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Sheppard Mullin’s Mark Okuma Elected Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys

August 13, 2019

Sheppard Mullin is pleased to announce that partner Mark T. Okuma has been elected a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). Okuma will be inducted into the College at its Annual Meeting on September 6, 2019.

“I’m honored to have been elected a fellow of the ACMA ,” said Okuma. “The College has an outstanding reputation and has an extraordinary group of both in-house and private practice lawyers. I’m looking forward to getting involved in the ACMA and working with my distinguished fellows to further improve and reform mortgage law.

Okuma, a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental and the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Groups, represents a broad range of domestic and foreign institutional and private clients in connection with many types of real estate, including commercial, industrial, office, multi-family, residential tract, condominium, hotel, resort, casino, golf course, and mixed-use projects. He has extensive experience in real estate, project, commercial and other financings, including acquisition, development, construction, renovation, bridge and permanent loans, senior secured, mezzanine and unsecured loan financings, fixed, variable and contingent interest loans, swaps, collars and caps, and single lender, syndicated and participated loans. His experience includes handling workouts, discounted payoffs, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, other remedies, and single note and loan portfolio purchases, sales and financings. Mark also has extensive experience with a broad range of investor, developer and other real estate matters, such as single property and portfolio purchases and sales, simultaneous, forward and reverse tax-deferred exchanges, sale-leasebacks, financing, tax credits, management, franchising, leasing, development, and construction. He also has experience in structuring and forming entities, including California and Delaware limited liability companies, limited partnerships, joint ventures and corporations.

About the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA)

Formed in 1974, ACMA is the leading organization of counsel in the United States and Canada who are recognized by their peers as distinguished practitioners in the field of mortgage law and real estate finance based upon the high caliber of their legal skills, knowledge, experience and professionalism. ACMA provides the best environment in North America for private practice and in-house real estate finance lawyers to develop professional excellence, trustworthy national business networks and lasting collegial relationships. ACMA has nearly 500 Fellows throughout the United States and its Territories and Canada. For more information about ACMA, visit its web site: www.acmaatty.org.