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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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  • 20 Oct 2016 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)
  • 01 Oct 2016 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

    SCCLA proudly congratulations Cyndie Chang, Managing Partner at Duane Morris LLP and Incoming President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association! Cyndie will be sworn in at this year's NAPABA convention in November, in San Diego.

    The 2016 NAPABA Convention will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 75 state and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Join us as we celebrate our 28th Convention and convene over 1,600 attendees in San Diego!

    For More Information: http://www.napaba.org/?page=2016_Convention

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