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    Do you want to know about the latest developments in the EB-5 program, including what will happen to the Regional Center Program after December 9th and what a Trump Presidency means to the EB-5 Program?  

    Also learn about how to avoid sticky conflict of interest issues in EB-5 cases and what the what Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) is looking for in your clients' I-526 applications and find out all how to prepare Source of Funds (SOF) for EB-5 clients who have all-cash businesses. You will receive two hours of CLE credit including one hour of Ethics.

    Here’s the link: https://customers.lacba.org/Interactive/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=121416IMS&WebsiteKey=d1ad4c15-b0de-4a6e-9a08-bebf7733938b

    EB-5 Practice, Ethics, and Decoding the IPO
    Tips on navigating potential conflict of interest issues between U.S. project partners, investors, and immigration consultants

    Presented by the Immigration Section

    Title: EB-5 Practice, Ethics, and Decoding the IPO
    Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    Registration: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Program: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Program Description

    Part I, Ethics and Risk Management:
    * Tips on navigating potential conflict of interest issues between U.S. project partners, investors, and immigration consultants
    * Addressing problems created by the "puffing" of consultants and U.S. business partners
    * Identify and troubleshoot compliance issues with the SEC (marketing, referral fees, etc.)
    * Red flags of a problematic EB-5 investment and exit strategies for immigration practitioners
    * “To go or not to go"- working with immigration consultants in East Asia and the Middle East
    * Ethical/practical ways to handle the EB-5 retrogression issue for Chinese investors

    Part II, Source of Funds (SOF), Mechanics of a Winning I-526:
    * Tips on dealing with SOF for all-cash businesses (common w/ investors from Dubai)
    * IPO's new policy on SOF (samples of SOF RFEs issued by the IPO), and tips on how to manage the newer, stricter SOF standard
    * Tips on assembling a winning I-526 from any country
    * Discussion of IPO approved money transfer arrangements for countries with strict international money transfer controls (e.g. China and Vietnam)
    * Post-specific consular processing issues

    Speakers:
    Taiyyeba Safri Skomra       Stone Grzegorek and Gonzalez LLP
    Mahsa Aliaskari                  Seyfarth Shaw
    Anibal Sanchez                   Darren Silver & Associates LLP
    Angelo Paparelli                 Seyfarth Shaw
    Michael Clark                      Seyfarth Shaw

    Location:
    Millennium Biltmore Hotel


    506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    CLE: Earn 2.0 hours CLE Credit

    Price:

    CLE+ Members with Meals: Free
    Immigration Section Members: $120
    LACBA Members: $140
    All Others: $175
    Law Students: $75

  • 07 Nov 2016 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)


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