Steve Anapoell, Esq.
Steve Anapoell, Managing Partner and co-founder of BridgeForth Capital and its subsidiaries, is recognized as one of the top EB-5 program securities attorneys in the United States and is considered a thought leader in the industry.
Prior to forming BridgeForth Capital, Mr. Anapoell was a founding shareholder of the Orange County, California office of one of the largest international law firms in the world, where he established the firm’s EB-5 Corporate and Securities practice.
In this position, Mr. Anapoell served as lead corporate and securities counsel for some of the largest and highest profile real estate projects in the country. He provided securities law and deal structure advice for numerous EB-5 projects involving in excess of $1.5 billion of EB-5 program dollars. Mr. Anapoell also served as lead corporate and securities counsel in structuring the Regional Center for the City of Miami and in structuring EB-5 program implementation and deal structure for one of the world’s largest restaurant chains.
Mr. Anapoell is the former Chair and Vice Chair of the State Bar of California, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee and has been selected numerous times by Los Angeles Magazine as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” in the areas of Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate and Tax. He also holds a rating of preeminent in his field by Martindale-Hubbell, one of the world’s most respected rating services of attorneys.
A popular and sought after speaker on the EB-5 program, Mr. Anapoell has been a guest speaker at numerous trade conferences and lectures at private events throughout the United States, in China and the Bahamas.
Mr. Anapoell is the author of Chapter 6A – Drafting a Private Placement Memorandum Under Regulation D, Financing and Protecting California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar –California; a co-author of Chapter 5A – Issuing Common Shares to Founders and Investors, Financing and Protecting California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar –California; and a co-editor and co-author of the Guide to Organizing and Operating a Limited Liability Company in California (second edition), Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Anapoell received his LLM from Georgetown University Law Center with an emphasis in Taxation, his J.D. from the University of California (Hastings College of the Law), and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California (Berkeley) with an emphasis in Finance.