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John D. Tishler

Partner
San Diego (Del Mar)
T: 858.720.8943
F: 858.509.3691

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1992
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1989, with distinction in all subjects
  • California
  • Colorado (Inactive)
  • Illinois (Inactive)
Overview
Honors
Experience
Publications & News
Memberships

John Tishler is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office and is the Co-Team Leader of the firm's Capital Market/Public Companies team.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Tishler's practice encompasses domestic and international capital markets, corporate finance, corporate governance, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions and technology. He advises established NYSE, NASDAQ and international exchange issuers and smaller high-growth clients on capital structures, equity and debt offerings, EB-5 project finance, securities compliance, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.  Mr. Tishler regularly speaks and writes on corporate governance, capital markets transactions, EB-5 project finance, emerging growth company issues and uncommon interpretations and approaches to transactional lawyering.

Representative Engagements

Represented Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) on $625 million high-yield debt offering

Represented utility-scale alternative energy projects for EB-5 financing

Represented major developer for EB-5 luxury boutique hotel

Represented BACTES Imaging Solutions and related companies in sale to Sharecare, Inc.

Represents Websense, Inc. for corporate matters

Represented Tree.com (NASDAQ:TREE) in sale of Home Loan Center to affiliate of Discover Financial Services

Represented Sagient Research Systems in sale to Informa Business Information

Represented CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) in acquisition of Paradigm Solutions, Inc.

Represented Rizvi Traverse Management for going private of Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in $1.5 billion registered debt offering

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in $1.9 billion tender offer of outstanding debt

Represents Tree.com (NASDAQ:TREE) for corporate governance and public reporting

Represents Lenovo for corporate governance and Level 1 ADR program

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation for corporate governance and public reporting

Represented Lenovo on sale of interest in AsiaInfo

Represented Overland Storage, Inc. in secondary public offering

Represented Northrop Grumman Corporation in $850 Million registered debt offering

Represented Carolina Precision Plastics L.L.C. in purchase of ATP Plastics

Represented Special Committee of Pomeroy IT Solutions in going private transaction

Represented SiliconSystems, Inc. in sale to Western Digital Corporation

Represented ZMC Hotels in restructure and refinance of debt

Represented Xerox Corporation for exchange of employee equity for PARC subsidiary

Represented RF Magic, Inc. in merger with Entropic Communications, Inc.

Represented SiliconSystems, Inc. in Series C Preferred Stock Financing by Samsung Ventures 

Represented Carolina Precision Plastics, L.L.C., in acquisition of Augros, Inc.

Represented SpaceDev, Inc. in $34 million acquisition of Starsys, Inc.

Represented Axesstel, Inc. in $38 million secondary public offering

Represented SiliconSystems, Inc. in Series B Preferred Stock Financing by Rustic Canyon Partners, Shepherd Ventures and Miramar Venture Partners

Represented GE Capital in venture investments in life sciences companies

Represented Interplan Corporation in acquisition by Schroder Ventures and Pouschine Cook

Articles

Books

  • "The EB-5 Handbook: A Guide for Investors and Developers" (Co-Author), EB5investors.com & EB-5 Investors Magazine, 2014
  • "Fundamental Strategies to Cope with the Changing World of Corporate Governance and Securities Compliance," Inside the Minds: SEC Compliance Best Practices, 2010 Edition, Aspatore, March 2010

