Shae Armstrong focuses his practice in the area of project finance, including equity financings and lender and borrower representation, with an emphasis on real estate investment and development, private equity, and EB-5 related cross border financing transactions. He has represented sponsors and real estate developers in over $2 billion in EB-5 involved financings. His practice also involves advising private companies in connection with general corporate matters (including general contracts preparation and review), securities, fund structuring, compliance policies and procedures, investor relations, hospitality and multi-family related operations guidance, and broker-dealer arrangements. Shae is also a Certified Financial Crime Specialist through the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), and he advises his clients on matters involving anti-money laundering compliance.
Shae has advised U.S. House and Senate offices, committees of the U.S. Congress, and policy and industry trade groups on alternative and international investment and lending matters. He was a contributing author to the textbook The EB-5 Book, published by ILW, and he is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics before bar associations and professional organizations. He has been engaged as an expert witness in litigation matters involving EB-5 Immigrant Investment financings. Further, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, The Hill, Texas Lawyer, The Washington Times, The Real Deal, EB-5 Investors' Magazine, Bisnow Commercial Real Estate News, The Daily Business Review, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, Fee Simple of the Virginia State Bar, the Harris County Bar Association, Roll Call, and The Center for Immigration Studies.
Leveraging his background in finance, accounting, and operations, Shae applies a business-oriented approach to his law practice that focuses on efficiently and strategically achieving his clients’ objectives.