IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal Now Available Online and Coming to a Mailbox Near You!

07.21.17 | Archived

IIUSA is pleased to announced that the The 2017 Q2 Issue of the Regional Center Business Journal ( “RCBJ”) is now available online!

This edition of the Journal highlights both the evolution of the legislative process surrounding the EB-5 Regional Center Program as well as the changing landscape of Program rules and regulations. Article features include: trends in proposed legislation regarding Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs), analysis of the changing leadership within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCS), securities enforcement updates, the evolution of EB-5 capital stacks, job creation methodologies and more!

IIUSA welcomes you to contribute your EB-5 industry expertise to our Q3 publication in October 2017. If you have an article concept you would like IIUSA to publish,please complete this short form or e-mail us at info@iiusa.org.

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    • Going Local: Bringing the Message of EB-5 to the People it Impacts Most by Ashley Casey, IIUSA Associate Director of Advocacy
    • Stepping up to the Plate: How Promoting Advantages of EB-5 Helps U.S. Remain Competitive in the Global Market by Peter Joseph, IIUSA Executive Director
    • A New Lens: What the Latest Data Tells Us about Raising EB-5 Capital in an Increasingly Challenging Marketplace by Lee Li, IIUSA Policy Analyst
    • Understanding Incentive Proposals for EB-5 Investment: Practical Policy Considerations by Nicole Merlene, IIUSA Associate Director of Public Policy


    • How Reliable is that State TEA Certification Letter? By Elizabeth Peng, Partner, Peng & Weber; Cletus Weber, Partner, Peng & Weber; Tina Lee, Senior Associate Attorney, Peng & Weber, PLLC
    • USCIS Finalizes EB-5 Sustainment and Redeployment of Capital Issues and Consequences of Regional Center Termination by Robert C. Divine, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
    • USCIS Compliance Audits Preparing Regional Centers for the First Wave by Kimberly M. Hare, Of Counsel, Kutak Rock LLP; Mariza E. McKee, Partner, Kutak Rock, LLP; Clete P. Samson, Of Counsel, Kutak Rock LLP
    • Is the Convergence of EB-5 Capital with Traditional Private Equity the Next Big Thing? by Reid Thomas, Executive Vice President, NES Financial
    • Trends in the Proposed Legislation Suggest Very Strict Definitions of TEA’s in the Future by Maggie Mullane, Economist, Impact DataSource
    • EB-5 Escrow Accounts: Useful Tools that Can Protect Investors by Mark Roberts, Vice President, Alliance Bank of Arizona; Robert Fine, Senior Vice President, Customers Banks
    • U.S. Supreme Court: SEC Disgorgement Powers Down but Not Out by Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
    • The Known and Unknown Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Program at USCIS and the Office of the USCIS Ombudsman by Angelo Paparelli, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    • Advent of the EB-5 Broker-Dealer by Michael Fitzpatrick, Principal, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC; Clem Turner, Partner, Barst MUkamal & Kleiner LLP
    • Of Kids & Cowboys: SEC Enforcement Outside EB-5 Parallels Inside EB-5 by MIchael Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier Law PC; Osvaldo Torres, Shareholder, Torres Law PA
    • Job Creation: A Job is a Job, Economic Models and the Intent of Congress by Kyler James, Director of Economic Analysis, CMB Regional Centers
    • Regional Center Terminations and Impacts if Immigration Families by Lincoln Stone, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; Michele Franchett, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP; David Strashnoy, Attorney, Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP


    • IIUSA Hosts 10th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference at Critical Time for Regional Center Industry by McKenzie Penton, IIUSA Membership Coordinator
    • IIUSA Congregates Industry Leaders at Global Baquet Series Events in Key EB-5 Investor Markets by Allen Wolff, IIUSA Associate Director of Marketing and Communications


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