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

EB-5 Capital Markets Blog Posts

Financial Institutions Law Blog Posts

Venture Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • “Issue Spotting in EB-5 Legislation for Regional Centers”, IIUSA’s EB5 Industry Forum, Los Angeles, October 11, 2016
  • “Global Real Estate Investments: What is the Future?”, San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR), September 13, 2016
  • “Broker Dealer Services in EB-5”, EB5Diligence.com Webinar, August 24, 2016
  • "Representing Regional Centers, NCEs, and JCEs in an Era of Increased SEC and Other Regulatory Oversight", EB5 Investors New York EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention, July 18, 2016
  • "Securities Considerations and Pitfalls to Avoid" and "Post-Offering Compliance", Sheppard Mullin’s sponsored Regional Center Workshop at EB5 Investors New York EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention, July 17, 2016
  • “The Enhanced Role of the SEC”, EB5investors.com, Las Vegas EB-5 Conference, January 16, 2016
  • “Securities Law Considerations”, IIUSA, Dallas EB-5 Conference, October 22, 2015
  • “Project Underwriting Workshop (Part 1)”, USIIF & EB5investors.com’s Private EB-5 Chinese Delegation, Shenzhen, China, October 16, 2015
  • “SEC Considerations”, Pincus Communication, Inc., EB-5 Investor-based Immigration Conference, October 8, 2015
  • “Liability Associated with EB-5 Marketing Materials”, EB5Diligence.com Webinar, October 7, 2015
  • “EB-5 Securities Roundtable,” EB5investors and Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles EB-5 Conference, August, 3, 2015
  • “Implications of the Grassley Leahy Bill”, EB5Diligence.com Webinar, June 24, 2015
  • “Should the PPM be Translated by the Issuer?”, EB5Diligence.com Webinar, June 17, 2015
  • “Dealing with Senior Lenders in EB-5 Investment”, EB5Diligence.com Webinar, June 3, 2015
  • “Who Diligences the Disclosures?”, EB5Diligence.com Webinar, April 29, 2015
  • “Redeployment of Repaid EB-5 Funds,” EB5Diligence.com Webinar, April 16, 2015
  • “Disclosures in EB-5 Offering Documents,” EB5Diligence.com Webinar, March 5, 2015
  • “EB-5 Regional Center Industry Best Practices: Case Studies & Historical Review”, IIUSA EB-5 Webinar, February 5, 2015
  • “Structuring EB-5 Projects for Immigration, Financial & Market Success”, EB5investors.com, Las Vegas EB-5 Conference, January 17, 2015
  • “Are Issuers and Regional Centers conducting unregistered Broker-Dealer activity?” EB5Diligence.com Webinar, Dec 3, 2014
  • “EB-5 Due Diligence: Process and Components for Success”, IIUSA, San Francisco EB-5 Conference, October 24, 2014
  • "Mezzanine Financing at Single Digit Interest Rates: Is EB-5 for Real?" CFO Study Group, July 29, 2014
  • "Does My Project Work with EB-5?" EB5investors.com, Southern California EB-5 Conference, July 21, 2014
  • "How to Finance a New Development," Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), Summer Update Webinar, July 8, 2014
  • "EB-5 Securities - The Rise of Broker-Dealers," EB5investors.com, Las Vegas EB-5 Conference, March 8, 2014
  • "Securities Laws & EB-5 - Broker/Dealer Business Model & JOBS Act Update," IIUSA EB-5 Webinar, February 27, 2014
  • "How to Finance a New Development," Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 28, 2014
  • "Securities Considerations for EB-5 Issuers in light of SEC and FINRA Actions," USAdvisors Conference, October 30, 2013
  • "Understanding the Interplay of USCIS EB-5 Requirements and SEC Regulations," EB5Investors.com's Annual SoCal EB-5 Conference, July 15, 2013
  • "Orange County Capital Markets Program on EB5," Urban Land Institute's Capital Markets Initiative Council Meeting, April 10, 2013
  • "Real Estate and EB-5 Financing for Solar," Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2013, March 20, 2013
  • "JOBS Act and Beyond," 5th Annual Hot Topics Seminar, October 16, 2012
  • Panelist, AICPA National Audit Committee Forum, July 30-31, 2012
  • "Dodd-Frank Act in 20 Minutes," 3rd Annual Hot Topics Seminar, October 12, 2010
  • "New Financial Regulations to Increase Transparency Costs," Daily Transcript Executive Roundtable, October 1, 2010
  • "Seed and Angel Capital: The Case for Convertible Notes," Sheppard Mullin Emerging Growth Webinar, May 20, 2010
  • "Governance 2009: Watching the World Wake Up from History," 2nd Annual Hot Topics Seminar, October 16, 2009
  • "Preparing For IPO: How To Be Ready When The Window Opens," CONNECT Frameworks Workshop, June 16, 2009 (Moderator)
  • "Fundamentals of Transactional Lawyering - Anticipating and Avoiding Breakdowns in Commitments," San Diego Aji Network Collegians, May 27, 2009
  • "XBRL and IDEA: The Future of Financial Reporting and Information Retrieval," November 4, 2008
  • "Design of an Offer," The Aji Network Conference, June 2008
  • "Conduct of the Annual Meeting," TheCorporateCounsel.net webcast, April 2, 2008
  • "Exploiting IP Through Strategic Partnerships: Making it Work", University of California, San Diego - Rady School of Management, July 23, 2005
  • "The Other Sarbanes-Oxley Act" San Diego Chapter of California Society of CPAs, June 8, 2005
  • "Knock Knock: What to do When the Government Calls," Sheppard Mullin Breakfast Seminar Program, February 4, 2005
  • "Protecting Interests and Ensuring Performance Under a Strategic Partnering Agreement" presented to the San Diego Software Industry Council's Entrepreneur's Forum, November 30, 2004

Events

  • IIUSA Best Practices Committee Member, IIUSA is the EB-5 Industry’s leading advocacy and lobbying organization
  • Chapter Chairman, The Aerospace & Defense Forum - San Diego Chapter
  • Adjunct professor, University of San Diego School of Law, teaching advanced deal structures, and he regularly lectures on corporate law, strategic partnering, and executive compensation
  • Member, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
  • Member, American Bar Association