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EB-5 Roundtable with Sam Udani
July 31, 2019
2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 - 1:30 pm (Centeral)
12:00 - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
11:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 11:00pm (ET), Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Curriculum for July: EB5 Regulation

Speakers: Angelo Paparelli, Gary Friedland, Carolyn, Randel Johnson, and David Warburg

Angelo Paparelli Angelo A. Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A Certified Immigration Law Specialist (CA), he is known among clients and peers for providing creative solutions to complex immigration law problems, especially those involving mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation. Mr. Paparellis immigration practice areas include compliance audits; counsel and due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring; immigration-related corporate policy formulation; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investigators, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; legislative advocacy and immigration messaging; federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act; waivers, white-collar immigration and asylum. Mr. Paparelli is also active in legal and regulatory issues involved in the deployment of blockchain technologies. His focus is on providing counsel and representation for businesses concerned with blockchain-related legislation and agency rulemaking, the use of distributed ledger technology in government-mandated record creation and retention, and blockchain-driven efficiencies in immigration benefits requests and worksite compliance. He also advises and represents established blockchain-focused businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and technology professionals on best practices and strategies to secure employment-based immigration benefits, while maintaining compliance with immigration legal requirements.

Gary Friedland Gary Friedland Director of Investments and Capital Markets, oversees with Jordan Sanders the identification of new acquisitions for Sanders Equities. Friedland also has principal responsibility for the evaluation of real estate investment opportunities and the companys relationships with strategic partners. Prior to joining Sanders Equities, Friedland was involved in all aspects of real estate development and finance, including conducting due-diligence, handling zoning and entitlement matters, overseeing sales and marketing for various projects, legal work on all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, construction and operations, and financial analysis at the project and company level. For more than thirty-five years, Friedland has been engaged in diverse and significant aspects of real estate development, acquisitions and strategic planning. From 1978 to 1985, Friedland practiced law at law firms in Washington, D.C. and Beverly Hills, California, specializing in corporate, real estate and tax matters. Since 1986, Friedland has been a builder-developer for his own residential real estate projects. From 1996 to 2005, he headed acquisitions at Carl Icahns real estate companies, for which he also served as a consultant from 2006 to 2010. From 2008 to 2011, Friedland served as consultant for the Community Preservation Corporations redevelopment of the historic Hudson River Psychiatric Center and the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, NY. His responsibilities included oversight and coordination of zoning, environmental remediation, marketing and financing matters. Since 2013, Friedland has co-taught two commercial real estate law/finance courses at the NYU Stern School of Business (undergraduate and graduate MBA program). Friedland received his B.S. in Accounting from the State University of Binghamton, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated Cum Laude. Friedland is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York.

Carolyn Lee Carolyn Lee is the Founder of Carolyn Lee PLLC. Carolyn has represented regional centers, developers, funds, and investors for over a decade, helping U.S. project clients raise $2.5 billion in EB-5 capital. She holds leadership positions in the EB-5 bar and industry and is considered a preeminent authority on EB-5 law. Carolyn is the Chair of American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) national EB-5 Committee. She has served as Chair, Vice-Chair, or Co-Chair for 6 years. In these capacities, Carolyn has authored key EB-5 legislative commentary since 2012 advocating for workable reform. Her current advocacy focuses on long-term EB-5 program reauthorization and expansion. Carolyn authors leading publications, including the recently-published New USCIS EB-5 Redemption Policy Update (, Nov. 2018), Analysis of Litigation to Expand EB-5 Visa Capacity (Regional Center Business Journal, Oct. 2018), and Straight Talk on Redeployment (EB5Investors Magazine, Nov. 2017). Her scholarship covers a wide array of EB-5 issues, with special focus on investment at risk analysis, material change, and targeted employment areas (TEAs). Carolyn has helped organize international EB-5 conferences for various organizations, including AILA and EB5 Investors Magazine. Recent conferences she co-organized include the 2018 EB-5 Investors Magazine Convention in Los Angeles and the 2019 AILA National EB-5/Advanced Business Conference in Bangkok. Carolyn is listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Whos Who Thought Leaders Corporate Immigration, and Top 25 Immigration Lawyers. Her awards include Outstanding 50 Asian-Americans in Business Award, AILAs Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, and AILA Presidential Commendation. Carolyn is a member of the New York State bar and admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as Chancellor of the Moot Court Board. She received her B.A. cum laude from Williams College. She has been a visiting scholar at Exeter College, Oxford University and is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City.

