IIUSA Executive Director, Government Affairs Team to Present on EB-5 Reauthorization at AILA EB-5 Conference Later This Month

08.05.15 | Archived

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On August 27-28, Executive Director Peter D. Joseph and 30+ IIUSA members will present at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Investors Summit in Las Vegas.

Joining Mr. Joseph on the panel titled “The EB-5 Program: A Time of Change, Reauthorization & the Future” will be IIUSA President Emeritus Stephen Yale-Loehr (Miller Mayer, LLP) as well as Hunter Bates (Republic Consulting) and Hans Rickhoff (Akin Gump) from IIUSA’s Government Affairs team. Expect a lively discussion on the path ahead for Congress to reauthorize and reform the EB-5 Regional Center Program before its September 30, 2015 “sunset date.” The panel will also highlight the actions EB-5 stakeholders can take to help advocate for Program renewal.

Throughout the two day conference, IIUSA members will present on complex issues in EB-5 compliance, due diligence, enforcement, ethical considerations and more. A full listing of panel and IIUSA member speakers can be found below. To read the full conference program, click here.

Registration: AILA Members $795, Nonmembers $995. To register, click here.
EB-5 Overview 
  • Robert Loughran- Foster LLP
  • Cletus Weber- Director, IIUSA; Peng & Weber, PLLC
Due Diligence in EB-5 Cases 
  • Stephen Yale-Loehr- President Emeritus, IIUSA; Miller Mayer, LLP
  • Kate Kalmykov- Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Larry Wang- Welltrend United, Inc.
Source of Funds and Path of Funds: Generally 
  • Anu Nair- Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP
  • David Hirson- David Hirson & Partners, LLP
  • Elizabeth Peng- Peng & Weber, PLLC
Source of Fund and Path of Funds: Issues in Key Countries 
  • Kelvin Ma- Chairman, IIUSA International Membership Subcommittee, Shanghai Demei Law Firm
  • Christian Triantaphyllis- Foster LLP
  • Mona Shah- Mona Shah & Associates
Direct EB-5 Transactions 
  • Elsie Hui Arias- Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
  • Nima Korpivaara-David Hirson & Partners
  • Michael Homeier- Homeier & Law, P.C.
Business Considerations for your Client in Regional Centers: Understanding the Capital Transaction
  • David M. Morris – DC Regional Center & Visa Law Group
  • Catherine DeBono Holmes- Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Securities Law & Compliance
  • Daniel Lundy-Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP 
Job Creation Methodologies for Regional Center Projects 
  • Michele Franchett-Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP 
  • Scott Barnhart- Barnhart Economic Services, LLC 
  • John Barrett- Performance Economics, LLC 
I-829 Removal of Conditions Process and EB-5 Compliance
  • Ignacio Donoso- I.A. Donoso & Assoc. 
  • Ira Kurzban- Kurzban Kurzban Weinger, Tetzeli, and Pratt P.A. 
  • Edward Caroll- Caroll and Associates, P.C. 
  • Cynthia Lange- Fragomen, Del Rey, Bersen & Loewy, LLP 
Setting up and Maintaining Regional Centers
  • Jeff Campion – Pathways EB-5
  • Joseph McCarthy – American Dream Fund
  • Reid Thomas- NES Financial
China Issues 
Advanced Issues in Representing Individual Investors
  • Carolyn S. Lee- Miller Mayer, LLP 
  • Robert C. Divine- IIUSA Vice President; Baker, Donelson Bearman, Cadwell & Berkowitz, PC
  • Martin Lawler- Lawler & Lawler 
  • Rohit Kapuria- Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Protecting your EB-5 Practice: Ethical Issues & Minimizing Risk 

  • Angelo A. Paparelli- Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
  • Ali Jahangiri- EB5investors.com
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In conjunction with the  AILA EB-5 Conference, IIUSA will be hosting an invitation-only Leadership Summit Dinner on Thursday August 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the “Roadmap to EB-5 Regional Center Re-Authorization in September 2015.”  Representatives from our advocacy team will make a comprehensive presentation to the group over dinner and take questions from attendees about how IIUSA will lead the way to EB-5 Regional Center Program re-authorization by the September 30, 2015 “sunset date.”

IIUSA is limiting attendance to a maximum 50 attendees, consisting of Board of Directors and President’s Council Members, Committee Chairs, as well as those who have contributed a minimum amount to the IIUSA Leadership Fund. To ensure great food, wine & ambiance, there will be a charge of $150/person.

There are still several spots remaining – contribute to the IIUSA Leadership Fund Today!

We invite IIUSA to become a Program Champion and contribute to IIUSA’s Leadership Fund. Contributions at the Luminary ($5,000) or Legend ($3,000) levels will earn also include an invitation to attend the dinner on August 27th. Please refer to the matrix below for additional contribution benefits.

All contributions are directly allocated to IIUSA’s government affairs budget, which funds all advocacy efforts, including government and public affairs, with the goal of a permanent EB-5 Regional Center Program with maximized capacity for economic impact. To contribute today, click here. 



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