Jonathan was instrumental in raising a $21-million casino development financing in 2006 for Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe, www.gabrielinotribe.org . Jonathan gained broad acquaintanceship with private equity funds in the REGL space (real estate, gaming and leisure). Since 2006, he has worked on a number of casino financing and, more recently, private capital financing involved in domestic and foreign real estate developments and asset financings.
In 2011 through the present, in Vietnam and the USA, Jonathan worked with Licogi 16 Joint Stock Company, www.licogi16.vn , a state-owned company developing a $50-million mixed use complex in Hanoi New City, the new administrative hub for the government. He has also worked with Mai Linh Group, www.mailinh.vn , one of Vietnam’s largest private companies, on a $100-million financing for replacement vehicles. Mai Linh Group is the largest taxi cab service in Vietnam. Mr. Stein was offered a position as CEO of this 27,000-employee company, but decided not to leave his long-time legal practice.
Jonathan has extensive contacts among large investment banks, regional investment banks and boutique banks, as well as private equity funds, hedge funds and alternative investment funds. Mr. Stein’s relationships are strongest in the REGL space, but these same relationships also provide access to other industries served by the same institutions.