Blank Rome Welcomes Experienced Corporate Finance Partner in Los Angeles
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Shadi Enos Jahangir has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group and Financial Services industry team in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. At Blank Rome, Shadi’s practice will focus primarily in the areas of commercial lending and corporate finance. She joins Blank Rome from Buchalter where she was a shareholder in the Bank and Finance Law group.
“Shadi is an accomplished and respected finance attorney with tremendous experience in asset-based lending and leveraged cash flow lending in the areas of technology and software, healthcare and life sciences, solar and renewable energy, and the wine industry,” said Lawrence F. Flick II, Chair of Blank Rome’s Financial Services industry team. “Her practice will be an excellent complement to both our finance group and our Los Angeles office.”
Shadi represents financial institutions, leading private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in middle-market debt financing and investment-grade credits. Her experience includes widely syndicated club and single-lender representation in connection with cross-border financings, restructurings, acquisition financings, recapitalizations, traditional asset-based lending facilities, and debt financings for technology companies. She represents clients in senior-secured, first-lien/second-lien, mezzanine, unitranche, and unsecured financing transactions.
“Our finance group continues to experience steady and strategic growth across the country—most recently with the additions of Stephen Brodie and Julie Carvalho in our New York office,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Blank Rome’s Chairman and Managing Partner. “Shadi has an excellent reputation and is highly regarded by a number of our clients in California and throughout the country. We’re thrilled to welcome her to our Blank Rome team on the West Coast.”
In recognition of her professional achievements, Shadi was presented with the Commercial Finance Association’s inaugural 40 Under 40 award in 2016. Blank Rome Partner Heather Sonnenberg received the same award that year, followed by Blank Rome Of Counsel Kevin O'Malley in 2017.
“I’m incredibly excited for this next step in my career and to be joining such an elite group of attorneys at Blank Rome,” said Shadi. “I’m impressed by the Firm’s collaborative approach to client service and the growth they have achieved over the past several years. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the finance group and across all of the Firm’s practices and offices to provide exceptional counsel to my clients.”
Outside of her successful practice, Shadi serves on the board of The Financial Lawyers Conference and as editor of the Commercial Law Newsletter for the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the “Knowledge Central” subcommittee for the Commercial Finance Association. Additionally, Shadi serves as a member of the board of directors for The Center in Hollywood.
Shadi earned her J.D., magna cum laude, at Loyola Law School where she was Order of the Coif. While in law school, she was an articles editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, a Sayre MacNeil Scholar, and a recipient of the Eleanor Klein Merit Award presented by the Law Guild of Beverly Hills. She also served as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Shadi received her B.S., summa cum laude, in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.