The first webinar of 2014 is in the books as IIUSA’s government affairs team led a webinar that addressed the importance of advocacy efforts towards affecting positive change this year.
IIUSA’s government affairs team, led by Peter D. Joseph, Executive Director, IIUSA, Hans C. Rickhoff, Senior Policy Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Russell Cartwright, President, Cartwright & Riley, Inc. discussed the status of Comprehensive Immigration Reform which is still under consideration in the House as well as the results of heightened Congressional inquiries about the Program. Furthermore, Liz Poston, Executive Vice President, Prism Public Affairs, discussed EB-5 from a public relations perspective and the value of reaching out to local media about how EB-5 capital has effected great positive change in communities throughout the U.S.
Unfortunately, this webinar is only available OnDemand to members via the All-Access Pass. However, we does have all four webinars from 2013’s Fall Webinar Series available for OnDemand purchase, including topics on Due Diligence, EB-5 Bridge Financing, I-924A filing and a comprehensive overview of the EB-5 Industry in 2013. Click here to view.
Next Webinar-Thursday February 27th
Topic: Securities Laws & EB-5: Broker?Dealer Business Model & JOBS Act Update
Securities laws continue to be an increasingly important part of EB-5 compliance. As a result, Broker-Dealers, licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), are becoming more involved with the EB-5 Program. The most tangible evidence of this trend is FINRA’s guidance to Broker-Dealers on the suitability rule for EB-5 related investments. Our panel of experts will discuss what this trend means for Regional Centers and other EB-5 stakeholders, and how industry participants can benefit from the trend. This webinar will also take a closer look at what we have learned from implementing the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, which is a law intended to encourage funding of U.S. small businesses by easing of various securities regulations, and provides an opportunity to advertise regulation D compliant securities offerings to the public. Sign up here!