Top 25 Attorneys 2016: Top 15 Corporate Attorneys


EB5 Investors Magazine is excited to present the top attorneys, business plan writers, and economists in the EB-5 industry. Our list includes the Top 25 EB-5 immigration attorneys, 15 corporate and securities attorneys, and 10 attorneys we recognize for their specific areas of expertise.

We selected these EB-5 attorneys through a careful process of EB-5 community member votes, input from our editorial board and analysis from our in-house team. Candidates were evaluated based on their experience in the EB-5 industry, their track record and their reputation within the field.

It is our hope that this annual Top 25 list will serve as a resource for investors and developers looking for counsel or professional EB-5 services, as well as a reference for EB-5 practitioners.

For more information, or to contact any of these attorneys, we invite you to view their listings at www.EB5Investors.com/directories.

Robert Cornish Jr.

Bob Cornish is a securities attorney who concentrates his practice in SEC compliance and enforcement matters for fund managers, family offices and service providers in the EB-5 arena, including investment advisers, broker-dealers and their registrants. Cornish also assists those in the EB-5 space on matters relating to compliance and enforcement of state securities laws and the rules of self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Cornish began extensive work on EB-5 securities matters in 2011, recognizing the need for industry participants to become familiar with the complex compliance requirements of state and federal securities laws. Prior to returning to private practice, Cornish served as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for Pacific Income Advisers, then a $7 billion money management firm, as well as General Counsel for a prominent family office in Memphis, Tennessee involved in commodities trading.

Cornish seeks to leverage his litigation experience and compliance roles when working on behalf of EB-5 clients by providing practical, in-house know-how with succinct and clear guidance on compliance and fund formation matters. In particular, Cornish works with offshore fund counsel and clients in developing the regulatory controls and registrations necessary to conduct business in the United States.

Cornish earned his Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College in North Carolina, and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. Cornish is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York, Tennessee, Arkansas and Wyoming. Cornish also serves as Chairperson trained arbitrator for FINRA, the National Futures Association (NFA) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and is also a Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator with the Tennessee Supreme Court. A prominent commentator on EB-5 securities law matters, Cornish has the honor of being a frequent panelist for the EB-5 Diligence webinar series and other EB-5 industry events, as well as serving on roundtables on EB-5 legislation reform.

Ronald Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Ronald Fieldstone is a partner in the Miami office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP, specializing in corporate and securities and taxation law.

Fieldstone has published numerous articles and has been a lecturer in the fields of real estate, corporate and securities, tax law, and franchise law for the past 40 years. He currently practices primarily in the areas of corporate securities and taxation law. He graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1971 magna cum laude and received joint MBA and J.D. degrees from Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1974.

Since 2009, Fieldstone has actively been involved in serving as corporate securities counsel for multifaceted industries involving EB-5 immigrant visa investor offerings. He represents both developers and regional centers in EB-5 matters, currently in excess of 200 EB-5 projects with a combined capital raise of nearly $6 billion. His corporate and securities work includes the preparation of private placement memoranda and related documents.

Fieldstone frequently lectures and publishes in the EB-5 corporate and securities fields for numerous government sponsored organizations, industry trade groups and professional associations. He recently served as a committee member of the IIUSA’s Best Practices Committee and currently serves as a member of the IIUSA Compliance Committee. Fieldstone was a principal in a Blockbuster Video franchise that operated 25 stores in eight states from 1987 until October, 1995. He is a principal of a multi-state lithotripsy company and was also a principal of Barnie’s Coffee and Tea, Inc., the owner of the Barnie’s operating system with approximately 80 corporate units and 20 franchised units from 2001 until 2004.

Fieldstone was a managing partner of Landmark Residential from 1999 until 2008, which served as the sponsor and manager of approximately 20,000 multi-family units in the states of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina that were liquidated over a period of 12 years for in excess of $1 billion.

Catherine DeBono Holmes

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell LLP

Catherine DeBono Holmes is a corporate and securities attorney and partner at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP, headquartered in Los Angeles. She is the chair of the firm’s investment capital law group and has been practicing law for more than 30 years. In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, Cathy heard about EB-5, realized it was the perfect funding vehicle for hotel development, and has subsequently assisted more than 100 developers to obtain EB-5 financing for mixed-use, multi-family, and hotel developments. 

Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell is comprised of 120 attorneys working within a number of dedicated practice groups. As chair of the investment capital group, Holmes oversees a team that helps business clients, particularly in the field of real estate development, raise capital through private investment funds, including EB-5 and non-EB-5 capital sources. Holmes’ extensive expertise includes securities broker-dealer registration, exemptions and compliance, investment adviser registration, exemptions and compliance, and investment company registration and exemptions.   

Holmes finds that EB-5 can be a time-consuming process that is accompanied by a number of risks resulting from changes in USCIS policy and uncertainties related to issues such as retrogression. However, she remains dedicated to working with EB-5 capital for the tremendous opportunities it provides not only to developers and immigrant investors, but also to average Americans: EB-5 provides access to capital that is necessary to create U.S. jobs. In the past five years alone, Holmes has noted an increase in the number of developers seeking EB-5 capital, along with a higher quality of projects being offered in the EB-5 marketplace. 

Holmes has made it a specialty to counsel people about the securities laws that apply to EB-5 investments, including the laws that apply to U.S. broker/dealers, U.S. investment advisers, and the requirements under the Investment Company Act, along with the exemptions to these laws. In order to eliminate confusion for all involved in the EB-5 community, Holmes is constantly working to obtain clarification on these various securities issues, focusing on the inapplicability of certain laws in relation to EB-5 investments.   

Michael Homeier

Homeier & Law P.C.

Michael Homeier began his work on EB-5 issues in 2009 as the co-founding shareholder of Homeier & Law, P.C., with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. He and his partner, Jor Law, were introduced to EB-5 by a previous Top 25 Immigration Attorney, who needed expert yet reasonably-priced securities counsel on an EB-5 case—he has been hooked ever since. Homeier’s seven-lawyer firm specializes in a sophisticated general business law practice for medium- and small-sized businesses, with a particular expertise in equity crowdfunding as well as EB-5. The firm aims to provide the same quality of expert work as larger and more expensive firms, but at “middle-class” prices.

As both a business and securities lawyer, Homeier handles EB-5 cases in a unique manner, along with his fellow attorneys. They not only make certain that all material disclosures about the investment opportunities are made, but also that the pieces will work together from a business law perspective. This involves negotiating and drafting securities disclosure documents, as well as transactional law documents and corporate entity formation work. Homeier strives to ensure that potential investors see the risks and potential gains involved with investment opportunities, and also that the particular project makes sense from a business perspective.

He sees his practice providing a key piece in the puzzle of helping businesses succeed, as well as enabling investors to be better informed about their investments. Homeier is passionate about EB-5 because it provides a way for businesses to raise capital in what remains a very difficult business financing environment, at zero cost to U.S. taxpayers, and a way for successful foreign investors to attain U.S. visas and eventually contribute to expanding the U.S. economy. 

Homeier works to have EB-5 seen as just one piece in the bigger picture of helping businesses grow and succeed, and he feels privileged that he and his team can contribute to that. He carries this positive attitude over into his personal life, where he spends time speaking to fellow teen and young adult cancer survivors.

Andrew Kingston  

Kingston Petersen

As half of the two-member firm Kingston Petersen, based in Seattle, Andrew Kingston provides one-on-one personalized counsel to his clients. An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, Kingston has been practicing corporate and securities law for almost 30 years. Since 2009, he has served as securities counsel in connection with EB-5 private placements, working directly with issuers in each case. 

Before Kingston takes on any EB-5 project – and he turns away a fair number so that he can provide highly-concentrated service to those he does accept – he performs comprehensive due diligence to confirm project reputability and validity. As a result, he has helped a number of EB-5 projects become fully subscribed. He finds that even though he plays a relatively small role in a much larger project, knowing he is part of a successfully developing enterprise is one of the most gratifying aspects of working in EB-5. 

