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About Mariza E McKee
As an EB-5 corporate and securities attorney, and a partner in the Chicago, Ill. office of Kutak Rock, LLP, Mariza E. McKee focuses her practice on the structure, negotiation, and documentation of EB-5 financings. Her client-base is comprised of those involved with international and domestic private offerings seeking EB-5 investments. This includes developers, private equity funds, regional centers, lenders, issuers, investment banks, borrowers, mortgage lenders, and others.
Attorney McKee’s expertise is devoted to registration and exemptions for investment advisers, broker-dealers, and investment companies. She is equally skilled in handling matters related to federal and state securities exemptions and compliance, along with the formation of U.S. private investment funds and the capital raise for these entities. Attorney McKee has directly overseen varying EB-5 project documentation, such as subscription agreements, private placement memoranda, escrow agreements, operating agreements, brokerage agreements, foreign placement agreements, regional center services agreements, and affiliation agreements. Her EB-5 securities experience further includes loan documentation, due diligence, I-924 exemplar and transactional records, and more.
Upon graduating with honors from the University of Kansas with her bachelor’s degree, Attorney McKee earned her M.B.A. with an international business concentration from the University of Kansas – School of Business. She then attained her Juris Doctorate from the School of Law at the University of Kansas. She is co-chair of Invest in the USA (IIUSA)’s Compliance Committee, and an active member of the Missouri and Illinois State Bars.
Attorney McKee has participated in numerous important presentations on the EB-5 program, such as at the Fourth Annual Market Exchange, the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Summer School, and the National Development Finance Summit. Furthermore, she frequently contributes her EB-5 securities expertise to industry literature, with her publication credits including co-authoring the article, “Website Guidelines for Concurrent Rule 506(c) and Reg S EB-5 Offerings,” for EB5 Investors Magazine (Vol. 2, Issue 3).