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The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers

Houston, Texas: Friday, November 16, 2012

Speakers: Robert Loughran, Ignacio Donoso, Charles C. Foster, John Meyer, Clifford Morris, and Javier Oyakawa.

Final Deadline: November 13, 2012

Workshop Outline Speaker bios Materials Testimonials REGISTER Sponsor

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:

  • Investor's attorneys
  • Regional Center's attorneys
  • Securities attorneys
  • Regional Center executives
  • Real estate developers
  • Project marketing advisors

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Discussion Leader: Robert Loughran

Time Subject/Activity
8:30 - 9:00
Registration
Continental Breakfast and Handouts Provided
Morning Session For Investor's Counsel
9:00 - 9:45 "Lawfully Advising on Project Choices"
9:45 - 10:00Networking Break
10:00 - 10:45 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
10:45 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45 829 Petitions and Documenting Job Creation
11:45 - 12:00Networking Break
12:00 - 1:00 Ethical Considerations in EB-5 Practice (1.0 EPR Credit)
Lunch Session
1:00 - 2:30Lunch, Lunch Presentation, and Networking
Afternoon Session For Regional Centers and Regional Center Counsel
2:30 - 3:15Economist Issues: TEAs, Job Creation Models, Tenant Occupancy Issues
3:15 - 3:30Networking Break
3:30 - 4:15Developing the 924 Petition
4:15 - 4:30Networking Break
4:30 - 5:15Projects, Project Selection and Marketing Experiences From an Established Regional Center
5:15 - 5:30Networking Break
5:30 - 6:00Legally and Effectively Marketing Projects Domestically and Abroad

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Mr. Robert Loughran heads the Emigration and Employer Sanctions practice areas of the firm FosterQuan, LLP. He has written articles on Maintenance of Status, the competitive advantage of Mexican maquiladoras, and the United States' reliance on foreign technical brainpower. His practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate immigration, emigration to third countries, and related international law. He presents frequently before legal, professional, and academic organizations on the topics of U.S. and foreign work authorization, employer sanctions, maintenance of status, and changes in government proceedings.

Ignacio Donoso is a Senior Attorney with FosterQuan, LLP. Mr. Donoso works primarily from the Washington, D.C. office of FosterQuan, LLP. Mr. Donoso is a graduate of McGill University, where he completed an LL.B. degree as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction). He also completed an LL.M. degree from the George Washington University. Mr. Donoso is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. Mr. Donoso's practice focuses on advising foreign investors. He has developed particular expertise in EB-5. He has advised individual investors obtain EB-5 visas through Regional Centers and through investments in their own companies. He has also advised developers in successful applications for designation of EB-5 Regional Centers, and serves as lead immigration counsel to established Regional Centers and their investors in processing I-526 and I-829 visa petitions. Mr. Donoso has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on immigration law issues affecting investors. Mr. Donoso is fluent in Spanish and French.

Charles C. Foster is Co-Chairman of FosterQuan, LLP, one of the largest global immigration law firms. He is also the honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand. A native of Galveston, Texas, Mr. Foster received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Foster serves as the founding Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section and a Board member and is past national President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chairman of the American Bar Association Coordinating Committee on Immigration law and Vice Chairman of the Houston Bar Foundation. During the 2000 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Foster served as the principal advisor to President Bush on U.S. immigration policy and was an advisor on immigration policy issues to President Bush in the 2004 campaign and President Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign. He is Chairman of Americans for Immigration Reform, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Greater Houston Partnership and the GHP's Immigration Task Force. He is Chairman of the Asia Society-Texas Center and past Chairman of the Houston International Festival and past President of the Houston Forum and the Houston Club. He is a Director of and serves on the Executive Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership and past Chairman of its Economic Development and World Trade Divisions. He is a recipient of 4 Royal decorations from His Majesty the King of Thailand; he received the 2000 Distinguished Friends of China Award; the 1996 International Service Award of the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce; was the 1998 Honoree of the American Immigration Law Foundation for Excellence in the Practice of Immigration Law; and the recipient of the 2007 American Jewish Committee Institute of Human Relations Award. He was designated a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine, the "Top Notch Lawyer in Immigration" in the Texas Lawyer "Go To Lawyers Guide" each year published, and the #1 Ranked Immigration Lawyer in Texas by Chambers USA.

John Meyer is a partner in FosterQuan's Houston office, also working out of their Mexico City and Rio Grande Valley offices. Mr. Meyer has written extensively on EB-5 visas and he has particular expertise in representing clients emigrating from Mexico to the United States. He was rated as a "Super Lawyer" for four years by Texas Monthly magazines and he is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Clifford Morris is founder and CEO of Mirzam Investor Green Card Regional Center. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Morris has founded and served as CEO of Mirzam Holdings, Inc. and Sirius Financial Navigation. He holds a degree in the hospitality field. He works comfortably in completely transparent and highly regulated environments. Based in Jupiter, Florida, Mirzam received USCIS designation as an approved regional center in 2010. The group's primary current project involves sustainable aquaculture and Mirzam has gained experience marketing this project in many countries and to a wide range of investor communities.

Javier Oyakawa is a business and economics researcher at the Center for Community and Business Research (CCBR) at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development. He finished the doctoral program at the Economics Department from the University of Texas at Austin. Recently he has developed research on unit roots and co-integration tests for forecasting rig activity in the Eagle Ford Shale and for the estimation of trade elasticities. As part of his research for the CCBR, he has developed economic impact studies for EB-5 projects, and economic analyses of regions affected by external events for federal agencies. In the past, he has had administrative and financial management experience in academic and commercial institutions. He obtained a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has taught economics courses at UT Austin, Trinity University, and Texas State University, among others.

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

Alden - Houston
1117 Prairie street
Houston, Texas 77002

MATERIALS

Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book ($499 value)

CLE Credits:

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.

FINANCIAL AID POLICY:

For attendees who have a specific hardship, please contact webmaster@ilw.com

TESTIMONIALS

Here are some participants' testimonials from the EB-5 Workshop in Orlando FL, March 5th,the EB-5 Workshop in NYC, April 26th, and the EB-5 Workshop in Nashville, TN, June 13th

"A frank and informed foundation for dealing in the EB-5 visa world."
- Art Williamson

"Excellent info on EB-5."
- Mazher Shah-Khan

"The EB-5 discussions are essential and understanding new trends and USCIS recent policies which effect a successful EB-5 project."
- Ed Beshara

"Great realist description of the actual."
- Clem Turner "It teaches everything about EB-5 in a day. It was worth travelling from India to attend this workshop."
-Sudhir Shah

"I learnt a lot. All the speakers are very knowledgable and articulate. The discussion is very lively and not boring at all."
-Yee Ling Poon

"The EB-5 Workshop provides hands-on, practical knowledge straight from experienced stakeholders. Highly recommended."
-Jesus Rios

Registration:
Cancellation/Return/Shipping Policy
$699 Workshop Package
Includes one (1) session

Houston, Texas
November 16, 2012

Select your session

Morning Session (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)
Afternoon Session (1:00 - 7:30 pm)

Includes lunch and coffee breaks, and either breakfast or reception

Final Deadline: November 13, 2012
$999 Workshop Package
Register for the full day, including both Morning and Afternoon Sessions!

Houston, Texas
November 16, 2012
8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, coffee breaks, and reception

Final Deadline: November 13, 2012
Final Deadline: November 13, 2012

If you prefer to sign up by mail or fax click here for the order form

Disclaimer: participation in this workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers

Discounts available for multiple registrants from same firm. To avail of this discount, please write to editor@ilw.com

EVENT SPONSORS:

Mirzam Investor Green Card Regional Center received USCIS designation as an approved regional center in 2010. The group's primary current project involves sustainable aquaculture and Mirzam has gained experience marketing this project in many countries and to a wide range of investor communities.

NES Financial is an innovative provider of highly secure, compliant and transparent financial administration solutions for complex financial transactions, helping streamline EB-5 administration and secure document sharing. NES Financial's Escrow Administration Solutions simplifies the EB-5 Visa escrow process with highly-secure technology that is quick to set up, easily manages escrows and provides unlimited subaccounts for Regional Center principals and investors. NES Financial's EB-5 Virtual File Share provides Regional Centers, investors, attorneys and brokers with secure centralized document exchange and storage capabilities to streamline the investment-offering process. A cloud-based, easy to use system archives documents associated with a Regional Center's development project and provides secure access for all stakeholders from anywhere and at any time. NES Financial is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Chicago and Boston.

See below for information on becoming a sponsor.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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: webmaster@ilw.com

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


Platinum Level: $3,500. This package offers the greatest opportunity to be a highly visible part of the program. It includes:

  • Attendance and materials for three guests. Materials include a copy of ILW.COM's The EB-5 Book and a day-of-conference booklet, which will include relevant handouts and information selected by the discussion leader and panelists.
  • Recognition in our pre-conference marketing materials and during the conference itself.
  • Up to 10 pages of advertising in the day-of-conference booklet, including premium placement at the front of the advertising section.
  • A display station at the event for the full day, where you can network with attendees and speakers in order to distribute marketing materials and merchandising.(Brochures, key chains, pens, etc.)
  • ILW’s REGIONAL CENTER WEB BASED MARKETING CAMPAIGN – 4 Month Campaign – A customized emailing list of our exclusive network compiled of EB-5 Attorneys and personnel. We will create a fully custom tailored schedule of email blasts advertising your individual regional center’s past, present and future endeavors to further enhance overall visibility.
  • Branding sponsorship during the lunch portion.
  • For Regional Center sponsors a designated time slot will be provided in order for a director or attorney of the organization to speak on a substantive panel.

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:

  • Attendance and materials for two guests. Materials include a copy of ILW.COM's The EB-5 Book and a day-of-conference booklet, which will include relevant handouts and information selected by the discussion leader and panelists.
  • Recognition in our pre-conference marketing materials and during the conference itself
  • Up to 4 pages of advertising in the bound conference materials.
  • A display station at the event for the full day, where you can network with attendees and speakers in order to distribute marketing materials and merchandising.(Brochures, key chains, pens, etc.)
  • ILW’s REGIONAL CENTER WEB BASED MARKETING CAMPAIGN – 2 Month Campaign – A customized emailing list of our exclusive network compiled of EB-5 Attorneys and personnel. We will create a fully custom tailored schedule of email blasts advertising your individual regional center’s past, present and future endeavors to further enhance overall visibility.
  • Choice of 10 minute speaking portion during breakfast program or 30 minutes during lunch portion.

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:

  • Attendance and materials for one guest. Materials include a copy of ILW.COM's The EB-5 Book and a day-of-conference booklet, which will include relevant handouts and information selected by the discussion leader and panelists.
  • Recognition in our pre-conference marketing materials and during the conference itself.
  • Up to 2 pages of advertising in the bound conference materials.
  • A display station at the event for the full day, where you can network with attendees and speakers in order to distribute marketing materials and merchandising.(Brochures, key chains, pens, etc.)
If you have any questions, please email warmanios@ilw.com or call 212-545-0864.

$3,500 Platinum Level Sponsorship 

This package offers the greatest opportunity to be a highly visible part of the program

$2,000 Gold Level Sponsorship 

This package offers high visibility and allows for multiple attendances at a lower price-point


$1,250 Silver Level Sponsorship 

This Package offers high visibility and is the best fit for organizations who do not wish to address the group and send a single member


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