clients in raising more than $20 billion of equity and debt capital and on more than $30 billion of M&A transactions. He also held positions at JPMorgan Chase in New York, London and San Francisco in the Investment Bank Technology and Global Technology Infrastructure groups. Chris received his BS in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University and his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia Business School where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honors.
Bleeker Seaman, Lowe Enterprise Investors
Co-CEO, Lowe Enterprise Investors (Los Angeles)
Bleecker shares responsibility for oversight and management of the firm’s investment management business with co-CEO Brad Howe. A member of LEI’s Board of Directors and chairman of its Investment Committee, Bleecker is actively involved in investment strategy, portfolio management and client servicing. He previously served as COO for LEI and CFO and acquisition officer in Lowe’s hospitality subsidiary. Previously, Bleecker was Assistant Director of Real Estate Investments for the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, and a Loan Officer for First Union National Bank and Continental Bank. He is a member of PREA, ULI and NAREIM, for which he was a past Board Member. A recent empty nester, Bleecker is taking advantage of the chance to travel. Education: University of North Carolina, BA; Duke University, MBA
David Luo, Cherng Family Office
Executive Director, Cherng Family Office (Los Angeles)
Cherng Family Trust started a real estate entity CFT Developments in 2004 to acquire real estate around the US for Panda Express development. In last 12 years, CFT has acquired more than 500 locations which includes 400 freestanding Panda Express sites and 100 Panda Express anchored strip centers. From owning Panda Express properties, CFT expanded to real estate investment with partners in office, residential, other retail properties. CFT also owns three office buildings in Pasadena and Dallas. On development side, CFT has expanded to mixed-use development with residential and retail in TOD sites in Pasadena area.
Steve LaTerra, Meyers Research LLC
Managing Director, Meyers Research LLC (Los Angeles)
Steven La Terra serves as Managing Director of Meyers Research, a subsidiary of Kennedy Wilson Company (NYSE: KW). In addition to managing the Arizona Operations of the Advisory practice, Mr. La Terra has a national perspective and provides strategic consulting services to the real estate capital markets. Prior to Meyers, Mr. La Terra owned a land investment/lot banking company and served in Principal and Senior Executive positions with Land Advisors Capital, APEXCapital and Acacia Capital Corporation. During his career, Mr. La Terra has purchased and sold more than 20,000 residential lots throughout the United States and has raised several hundred million dollars on behalf of real estate operators as an investment banker. He client base includes some of the largest private and institutional investment companies in the real estate industry. Mr. La Terra is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute and has served as the Chair of a National Product Council and as Chair of ULI Arizona.
Domingo Valdes, VINTE
Chief Financial Officer, VINTE (Mexico City)
Mr. Valdes is Chief Financial Officer and Board Member of VINTE, a publicly traded, financially solid Mexican homebuilder with a shared value business approach. Over the past eleven years as CFO, Mr. Valdés has led the Company’s efforts to build a strategic and competitive funding base focused on a long-term capital structure with financing ranging from strong global financial institutions such as the IDB, IFC, and KfW, to debt and equity issuances in the capital markets, including the Company’s IPO on September 2016 as well as 6 bond issuances (3, 5 and 10 year tenures). VINTE’s innovative inclusive business model in low and middle-income housing, supported by the Company’s execution capabilities and a strong balance sheet, has resulted on an average of 20% CAGR on EBITDA and 20% ROE, with increasing dividend payments for the last ten years. Mr. Valdes’ previous experience includes 12 years in finance and management consulting at McKinsey & Co. and at Mercer Oliver Wyman, managing infrastructure, transportation and real estate projects and has personally invested in Multifamily for the last two years. Mr. Valdes holds a B.A. in Economics from ITESM, as well as an MBA with concentration in Finance from The University of Chicago.
Rafael Anchia, Civitas Capital Group
Co-Founder, Civitas Capital Group (Dallas)
Rafael Anchia is a co-founder of Civitas Capital Group and maintains responsibility for new market development, public policy and public-private partnerships. For over twenty years, Mr. Anchia has worked as a corporate attorney with top U.S.-based international law firms, and serves as a State Representative in the Texas Legislature, where he is Chairman of the International Trade and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. He was also elected by his peers to Chair the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), the oldest and largest Latino caucus in the United States. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Anchia served as an appointee of President Barack H. Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, which advises the United States Trade Representative on issues related to international investment and trade.
Loren Witkin, Citadel Environmental
CEO, Citadel Environmental (Los Angeles)
Mr. Witkin has 30+ years of experience in the environmental, health, and safety industry. In 1987, he returned to his alma mater, UCLA, as one of the first asbestos/lead program managers in the State of California. He was responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing policies relating to the identification and remediation of environmental contaminants for 17+ million square feet of property. As CEO of Citadel, Mr. Witkin is actively involved in all phases of corporate development, administration, and client management. He spearheaded the formation of the firm’s ESOP as part of his vision to bring all of its employees into the fold of ownership, further strengthening the employee/client focus. He is known for his ability to manage complex project teams encompassing multiple disciplines, and building the consensus that keeps projects moving forward, on budget, and regulatory compliant. Mr. Witkin holds numerous state, federal, and industry accreditations and certifications and sits on the City of Hope’s Real Estate Council, the Downtown Breakfast Club, AJU’s Real Estate Executive Council, and the Central City Association.
