Clem TurnerSecurities Attorney
So long as the source of Funds is clean, you can use gifted money for an EB-5 investment. One issue I would flag for you that you might not realize is that Regional Centers typically rely on the Regulation S exemption from registration, under the Securities Laws. This requires that no directed sales efforts occur in the United States and that sales are only made to non-US Persons. While the path to the money should be able to flow from the US, you should be careful not to be deemed a US person. If you are deemed a US person, the Regional Center could rely on Regulation D to maintain their exemption. However, until the JOBS Act rules are implemented by the SEC, you would need to be an "accredited investor" in order to that exemption to apply.