EB5 Investors Magazine

EB5 Investors Magazine serves as a companion to EB5Investors.com and strives to deliver compelling and comprehensive articles and information for everything EB-5 related. EB5 Investors Magazine provides a platform for skilled EB-5 professionals to discuss pressing matters and keep readers up to date on the constantly changing laws and legislation pertaining to EB-5. Each of the publication’s articles is peer-reviewed and provides high-quality objective analysis to an audience of immigration lawyers, securities lawyers, regional centers, EB-5 service providers and investors.

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In a field filled with a plethora of information and terms, EB5 Investors Magazine hopes to clarify some of the most common questions and concerns by delivering concise and informative articles written by a variety of leaders in the EB-5 field. Each article has undergone a selective review process to ensure that only the best are published. The publication caters to both highly trained experts in the EB-5 community looking to expand their knowledge and readers who are new to the program seeking to understand the basics.

EB5 Investors Magazine covers a wide range of topics, such as EB-5 program requirements, the impact of EB-5 investors on the U.S. economy, how new laws will affect EB-5, etc. The publication hopes to make the EB-5 program accessible to people looking to achieve their dreams of coming to the United States and provide a forum for EB-5 professionals to share their expertise. EB5 Investors Magazine serves as a tool to empower voices in the EB-5 community and help the program fulfill its potential.

Advanced Direct Investment Structures: Ending the Myth of Direct Investor Owner/Operator

Published: 08/19/2014 - Written by: Nima Korpivaara

Nima Korpivaara breaks-down the myth that multiple investors cannot subscribe to direct investment projects....

The Public-Private Prototype - Highlighting the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center

Published: 08/19/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

Find out why the Vermont EB-5 regional center is considered the model of EB-5 public-private partnerships....

Spotlight on the Shutdown

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

A brief look at Canada's decision to abandon its immigrant investor program....

EB-5 Wins Advocates on Capitol Hill

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

As the EB-5 program gains visibility, so does the amount of legislation related to the program. EB5 Investors Magazine looks at four EB-5 bills pending in Congress....

A Report on Source of Funds: Perils of the Administrative Fee

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: Catharine Yen

Learn about the intricacies of EB-5 source of funds documentation, including administrative fees....

Due Diligence and Dual Representation in EB-5 Cases

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: Brandon Meyer

Elizabeth Peng and Brandon Meyer analyze the risks of representing both regional centers and their investors....

The Chinese Connection: An Interview with Linda He of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

Discover why Wailian Overseas Consulting Group is one of the most well-known and successful Chinese migration agencies....

Practice Pointers: The EB-5 Attorney at the Crossroads of Law and Marketing

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: Ron Klasko

EB-5 Attorney H. Ronald Klasko explores the EB-5 project feasibility issues he addresses while advising clients....

What is an EB-5 Investment “at Risk?”

Published: 08/13/2014 - Written by: Mona Shah

An EB-5 investment must be "at risk," but what exactly does "at risk" mean? Mona Shah and Yi Song explain....

From the Desk of an EB-5 Lawyer: Updates from the First Half of Fiscal Year 2014

Published: 08/12/2014 - Written by: David Hirson

EB-5 Attorney David Hirson provides updates on everything EB-5 from the first half of 2014....

Publisher's Note | EB5 Investors Magazine | Spring 2014

Published: 08/12/2014 - Written by: Ali Jahangiri

Ali Jahangiri welcomes readers to the Spring 2014 issue of EB5 Investors Magazine....

Practice Pointers: The Business Lawyer Beyond Just Securities

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Michael G Homeier

Michael Homeier discusses the varied ways in which business lawyers contribute to the success of EB-5 businesses....

The Role of SEC in EB-5

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Jor Law

Why does the SEC have a place in EB-5?...

Guest Expenditure: A Revival?

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Julia Lin

Julia Lin examines the viability of the visitor spending/guest expenditure job creation calculation....

ELIS for EB-5: Big Brother and Your EB-5 Petition

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Soyini Coke

Soyini Coke explores how the Electronic Immigration System could reduce EB-5 processing times, but also create new challenges for EB-5 petitioners....

Reconsidering Materiality

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Walter Gindin

Learn when business plan changes affect an investor's immigration status....

A Long Road to EB-5: One Investor's Journey

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Kate Kalmykov

Kate Kalmykov and Dillon Colucci trace the potential challenges an EB-5 investor could face during the immigration process....