Gary Friedland David M. Warburg is a partner in the Corporate Department in the New York Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and a member of the firms Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. His practice is focused on cross-border and domestic private equity, securities, and merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Warburg also has a substantial practice representing both sponsors of and institutional investors in US and offshore private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds and joint ventures. Mr. Warburg has over 25 years of experience representing both sources and users of capital in private placements and initial public offerings by US and foreign companies of equity and debt securities, formation of US domestic and offshore funds, and private equity technology and real estate-related investments. He also represents public and private US and foreign companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity restructurings, going-private transactions, restructurings, and general corporate, contract, and securities law matters. Mr. Warburg has represented Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Russian, and UK companies, institutional investors, and financial institutions in domestic and international transactions.

Gary Friedland Randel K. Johnson based out of Seyfarth Shaw LLPs Washington, D.C. office, is practice chair of the firms Government Relations and Policy Group. Before joining Seyfarth, Mr. Johnson served as the senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from December 1997 to December 2017. As senior vice president, he was responsible for labor, immigration, and employee benefits issues pending before Congress and the federal agencies. Mr. Johnson determined the Chambers position and set strategy on a wide variety of issues that fell within the jurisdiction of his division. These included union-driven initiatives such as card check legislation, ergonomics, and blacklisting regulations; pension funding reform and health care; civil rights and wage and hour; and comprehensive immigration reform, including visa and border policy. Mr. Johnson testifies before Congress and is widely quoted in the media on employment and immigration issues as a recognized expert in these fields. Given his background and expertise, further detailed below, Mr. Johnson is well-positioned, working with Seyfarths deep legal bench, to represent clients with issues relating to federal and state laws, regulations and policies, and to provide legal expertise with regarding the actions of Congress, federal, state, and local administrative agencies. Prior to taking his position at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Johnson was the Republican labor counsel and coordinator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce where he supervised a staff of professionals and was responsible for employment policy and legal issues before the committee. His work centered on legislative activity under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Congressional Accountability Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Mr. Johnsons prior experience includes six years as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor where he was the special assistant to the Solicitor of Labor for Regulatory Affairs and the departments liaison to the Office of Management and Budget, specializing in the areas of equal employment opportunity and occupational safety and health. He also served as a lobbyist in the labor relations, immigration, and job training areas with the National Association of Manufacturers; as an attorney with the Department of Labors Office of Administrative Law Judges; and as a law clerk to a Baltimore city trial judge immediately following law school.

About the Roundtable

ILW.COM is pleased to present a monthly telephone seminar series for existing EB-5 Regional Centers and for developers and dealmakers planning to apply for Regional Center designation or establish syndicated EB-5 investments involving multiple investors. Each 30-minute session is presented at no charge. The sessions feature renowned immigration lawyer Angelo Paparelli and invited experts focusing on current developments and best practices in the EB-5 arena from the point of view of Regional Centers and syndicated EB-5 investment entities. Issues affecting individual investors will also be covered but only from the perspectives of Regional Centers and other EB-5 entities. With this ILW.COM telephone seminar series, Angelo will bring to bear his formidable legal talents and immigration thought leadership and suggest solutions to the many vexing problems faced today by Regional Centers and other EB-5 investment entities.

To register, please see below.

About the Discussion Leader

Sam UdaniSam Udani is the publisher of and Immigration Daily, the largest and oldest online newspaper for immigration law. It is sent out by email each working day to 32,000+ subscribers include 10,000+ attorneys, paralegals, and corporate HR personnel, 10,000+ immigrants, hundreds of people in academia, think tanks and journalists, 1,000+ officials at US Department of Labor, US Department Homeland Security, and other executive branch agencies, dozens of people in courts throughout the country, many members of Congress and their staff in both parties and both Chambers on the Hill.

