Michael Birajiclian, Esq. Joins TitleVest as Managing Director of Business Development

New York, New York (PRWEB) March 9, 2009

TitleVest, a Manhattan-based provider of title insurance and related real estate services, announced today the hire of Michael Birajiclian, Esq. as Managing Director of Business Development.

Over the past decade, Birajiclian has closed more than $ 8 billion in real estate transactions in positions held at several leading investment banks including Bank of America, Nomura Credit & Capital and Morgan Stanley, and most recently as an attorney in private practice at Stark, Amron & Liner, LLP. In his new role as Managing Director of Business Development at TitleVest, he will leverage his vast industry experience and relationships to cultivate new sources of business for TitleVest.

During his tenure with the Bank of America, Birajiclian, a principal in the Real Estate Structured Finance Group, structured and closed in excess of $ 4 billion in conduit, leveraged finance and syndicated transactions; negotiated participation, intercreditor, pooling and servicing agreements and all related transfer documentation; and headed the deal team that closed Bank of America’s portion of the 2006 CMBS Deal of the Year: Toys ‘R Us.

At Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., Birajiclian managed the loan closing department from the group’s inception and worked directly with program counsel in developing Nomura’s fixed rate, floating rate and large loan form documentation; closed and structured in excess of $ 3.2 billion of fixed and floating rate conduit loans; and negotiated mortgage loan purchase agreements with third-party correspondents to build origination volume.

In the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley, Birajiclian worked closely with the trading desk, originating bankers and outside counsel concerning the proper structure of commercial mortgage and franchise mortgage loans.

In his most recent position at Stark, Amron & Liner, LLP, a New York City based real estate and structured finance practice, Birajiclian represented commercial banks and mezzanine funds on loan closings, preferred equity investments, participations, workouts, foreclosures and general commercial litigation proceedings; advised clients regarding distressed debt and workout situations for sub and nonperforming loans focusing on maximizing asset value; and drafted and negotiated all related loan documentation with a focus on client relationship management.

“I am thrilled to be joining the TitleVest team,” said Michael Birajiclian. “Through my many years as a banker and attorney on numerous large, institutional deals, I know the type of service expected and what it takes to get deals closed. I look forward to working with my extensive base of real estate professionals, as well as developing new relationships and providing them with the very best service in the title industry.”

“Michael is an excellent addition to our team,” said Bill Baron, President of TitleVest. “His extensive experience closing large commercial transactions along with his close relationships with many top industry professionals will help expand TitleVest’s business and reputation as one of the preeminent title insurance providers. We look forward to working with Michael and anticipate great results.”

A resident of Brooklyn, Birajiclian holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Vermont. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association (Oct. 1997), New York Bar Association (Oct. 1999), Real Estate Lenders Association and Mortgage Banker’s Association.

Michael can be reached at 212.757.5800 ext. 248 or mike (at) titlevest (dot) com

About TitleVest

The TitleVest family of companies consists of TitleVest Agency, Inc., 1031Vest, LLC, and Vest Insurance Brokerage, LLC:

TitleVest (TitleVest Agency, Inc.) is a leading provider of title insurance, cooperative apartment lien searches, and related real estate services. TitleVest is a policy issuing agent for First American Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Insurance Company, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

1031Vest (1031Vest, LLC) is a leading Qualified Intermediary for IRC Section 1031 Tax-deferred Exchanges. A proud member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators, 1031Vest is fully bonded and insured.

InsureVest (InsureVest Brokerage, LLC) is a full-service property and casualty insurance brokerage offering a full line of business and personal insurance products from its network of the leading and highest-rated insurance carriers.

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Michael Cho Joins Allegiance Capital Corporation

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 28, 2011

Allegiance Capital Corporation, one of the largest private investment banks serving the lower middle market, has announced that Michael Cho has joined its Dallas office as a Vice President. Mr. Cho has more than 13 years of experience as corporate legal counsel in successfully managing mergers, acquisitions, and cross-border business transactions

Michaels considerable legal experience as a former attorney, along with his deal making experience both in real estate and cross-border transactions, has been of particular value to the firm, says David Mahmood, Chairman of Allegiance Capital Corporation. His skills in the Korean language have helped Allegiance Capital work with significant companies in South Korea, as well as American Marianas which Allegiance Capital Corporation is joint venturing. His deal making experience and cultural knowledge have been invaluable in helping Allegiance Capital grow its business.

Before joining Allegiance Capital Michael was associated with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as its corporate attorney, Michael represented various growth companies in their mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, roll-up transactions and initial public offerings with the transactions ranging up to $ 200 million. During his career at Akin Gump, Michael was one of the key outside counsels for Packaged Ice, Inc. in their growth strategy of acquiring more than 30 companies, culminating in their public offering of $ 250 million.

Most notably while associated with the capital market group of Jones Day LLP as a corporate attorney, Michael participated in various transactions involving securitization of non-performing loans, private placement of senior and mezzanine notes and related sale of real estate portfolios. Michael also participated in transactions representing the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in their joint venture with Korean Asset Management Corporation for the purchase and securitization of real estate secured loans ranging up to $ 350 million.

I have known David Mahmood for over eight years, a few of which I have spent representing him and Allegiance Capital Corporation, supporting several successful deals. I always admired the professionalism, persistence and the incredible focus that David Mahmood and Allegiance Capital Corporation has shown their clients. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with him as a deal-maker and will enjoy the collective ride along the way.

About Allegiance Capital Corporation

Allegiance Capital Corporation is an investment bank specializing in financing and selling businesses in the middle market. Allegiance Capital has won multiple awards recognizing the value it delivers to clients. Examples include: 2009 Dealmaker of the Year (Dallas Business Journal), 2008 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year (M&A Advisor), 2006 Investment Bank of the Year (Dallas Business Journal). Subscribe to the Capital Ideas blog by visiting: http://www.allcapcorp.com/blog. Follow Allegiance Capital on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter:@ALLCAP