Kingston’s success in his EB-5 corporate and securities work also lies in his ability to help project sponsors adjust their expectations. He has found that sponsors sometimes think of EB-5 financing as easy money, and he is skilled in explaining that the process is time-and effort-intensive without any guaranteed success. Kingston guides his clients to ensure offering documents make full disclosure of all material information and otherwise comply with the requirements of U.S. securities law. As the EB-5 industry continues to develop and mature, Kingston hopes that the quality of projects and EB-5 legal work will continue to improve, and EB-5 will become a more accepted financing tool. 

Ultimately, when somebody hires Kingston for an EB-5 project, they get an unrelenting commitment to their case and the benefit of three decades of experience providing financing, transactional and corporate law services to clients throughout the world. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law at Cornell University. A resident of Seattle, Kingston devotes his free time to hiking in the mountains, traveling and spending time with his family. 

Debbie Klis

Ballard Spahr LLP

Debbie Klis has a broad financial practice focused on an array of business, securities, and tax issues. She is known for her work with investment management companies, including the formation and operation of EB-5 immigration investment funds and regional centers, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, land syndications, and international master-feeder structures.   

Klis represents real estate developers and public and private companies seeking capital under the EB-5 program to fund their projects. She assists principals and developers with the formation of regional centers or by joining with an existing EB-5 approved regional center through a rental model or arm's length investment. She handles all legal aspects of the preparation and filing of Regional Center designation and Regional Center amendment applications, including project business plans, exemplar applications, I-526 templates, securities offering documents, loan documents, including procuring bridge loan and bridge equity, and corporate documents for compliance with the EB-5 program requirements.  

Klis consults and advises clients on the EB-5 program as an alternative source of funding for their real estate development or company funding needs.  She also has significant experience with financial products, including derivatives and global equity offerings representing placement agents, issuers, broker-dealers, investment banks and multinational financial institutions, funds, investment advisers, investment companies, and banks. She advises equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and registered and unregistered funds on issues involving the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Adviser Act, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Commodity Futures Act. She has extensive experience with private securities offerings, including PIPEs, and investment-grade debt offerings. 

Klis has a long history in securities and funds involving the aggregation of money to deploy in projects such as real estate funds, and private equity funds.  During the economic downturn, she heard about the EB-5 Program and loved the job creation and immigration aspects of the program. She learned the subtle differences between traditional U.S. and international funds and those involving EB-5 and says she hasn’t looked back. 

Jor Law 

Homeier & Law, P.C. 

Jor Law practices corporate and securities transactional law in Los Angeles and is a founding shareholder of Homeier & Law, P.C.  Law maintains a broad-based general corporate legal practice with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and finance. While he has achieved success in his core practice areas, he is most well-known for his unparalleled expertise in alternative finance, including EB-5 finance and crowdfunding, both industries where he is recognized as one of the foremost transactional attorneys in the world. Law founded the EB-5 practice of Homeier & Law, P.C., which has gone on to represent clients on hundreds of different EB-5 matters, helped companies and projects successfully raise billions of dollars through the EB-5 program, and influenced policy changes and reforms to the EB-5 program. Law received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Berkeley. Law is licensed to practice law in California and New York.   

For three consecutive years, Law was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars,” placing him among the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Southern California.Using a completely objective model to evaluate attorneys, Avvo rated Law as a “Superb” attorney, the highest available rating offered by Avvo. Law is also a co-founder and the principal architect of VerifyInvestor.com, the resource for accredited investor verifications trusted by broker-dealers, law firms, companies, and investors who insist on safety and reliability. These verifications are required by federal laws for generally solicited Regulation D, Rule 506(c) capital raises. In the EB-5 industry, regional centers, project principals, broker-dealers, migration agents, and immigrant investors have been relying on VerifyInvestor.com as the compliance solution for their accredited investor verification obligations. Law is frequently sought out as a speaker internationally on the topics of capital raising, investing, EB-5 finance, securities, and other corporate matters relevant to attorneys, entrepreneurs, and investors. 

Mariza McKee 

Kutak Rock, LLP

Mariza McKee is a securities and corporate attorney and partner in the Chicago office of Kutak Rock, LLP, a national law firm with more than 500 attorneys. McKee represents the firm’s Chicago office in corporate matters and serves the firm’s clients nation-wide in EB-5 finance transactions. She counsels regional centers, new commercial enterprises, job creating enterprises, and other EB-5 stakeholders that are involved with domestic and international private offerings seeking EB-5 investments. 

