Michael Williamson, Esq. Chairs Buchalter’s Real Estate Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. His practice includes finance, equity investments, opportunity zones, tax credits, real estate fund formation, syndicated investments, and portfolio and syndicated credit facilities, including asset-based lending, secured and unsecured credit facilities, municipal and project finance.
Michael represents project sponsors, funds, lenders, borrowers, and investors nationwide in financing, structuring and syndicating office, hotel, industrial, and multifamily projects. His projects involve tax credits, foreclosures, work-outs, opportunity zone investments and workouts or restructuring partnership disputes. He lectures frequently on financing issues, opportunity zones, historic preservation, tax credits, and real estate transactions.
Michael is active in community affairs in his hometown of Pasadena. He serves as chair of the City Planning Commission and on the Board of Zoning Appeals, and is founder, past president and vice president of development of Heritage Housing Partners, a nonprofit for-sale housing developer.
Michael earned his B.A. in Government and Public Policy Analysis at Pomona College and his J.D. at Loyola Law School.
Joshua Perttula, Esq. is a founding partner of Abington Emerson and a current member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Perttula graduated with a B.A. in both Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine and holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Pertulla is an active member of the California State Bar and a licensed real estate broker in the State of California.