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Focus: EB5 For Experts
ILW.COM is pleased to announce "EB5 For Experts", a new 3-part telephone seminar with Michael Gibson, H. Ronald Klasko , Joseph Bartlett, Michael Homeier and others. Tuesday, April 26 is the deadline to sign up, the curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on April 28: Securities law: Avoiding Litigation and Rescission
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?
- 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
SECOND Phone Session on May 19: 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?
- 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
THIRD Phone Session on June 9: Valuation & Risk
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.
Tuesday, April 26 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/201106.shtm.
Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201106.pdf.
Don't delay, sign up today.
- Standards of value – define, compare, contrast, and discuss importance.
- Valuation process and how it differs for business val, M&A, and audit work.
- The critical nature of the management interview in performing good valuations and making good investment decisions in non-public companies.
- Further “privately-held v. publicly-held company” valuation issues.
- Risk and return (Sources for each and the need to remember both risk and return when valuing companies; Qualitative assessments; Quantitative methods; Company-specific risk, its nature, sources, and effects on value [Company size; Role of management, competition, the market])
- Capital structure and its effects on value.
- How international investors price/perceive value of U.S. companies v. how U.S. investors price/perceive value of the same U.S. companies.
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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security, seeks experienced attorneys for its Refugee and Asylum Law Division in Washington, D.C. This is a full-time position. The attorney selected will serve as an advisor to the Division Chief, the Chief Counsel, and to USCIS and other Departmental components on issues relating to U.S. immigration laws and international treaty obligations. This attorney would be responsible for providing legal advice on a number of protection issues, including but not limited to asylum, overseas refugee resettlement programs, temporary protected status, parole, VAWA, T and U visas, adoptions, special immigrant juveniles and the Convention Against Torture. Strong legal research and writing skills, and the ability to complete assignments with short deadlines, are essential. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0005 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: Molly.Groom@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, May 13, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
St. Louis, MO - Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP seeks an experienced paralegal to work with our premier Immigration Law group in St. Louis. This is a full-time position (Monday through Friday). Applicants must have a college degree or the equivalent work experience; a minimum of 2 years relevant immigration paralegal experience; a deep experience in a full range of employment-based matters, including IV's, NIV's, PERM and EB-1; experience with NIW-medical and Conrad Amendments a plus. The ideal candidate will also have strong detail orientation skills, high degree of accuracy skills, organizational skills and strong verbal and written communication skills. Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP is one of the nation's largest law firms, with legal roots dating back more than a century. At Stinson Morrison Hecker, we offer a professional and friendly work environment with integrity as our guiding principle. Our benefits and compensation are comprehensive, progressive and market competitive in an effort to reward and retain our most important asset - our people. For more information and to apply, see here. EOE
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Los Angeles, CA - Stone & Grzegorek LLP seeks an experienced immigration attorney. Are you interested in joining a dozen attorneys who are passionate about their evolving immigration law practice? Do you yearn for a positive work place that will support you in achieving excellence and putting forth your best work? You may be just the experienced attorney we are looking for to become a significant member of a growing, collegial law firm specializing in diverse practice areas. Give one of us a call, or send your letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Washington, DC - The Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks an experienced attorney with demonstrated legal knowledge and experience involving verification of immigration and citizenship status and employment eligibility issues and interpretation of statutes and regulations that would enable the candidate to provide legal advice regarding the Agency.s E-Verify and SAVE programs, for the Commercial and Administrative Law Division (CALD). The attorney would report to the Deputy Chief of the Commercial and Administrative Law Division in Washington, D.C. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction). You must have three or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Experience interpreting statutes and regulations is required. Experience advising clients on privacy and disclosure issues and on programs similar to E-Verify and SAVE is highly desired. For more info, key in Job Announcement Number: COU-CIS-2011-0004 at http://www.usajobs.com/. Submit cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: CALD.Res@dhs.gov. Must be received by close of business, Friday, April 29, 2011. Position is at the GS-0905-13/15 level.
Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Englewood, NJ - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, a prestigious immigration law firm, seeks experienced immigration paralegal to train for 3 to 6 months in its Midtown Manhattan offices before working permanently in its Englewood, NJ office to work on immigrant and non-immigrant matters. Applicant must possess 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, O-1, E, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Downtown Chicago, IL - AzulaySeiden Law Group seeks an immigration attorney. To be considered, a candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience practicing immigration law. The firm deals in all areas of immigration, including removal defense, business, family, appellate work and outbound immigration services. Experience in removal defense and fluency in a foreign language preferred. We seek a motivated, committed individual who wants a focused, contemporary environment that celebrates diversity. If you are a goal driven individual who would appreciate the opportunity to work in a leading US immigration law firm, you may be the right fit. We offer fair compensation based on experience and incoming business, along with a full benefits package and believe in promoting a healthy balance between work and personal life. Please send a resume, writing sample, law school transcript and any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLE Immigration Event
Memphis, TN - (May 13-14, 2011) The Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the Memphis Mid-South Chapter of the FBA; the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, invite you to join us for one of the most exciting national immigration conferences available this year. The confirmed speaker line-up is a who's who of well-renowned AILA attorneys and government officials including Judges from The US Circuit Court of Appeals, the Acting Director of EOIR and other former and current Immigration Judges from across the country, and counsel from The Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL). This conference also offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of ICE and USCIS supervisors as they discuss various immigration issues that affect both the mid-South and the nation as a whole. Come mingle with faculty without large crowds. This intimate setting is perfect for both new and experienced practitioners alike. Program includes special tracks for pro bono attorneys as well as criminal lawyers. Earn up to 14 CLE hours (with a possibility of 3 ethics hours offered) and have fun, too. Early bird deadline is April 15, 2011. This Conference is limited to 400 participants. For more information, including speakers, curriculum, see here. For online hotel registration, see here.
Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration EventCenter for Population and Development Studies
9 Bow Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138 - Center for Population and Development Studies
9 Bow Street, Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA 02138 - 12:00-1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2011 - 'Anchor Grannies and Care-giving Grandpas: Chinese-born Senior Immigrants in the U.S.' - Harvard Migration and Integration Program seminar - For more info, visit
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/centers-institutes/population-development/immigration/news-and-events/index.html or contact Nicole Newendorp, Lecturer on Social Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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