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The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers
Chicago, IL: Friday, September 6th, 2013

Speakers: Robert Loughran (Discussion Leader), Coleen Danaher, Matt Gordon, Nenad Radu, John Roth, Sam Udani, Mike Xenick, and Catharine Yen.


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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 Securities 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 Structuring the Deal in Project Financing
            11:35 - 11:45 Networking Break
              11:45 - 12:30 Developing the 924 Application
                12:30 - 1:10 Lunch
                  1:10 - 1:55 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
                    1:55 - 2:05 Networking Break
                      2:05 - 2:50 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creations
                        2:50 - 3:00 Networking Break
                          3:00 - 3:30 Funds Administration
                            3:30 - 3:40Networking Break
                              3:40 - 4:10Innovation in EB-5, The Non-Regional Center Concept
                                4:10 - 4:20Networking Break
                                  4:20 - 5:05Finding Investors China
                                    5:05 - 5:15Networking Break
                                    5:15 - 6:00Finding Investors Other Than China

                                      ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

                                      Robert Loughran (DL) 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.

                                      Coleen Danaher is in charge of EB-5 Business Development at NES Financial. With over 15 years of experience, Coleen has been a part of the NES Financial team for 8 of those years. NES Financial is the industry leader in providing innovative Escrow Administration Services designed specifically for EB-5. As an active participant in the EB-5 community, Coleen is a frequent speaker at industry events.

                                      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 i s 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.

                                      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.

                                      Sam Udani is the publisher of ILW.COM.

                                      Mike Xenick is the president of InvestAmerica Capital Advisors.

                                      Catharine Yen is an attorney at Foster Quan, LLP.

                                      ABOUT THE LOCATION:
                                      The Westin O'Hare
                                      6100 N. River Rd.
                                      Rosemont, IL 60018
                                      For room reservations, call: 1-888-627-8517


                                      Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book ($499 value) and Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators ($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


                                      Here are some participants' testimonials from previous workshops:

                                      "Very Informative. Not only that I learned about the immigration law aspect of the EB-5 program, I also learned of different investment projects."
                                      - Anonymous

                                      "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
                                      $949 Workshop Package

                                      Chicago, IL
                                      September 6th, 2013
                                      8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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


                                      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