Southern California 
Chinese Lawyers Association


30 Nov 2016 12:00 PM | SCCLA (Administrator)

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:

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

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

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

CLE: Earn 2.0 hours CLE Credit


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

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

P.O. Box 711114

Los Angeles, California 90071-1114

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