EB-5 Regional Center Industry News & Analysis

7 Apr, 2017
  • RCBJ

“Materiality in Securities and Immigration Contexts”

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Immigration Law, Research / Analysis, Securities Law|

By Osvaldo Torres, Principal, Torres Law and Barbara Rassi, Associate Attorney, Torres Law  Federal securities laws are based on the notion that investment and voting decisions should be predicated based on full disclosure of the information necessary “to bring into [...]

3 Feb, 2017
  • Research-&-Analysis

10 Observations from Reviewing Evidence in an SEC Civil Enforcement Action

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Research / Analysis, Securities Law|

by Spencer McGrath-Agg, Attorney, Boundary Bay Law  Published on 2/01/17 in the Boundary Bay Immigration Law Blog We recently reviewed over 100 pieces of documentary evidence in a civil enforcement action brought by the SEC against an attorney for taking [...]

3 Feb, 2016
  • USCIS Extends Idea Community Deadline

FINRA Includes Private Placements on 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities Law|

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published its 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter which identifies new areas of focus as well as areas of recurring concern that can arise across the breadth of the securities industry. One of FINRA's [...]

28 Jan, 2016
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

RCBJ Retrospective: Negative Assurance Letters in EB-5 Offerings

January 28th, 2016|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Securities Law|

Negative Assurance Letters in EB-5 Offerings (Vol. 4, Issue 3, January 2016) With increased scrutiny of the EB-5 program by lawmakers and more action with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stretching into 2016, we expect ongoing attention drawn to [...]

1 Dec, 2015
  • Regional-Center-Business-Journal

RCBJ Retrospective: Emerging EB-5 Markets Spotlight- Russia

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Financial Services, Immigration Law, Regional Center Business Journal, Research / Analysis, Securities Law|

http://issuu.com/iiusa/docs/rcbj_2015-q3_final_web/1 Emerging EB-5 Markets Spotlight: Russia (Vol. 3, Issue 3, October 2015) by Charles Raether. Managing Partner, AmLaw Group PLLC    The increasing cost of investor recruitment in China, the challenges with retrogression for Chinese-born investors, and the need for diversification of [...]

12 Oct, 2015

Member Perspective: SEC Advisory Committee Recommends Additional Clarity Regarding So-Called “Finders”

October 12th, 2015|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law|

SEC Advisory Committee Recommends Additional Clarity Regarding So-Called "Finders" by Matthew I. Hafter and Whitney K. Schmidt, Seyfarth Shaw (Originally posted on 10/7/15 on Seyfarth.com)   The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies ("Advisory Committee") announced [...]

1 Jun, 2015

RCBJ Retrospective: RULE 2040 and the Lawful Payment of Foreign Broker Fees

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Securities Law|

RULE 2040 and the Lawful Payment of Foreign Broker Fees  (Volume 3, Issue 1, Pgs. 15-16) by Michael G. Homeier, Founding Shareholder, Homeier & Law, P.C. As the EB-5 industry becomes better educated about the applicability of (and essential need [...]

21 Apr, 2015

RCBJ Retropective: NASAA Simplifies Blue Sky Form D Filing Process

April 21st, 2015|Categories: Regional Center Business Journal, Securities Law|

NASAA Simplifies Blue Sky Form D Filing Process (Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2015, Page 13) by Robert Ahrenholz, Associate, Kutak Rock, LLP, Denver and Mariza McKee, Associate, Kutak Rock LLP, Chicago Late last year, the North American Securities Administrators [...]

13 Oct, 2014

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Issues Investor Alert for Private Placements Under Regulation D

October 13th, 2014|Categories: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law|

On September 24, the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacyissued an Investor Bulletin to educate investors about investing in unregistered securities offerings, or private placements, under Regulation D of the Securities Act. The alert highlighted several "red flags" that [...]

28 Aug, 2014

IIUSA Statement on Federal Indictment of Mr. Anshoo Sethi

August 28th, 2014|Categories: Government Affairs, Immigration Law, Press Room, Research / Analysis, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Law, Statements|

As the association representing over 220 EB-5 Regional Centers across the country that account for over 95% of the capital flowing through the EB-5 Program, IIUSA welcomes and advocates for enforcement of all anti-fraud, securities and immigration laws.  Our position [...]