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Charles Shumaker

Of Counsel
  • +1 (213) 793-2020
  • shumaker@smcounsel.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

Real Estate Development
Real Estate Equity Finance
Business Transactions

Charles Shumaker

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Shumaker has been providing general legal advice to numerous successful business owners, developers and entrepreneurs for more than 30 years with a focus on business planning and transactions within the real estate, restaurant and media communities. In connection with others at the firm he is responsible for the “Turnkey Restaurant Program”; a fixed fee program providing syndication, leasing, construction and financial management services to new or rapidly expanding restaurant and bar operations.

Actively involved in the Los Angeles political community, Mr. Shumaker has acted as Treasurer or Board Member for many Independent Expenditure Committees which include: The Coalition For School Reform, Yes on Measure R (LA County Sales Tax-passed), Yes on Measure J (Sales Tax-defeated) and Level the Playing Field 2010 (pro-Jerry Brown). He has also served as a Board Member for numerous charities including HELP (Health Care and Elder Law Programs) and The Palos Verdes Library Foundation. He was also a Member of the Planning Commission for Rolling Hills Estates. Mr. Shumaker formerly taught Law and the Visual Arts at Pepperdine Law School as an adjunct professor.

Representative Clients include Gilmore & Associates, Wasserman Media Group, Rao’s, Din Tai Fung, Partner Capital Solutions and Morton Capital.

Mr. Shumaker was formerly Managing Partner at SSW, LLP and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP.

About My Education

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1976

B.A., Art History, Anthropology, Classics

Tufts University

1979

M.A., Art History

Columbia University – Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

1982

J.D.

University of Michigan Law School

About My Practice

PRACTICE BREAKDOWN (%)

Real Estate Development

40

Real Estate Finance

40

Business Transactions

20
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