For more than a decade, Shae has helped clients navigate complex commercial transactions involving commercial lending and debt and equity securities offerings.


Shae’s practice includes representing lenders and borrowers in bilateral and syndicated financings involving unsecured and secured first lien and subordinated debt transactions. He has closed financial transactions involving commercial lending, asset-based lending, and real estate lending. Further, Shae’s practice also involves advising 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.

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, and he lectures frequently on a variety of topics before bar associations and professional organizations.


Shae's industry experience includes representing companies involved in real estate, health care, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality. He strategized and implemented global private equity platforms for clients to ensure collaboration with financing sources in Dubai, China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam.

Regarding commercial transactions, Shae 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) compliance.

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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Speaking Engagements

"Top Ten Contracting Issues and Solutions," Association of Corporate Counsel – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Webinar, November 2020

"Alternative Real Estate Finance Options for the Middle Market, An overview of a few alternative real estate finance options in uncertain times including EB-5 immigrant investment, SBA Main Street lending, and 506(c) funding" Dallas Bar Association Real Property Section Webinar, October 2020

"The EB-5 Program," Real Estate and Immigrations Sections of Tarrant County Bar Association Webinar, July 2020

"Immigrant Investment in North Texas," Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association Webinar, September 2019


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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