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The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers
San Francisco, CA: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Speakers: David Hirson (Discussion Leader), Matt Gordon, Anu Nair, Nenad Radu, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Sam Udani, Kyle Walker, Mike Xenick, Steve Yale-Loehr.

Final Deadline: June 21th, 2013

Workshop Outline Speaker bios Materials Testimonials REGISTER NOW! Sponsor


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.


Time Subject/Activity
8:30 - 9:00
Registration - Continental Breakfast and Handouts Provided
9:00 - 9:45 Corporate and Security Law in EB-5
    9:45 - 9:55 Networking Break
      9:55 - 10:40 Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
        10:40 - 10:50 Networking Break
          10:50 - 11:35 Developing the 924 Petition
            11:35 - 11:45 Networking Break
              11:45 - 12:30 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
                12:30 - 1:25 Lunch
                  1:25 - 2:10 829 Petitions and Documenting Job Creation
                    2:10 - 2:20 Networking Break
                      2:20 - 3:05 Funds Administration
                        3:05 - 3:15 Networking Break
                          3:15 - 4:00Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
                            4:00 - 4:10Networking Break
                              4:10 - 4:55Finding Investors China
                                4:55 - 5:05Networking Break
                                5:05 - 5:45Finding Investors Other Than China

                                  ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

                                  David Hirson With 30 years experience in the practice of immigration law, David co-manages the Firm's Irvine office and is the partner in charge of Fragomen's Consular Practice, which facilitates the processing of U.S. nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications filed at U.S. Consulates and Embassies worldwide. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization for 20 years. He has assisted companies with start-up expansion, merger and acquisition relating to immigration law, compliance and case processing. He files Regional Center applications and individual Green Card applications for investors under the EB-5 Investor Visa category- considered an expert in this particular field: Has been involved with EB-5 cases since passage of the law in 1990. He was present in the Senate in Washington DC when the EB-5 bill was marked up and Senator Biden, now Vice President Biden was debating the proposed new law. In 1991, personally prepared and filed one of the very first EB-5 cases with the INS (now USCIS). The case was approved; the same case was the first case to be consular interviewed and approved at the AIT in Taiwan. He successfully filed and received approvals of many cases in the first 10 years of the program. Only about 300 cases were approved annually by the INS/USCIS in the early years of the program. After 2000, the program began to pickup and the approved EB-5 cases broke through the 1000 barrier. He personally argued appeals at the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) and had 4 cases approved after they were denied by the INS/USCIS and certified to the appeal unit. He has applied for several regional centers to be designated and approved by USCIS. The most recent of which was in 2009- the PUMA Regional Center in Riverside, CA; and a Regional Center covering the state of Utah. He is the partner leading the EB-5 team in the Irvine office, comprised of attorneys, supervising paralegals, paralegals, legal assistants and administrative staff and referred many of the EB-5 cases within the US Fragomen offices Ė San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, and Washington DC.

                                  Matt Gordon is a the Managing Director of E3 Investment Group. He is a finance professional whose vision and passion is to help realize extraordinary value through the flawless planning and execution of strategy, financings and transactions that foster aggressive sustainable growth. Mr. Gordon is a licensed attorney, having practiced law with some of the most prestigious Wall Street firms, including Fried Frank and Sullivan & Cromwell. He is a member of the New York State Bar and holds SEC securities licenses.

                                  Anusree Nair (Anu) is an associate at the Firmís Philadelphia office and focuses her practice on both business and family-based immigration. A graduate of Baruch College (B.S. in Biology and Chemistry), Anu received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. Anu is currently admitted to practice law in New York and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

                                  Nenad Radu works in deal origination at Hussar & Co. Mr. Radu, a Serbian national by birth, brings together a decades worth of sales experience in the emerging markets and with his sales and IT background is responsible for utilizing technology and social media in order to originate pool of talents and prospective clients, as well as developing internal infrastructure. Prior to Hussar & Co. Mr. Radu headed up deal origination for the European desk at Nova Capital Partners in New York. He has deep experience in the region of emerging Europe and received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology in Serbia. Mr. Radu is fluent in English, Serbian, and Croatian.

                                  John Roth is Managing Attorney at the Roth Immigration Law Firm. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. In addition to being an immigration attorney, he has an extensive business background, including an M.B.A. For the Wharton School of Finance, a Series 7 and a Series 63 license, and he is a registered representative of a Broker-Dealer firm. His firm, EB-5 Analytics, provides due diligence analyses of EB-5 regional center projects for EB-5 Pilot Program immigrant investors.

                                  Reid Thomas is the Executive Vice President of NESF. Mr. Thomas leads the global sales and marketing organization at NES Financial. He has over 20 years of executive management experience at both private and public companies. At NES Financial, Mr. Thomas has been instrumental in the rapid growth of companyís EB-5, trust and escrow business. His active participation in the EB-5 community has made him a frequent speaker and positioned NES Financial as the industry leader in EB-5 solutions.

                                  Sam Udani is the publisher of ILW.COM.

                                  Kyle Walker is a Founder and Managing Partner of Green Card Fund, LLC, a firm that provides EB-5 services to domestic projects and international investors. As Managing Partner, Mr. Walker oversees many activities, but his primary focus is on Industry Relations, USCIS compliance and International Distribution Channels. Spending much of his time on a plane, Mr. Walker has built distribution channels for his company in China, India, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Kyle also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board for Global Business Bank (in formation), a community bank that is currently being formed in downtown Phoenix. Before founding Green Card Fund, LLC, Kyle was a founding member and partner of NewGen Commercial. NewGen Commercial is vertically integrated in the hospitality industry including brokerage, development, consulting and the ownership and operations of their own properties. NewGen continues to be a thriving business that Kyleís partner, Dinesh Rama, manages the day-to-day operations for. Kyle earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University with a focus in Business and Urban Planning. Mr. Walker is also involved with the Greater Phoenix Economic Councilís (GPEC) International Leadership Council, was a founding member of the China Arizona Alliance and serves on the Membership Committee of Invest in USA (IIUSA, EB-5 trade association).

                                  Mike Xenick is the President of InvestAmerica Capital Advisors.

                                  Steve Yale-Loehr is one of the nation's preeminent authorities on U.S. immigration and asylum law. A prolific scholar, he has written many law review articles, and is author or co-author of four standard reference works. He was -in-chief of The Cornell International Law Journal,†and he co-authors a bimonthly column for†The New York Law Journal.†He is of counsel to the Ithaca firm of Miller Mayer. Upon receiving his Cornell J.D. cum laude, Prof. Yale-Loehr clerked for Chief Judge Howard G. Munson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. He is the 2001 recipient of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)'s Elmer Fried Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2004 recipient of AILA's Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law.

                                  ABOUT THE LOCATION:
                                  Hotel Nikko San Francisco
                                  222 Mason Street
                                  San Francisco, CA 94102


                                  Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book ($249 value) and Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators ($249 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


                                  Here are some participants' testimonials from previous workshops:

                                  "An essential conference to stay on the cutting edge of EB-5."
                                  - 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

                                  "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

                                  REGISTER NOW
                                  Cancellation/Return/Shipping Policy
                                  $999 Workshop Package - CLOSED

                                  San Francisco, CA
                                  June 26, 2013
                                  8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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


                                  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

                                  EVENT SPONSORS:

                                  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 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.

                                  EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

                                  For information on exclusive sponsorship opportunities for regional centers, contact us at (212) 545-0818 or

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