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Catherine DeBono Holmes
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Attorney (Immigration)


1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90067
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Catherine DeBono Holmes

Catherine DeBono Holmes


For 30 years, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has provided clients with results—successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and adding value. Many of the Firm's founding members continue to practice law at JMBM, which is now ranked in the American Lawyer's AmLaw 200 list. From our offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients' needs worldwide.

Clients are at the heart of our law practice. They come from many industries and their businesses reflect the full range of developmental stages. We are grateful for the trust and confidence our clients have extended to us throughout the years.

For us, excellence is a given. Our attorneys are highly skilled professionals who practice law with passion and integrity and provide our clients with outstanding service. Whether they need help to solve a problem or seize an opportunity, our representation of their interests is rigorous, intelligent and uncompromising.


Catherine DeBono Holmes is Chair of JMBM's Investment Capital Law Group and author of the Investment Law Blog. She has practiced law at JMBM for over 30 years, focusing on investment capital and business transactions. 

Cathy helps clients worldwide to raise, invest and manage capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. She has represented more than 50 real estate developers in obtaining financing through the EB-5 immigrant investment visa program for the development of hotels, multi-family, and mixed-use developments throughout the U.S., and has represented numerous Chinese investors in the purchase of hotels and businesses in the U.S.

She assist clients in sourcing and investing capital throughout the U.S. She acts as security counsel in connection with offerings of investment securities in compliance with exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 in the U.S.under SEC Regulation D in the U.S. and outside the U.S. under Regulation S. She is experienced in forming U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds for investment in real estate, mortgage loans, securities and other investment.

Cathy helps clients form EB-5 Regional Centers for investment in U.S. business through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

Her finance and investment experience includes handling business formations for entrepreneurs, private securities offerings, structuring and offering of private investment funds, and business and regulatory matters for investment bankers, investment advisers, securities broker-dealers and real estate/mortgage brokers.  


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