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EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

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10 Oct, 2017
  • Kids

“Of Kids and Cowboys: SEC Enforcement Outside EB-5 Parallels Inside EB-5”

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

by Michael G. Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier Law PC and Osvaldo F. Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA What do the following securities enforcement actions have in common? 1. SEC Obtains Asset Freeze and Appointment of Receiver in Fraudulent Real Estate [...]

18 Sep, 2017
  • SEC Featured Header

“U.S. Supreme Court: SEC Disgorgement Powers Down but Not Out”

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

By Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The United States Supreme Court recently delivered a strong blow to the SEC’s disgorgement powers in its 9-0 decision in Kokesh v. SEC, No. 16-529. In Kokesh, the Court [...]

20 Jun, 2017
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

SEC Takes Action Against Unregistered Broker-Dealer Activity in EB-5

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission instituted cease-and-desist proceedings against licensed California attorney ("Respondent"). The Respondent violated Section 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act by acting as an unregistered broker in connection with her representation of clients who were [...]

4 May, 2017
  • Research-&-Analysis

“Giving Up Is Hard to Do: The SEC Disgorgement Remedy Debate and Its Relevance to EB-5”

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Government Affairs, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

By Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The monetary remedy of “disgorgement” often sought by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in alleged matters of wrongdoing finds its basis not from actual statutes but [...]

15 Dec, 2016
  • RCBJ

RCBJ Retrospective: “Tips to Minimize SEC Enforcement and Investor Security Claims in EB-5 Offerings”

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

Tips to Minimize SEC Enforcement and Investor Security Claims in EB-5 Offerings By Russell C. Weigel, III, Partner, Hoffman & Weigel PA Pre-Offering Planning- Avoiding Registration Violations and Misrepresentation Allegations The Regulatory Context of All Capital Raise Solicitations by U.S. [...]

9 Sep, 2016
  • SEvent Featured

USCIS, SEC, Dept of State & More to Address IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum

September 9th, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Dept of State (DOS), Government Affairs, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the EB-5 industry not-for-profit trade association, cordially invites you to attend the 6th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum, October 10-11, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. Join 450+ international investment and economic development professionals for the year's [...]

18 Apr, 2016
  • Press-Room

IIUSA Statement on Coordinated EB-5 Enforcement Actions by SEC & State of Vermont

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Statements|

As the national trade association representing over 275 EB-5 Regional Centers, IIUSA welcomes the continued efforts by U.S. Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) to protect the integrity of the EB-5 Program (the “Program”) through enforcement actions and interagency collaboration with federal, [...]

2 Mar, 2016
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

Regulatory Considerations Through the Investor Life Cycle

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: CIS Ombudsman, Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), Dept of State (DOS), Dept of Treasury, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Regional Center Business Journal, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)|

  Regulatory Considerations Through the Investor Life Cycle By Gregory L. White, Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP A number of government and self-regulatory entities are either directly involved in administering the EB-5 program or laws applicable to the offering and sale [...]

9 Feb, 2016
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

RCBJ Retrospective: What We Learn From SEC Investigation

February 9th, 2016|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

What we Learn From SEC Investigation (Vol. 4, Issue 3, January 2016)  GENERAL DISCUSSION The Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has clearly increased its degree of scrutiny in investigations with respect to the EB 5 Program since the end of 2012, [...]

21 Jan, 2016
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

SEC Office of Compliance and Examinations (OCIE) Includes EB-5 on Examination Priorities for 2016

January 21st, 2016|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)|

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has listed the EB-5 Program as one of its Examination Priorities for 2016. OCIE examination priorities reflect certain practices and products that OCIE perceives to present potentially [...]