McKee, a Mergers and Acquisitions and securities attorney with an entrepreneurial inclination, was introduced to EB-5 when a private placement crossed her desk in 2010. Intrigued, she led her firm’s evaluation of the industry, and was instrumental in structuring Kutak’s EB-5 Finance Practice, an interdisciplinary team of securities, tax, corporate, and real estate lawyers.   

Kutak Rock, a pioneer in the area of municipal finance, is also leading the charge in EB-5 finance, which McKee notes is an ideal fit for her firm as another form of government incentive-based financing. McKee says her firm’s extensive financing experience – thousands of financings aggregating in the tens of billions and spanning all 50 states – “More deals translate to more insight, innovation and efficiency for our clients.”  McKee approaches EB-5 transactions with a risk manager’s vantage, working to ensure clients are well-armed to balance business objectives and risk, and that transactions are sound and stand the test of time.  

McKee’s clients consider her a business partner because of her genuine interest in entrepreneurial innovation in finance. She employs a tailored, systematic approach of staffing and documenting her client’s EB-5 transactions and is charged by empowering her clients with a better understanding of the legal considerations of their ventures. 

A frequently speaker and writer on EB-5 and securities law considerations, McKee, an international-focused MBA, is an active member of the EB-5 community and she is dedicated to elevating EB-5 industry practices and standards to that of other capital market transactions.  

Jennifer Mercier Moseley 

Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Jennifer Mercier Moseley is a corporate and securities partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, and has advised clients ranging from large, public companies to small start-ups in a wide array of transactions and capital raising activities. After working with only institutional clients at the beginning of her career in New York, Moseley discovered that working with start-up and developmental stage companies offers a far more fulfilling role as counselor and problem-solver. Moseley enjoys understanding the goals of clients and assisting them to navigate the intricacies of securities laws with practical solutions. The opportunity for this role is certainly wide for EB-5 offerings and projects. 

Moseley was first introduced to EB-5 in early 2008 when she was asked by a hospital to assist them with a loan from Korean investors. When she discovered that her law school professor was a well-known EB-5 expert and practitioner, Moseley called upon Stephen Yale-Loehr again for a lesson in immigration law. Thanks to her fortune in knowing Steve, Moseley was introduced to the larger EB-5 community and was asked to write articles addressing securities law implications in EB-5, as well as to speak on these issues at conferences, during the “early years” when securities law was not at the forefront of EB-5 related discussions.   

Moseley believes that the EB-5 community has come a long way in awareness of securities laws, but importantly, in the willingness to address securities laws at the outset.  Though the recent SEC actions have increased negative views of EB-5, Moseley urges people to recognize that the activities began years ago before most people prioritized securities compliance. Her view has always been that, while securities laws can feel overwhelming, if you analyze these implications during the initial structure of a project and securities offering plan, you can find solutions that make business sense and still comply with the law. Moseley continues to help regional centers and project developers with solutions to meet their goals.  

Steve Park

Ballard Spahr LLP

Steve B. Park is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Atlanta office, and is well known for his work on EB-5 financing matters.  Park has represented a wide range of regional centers, project developers, and other sponsors in EB-5 financing transactions and related securities offerings and other compliance aspects of the federal program.  He also focuses on commercial lending transactions for multinational companies and banking clients who extend credit for Korean and other corporate borrowers in the United States.   

Park brings his experience in finance to the negotiating table when structuring EB-5 deals. Because of his intimate knowledge of finance, he brings an extra layer of experience when advising his clients on how to structure the EB-5 capital stack. Additionally, his strong relationships with traditional banks means that he understands loan transactions and the role that traditional and EB-5 lenders can play in EB-5 deals.  

Park recently led the Ballard Spahr EB-5 financing team to produce the securities offering materials and negotiate preferred equity financing documents for a $50 million EB-5 offering to foreign investors to fund development of a new 927,000 square foot mixed-use development of approximately $250 million in total project cost.  He also recently counseled an EB-5 regional center to prepare the securities offering materials and negotiate loan documents to provide an $89 million term loan facility to fund a mixed-use hospitality development of approximately $154 million in total project cost. Likewise, he counseled a Tier-One automotive parts manufacturer to coordinate with an EB-5 regional center to prepare the securities offering materials and negotiate loan documents (including subordination and intercreditor agreement with a senior lender) for $30 million EB-5 offering to foreign investors to fund expansion of manufacturing facilities.   

Park is a frequent speaker on EB-5 related topics and writes on finance and securities issues for EB-5 industry professionals.  He is fluent in Korea and is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and Vanderbilt University.

Bruce Rosetto 

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Bruce Rosetto is a Corporate and Securities shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP and is co-managing shareholder for the firm's Boca Raton, Florida office. On top of his experience with EB-5 program corporation and securities transactions, he works in areas of concentration including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. 

Rosetto represents private and public companies, private equity funds, and investment banks. He has extensive experience in public company securities work, private placement financings, corporate governance, and alternate assets.  His practice focuses on entrepreneurs and small to middle market public companies throughout the United States in a variety of industries, including life sciences, bio-tech, banking, real estate, environmental, manufacturers, technology, entertainment and many others.  He also advises clients in connection with raising capital for and establishing regional centers to administer, projects qualifying for investment under the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment Visa Program. 

He frequently counsels clients in general corporate transactional work, debt and equity financings, EB-5 corporation and securities transactions, Corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, investment banking, Broker/Dealer regulation, intellectual property and licensing, employment law, banking and real estate transactions. 

Rosetto earned his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He is highly engaged in the legal community - he's chairman of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, a member of the Hedge Fund Task Force and Finance Task Force for Palm Beach Business Development Board, a member of the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club's board of governors, a member of the Florida Venture Forum, and a member of the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association. 

Rosetto has been listed in Super Lawyers magazine as a Florida Super Lawyer, and in the Legal 500 UK. He was also a team member in Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" 13th Annual Legal Industry Study in 2013. 

John Tishler

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

John Tishler, partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP, has been practicing corporate and securities law for more than 20 years. At Sheppard Mullin, Tishler is Co-Team Leader of the firm’s Capital Markets & Public Companies Team and Chair of the EB-5 Project Finance team. 

Tishler is widely recognized as a thought leader in EB-5 project finance.  Tishler and his team represent sophisticated developers and intermediaries in all transactional areas of EB-5 project finance, including transaction structures, offering materials, securities law compliance and construction lending. Tishler works personally with every EB-5 client to design and negotiate programs and strategies to maximize the economic benefits and minimize legal and execution risks.  Tishler views himself as a problem-solver and he enjoys EB-5 work for the unique challenges associated with marrying traditional project finance to EB-5 program requirements. 

Tishler views the biggest challenge in the industry to be a still-lingering view that EB-5 financing programs may be executed with less legal discipline, compliance, due diligence, specialist expertise and oversight than other investment programs.  He points out that, generally, the opposite is true – EB-5 programs have all of the same legal demands and risks of any investment or real estate finance program with the additional complexity of EB-5 program compliance.  

Tishler’s problem-solving approach to EB-5 issues and his concise, precise and entertaining communication style are reflected in his many publications and public speaking engagements. He is co-editor and co-author of The EB-5 Handbook:  A Guide for Investors and Developers (2014).  He chairs a subcommittee of the Best Practices Committee of Invest in the USA (IIUSA).  Tishler is also an active participant in the Roundtable of EB-5 Transactional Lawyers organized by EB5 Diligence and a popular speaker at conferences. 

Tishler practices at his firm’s Del Mar Heights office in San Diego, California. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law teaching “Deals”.  When he is not practicing law, Tishler enjoys hikes with his wife, weekend camping trips with his kids and martial arts training. 

Osvaldo Torres

Torres Law

Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq. is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Penn Law Forum. For the entirety of his professional career, Torres has focused on assisting clients negotiate and effect complex corporate and securities transactions, including offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other sophisticated deals.  

