Sophisticated EB-5 investors are beginning to demand more frequent financial reporting by project developers to monitor the health of their investment....
About Charles Kaufman
Charles Kaufman is a corporate and securities attorney in the Los Angeles, Calif., office of Homeier & Law, P.C., and a member of the firm’s EB-5 practice. He has more than twenty years of experience helping clients with their businesses, from creation, to financing, to governance, and more. He has assisted clients in the formation of strategic alliances in industries as wide-ranging as garment manufacturing, healthcare, nanotechnology, real estate investment, film and music production, and software.
Attorney Kaufman has advised multiple companies on capital raises under the EB-5 visa program. In this field, he helps clients navigate the specialized requirements of EB-5 financing, and the relevant U.S. securities regulations and laws, all within the context of increased program scrutiny. Such EB-5 clients have ranged from major luxury hotels to small-scale senior living establishments. Attorney Kaufman has also assisted clients who are not only utilizing EB-5 financing, but also complex capital structures consisting of private equity, tax credit financing, and redevelopment incentives.
Throughout his career, Attorney Kaufman has attained experience advising public companies on securities compliance and regulations. He has also provided counsel to both established and start-up companies in public and private securities offerings. Before joining Homeier & Law, P.C., Attorney Kaufman served as a senior executive and chief legal officer at a multinational medical device business, STAAR Surgical Company. His accomplishments during his tenure at STAAR include serving as securities counsel in more than $60 million in private and public capital raises, along with a $75 million universal shelf registration.
Attorney Kaufman also previously worked as an associate at the law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP. In this capacity he provided counsel to a number of public companies on matters such as securities law compliance and corporate governance, reorganizations, and disclosures. He furthermore advised newly formed enterprises on financing and corporate organization, along with both private and public companies on issues such as mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to being actively admitted to the State Bar of California, Attorney Kaufman serves on the International Law Journal’s editorial board. He has also written articles for publications such as EB5 Investors Magazine. Attorney Kaufman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with his Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and his Juris Doctor.
Answers to EB-5 5 Questions Answered
- Why would an issuer choose a 505 Reg D offering over a 504 Reg D offering?
- What are the ramifications and implications of a SEC investigation on a regional center EB-5 project?
- What is a “Limited Partnership”?
- How can a non-accredited investor participate in the EB-5 program?
- What financial information do projects provide to EB-5 investors?