The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers
New York, NY: Friday, December 14, 2012
Speakers: Parisa K. Karaahmet, Sherry Cohen, Matt Galati, Enrique Gonzalez, Matt Gordon, Kate Kalmykov, Dan Lundy, John Neill, Dan Schwarz, and Sam Udani
Final Deadline, December 11th, 2012
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This event will be beneficial to anyone involved in EB-5. The event day will bring together experts and practitioners on all sides of the EB-5 equation. In the morning, we have developed a CLE program for lawyers. It will focus on issues confronting when representing individual investors and panels will feature both experienced attorneys and regional center executives. The afternoon program is aimed at regional center executives, their attorneys, and others associated with the regional center. It will feature discussions on the regional center business as well as important immigration and securities law issues that all centers will confront. After each panel, guests will have the opportunity to discuss EB-5 issues among themselves and with speakers. An extended lunch and post-event reception guarantee ample time for networking.
All of the following will benefit:
WORKSHOP OUTLINE (Tentative)
Discussion Leader: Parisa K. Karaahmet
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Parisa Karaahmet (DL) is a partner at Fragomen and leads a team specializing in individual, complex and corporate immigration matters. She has presented at Pace University’s Judicial Institute, guest lectured at Cardozo Law School, and speaks at national conferences. She chairs Practicing Law Institute’s annual conference “Defending Removal Proceedings” and co-chairs the American Bar Association Immigration Litigation Committee. Parisa previously served as an Assistant District Counsel and Acting Deputy District Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, New York District Office. Her areas of specialty include advising clients with respect to criminal and other inadmissibility grounds, employer sanctions, EB-5, E-verify and I-9 compliance. On the corporate compliance advisory group side, Parisa represents a variety of large, mid-size and smaller companies in their immigration matters, including those in the financial services, medical, pharmaceutical, education and technology sectors.
Sherry Cohen is the former first deputy chief counsel of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee (2003 to 2010) and staff attorney (1993 to 2003). Prior to joining the Committee, she was a litigation associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel. The Committee investigates and prosecutes attorneys for violations of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Ms. Cohen personally tried over 40 cases resulting in public discipline, including the first case of public discipline against a law firm in New York (Matter of Wilens and Baker). She concentrated on cases involving substandard representation in immigration matters and unauthorized practice of law (Matter of Muto and Matter of Rodkin, e.g.) She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, AILA (pending) and a former member of the Hon. Robert Katzman Immigration Study Group. She graduated "with distinction" from Hofstra School of Law and was a member of the Hofstra Law Review. She has participated in numerous CLE programs on attorney ethics. Presently, she is Counsel to the Law Firm of Richard M. Maltz, PLLC in the area of Professional Responsibility Law.
Matthew Galatiis an Associate in Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP’s Philadelphia office, where he focuses his practice on both employment-based and family-based immigration, as well as related worksite compliance and federal court litigation matters. A member of the firm’s EB-5 immigrant investor team, Matt has prepared and filed numerous I-526 petitions, including guiding clients through complicated source-of-funds and path-of-funds documentation process. He has also successfully prepared and filed corresponding I-829 petitions to remove the conditions on permanent resident status. Matt is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Matt received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with Honors, 2010) and his Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History from The University of Virginia (2007). During law school, Matt served as an Associate of The George Washington University International Law Review. Prior to joining Klasko Rulon, Matt practiced in a civil litigation firm in Washington, D.C.
Enrique Gonzalez is the Managing Partner of Fragomen’s Coral Gables office. Enrique’s practice is broad based and includes counseling companies, institutions and individuals. He has particular experience related to managing the immigration programs for institutions of higher education, research institutions, hospitality companies (including cruise lines), and entertainment companies. He also provides legal counsel to investors and entrepreneurs regarding investment based immigration (including EB-5). Since 2007, Enrique has served as a Member of the President’s Council at Florida International University. He also served as the Vice Mayor of the City of West Miami from 1994 to 2001.
Matt Gordon is the Managing Director of Hussar & Co. Mr. Gordon's experience and vision is to help his clients realize extraordinary value through the flawless planning and execution of strategy, financings, liquidity/exit events and the acquisition of strategically complementary businesses and assets that foster aggressive sustainable growth. Mr. Gordon began his career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney on Wall Street with Sullivan & Cromwell and Fried Frank. There he represented some of the world's largest companies and financial institutions in a variety of corporate and M&A transactions. Following his legal career, led the M&A group, and eventually the US division of Red Cube, a Swiss VOIP-telecom company. During his tenure, Mr. Gordon led the acquisition and divestiture of several assets and the raising of $200 million in equity capital. Mr. Gordon is a licensed attorney and member of the New York State Bar and holds SEC securities licenses. Mr. Gordon graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Policy Analysis / Economics and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, from which he received a J.D. with honors
Kate Kalmykov of Greenberg Traurig, LLPfocuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors. Kate has extensive experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. For existing Regional Centers, Kate regularly helps to prepare amendment filings, file exemplar petitions, address removal of conditions issues and ensure that they develop an internal program for ongoing compliance with applicable immigration regulations and guidance. She also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining greencards through either individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions. Moreover, Kate also works with various human resources departments on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance. She regularly counsels employers on due diligence issues including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations.