Reforming and Strengthening the EB-5 Program

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Congressman Jared Polis

Congressman Jared Polis reiterates the importance of strengthening the EB-5 program....

Global Investment Immigration: It's a Buyer's Market

Published: 08/11/2014 - Written by: Rohit Kapuria

Rohit Kapuria compares and contrasts immigrant investment programs available around the world....

Publishers Note | EB5 Investors Magazine | Winter 2014

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Ali Jahangiri

Publisher, Ali Jahangiri, welcomes readers to the Winter 2014 issue...

EB-5: What’s all the Fuss About?

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Jeffrey E Campion

Perspective on recent controversies in the EB-5 program....

Evolving Escrow

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

Navigating delayed USCIS processing times...

India, the Next EB-5 Frontier

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Rohit Kapuria

Considerations for expanding the Indian EB-5 market....

The Fuel for your EB-5 Engine

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Soyini Coke

Assumptions in your financial analysis....

From the Desk of an EB-5 Lawyer

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: David Hirson

David Hirson's insights on developments in the EB-5 arena....

The Tug of War Between the Hill and the Agency

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Laura Foote Reiff

A review of the OIG Report and the potential impact on the EB-5 Regional Center program...

Taking Stock of 2013 and Charting the Year Ahead

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Dawn M Lurie

Insights on developments in the EB-5 world....

A Talk with the TEA Guru

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

Elliot Winer provides perspective on targeted employment areas....

Young Guns, Big Promise

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

The SLS Las Vegas--it's process and it's principals...

Hypothetical, Actual or Exemplar?

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Lauren Cohen

Choosing which regional center project proposal is right for you...

EB-5 Investors & the Perils of U.S. Estate and Gift Taxes

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Mark Ivener

Understanding the importance of pre-immigration tax planning for EB-5 investors....

Count 'Em Up

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Matthew T Galati

Understanding strategies for documenting EB-5 job creation....

Real Estate: Still the Darling of EB-5

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Mona Shah

A look at how and why real estate has become so popular in EB-5....

The Man Behind CanAm

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

Tom Rosenfeld shares his insights on EB-5...

Three Blind Mice on the Path to Project Success

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Ed Beshara

In representing the developer, what comes first: EB-5 compliant project documentation or EB-5 funding?...

Avoiding an SEC Visit

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Elizabeth Krukova

How to ensure securities compliance for your regional center....

A Guide for Advertising EB-5

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Osvaldo F Torres

Navigating securities laws on advertising. ...

Regional Center Retrospective

Published: 02/26/2014 - Written by: Jinhee Wilde

Mapping the past, present and future of EB-5 regional centers. ...

Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys

Published: 11/25/2013 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

EB5Investors celebrates the Top 25 EB-5 immigration attorneys in the industry, and the seven corporate & securities attorneys that we just couldn't leave out!...

Can I Purchase a Regional Center or a Regional Center License? Does the Final Policy Memorandum shed any light?

Published: 11/12/2013 - Written by: Mona Shah

Mona Shah and Yi Song discuss the policies regarding the purchasing or renting of a regional center....

Transferability of Designated Regional Centers and Its Designation

Published: 11/12/2013 - Written by: Jeffrey E Campion

Jeff Campion discusses the idea of transferability of the designation of a RC and the transfer of the ownership of the designated RC entity....

Publishers Note | EB5 Investors Magazine | Fall 2013

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Ali Jahangiri

Publisher, Ali Jahangiri welcomes you to the fall 2013 issue of EB5 Investors Magazine....

From the Desk of an EB-5 Lawyer

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: David Hirson

David Hirson reviews some of the issues pertaining to EB-5 throughout 2013....

The Government Gaveth; Did It Just Taketh Away?

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Genna Garver

The impact of the SEC's decision to eliminate the 80-year-old prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising under Rule 506 of Regulation D under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933....

Investor’s Checklist for an EB-5 Compliant Business Plan

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen walks through the elements of a business plan to ensure that it is EB-5 compliant....

Understanding Loans in an EB-5 Context

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Jor Law

Angelique Brunner and Jor Law explain the importance of understanding the terms of a loan in the context of EB-5....

The Economic Impact of Individual Immigrant Investors in the EB-5 Program: A Case Study

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Scott Barnhart

Scott Barnhart and Cora Barnhart discuss the real economic impact of an individual immigrant investor's $500,000 EB-5 investment in a hypothetical hotel project in Los Angeles, and extend their findings to the ...