Previous Guest Speakers and Topics

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Rakesh Patel
The Patel Law Group

Mark Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
March 19, 2019 March 19, 2019

Shae Armstrong
The Patel Law Group

Kripa Upadhyay
Orbit Law, PLLC
February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019

Jennifer Hermansky
GreenbergTraurig, LLP

Clem Turner
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
January 29, 2019 January 29, 2019

Michael Homeier
Law Office of Michael G. Homeier, PC

Parisa Karaahmet
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
December 18, 2018 December 18, 2018

Catherine Holmes
JMBM's Investment Capital Law Group

Carolyn Lee
Miller Mayer, LLP
November 20, 2018 November 20, 2018

Robert Cornish
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

Bernard Wolfsdorf
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
October 30, 2018 October 30, 2018

Mark Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Alexander Perez
Foster LLP
September 25, 2018 September 25, 2018

Peyman Kiaras-Attari
Integra Finance LLC

Douglas Hauer
August 28, 2018 August 28, 2018

Osvaldo F. Torres
Torres Law PA

Cletus M. Weber
Peng & Weber
July 31, 2018 July 31, 2018

Samuel Newbold

Clem Turner
June 26, 2018 June 26, 2018 June 26, 2018

Mark Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Brandon Meyer
Fakhoury Global Immigration

Rohit Turkhud
Fakhoury Global Immigration
May 29, 2018 April 17, 2018 April 17, 2018

Carolyn S. Lee
Miller Mayer

Mark Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Suzanne Lazicki
Llucid Professional Writing
March 27, 2018 March 27, 2018 February 27, 2018

Carolyn S. Lee
Miller Mayer

Leslie Otten
Balsams Resorts

Richard Kristof
January 30, 2018 January 30, 2018 January 30, 2018

Rogelio J. Carrasquillo
Cozen O'Connor

Brandon Meyer
Fakhoury Global Immigration

Rohit Turkhud
Fakhoury Global Immigration
December 19, 2017 November 28, 2017 October 17, 2017

Sam Udani

Robert Loughran

Carl W. Hampe
October 17, 2017 September 26, 2017 September 26, 2017

Laura Foote Reiff

Mark A. Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Dawn M. Lurie
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
August 29, 2017 July 25, 2017 June 13, 2017

Daniel B. Lundy
Klasko Immigration Law

Frederick Troncone
CIS Ombudsman Office

Chad Ellsworth
May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017 April 18, 2017

Steve Anapoell
Bridgeforth Capital

Mark Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Leon Rodrigues
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
March 28, 2017 February 28, 2017 January 31, 2017

Reid Thomas
NES Financial

Leon Rodrigues
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Robert Sloposky
Signature Bank
October 25, 2016 November 29, 2016 December 27, 2016

Jim Gamble

Jeff Campion
Pathways EB-5

Sam Udani
September 27, 2016 September 27, 2016 October 25, 2016

Carolyn Lee
Miller Mayer

Doug Hauer
Mintz Levin

Dan Smith
Trident Fund Services
August 30, 2016 August 30, 2016 July 12, 2016

Robert Divine
Baker Donelson

Laura Reiff
Greenberg Traurig

Rohit Turkhud
Fakhoury Law Group
July 12, 2016 July 12, 2016 June 28, 2016

Janak Mehta
FRR Shares and Securities

Mark Katzoff
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Peyman Attari
May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 April 26, 2016

Joseph P. Borg
Alabama Securities Commission

Gregory L. White
Syfarth Shaw LLP

Christian Triantaphyllis
Foster LLP
April 26, 2016 March 22, 2016 February 23, 2016

Gregory L. White
Syfarth Shaw LLP

Kurt Ruess
EB5 Diligence

Peyman Attari
February 23, 2016 January 26, 2016

Gregory L. White
Syfarth Shaw LLP

Carolyn S. Lee
Miller Mayer Immigration

To view speakers from 2015, 2014 and 2013, please see here.


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