This arrival marks the second significant lateral move in the Los Angeles office since the start of the year, which supports the firm’s growth on the West Coast and focus on attracting top talent to join Nixon Peabody’s team. Last month, Christopher Grigg, a former senior DOJ official, joined the firm as a Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner in the Los Angeles office.
Garth, who started his law career at Nixon Peabody and was previously with the firm for seven years, rejoins the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) team. As a real estate finance attorney, Garth represents lenders, investors, private, public, and nonprofit developers, and syndicators on tax credit financings with a focus on new market tax credits. He brings extensive experience advising clients on structuring and negotiating various real estate transactions, including leasing, development, entitlements, and acquisitions.
“As Nixon Peabody continues to strategically expand our full-service real estate team on the West Coast, we are thrilled to welcome back Garth Bostic,” said Sonia Nayak, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office and Community Development Finance partner. “I’ve had the pleasure of working on structuring sophisticated transactions in collaboration with public and private sectors that combine alternative financing and new money with Garth, and know that his ability to help solve complex problems will help our clients continue to make substantial positive impacts on our community.”
During his previous time with Nixon Peabody, Garth was part of the team that represented multiple lenders in a collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders to finance the SEED School of Los Angeles County (SEED LA), the first charter college-prep boarding school in California. Opened in August 2022, SEED LA serves 400 at-risk and resilient students from South Los Angeles and the broader community, providing an intensive educational program designed to prepare them for academic and social success.
“Now, more than ever, clients depend on our knowledge and deep experience to help structure, negotiate, and close tax credit transactions that are helping to create positive generational impact,” said Matthew Mullen, Nixon Peabody’s Community Development Finance practice group leader. “We are excited to welcome Garth back to our team. He is a valuable asset to our clients, especially on the West Coast, and has a well-earned reputation among colleagues for being a strong collaborator.”
Garth earned his JD from the UCLA School of Law and his BS from Arizona State University.