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14 Dec, 2017
  • Loan Agreement Featured

“EB-5 Loan Agreement Best Practices”

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Osvaldo F. Torres Esq., Shareholder, Torres Law The overwhelming majority of projects using funds from foreign immigrants investing in the Employment Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Visa Program (“EB-5 Program”) use a loan model structure (the “Loan Model”). As depicted [...]

4 Dec, 2017
  • Essential Role of EB-5

“The Essential Role of a Registered Investment Adviser in the Redeployment of EB-5 Capital”

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Scott Fuller, CEO and Managing Director of Capital United, LLC and Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Attorney, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP One of the most important responsibilities of every general partner or manager of a new commercial enterprise [...]

27 Nov, 2017
  • Retrogession Featured

“The Evolution of Retrogression to Redeployment Accessing Redeployment Options in 2017”

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Economic Impact, Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Allison Bearman, General Counsel, Greystone EB-5 Holdings Group; Ronald Fieldstone, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP; Brad Stedem, Managing Director, CapUnited  Retrogression, the buzzword in EB-5 for the last couple of years, has now given birth to a [...]

20 Nov, 2017
  • Cryptocurrecy Featured

“Is Cryptocurrency the New Solution to Difficulties in Transferring Currency?”

November 20th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Mona Shah, Partner, Mona Shah & Associates  Chinese regulators have succeeded in putting the brakes on overseas use of China’s currency by increasing the scrutiny of certain foreign investments. A slowing economy along with an exodus of money has [...]

29 Aug, 2017
  • Convergence Featured

“Is the Convergence of EB-5 Capital with Traditional Private Equity the Next Big Thing?”

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Reid Thomas, NES Financial The EB-5 industry has lived in relative obscurity for most of its history. The employment-based fifth preference category that was first created in 1990 as part of an initiative to produce U.S. jobs was barely [...]

28 Jun, 2017
  • Research-&-Analysis

“What the EB-5 Industry Can Learn from Recent FINRA Barring of a Registered Broker Dealer”

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Services, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

by Kurt Reuss, CEO, Reuss Global Capital Group  According to the latest statistics from FINRA, there are currently over 3,000 registered broker-dealers and 634,000 registered representatives on its roles. (See https://www.finra.org/newsroom/statistics) As the EB-5 industry matures, the use of broker-dealers and [...]

8 Jun, 2017
  • RCBJ March 2017

“Stop in Wyoming on the Way to America: The Use of Wyoming Trust Structures to Administer EB-5 Investment Funds Pending Removal of Conditions”

June 8th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Amy Staehr, Partner, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; Aaron Lyttle, Associate, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP; and Robert Cornish, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has enabled a steady influx of new [...]

18 May, 2017
  • Integrity header

“EB-5 Fund Administration: Considerations in Light of Increased Interest in Transparency and Third Party Oversight for EB-5 Transactions”

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

by Mariza McKee, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP and Kurt Ruess, CO-Founder, EB5 Diligence In 2017, EB-5 dealmakers may be welcoming a new member to the deal team to provide a check on how EB-5 investment flows from investment accounts to [...]

2 May, 2017
  • RCBJ

“The Crossroads of EB-5 Investment, U.S. Tax Compliance, and Proper Tax Planning”

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Financial Services, Government Affairs, Research / Analysis|

by David Appel, Senior Partner, Tax & Business Services; Jana K. Aristizabal, Senior Manager, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP; Alexander Oujevolk, Senior Manager, Tax & Business Services, Marcum LLP You have your project, you have your investors, you have [...]

8 Dec, 2016
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

RCBJ Retrospective: “Redeployment: The New Frontier”

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Financial Services, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis|

Redeployment: The New Frontier By Osvaldo F. Torres, Torres Law, PA  Redeployment of EB-5 capital is just one more of the current issues with which the EB-5 industry is struggling. It is a complex matter, one which suffers from a [...]