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John Tishler


12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, 92130
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John Tishler

John Tishler


Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 630 attorneys in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.


Mr. Tishler is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar Heights office.

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 investment programs, securities compliance, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.  Mr. Tishler regularly speaks and writes on corporate governance, capital markets transactions, EB-5 investment programs, emerging growth company issues and uncommon interpretations and approaches to transactional lawyering.


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1992
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1989, with distinction in all subjects


  • California
  • Colorado (Inactive)
  • Illinois (Inactive)





Representative Engagements

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

Represented (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 (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




  • 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

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