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James A. Tanaka

Executive Vice President - American Realty Capital
General Counsel - RCS Capital
New York, NY, USA

Mr. Tanaka, General Counsel for RCS Capital and Executive Vice President for American Realty Capital, works as securities and corporate counsel. He focuses on real estate matters involving publicly traded and non-traded REITS, general capital markets concerns, corporate governance and SEC and Blue Sky regulations. Prior to joining RCS Capital and American Realty Capital, Mr. Tanaka was most recently employed by Proskauer Rose, LLP as a corporate associate in their real estate capital markets group, capital markets group, and Latin American practice group. He focused on capital markets, structured finance, corporate securities and governance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that position, he worked on the global capital markets desk at Morgan Stanley’s London office and with Mayer, Brown, Rowe, & Maw LLP. He attended Columbia College of Columbia University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. He also received a Master of Arts from The University of Chicago focusing on international relations with a specialization in human rights and international law and in 2002 received his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law with a concentration in international law.



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