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EB-5 Reboot-New Rules, New Players, New Opportunities

It has been almost ten years since an influx of mainland Chinese investors poured in to revitalize the then-underutilized EB-5 program. Interest has now spread to all corners of the globe.

Program Title:
EB-5 Reboot: New Rules, New Players, New Opportunities

Program Date:
February 13, 2016

Program Times:
7: 30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
Program: 8:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Reception: 5: 30 P.M – 7:00 P.M.

Program Description:
It has been almost ten years since an influx of mainland Chinese investors poured in to revitalize the then-underutilized EB-5 program.  Interest has now spread to all corners of the globe.  The challenges of today's EB-5 landscape are drastically different than those in the years past.  Economic uncertainty in China, restrictionist voices on Capitol Hill, and growing scrutiny from the SEC and USCIS are factors that have cast a shadow on the most economically successful preference category in U.S. history.  At the same time, government data shows demand from foreign investors remains at a historic high.  Migration trend data shows investors from the Middle East, India, Vietnam, and Mexico form the fastest growing segments of EB-5 investors.

Are you ready to traverse the EB-5 program's fast evolving landscape? Come to the 2016 EB-5 seminar and learn about:

  • The review process of the IPO and the new USCIS office handling all EB-5 matters;
  • Country-specific issues related to proof of source of funds  (we will continue to focus primarily on China, while adding various fast-growing markets to the discussion);
  • Helping your client transition from E-2 or L-1A to an EB-5 application;
  • Effectively dealing with poorly or wrongly issued decisions and appeals, including but not limited to resorting to Federal Court litigation;
  • Maintaining strong ethics and limiting liability in dealing with U.S. business project partners, investors, and migration agents;
  • How to prepare effective I-526 and I-829 petitions while dealing with difficult clients and their business partners; and
  • Spotting issues and problems, such as "material change" and addressing them before it's too late.
  • Understanding pre-immigration tax planning and wealth management concerns
  • Recent SEC Enforcement Developments against Attorneys, Regional Centers and Project Principals
  • Best Securities Law practices to keep immigration lawyers out of hot water
  • Forecasting securities law provisions of future EB-5 integrity legislation

Ira Kurzban
Ron Klasko,
Chuck Kuck,
Bernie Wolfsdorf
Linda Lau
Angelo Paparelli
Tammy Fox-Isicoff
David Hirson
Cletus Weber
Elizabeth Peng
Jan Pederson
Mark Ivener
Robert Loughran
Kenneth White
Taiyyeba Skomra
Benjamin Brueggemann
Stephen Malley
Gregory White 
Alan Chew

Sheraton Hotel, Universal City
333 Universal Hollywood Dr,
Universal City, CA 91608

CLE Credit:
7.5 hrs of CLE Credits
Includes 1 hour of Ethics credit for California attorneys


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Section Member


LACBA Member


All Others


The American Immigration Lawyers Association





2/13/2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sheraton Universal Hotel 333 Universal Hollywood Dr Universal City, CA
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