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 and shareholder at Los Angeles-based Lexcuity PC. With more than 20 years of experience helping clients create, finance and govern their businesses, he regularly advises developers, entrepreneurs and regional centers seeking to raise capital through the EB-5 investor visa program.
Kaufman’s EB-5 clients have ranged from major luxury hotels, mixed-use urban centers and retail chains to small-scale senior living establishments and restaurants. He has also assisted clients who are incorporating EB-5 financing into complex capital structures that include private equity, tax credit financing and redevelopment incentives.
Kaufman leads Lexcuity’s crowdfunding and tokenization practice, which has helped introduce those techniques to capital raising in a number of industries, including EB-5. He has also assisted clients in the formation of strategic alliances in industries as wide-ranging as garment manufacturing, medical devices, nanotechnology, real estate investment, media streaming, film production, music production and software.
Throughout his career, Kaufman has also advised public companies on securities compliance, and public and private offerings, which gives him a depth of understanding in advising EB-5 issuers whose industry is under ever-increasing scrutiny by securities regulators.
In addition to being admitted to the State Bar of California, Kaufman serves on the International Law Journal’s editorial board. He has also written articles for that journal and for other publications such as EB5 Investors Magazine. Kaufman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and his Juris Doctor.
Answers to EB-5 9 Questions Answered
- What are my options at the stage of redeployment if I do not want to invest in another project?
- What documents do I need to prove that I am an accredited investor for the EB-5 program?
- Can regional centers redeploy EB-5 money without the consent of investors?
- Who can qualify as an accredited EB-5 investor?
- 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?