Countdown to Seattle: Highlighting Key EB-5 Industry Forum Panels

IIUSA looks forward to welcoming the EB-5 Industry to Seattle, WA next week for the 9th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum. It will be a packed event with excellent educational, business development and networking opportunities. To help you prepare (or encourage you to register) we wanted to highlight some of our key panels, which can be reviewed below.

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Key Panels Include: 

Investor Relations: Communication, Transparency & Record Keeping

Taking care of your investors after “the sale”. Exceptional Investor communication is essential, for everything from meeting fiduciary responsibilities and SEC regulations, to earning investor trust and referrals. Good communication can also make the difference if things don’t go as planned. Panel discussion of tools, techniques, and regulations for achieving exceptional investor relations.


  • David Enterline, WTW Taipei Commercial Law Firm (Moderator)
  • Pat Hogan, CMB Regional Centers
  • Matthew Brown, EB5 Global
  • Rana Jazayerli, Klingner Jazayerli LLP

Overseas Intermediary & Agent Roundtable: Perspectives from Leading Investor Markets

Every EB-5 project relies, to some extent, on overseas intermediaries and/or agents to seek out investors. On this panel, attendees will hear from representatives from some of EB-5’s most active and mature markets, giving insight into how the market is behaving in these challenging times for the industry and what investors are seeking in their potential investment project.


  • Darrell Sanders, American Life (Moderator)
  • Kuemhee Hong, Club Emigration Inc
  • Jay Mehta, FRR Shares Immigration
  • Jenny Zhan, GoodHope Visa

USCIS Policy & Actions: Living in a World of Adjudication Backlogs, RFEs & NOIDs

Adjudication backlogs for EB-5 petitions are the longest they have ever been and the frequency of RFEs is rising as well. This panel will analyze current  adjudication times for I-526, I-829 and I-924 petitions, explore the reasons behind the backlog and increase in RFEs, and identify issues that project sponsors and investors need to be aware of as they submit new projects and await adjudication to avoid RFEs and further processing delays. This panel will also explore the impact of new OMB regulations on the current backlog and USCIS’s policy for grandfathering existing petitions that have not yet been adjudicated.


  • Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates (Moderator)
  • Marisa Marconi, Pinnacle Plan Writing LLC
  • John Pratt, Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt
  • Joseph Barnett, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal

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