Amy Tranckino

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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El Camino Real 12275
San Diego 92130 CA US

Amy L. Tranckino is a partner in the firm’s San Diego (Del Mar) office and Practice Group Leader of the Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts and Estates Practice Group.  Ms. Tranckino is a seasoned deal lawyer. Clients appreciate her creative, solutions oriented approach to complex business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, tax credit financings and partnership ventures.

Ms. Tranckino advises clients ranging from family owned businesses to public companies in many diverse industries such as organic food and beverage, healthcare, consumer goods, energy, professional services and real estate.

Ms. Tranckino advises developers, investors and lenders, in connection with affordable housing, historic, energy and new markets tax credit projects (primary responsibility for over $800 million in tax credit equity financings).

Deal Experience:

  • Mergers and acquisitions of both private and public companies
  • Distressed company M&A transactions, including in bankruptcies
  • Tax credit transactions and structures including flip transactions, sale-leasebacks, inverted leases and capital leases, among others
  • Complex “corporate divorces” through redemptions and dissolutions
  • Numerous private placements of equity and debt securities
  • Negotiation of numerous complex business and financial relationships


  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Represented Universal Protection Service, LP in its acquisition of all the stock of Wexler Enterprises, Inc.
    • Represented Modern Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates in its reorganization and subsequent sale of its specialty pharmacy operations to a subsidiary of Altamont Capital Partners
    • Represented Corva, LLC and Jerry Simonsen in connection with the acquisition of common and preferred securities of Corva Holdings, LLC
    • Represented numerous Federal Land Bank Associations, Production Credit Associations and Agricultural Credit Associations in connection with Farm Credit Mergers
  • Financing and Recapitalizations:
    • Represented Universal Services of America, Inc. in the senior debt refinancing with Comerica Bank and a mezzanine financing with Caltius Partners
    • Represented the principal shareholders of Life Generations Healthcare, LLC in a recapitalization
  • Tax Credit Matters
    • Represented corporate investor in connection of workout of distressed project involving historic tax credits and new markets tax credits
    • Represented Hitzke Development in connection with the redevelopment of American Legion Post 820 and 30 unit bond financed affordable housing project in Imperial Beach, California
    • Represented a leading provider of commercial real estate financing in connection with direct equity investments in bond financed low income housing tax credit partnerships
    • Represented AMB Property Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries in connection with a rehabilitation project of historic property located at Pier One in San Francisco
    • Represented developer general partner in connection with negotiation of Development and Disposition Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego for the development of an affordable housing tax credit project to be located in downtown San Diego
    • Represented Imperial Corporation of America in connection with investments in affordable income housing tax credit projects, First Maine Associates and ICA Illinois
  • Energy Transactions
    • Represented Taylor Made Golf Company in connection with tax credit financed fuel cell lease
    • Represented an energy services provider in connection with negotiation of management service agreement and related documents incidental to potential formation of municipal utility
    • Revised energy management services company in connection with strategic alliance with a local municipality in connection with the formation of a municipal utility and acquisition and operation of the electrical distribution system at a former air force base
  • General Corporate
    • Acting as general counsel for numerous middle market companies in various industries


  • LL.M., New York University (Taxation), 1988
  • J.D., Saint Louis University, 1986
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1982

Admissions : California


  • Adjunct Member, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, local historic preservation societies in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California


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