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ILW.COM is pleased to present "EB5 For Experts" a 3-part telephone seminar series with Michael Gibson, Robert C. Divine, Robert Gaffney and John Patrick Pratt (Other Speakers to be Announced). The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Due Diligence & Care
Guidance in helping clients select an appropriate investment
With an onslaught of EB-5 Regional Center applications filed recently and the expected number of Centers expected to top 200 in the near future, how can immigration attorneys expect to counsel their client on which investment to select and what should they do to protect themselves in the event that the project fails to achieve the removal of the I-829 or fails to return the capital invested?
SECOND Phone Session on January 13: Securities law: Avoiding Litigation and Rescission
- The role of the immigration attorney and care for client
- Due Diligence lists, how relevant are they?
- What factors should be considered
- Scope of representation
- Liability, disclaimers and waivers
- The role of the immigration attorney as advisor, professional insurance
- The roles of other professionals to assist the investor client
With so many EB-5 Regional Centers marketing to a relatively few, the pressure is on to deliver investor clients and the tactics and techniques employed by some of the Center's, their agents and "finders", both in the U.S. and overseas may cause increased scrutiny by the Securities & Exchange Commission and attorneys who specialize on malpractice and litigation on behalf of their investor clients. How can EB-5 practitioners and Regional Centers who have offerings in the market stay safe and avoid potential litigation and rescission?
THIRD Phone Session on February 3: Valuation & Risk
- Reg. D & Reg. S offerings (definition of exemption)
- Solicitation and 502(c) rule
- Internet advertising: Lamp & IPO.net
- Seminars: overseas and domestic, rules and practices
- Compensation and fees: definition of Agents & Finders
- Marketing material v. operating documents
- Project failure and investor litigation
What factors improve the chance of success in an EB-5 investment, the roles of capital, debt and equity, cash flow and what other factors are critical to making an informed decision in assessing the strength and weakness of the offering.
Wednesday, December 29 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201016.shtm.
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201016.pdf.
Don't delay, sign up today.
- Why proper valuation of risk is important
- Factors used in evaluating risk, research, due diligence
- The importance of capital
- The importance of the timeline in project completion
- Cash flow
- Equity v. Debt
- The role of management, competition & market
- The decision making process
- Comparisons of dis-similar projects
- Risk ratings and standards in risk valuations
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