Trust but Verify: A Legislative Perspective on the EB-5 Regional Center Program Based On Current Legislative Proposals and Judiciary Committee Action

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Laura Foote Reiff

Laura Reiff discusses the EB-5 Regional Center program based on current activity of USCIS and U.S. SEC review and investigation of compliance requirements....

I-924 Pre-Approval of Projects Filed At Same Time as an I-526 Petition – the Good, the Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Ed Beshara

Edward Beshara discusses whether or not the concurrent filing process of the I-924 application for pre-approval and I-526 petition is legally or practicaly necessary....

The EB-5 Quota Backlog: Will It Happen and What It Will Mean?

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Ron Klasko

Ronald Klasko explains the possible outcomes of the EB-5 quota backlog on the number of investors allowed into the country and the matter of the CSPA....

CSPA and Children Derivatives of EB-5 Petitioners

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Bernard P Wolfsdorf

For several months, the possibility of retrogression has weighed heavily on the minds of Chinese investors. Bernard Wolfsdorf explains the backlog, the likelihood of retrogression, and key considerations to kee...

The Tax Guide to EB-5 Investment in the United States

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Jacob Stein

Privacy, liability and the minimization of tax liability are key concerns of the foreign investor, Jacob Stein thoroughly discusses all of these issues and more....

Emerging Trend: Broker-Dealer Participation in EB-5 Financing

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: John Tishler

John Tishler explains the shift towards the involvement of licensed broker-dealers in the EB-5 process and discusses all currently available options....

Turning EB-5 into Five-Star Hotels: Considerations for Hotel Developers

Published: 10/23/2013 - Written by: Jennifer Hermansky

Jennifer Hermansky reviews the necessary documents for a hotel-based EB-5 petition in addition to the top current issues affecting hotel EB-5 cases....

The Rising Crescent: Challenges and Best Practices when Dealing with the Middle East

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Reza Rahbaran

The Arab Spring created a new pool of EB-5 investors, it is important to consider differences in business culture and finance when confronting this wave of investors. ...

Southern California’s EB-5 Conference Highlights

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

EB5 Investors Magazine would like to thank everyone who made Southern California’s EB-5 Conference a success....

Raising Capital For Regional Centers: Basic Securities Concerns

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Jor Law

This article provides a general overview of some of the securities laws that may affect regional centers engaged in raising capital for their EB-5 projects and a discussion of two popular exemptions from the se...

Franchise and EB-5

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Steve Qi

With the recent controversy surrounding regional center projects, EB-5 investors are increasingly turning toward the franchise. ...

Introducing Kate’s Corner | Non-Immigrant Visa Options for EB-5 Investors Interested in Processing for the Green Card in the United States

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Kate Kalmykov

Kate Kalmykov is an immigration attorney serving on the Editorial Board of this publication. In this issue her column addresses the visa options that EB-5 investors have if they want to be present in the United...

I-829 Standards

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Henry Liebman

The jobs report is a key component of the removal of conditions process, Henry Liebman analyzes current USCIS policy on the matter....

EB-5 Changed his Career and His Country: A personal look at obtaining permanent residence under the EB-5 program

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

EB-5 attorney Anthony Korda came to the United States as an EB-5 investor, read his story and the stories of two other EB-5 investors living in the United States....

David Hirson | Attorney-Immigrant

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

Find out the answers to some of the most pressing questions in the EB-5 industry from our featured attorney, David Hirson....

Attorney Spotlight | Linda Lau

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: EB5Investors.com Staff

This issue's Attorney Spotlight features Linda Lau, President of Global Law Group, who shares her insights into the EB-5 program....

Publishers Note | EB5 Investors Magazine | Spring 2013

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Ali Jahangiri

Read a note from Ali Jahangiri, Publisher of EB5 Investors Magazine Volume I, Issue I, published in Spring 2013....

Letter from an Editorial Board Member | Jor Law

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Jor Law

EB5 Investors Magazine editorial board member Jor Law introduces the first issue of the magazine....

The Continued Need for Legislative Involvement in the EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Laura Foote Reiff

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill includes many proposed changes to the EB-5 program, Laura Foote Reiff outlines these and issues her advice....

Regional Center Attractiveness vs. Responsibilities

Published: 10/04/2013 - Written by: Elizabeth Krukova

Elizabeth Krukova discusses whether or not obtaining regional center designation is the best way to raise immigrant investors' capital under the EB-5 program....