Bloch, Jonathan

A seasoned attorney, Jonathan Bloch provides creative and solution-oriented legal counsel in a variety of corporate and finance transactions. He represents corporations, investors and entrepreneurs in transactions including mergers and acquisitions, hotel and resort developments, fund formations, joint ventures and general corporate work. 

Jonathan assists clients in technology, real estate, hospitality and telecommunication companies, and manufacturing facilities and Internet distribution centers, with the challenges of raising capital. He also has extensive experience negotiating and documenting financing through the EB-5 immigrant investor Visa program, including advising real estate developers as well as energy infrastructure companies on obtaining loans through the EB-5 program. 

Throughout his career, Jonathan has taken several companies public through the IPO process and directly interacted with many state public pension funds. He has insight into the organization and financial management of both public and private companies through his many years of service on boards of directors.

Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan was a partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell in Los Angeles. Jonathan served as acting general counsel at a firm before joining private practice where he reviewed and negotiated limited partnership agreements and side letters for over 30 partnerships, oversaw all legal issues, and acted as the chief compliance officer for an SEC-registered investment advisor. Previously, Jonathan was the founder and Senior Managing Director of a large fund-of-funds firm (over $700 million in investments), which was targeted at venture capital, growth equity, medium-size buyout funds and cleantech investing. The fund-of-funds firm was sold to a major international investment bank.

Representative Matters

  • Midwest AgEnergy - $165MM Biofuels a new 65 MGY facility in Jamestown, NDSourced and negotiated a $75MM EB-5 loan to complete the capital stack with a construction loan obtained from local Farm Agricultural Bank. Project scheduled to open in summer, 2016.
  • 650 unit Student Housing project in College Station TX. $49.5MM EB-5 loan funded. Phase 1 completed and 95% leased. Phase 2 construction completed by December, 2015.
  • 123 key Upscale Boutique Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA. Approximately $135MM total project costs with a $55MM EB-5 which has been funded (partial bridge loan). EB-5 loan is projected to be increased to $75MM after first I-526 approval.
  • Residential marina, retail and 84 unit housing development in Marin County, CA. $22MM EB-5 loan funded with a land/construction loan closed earlier with Colony Capital.
  • 1650 residential lot infrastructure project in Prince George County, MD. $55MM EB-5 loan funded (with bridge financing) and EB-5 loan is projected to be increased to $75MM after first I-526 approval.
  • $2.5BB hotel and condominium project in Los Angeles, CA. $450MM EB-5 loan signed closed and funded by September, 2015.
  • 333 room Marriott hotel, 550 space parking garage and 150 unit apartment project in Omaha, NE. Construction loan & TIF loan fully negotiated and $36 MM EB-5 loan sourced,  negotiated and now fully funded.
News & Events
Community

Cedars-Sinai, Board of Governors

Hillcrest Country Club, Budget and Finance Committee

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.S., with honors, University of California at Berkeley
Admissions
  • California
Recognition

Leaders in Law Outside Counsel Finalist, 2018, Los Angeles Business Journal

Leaders in Law Real Estate Finalist, 2017, Los Angeles Business Journal

Top 10 EB-5 Attorneys in Specialized Fields, 2016, EB5 Investors Magazine

Membership

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce