Fall Webinar Series Kicks Off October 29, Event to Focus on EB-5 Due Diligence!

10.21.13 | Archived

webinar seriesWe are just eight days away from the first installment of the IIUSA Fall Webinar Series, titled “Tools for EB-5 Due Diligence.” We urge you to sign up today for the October 29th event, scheduled from 3pm- 4:30pm EST.Attendance is $50 for members and $100 for non-members and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available.

This seminar is an optimal opportunity for attorneys, project developers, Regional Centers, investor advisors, and other EB-5 stakeholders to join our expert panelists in a discussion of immigration and financial due diligence and how to implement sound procedures throughout the EB-5 process. Immigration due diligence pertains to EB-5 specific rules and regulations so the investor’s immigration benefit is available through investing in a particular project. Financial due diligence covers issues such as financial risk of the investment, exit strategy, rate of return, financial solvency of the project developer, sufficiency of collateral for any EB-5 loan, etc.


John Bintz, Managing Director, Valuation Research Corporation
Frank Franiak, President, Woodfield Fund Administration
David Andersson, President, IIUSA; President, Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center
Peter Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA. (moderator)

The production of this webinar comes at a most opportune time, as due diligence has been a hot topic these days in the EB-5 world. Earlier this month, the the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a joint “Investor Alert” containing 14 specific suggestions that investors can use to undertake due diligence on investment opportunities.  Our panelists will dissect and interpret the meanings of this “investor alert” and its future potential implications.

As the EB-5 Regional Center Industry’s trade association, it is IIUSA’s duty to maintain open and effective communication channels with governmental and regulatory authorities, such as the USCIS, SEC,Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), and relay information to our members and to the industry at large. Dissemination of information relating to investor education and safety, thanks to thorough due diligence, is key. Click on the following link to read the October 7 posting to the IIUSA Blog recapping the enforcement actions to date.

Members will pay a discounted fee of $50, and non-members can join the webinar for $100.  Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available!


Contact Mirinda L. James (mirinda.james@iiusa.org) with interest for sponsoring the series.  $3,500 for sponsorship of the entire series, which includes inclusion of your hyperlinked logo in marketing materials, short time to speak at the beginning of each webinar.

Stay tuned for more information regarding sign up information as well as confirmed dates and speakers for webinars in November and December.


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