About Debbie Klis

Debbie Klis is a securities and corporate attorney. She is a Partner at the global law firm of Rimon P.C. and is based in Washington, D.C. She has experience working with investment management companies, including forming and operating EB-5 regional centers and immigration investment funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, SPACs, real estate funds, and international master-feeder structures.

Klis has particular expertise representing private companies, public companies, and real estate developers who are seeking EB-5 capital to fund their projects. She works with developers and principals to form regional centers, or to rent existing approved EB-5 regional centers. In the preparation and filing of regional center designation and amendment applications, Klis handles all legal aspects of the process. This ranges from project business plans, to securities offering documents, to redeployments in compliance with EB-5 requirements. She also advises clients on EB-5 as an alternative source of funding.

In addition to her EB-5 work, Klis has experience with financial products, such as derivatives and global equity offerings that represent broker-dealers, SPACs and their IPOs and de-SPAC-ing transactions, investment banks, issuers, funds, placement agents, investment advisers, and others. She also advises clients on matters related to the Commodity Futures Act, the Investment Adviser Act, the Securities Act of 1933, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She is experienced in private securities offerings and investment-grade debt offerings.

Klis is admitted to the District of Columbia and state bars of California and Maryland. She received her B.S. from Santa Clara University, her Juris Doctor from the Golden Gate University School of Law, and her LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

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