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2015 California EB-5 Conference

2015 California EB-5 Conference Itinerary

August 2015• Los Angeles, CA
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Conference Itinerary

All events were hosted at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – EARLY REGISTRATION (ALL ATTENDEES) – Location: S. Mezzanine Foyer


12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – EB-5 ATTORNEY WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS: I-526 PETITION FILING (Attorneys with 2 day passes only) – Location: Park Room


2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Break for Workshop Participants


2:15 PM – 4:15 PM – EB-5 ATTORNEY WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS: I-829 PETITION FILING (Attorneys with 2 day passes only)


7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS

  • Sponsored by CMB Regional Centers (Invite-Only)

Monday, August 3, 2015


6:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Sponsor Set Up – Location: CA Lounge


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Attendee Registration – Location: CA Lounge


8:00 AM – 8:50 AM – BREAKFAST AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Breakfast Provided)

Location: Los Angeles Room

  • Welcome: Ali Jahangiri, EB5 Investors Magazine
  • Welcome: Zhongjun Ma, Shenzhen Immigration and Overseas Study Intermediary Association
  • Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s Keynote Address

8:50 AM – 9:10 AM – Break


9:10AM – 10:10AM – PANEL 1A & 1B


PANEL 1A – ADVANCED

Location: Santa Monica Room

EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Analysis of current legislation, Potential industry effects, and Program advocacy

  • Charles Foster, Foster LLP
  • Enrique Gonzalez, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Jeffery DeBoer, The Real Estate Roundtable
  • Moderated By: Laura Reiff, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

PANEL 1B – BEGINNER

Location: Beverly Hills Room

EB-5 Financing Basics: EB-5 program outline, Underwriting criteria, Developing an EB-5 business plan, Working with senior/bridge lenders, Escrow and fund administration

  • Francisco Turner, Banc of California
  • Phil Cohen, Strategic Element Consulting
  • Reid Thomas, NES Financial
  • Moderated By: Ignacio Donoso, I.A. Donoso & Associates, LLC

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM – Break


10:20 AM – 11:20 AM – PANEL 2A & 2B


PANEL 2A – ADVANCED

Location: Santa Monica Room

Investing Cash from Loan Proceeds: Indebtedness, “Cash is Cash”, RFE’s and NOIDs

  • Ira Kurzban, Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt
  • Ron Klasko, Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP
  • Susan Pilcher, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
  • Moderated By: Kate Kalmykov, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

PANEL 2B – BEGINNER

Location: Beverly Hills Room

EB-5 Deal Structures: Forming a Regional Center, Regional center partnerships, and Direct EB-5; Impacts on projects and EB-5 investors

  • Aaron Goforth, Wright Johnson
  • Belma Chinchoy, EB5 Plus Immigration Law
  • Osvaldo Torres, Torres Law, P.A
  • William Martines, One Lily Pad
  • Moderated By: Nima Korpivaara, David Hirson & Partners, LLP

11:20 AM – 11:30 AM – Break


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – PANEL 3A & 3B


PANEL 3A – ADVANCED

Location: Santa Monica Room

EB-5 Securities Roundtable: Recent SEC investigations, Best practices for regional centers, and FINRA licenses

  • Clem Turner, Homeier & Law, P.C.
  • John Tishler, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Trevor Saliba, NMS Capital
  • Moderated By: Brandon Meyer, Meyer Law Group

PANEL 3B – BEGINNER

Location: Beverly Hills Room

Documents and Due Diligence Beyond the Regional Center Partnership: Regional center due diligence on the developer, Understanding operating agreements and inter-creditor agreements, and Immigration compliance considerations

  • Michael Gibson, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Pat Hogan, CMB Regional Centers
  • Robert Kraft, FirstPathway Partners, LLC
  • Moderated By: Robert Divine, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – LUNCH (Lunch Provided)

Location: Los Angeles Room

  • Immigration & EB-5 Reform Address: Austin Fragomen, Jr.
  • Introduction: Tom Rosenfeld, CanAm Enterprises, LLC
  • Governor Edward Rendell’s Address

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM – PANEL 4A & 4B


PANEL 4A – ADVANCED

Location: Santa Monica Room

EB-5 Investment Capital Outside of China: Country specific issues, Source of funds disparities, and Consular processing

  • Jinhee Wilde, Wilde & Associates LLC
  • Parisa Karaahmet, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Wilka Toppins, Toppins Law Firm
  • Moderated By: Edward Beshara, Beshara Professional Association

PANEL 4B – BEGINNER

Location: Beverly Hills Room

EB-5 Success in Public Private Partnership Models

  • Dan Healy, Civitas Capital Group
  • John Grady, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
  • Tom Rosenfeld, CanAm Enterprises, LLC
  • Moderated By: David Hirson, David Hirson & Partners, LLP

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM – Break


2:50 PM – 3:50 PM – PANEL 5A & 5B


PANEL 5A – ADVANCED

Location: Santa Monica Room

EB-5 Trends in China: Retrogression, Restrictions on source of funds, and Consular processing issues

  • David Morris, Visa Law Group
  • Echo King, King Law Center
  • George Ekins, American Dream Fund, Inc.
  • Joanna Lin Cui, Shanghai Eternal Investment Consulting Co., Ltd
  • Moderated By: Bernard Wolfsdorf, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

PANEL 5B – BEGINNER

Location: Beverly Hills Room

Welcome to the Hotel California: EB-5 financing in hotel projects, and Specific challenges to the hotel industry

  • Jeffrey Deitrich, Silverstein Properties
  • Kevin Daniels, Daniels Real Estate, LLC
  • Mona Shah, Mona Shah & Associates
  • Rohit Kapuria, Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP
  • Moderated By: Jim Butler, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM – Break


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – PANEL 6A & 6B


PANEL 6A – ADVANCED

Location: Santa Monica Room (Live translation provided)

Migration Agent Roundtable: Discussion of current market trends in China, Project due diligence, and Successful agent-project partnerships

  • David Chaohui Chen, Visas Consulting Group
  • Edwin Yanwu Shieh, Shenzhen ADH Migration and Education Services Co., Ltd
  • Kent Shaohuai Qiu, Guangzhou M.C.D. Consultants Co., Ltd
  • Larry Limin Wang, Well Trend United Inc.
  • Peter Shoulong Zeng, Wuhan Personal Exit & Entry Intermediary Association
  • Moderated By: Winnie Ng, David Hirson & Partners, LLP

PANEL 6B – BEGINNER

Location: Beverly Hills Room

The Economics of EB-5 Job Creation: Job models, TEA formation, and creating jobs for America

  • Kevin Wright, Wright Johnson
  • Michael Kester, Impact DataSource
  • Elliot Winer, Northeast Economic Analysis Group
  • Moderated By: Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff P. A.

5:00 – 6:00 PM – POST-CONFERENCE COCKTAIL RECEPTION – Location: Circle Lawn

  • Sponsored by David Hirson & Partners, LLP

7:00 PM – EB-5 GALA & INVESTOR REPAYMENT CELEBRATION

  • Hosted by CanAm Enterprises, LLC (Invite-Only)