Roberto Jinich, Paragon
Co-Founder, Paragon (San Diego)
Roberto Jinich, is a co-founder of Paragon, and has over twenty-five years of experience carrying out and managing real estate investments, including development, acquisition, property management, construction, real estate finance and corporate governance. Since founding Paragon, Roberto has played an integral role in assembling a multimillion-dollar portfolio consisting of multifamily and commercial properties, as well as a wide range of for sale residential and land development projects. In 2011, under Roberto’s guidance, Paragon launched its flagship fund Paragon Real Estate Fund (PREF) to invest in urban retail and urban mixed-use properties in select markets across the US. Since then, PREF has acquired over 20 properties and manages more than 300 tenants. Roberto is primarily responsible for strategy, investment decisions, assembling the capital structure of new investments and investor relations that include the full spectrum from high net worth individuals to institutional investors. Roberto has a BS from Boston University in Electrical Engineering and a MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Construction Management. He is a member of the Educational Council of MIT and The Downtown San Diego Partnership.
David B. Stone, Allen Matkins
David B. Stone
Partner, Allen Matkins (Los Angeles)
David Stone is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins. His practice involves all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, development, financing and leasing. David represents investment companies, private equity funds, developers, life insurance companies, pension funds, banks, real estate investment trusts and other entities in connection with a wide variety of commercial real estate matters throughout the country. David has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of commercial office portfolios, retail and industrial centers, hotels, and multi-family and mixed-use developments. In addition, David regularly represents a broad range of clients, from large institutional investors to small family-owned companies, in connection with the leasing of various types of commercial properties. He received his B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Sagar Desai, Viceroy Hotel Group
Head of Acquisitions & Development, Viceroy Hotel Group (Los Angeles)
Backed by his keen insight and expertise in real estate acquisitions, finance, hotel development and operations, Sagar Desai has spearheaded Viceroy’s thoughtful expansion in the Americas and the Caribbean since joining the team in 2008; closing flagship deals with shareholder capital, institutional funds and large-cap real-estate investment trusts. Recent developments under his leadership include Viceroy properties in Beverly Hills, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Anguilla, San Francisco and Cartagena. Sagar’s real estate career was jumpstarted while studying at New York University, earning his real estate license while brokering students apartments in the City. He moved on to work for Deutsche Bank in Global Management, Savanna Partners in Real Estate Private Equity and most recently he was part of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Bank Division at Bank of America Securities in New York City. Sagar ultimately decided to apply his expertise to the hospitality sector and hasn’t looked back ever since. Sagar holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Economics with a minor in Business and Philosophy, Cum Laude from New York University.
Phillip T. Fitzgerald, 7 Bridges Capital Partners
Phillip T. Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer, 7 Bridges Capital Partners (Los Angeles)
Mr. Fitzgerald established 7 Bridges Capital Partners after his departure from Jamestown Latin America, which he founded in February 2013. Prior to his position as the CEO of Jamestown Latin America, Mr. Fitzgerald was a partner with Paladin Realty Partners, where he served as managing director of emerging markets. In that role, Mr. Fitzgerald successfully led and managed investments centered on an extensive portfolio of more than 120 real estate assets located in seven Latin American countries. Prior to joining Paladin, Mr. Fitzgerald was a founding partner of boutique investment banking firm Griffin Partners, an associate in the real estate finance group of Jefferies & Company, Inc., and an analyst in the real estate finance group at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Fitzgerald also served in the United States Navy between 1982 and 1990, prior to graduating summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University, where he was valedictorian of his class.
Jerry J. Gumpel SheppardMullin
Jerry J. Gumpel
Partner, Sheppard Mullin (San Diego)
Mr. Gumpel advises clients on corporate and real estate matters. Mr. Gumpel represents clients whose businesses whose businesses and investments span the globe, with a particular emphasis on US-Mexico cross border matters. With regard to corporate matters, he specializes in formation of joint ventures and partnerships, structuring investment vehicles and platforms, . He advises companies, entrepreneurs, privately held businesses and family offices on their domestic and international matters. These matters include mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure and governance, raising of debt and equity domestically and abroad, and the negotiation of strategic alliances and co-investments with private equity funds. His clients are multinational corporations, privately held businesses, financial service providers, and family offices. With regard to real estate, Mr. Gumpel represents sponsors of real estate funds and investors in all facets of real estate investments including hospitality, multi-family and shopping centers. Working closely with the Firm’s tax department Mr. Gumpel assists clients in developing tax efficient investment platforms and in the preparation of multi-generational estate plans for families with a global presence.
Juan Zuniga, Rimon Law
Partner, Rimon Law (San Diego)
Juan E. Zúñiga is an international transactions attorney who has worked on cross-border deals throughout the united states, Latin America and in over 60 other countries. His practice is focused on buying and selling real estate, resort and hospitality transactions, mergers & acquisitions, overseas distribution agreements, international joint ventures, foreign trade and commerce, workouts of distressed assets, lending and investment issues. he has been particularly sought out for his handling of cross-border transactions, especially in Latin America. In this work, he represents American clients in their investments in overseas properties and in establishing subsidiary operations internationally. Additionally, he represents foreign clients in their investments in the United States. Prior to Rimon, Juan Zuniga was the founding partner of Cross Border Law Group, P.C. before that he was an attorney at both Heller Ehrman and Baker and McKenzie. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School (1992) and his A.B. from Harvard College (1986).