For more than a decade, Shae has helped clients navigate complex global investments, commercial transactions, EB-5 and other alternative financing arrangements.


Shae frequently serves as counsel to developers and lenders in the development, financing, construction and acquisition of commercial real estate projects. Shae is recognized for his work involving private funds and investment companies in connection with fund structuring, advertising, private placement procedures, compliance policies and procedures, side letters, placement contracts, and related agreements.  He also represents lenders in regards structuring and documenting commercial real estate loans.

Shae has advised U.S. House and Senate offices, committees of the U.S. Congress, and policy and industry trade groups on alternative and international investment and lending matters. Shae's work has been cited in numerous national publications, and he was a contributing author to the textbook, The EB-5 Book, published by ILW.


Shae has structured transactions for clients with a volume of over $1 billion in real estate development & acquisition, service industry, hospitality and EB-5 immigrant investment related projects.

He strategized and implemented global private equity platforms for clients to ensure collaboration with financing sources in Dubai, China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam, utilizing the EB-5 Immigrant Investment program.

Regarding commercial transactions, Mr. Armstrong is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in multiple industries, including joint venture, partnership, sales, distributorship, confidentiality, non-competition and similar agreements.

Shae is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist through the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) and he advises his clients on matters including anti-money laundering and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Leveraging his background in finance, accounting, and operations, Shae applies a business oriented approach to his law practice that focuses on the efficient achievement of his clients’ objectives.

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Shae's work has been cited in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Washington Times, The Real Deal, EB-5 Investors' Magazine, The Daily Business Review, The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, Fee Simple, the Harris County Bar Association,, the Center for Security Policy,,, and the Center for Immigration Studies. He was also a contributing author to the textbook, The EB-5 Book, 2016-2017 edition.


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of International Trade


University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D.

  • Certificate of Comparative and International Law
  • Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, Member

The London School of Economics and Political Science, Executive Global Master's in Management

Tulane University Freeman School of Business, B.B., Accounting

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