Daniel B. Lundy is an Associate at Klasko Rulon Stock & Seltzer, LLP. Mr. Lundy practices almost exclusively within the EB-5 field. His practice is focused on the representation of developers and individuals who seek to use foreign investment funds under the EB-5 program to fund their projects, either through the formation of a Regional Center or by joining with an existing Regional Center. Mr. Lundy works with various securities lawyers, economists, business plan writers and other professionals in the preparation and filing of Regional Center Designation Applications and Regional Center amendment applications, and in structuring projects so that they are EB-5 compliant. Mr. Lundy is experienced in reviewing Regional Center and project business plans, economic reports, securities offering documents, corporate documents, and other project related documents for compliance with the EB-5 program requirements, and in consulting and advising clients on the specific immigration requirements of the EB-5 program. Mr. Lundy has also successfully represented numerous immigrant investors in their EB-5 petitions and applications, including investors seeking permanent residence through investment in their own businesses and investors seeking permanent residence through investments through USCIS approved Regional Centers. Mr. Lundy is admitted to the bar in the State of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.Mr. Lundy is a graduate of Hunter College (B.A., 2000) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 2006). He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
John Neill is a Principal at AKRF, Inc. and leads a team specializing in economics and real estate advisory services for private developers, institutions, and municipalities. His group has performed hundreds of economic and fiscal impact studies for public and private clients, including input-output modeling in support of EB-5 applications. His areas of specialty include socio-economic analysis, economic and fiscal impact studies, and market and feasibility studies. He also serves as a project manager for environmental reviews of major development projects in New York City, including most recently New York University’s proposed campus expansion plan. He regularly works with real estate lawyers and has provided expert testimony on economic issues at City Council hearings. He has joint graduate degrees from Yale School of Management and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Dan Schwarz joined Fragomen in 2005 as a law clerk and became an Associate in 2006. He serves with the Individual Case Unit, which handles all types of U.S. immigration matters, including complex matters associated with criminal issues and prior immigration violations. Dan practices in the fields of corporate, investor, and family immigration law, representing large and small corporate clients within a variety of industries, ranging from finance to technology, sports, fashion and the arts. This includes temporary and short-term work visas, business visas, permanent residence (employment-based and family-based) and naturalization. Dan is the attorney responsible for a dedicated sports practice within the firm, which involves advising major and minor league sports teams, coaches, and athletes with respect to a wide variety of immigration matters, including temporary work visas and permanent residence through both the labor certification process and extraordinarily ability classification. In addition, Dan serves on the firm’s Corporate Compliance Committee, which focuses on the representation of employers during government investigations, I-9 audits, and a variety of IRCA issues. Paul is Chair of Herrick's Hospitality Group and has been instrumental in the financing, acquisition and workout of over $12 billion of resort and hotel properties in every state in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Anguilla, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, St. Martin, and Mexico. He has handled sophisticated hotel and resort matters since 1988, and in 1993 worked to establish the first securitized lending program originated by a major Wall Street investment bank devoted to the hospitality industry. Paul is co-chair of the Travel and Leisure Practice Group of TAGLaw, a group of prominent regional law firms around the world. He also helps hotel owners negotiate operating agreements, technical services agreements and related documentation with the most prominent hotel brands in the world. Paul has lectured on due diligence issues related to loan origination and securitization at the National Law Conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Sam Udani, publisher of ILW.COM, will make a luncheon presentation.
ABOUT THE LOCATION:
Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book ($499 value)
ILW.COM is accredited CLE Provider in State of California and Texas. Attorneys admitted in AK, CO, FL, MT, ND, NJ, NY (some exclusions apply) and WV are able to obtain MCLE credits through reciprocity with State of California. For remaining states, which require MCLE but do not accept reciprocity with any other jurisdiction, Certificate of Attendance for obtaining a self-study credits is available. Please note, CT, DC, MA, MD, MI and SD do not require MCLE.
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See below for information on becoming a sponsor.
For this event, we are offering law firms, regional centers, and other businesses in the field the opportunity to serve as event sponsors. Sponsorships are available at three very reasonable price levels.
For more information about Sponsorship Opportunities please contact:
Wassim Armanios – Associate Director – Professional Services Division
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Note: These are single event prices. If you wish you to sponsor multiple events, we can work on creating a considerably discounted rate to accommodate your needs and advertising goals
Gold Level: $2,000. Conservatively priced, the Silver Level tier offers substantial promotial visibility. This package allows two Regional Center representatives to attend. It includes:
Silver Level: $1,250. Our most modestly priced sponsorship option allows for the same display presence as the higher-priced options and is the best fit for organizations who do not wish to address the group or only send a single member. It includes: