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The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers
Los Angeles, CA - February 26, 2016

Speakers: Angelo Paparelli (Discussion Leader), Mahsa Aliaskari, Peyman Attari, Mark Freitas, Matt Gordon, Brandon Meyer, Reid Thomas, Mitchell Wexler, and Greg White.

Final Deadline: February 23, 2016

Agenda Speakers Materials Sponsors Register

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. After each panel, guests will have the opportunity to discuss EB-5 issues among themselves and with speakers. This is a CLE workshop, however it is designed to be materially useful to Regional Center executives and real estate developers also, in addition to immigration attorneys.

AGENDA

Time

Subject/Activity

8:30 - 9:00

Registration - Continental Breakfast and Handouts Provided

9:00 – 9:50

Basic and Advanced EB-5 Eligibility Criteria

9:50 – 10:00

Networking Break

10:00 – 10:25

Funds Administration

10:25 – 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:20

Issues, Challenges, and Trends in the EB-5 Program

11:20 – 11:30

Networking Break

11:30 – 11:55

Organizational Structures in the EB-5 Program

11:55 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 1:50

EB-5 Best Practices

1:50 – 2:00

Networking Break

2:00 – 2:25

Securities Issues in EB5

2:25 – 2:30

Networking Break

2:30 – 3:20

EB-5 Ethics and Risk Management

3:20 – 3:30

Networking Break

3:30 – 3:55

Advising Investors on Suitable EB-5 Projects

3:55 – 4:00

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00

EB-5 Insurance

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Angelo Paparelli is a partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Paparelli, with a bicoastal practice in Southern California and New York City, is known for providing creative solutions to complex and straightforward immigration law problems, especially involving mergers and acquisitions, labor certifications and the H-1B visa category. His practice areas include legislative advocacy; employer compliance audits and investigations; U.S. and foreign work visas and permanent residence for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investors, professionals, students and visitors; immigration messaging and speech-writing; corporate policy formulation; and immigration litigation before administrative agencies and the federal courts. He is frequently quoted in leading national publications on immigration law. He is also a past President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a global consortium of leading immigration practitioners. Paparelli’s blog and a comprehensive list of his many immigration law articles can be found at www.entertheusa.com. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he earned his B.A., and of Wayne State University Law School where he earned his J.D. Paparelli is admitted to the state bars of California, Michigan and New York. Angelo is one of the most highly regarded business immigration lawyers and scholars in America. He is named a "Star Individual" for California (above Band 1) in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.

Mahsa Aliaskari is a Principal at Polsinelli, PC. She has dedicated her legal career to guiding and advising clients through the labyrinth that is U.S. immigration law. As an immigrant who, at one time, also ran a business, Mahsa brings a truly unique perspective to each engagement. With each case, her focus is to understand the operations of each business. With this understanding, she is better equipped to work with clients in developing strategies that make sense to them; strategies that can be implemented with limited disruption to their world. Whether a project involves visa sponsorships, business expansions to the U.S., EB-5 investments and funding, or immigration compliance, Mahsa is always cognizant of the importance of business practicalities. From professionals, investors, and artists to national and international organizations, the ease of global mobility is important in any setting and with that in mind Mahsa is focused on seamless transitions. Working with business owners and investors, she also has a niche practice with entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

Peyman Attari is the president and CEO of AISA Investment Advisers, LLC, a state registered investment advisory firm. He has more than 30 years of experience across various financial asset classes such as real estate, fixed income, and international equities. Prior to forming AISA, Mr. Attari was the founder and principal of Ambrose Property Holdings, a Kentucky based real estate investment and management company. Before moving to Kentucky, Mr. Attari had a long career in international emerging markets culminating in the position of head of Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) equity research at Deutsche Bank where he led a previously unranked research team to a top three world ranking. Mr. Attari has also worked in senior roles at companies such as Euro Suisse Securities and Jesup and Lamont International. Furthermore, he was the founder and managing director of Saicor Securities, a New York-based investment bank specializing in South African investments. Born in Iran and raised in the United Kingdom, Mr. Attari attended Imperial College London earning a BSc Honors Degree in Petroleum Geology. He is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines (ARSM) and he is also a former registered representative of the London Stock Exchange and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is fluent in English and Farsi.

Mark Freitas's career in the insurance industry has spanned over 30 years. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Mark Edward Partners, a national insurance brokerage firm headquartered in New York City, Mr. Freitas leads the firm’s business strategy and development. Along with the company’s traditional property and casualty practice, Mark Edward Partners creates and develops cutting-edge products and programs not readily available in the insurance marketplace.

Matt Gordon is the Chief Executive Officer at E3iG and Chairman of E3 Cargo. Mr. Gordon's career spans business operations, finance and law. Mr. Gordon is a noted expert in the EB-5 field and is an authority on structuring EB-5 investments. He is the editor of the EB-5 Book, the legal treatise on the EB-5 program and a frequent lecturer to immigration attorneys. Mr. Gordon has participated in policy events, including those hosted by the White House and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Prior to founding E3 Investment Group, Mr. Gordon was an investment banker for a decade and ran the US division of a Swiss multi-national corporation. Mr. Gordon is a licensed attorney, having practiced mergers and acquisitions law at the beginning of his career with the largest and most reputable Wall Street firms including Fried Frank and Sullivan & Cromwell. Mr. Gordon received his B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Mr. Gordon holds FINRA/SEC securities licenses and is associated with a registered broker-dealer.

Reid Thomas is the Executive Vice President at NES Financial, leading the company's sales and marketing organization. He brings over 20 years of executive management experience at both private and public companies, including Laszlo Systems, Octel Communications, and VINA Technologies. During his time with NES Financial, Mr. Thomas has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the company's EB-5 business, making NES Financial the leader in EB-5 by providing innovative solutions specifically built for the industry. Mr. Thomas' active participation in the EB-5 community has made him a frequent and sought after speaker at events and conferences across the country. He has written numerous articles, blogs, and white papers on the topics of escrow and fund administration, solidifying his position as an industry expert.

Brandon Meyer is the Principal Attorney of Meyer Law Group, a full service immigration firm located in Solana Beach and San Francisco, California and Stamford, Connecticut. He received his Juris Doctorate (law) degree from University of San Diego School of Law, his Masters of Arts in East Asian Studies from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University. He is a member in good standing of the Bars of the State of Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Mr. Meyer is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA). Mr. Meyer can be reached at Brandon@meyerlawgroup.us and at (415) 416-6638. Mr. Meyer is highly experienced in all business immigration practice areas (both immigrant and nonimmigrant) including Immigrant Investor matters (E-1, E-2, L-1, EB-5 and Regional Center representation), H-1B, L-1, O-1, Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multinational Manager, Exceptional Ability, National Interest Waivers, TN, and immigration compliance for start-ups and multinational corporations.

Mitch Wexler is a Partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP (Fragomen Worldwide), the world's largest immigration law firm. He manages the firm's Los Angeles and Irvine, California offices. Mitch serves on the firm's Executive Committee. He has been practicing employment based immigration law for 30 years. Mitch represents individuals and employers from start up to Fortune 500 companies in managing their visa/immigration programs and foreign national portfolios. He is a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a frequent lecturer and teaches an annual module on business immigration law, including EB5, at the University of California, Irvine Law School. Mitch represents foreign investors with regard to their US immigration matters with a particular emphasis on L-1, E-2 and EB5 visa programs. Hofstra University, 1982, Southwestern University School of Law, 1985.

Gregory White is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Mr. White’s practice focuses on the representation of corporations, private equity funds, venture capital firms, and corporations in financing, technology and M&A transactions.A substantial portion of Greg’s practice includes high-tech and emerging growth companies in a number of industries, including software, telecommunications, data storage, mobile technology, medical technology and e-commerce. In addition to representing such companies in fundraising transactions, Greg’s work for these clients includes representation in connection with corporate partnering, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as licensing, marketing, distribution, service, support, outsourcing, and other agreements.Mr. White has an extensive practice assisting venture capital and private equity funds in the capital formation and investment process and in connection with M&A transactions. His practice includes both start-up and public company work and he has extensive experience in the area of securities law practice and compliance. Mr. White is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of venture capital transactions and has authored articles and legal education publications on private equity transactions. Mr. White also serves, on behalf of the firm, in the capacity of general outside corporate legal counsel to a number of the firm’s clients and in such capacity advises the boards of directors of firm clients on corporate governance issues and the fiduciary principles applicable to board oversight, including consideration of disclosure issues, major transactions, legal disputes and other similar matters.

LOCATION
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

MATERIALS

Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition ($149 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.

REGISTRATION
Cancellation/Return/Shipping Policy
$599
Los Angeles, CA | February 26, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch
Final Deadline: February 23, 2016

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

EVENT SPONSORS:

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AISA is a registered investment advisory firm specializing in EB-5 transactions. We provide EB-5 investors professional support to enable them to make a sound investment decision. We bring extensive financial knowledge and institutional quality due diligence to the EB-5 market while ensuring full compliance with U.S. and international financial regulations.

E3 Investment Group structures offerings that allow foreign investors the opportunity to receive green cards under the U.S. Government's EB-5 program. They have a unique expertise in creating opportunities that do not involve regional centers, but offer all of the benefits of a scaled organization without the negatives. They call this Scalable-Direct. In essence, they are the Non-Regional Center.

NES Financial provides technology-enabled services for the efficient middle and back office administration of highly specialized financial transactions. Our custom solutions include EB-5 escrows, 1031 exchanges, and fund administration transactions. Many of the world's largest financial institutions and corporations rely on our proprietary technology, unparalleled expertise, and outstanding services to ensure the secure, transparent, and compliant management of funds. Recognized two years in a row by Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, NES Financial helps companies lower operational costs, reduce risk, and improve ROI. For more information, visit www.nesfinancial.com.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 800 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits. For more information, visit www.seyfarth.com/.

To become a sponsor, click here.

$1999 - One Time Sponsorship - LA 2016 EB5 Summit
Los Angeles, CA | February 26, 2016 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sponsor Deadline: February 10, 2016

If you prefer to sign up by mail or fax or to learn more about the sponsorship opportunity click here.

$5994 - Full Year EB5 Summit Sponsorship

To learn more, send an email to webmaster@ilw.com

To learn more about sponsoring our EB5 Summits click here.

TESTIMONIALS

Here are some participants' testimonials from previous workshops:

"The EB5 Summit was very informative and comprehensive in covering the wide variety of challenges with the EB5 visa process." - Courtney Campbell

"Very infomative session that covered a wide variety of issues devoted to EB5 program." - David Hart

"The full day format combined with high quality panelists allowed the opportunity to address many current topics in a meaningful way." - Daniel Dwyer

"I would highly recommend this Summit; it covers a broad range of issues in a comprehensive manner. Well done!" - Clem Turner

"Great way to get up to speed on issues and most players in industry." -John Neill

"The program is well worth the time for those seeking to understabd the pitfalls and challenges for EB-5 investors and developers." -Gordon Quan

"As director of the Vermont EB5 Regional Center, who previously worked in muni and corporate bond industry, as well as has series 66 and series 7, I questioned whether the program would be worth my time. It was well worth attending." - Brent Raymond

"Absolutely invaluable to those who are new in the practice of EB-5" - Rose Bautista, JD. Immigration Information Specialist, County of Hawaii, Office of the Mayor.

"It covers both basic & complex info - something that anyone interested in EB-5 should attend." - Katie Wu

"Excellent comprehensive presentation that provided a perfect entree to the EB-5 Visa Category" - Mark Kalish

"Access to so many acclaimed professionals in the field at one time is well worth it." -Rani Emandi

"Great "Intro to EB5" workshop. Get to hear from all parts of the EB-5 Industry." - Catharine Yen

"I think this would be useful to all people seeking investors from other countries." - William Howell

"Coming in with no prior legal, let alone EB5, experience, I found the lectures very logically formed & easily accessible." - Khalid Raoof

"An essential conference to stay on the cutting edge of EB5." - Boyd Campbell

"I like the format/organization of the topics presented during the workshop." - Pamela Toyos

Very positive and structured with an emphasis on cutting edge information." - Michael Harris

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

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

"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

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


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