Catherine DeBono Holmes

Catherine DeBono Holmes

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • Business Law, Securities Law
  • California
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Catherine D. Holmes is an accomplished Business and Securities Law attorney, concentrating on Finance and Investment Law matters. With clients all over the world, she advises on raising, investing and managing capital from both U.S. and non-U.S. investors.

Cathy has practiced law for over 40 years. With a wealth of knowledge and skill, she is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation. Cathy has been recognized for her extensive experience and success, having been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for 10 years. In addition, Cathy was honored by EB5 Investors Magazine as among the Top 15 Corporate Attorneys in 2017 and 2018.

Contact Cathy at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell for more information and to arrange an initial consultation.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Broker-Dealer/Investment Management
  • Investment Capital Law Group
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Partner, Chair, Investment Capital Law Group
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
J.D. (1977)
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1974)
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Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyer
Los Angeles Magazine
Awarded consecutively from 2009-2010 and 2013-2020
Top 15 Corporate Attorneys
EB5 Investors Magazine
2017, 2018
Professional Associations
Board of Directors of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Los Angeles Chapter
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Business Law Section Executive Committee
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State Bar of California
Consumer Financial Services Committee, Business Law Section
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Activities: A women’s community organization for the South Bay region of Southern California.
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Articles & Publications
Regulating Condo Hotels: Bad Condo Hotel Ordinances Will Discourage Good Projects
Urban Land
EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development
EB5 Investors magazine
Securities broker-dealer registration requirements and hiring U.S. and Non-U.S. brokers
Hospitality Net
How EB-5 Regional Centers and Sponsors Can Evaluate Broker-Dealer, Investment Company and Investment Adviser Registration Requirements under U.S. Securities Laws Part 3 –Investment Company Act requirements
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Speaking Engagements
Presentation, 4th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange
Association for Investment in the USA (IIUSA)
October 22-24, 2014
Speaker, JMBM Meet the Money Conference May 11, 2006, Los Angeles, California
Speaker, National Regulatory Service Annual Compliance Conference April 18-19, 2006, Palm Springs, California
Speaker, JMBM Hotel Developer's Conference March 8-9, 2006, Palm Desert, California
Chair, Women Lawyers of Interlaw/Western Hemisphere Annual Conference (October 2004)
Speaker, National Regulatory Service Basic Training for Investment Advisers—What Every Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Representative Needs to Know About ERISA (annual program lead presenter 2004-2006)
Los Angeles County Bar Association–36th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar: Counseling Companies in a Crisis (October 2003)
California CPA Society Financing Committee—Fiduciary Duties of Accountants Providing Business Advice to Clients (May 2003)
Current Member of Editorial Committee
Invest in America (“IIUSA”)
Former member of Board of Directors of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Los Angeles Chapter
Board of Directors of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Former member of Board of Directors of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association
Boalt Hall Alumni Association
State Bar of California, Business Law Section
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business Law Section, Former Member of Executive Committee
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Catherine DeBono Holmes' Website Profile
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Website
Investment Law Blog
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 201-3553
Fax: (310) 712-8553