For the last five years, Torres has been immersed in EB-5 work, where his rich experience in complex legal matters has allowed him to successfully represent regional centers and projects with their corporate structuring and securities offerings matters Torres as worked on numerous EB-5 offerings, including those involving hotel development, multi-family residential construction, senior independent living complexes, healthcare and medical device companies, restaurants and franchises.   

Torres frequently speaks at EB-5 conferences on securities issues and other aspects of the EB-5 practice and is a member of the EB-5 SEC Roundtable. He also serves on IIUSA’s Compliance Committee, on the Steering Committee for the EB-5 Investment Coalition, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Torres Law has been selected as a Medallion Partner by NES Financial and a Top 25 EB-5 Securities Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine. 

Prior to founding Torres Law, Torres worked as a corporate and securities attorney at several large and prestigious firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York City and Greenberg Traurig in Miami. He has also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Telemundo Group, the Spanish-language television network, and for HBO Latin America Group, the premiere cable programmer in Latin America. 

Torres considers himself, above all, a deal lawyer and his principal goal is to see deals successfully close, especially in the seemingly ever-evolving EB-5 space. For that reason, one of the most rewarding aspects of being an EB-5 securities attorney is helping clients navigate the EB-5 regulatory maze.  To date, Torres has counseled on EB-5 and other offerings for projects valued in excess of $5 billion. 

Clem Turner

Homeier & Law P.C.

Clem Turner is the Senior Shareholder in the New York office of Homeier & Law, P.C., where he handles corporate and business law matters. Continuing a 20-year career of securities work, Turner first connected with the firm in 2010 as it was looking to expand. Upon meeting Michael Homeier and Jor Law, he saw the same commitment to quality and client service in them that he strives to meet. Since then, Turner and his partners have drawn on their mutual dedication to serving their clients, researching their cases, and getting their work done the right way. 

At Homeier & Law, Turner works as part of an eight-member team to tackle EB-5 and other securities-related transactions. He and his team help their clients navigate applicable securities regulations as they raise money for projects and business. The attorneys at Homeier & Law are not just EB-5 lawyers, but are corporate and securities attorneys in the broader sense of the term. Accordingly, they understand a variety of industries and best practices for operating within them. With this understanding, Turner can counsel EB-5 issuers no matter their geographic location or industry. In addition, as corporate attorneys, the attorneys at the firm are equipped to handle most of their clients’ contractual needs, including preparing marketing agreements, sponsorship agreements, term sheets and equity investment agreements. 

Before he entered the EB-5 space, Turner worked on deals that helped corporations finance themselves. While he still undertakes such work, there is an added personal element in his EB-5 cases. Turner finds satisfaction in knowing that he played a part in creating jobs and helping people get back to work. 

Turner recognizes the integrated nature of EB-5 and understands that when something unfortunate happens to a project, it impacts the entire industry. Because of this, Turner and his colleagues work hard to educate others in the industry about the need for securities compliance, so that regional centers and developers can run their projects responsibly and successfully. 

Gregory White

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Gregory L. White is a Corporate partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s EB-5 Immigrant Investment Specialty Team and is a steering committee member of its Capital Markets practice group. White has been involved in the structuring of various EB-5 financing transactions and is a frequent lecturer on EB-5 securities, finance and compliance issues. He also represents corporations, private equity funds, and venture capital firms in financing, technology and mergers and acquisitions transactions.  

A large part of White’s practice includes equity and debt financings for both issuers and investors across a number of industries, including hospitality and resorts, alternative energy, real estate and infrastructure development, telecommunications, mobile technology, healthcare and healthcare technology, and e-commerce.  In addition to representing such companies in fundraising transactions, White’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.  

White also has an extensive practice assisting venture capital and private equity funds in the capital formation and investment process and in connection with mergers and acquisitions transactions. He is experienced with start-up, growth funding and public company work and has broad knowledge in the area of securities law practice and compliance. 

White is a member of Invest in the USA’s Banking Committee, which provides an industry-leading voice for the growing banking constituency in the industry by developing educational materials and best practices for banking services that intersect with EB-5 related transactions, and has been a presenter at many EB-5 industry events. He has also authored articles on EB-5 issues for publications including EB5 Investors Magazine, Regional Center Business Journal, and The EB-5 Book. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.  White has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent rated. 


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