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EB5 Summit - San Francisco, CA
October 28th, 2016

Speakers: Robert Gaffney (Discussion Leader), Peyman Attari, Dillon Colucci, David Hirson, Jor Law, Reid Thomas, Alexander Perez, Rob Winner, and others to be announced.
$599
San Francisco | October 28, 2016 | 9:00 am - 4:40 pm
Includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch
Closed
Final Registration Deadline: October 21, 2016

Agenda Speakers Materials Sponsors Register

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This event will be beneficial to anyone involved in EB-5. The event day will bring together experts and practitioners on all sides of the EB-5 equation. After each panel, guests will have the opportunity to discuss EB-5 issues among themselves and with speakers. This is a CLE workshop, however it is designed to be materially useful to Regional Center executives and real estate developers also, in addition to immigration attorneys.

AGENDA

Time

Subject/Activity

9:00 - 9:30

Registration - Continental Breakfast and Distribution of Materials

9:30 - 10:20

Latest Developments in Securities

10:20 - 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 - 10:55

Sponsored: EB-5 Administration: Best Practices

10:55 - 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:50

Strategies and Considerations for Successfully Filing I-526 Petitions

11:50 - 11:55

Networking Break

11:55 - 12:20

Sponsored: Securities Issues in EB-5

12:20 - 1:20

Lunch and Luncheon Presentation

1:20 - 2:10

Preparing for the I-829 - Managing Information and Documents

2:10 - 2:15

Networking Break

2:15 - 2:40

Sponsored: Advising Investors on Suitable EB-5 Projects

2:40 - 2:45

Networking Break

2:45 - 3:35

Developing the I-924 Application

3:35 - 3:40

Networking Break

3:40 - 4:40

Legislative Update, Market Update (including emerging markets: India, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam), and Open Forum with all Panelists


CLE Credits Available

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Robert Gaffney (Discussion Leader)received his J.D. degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980. Mr. Gaffney is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California and is certified by the California State Bar Association as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. Through his law firm in San Francisco, Mr. Gaffney has 30 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment-related, investment, and family-based visa and immigration matters. Mr. Gaffney is rated “AV,” the highest such rating for skill and integrity available to individual lawyers from Martindale-Hubbell, generally recognized within the U.S. legal profession as the most complete and trusted source for identifying qualified legal counsel. Mr. Gaffney is honored to have been selected through peer review for the list of Super Lawyers of Northern California, awarded to only 5% of practicing attorneys in the area.

Peyman Attari is the president and CEO of AISA Investment Advisers, LLC, a state registered investment advisory firm. He has more than 30 years of experience across various financial asset classes such as real estate, fixed income, and international equities. Prior to forming AISA, Mr. Attari was the founder and principal of Ambrose Property Holdings, a Kentucky based real estate investment and management company. Before moving to Kentucky, Mr. Attari had a long career in international emerging markets culminating in the position of head of Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) equity research at Deutsche Bank where he led a previously unranked research team to a top three world ranking. Mr. Attari has also worked in senior roles at companies such as Euro Suisse Securities and Jesup and Lamont International. Furthermore, he was the founder and managing director of Saicor Securities, a New York-based investment bank specializing in South African investments. Born in Iran and raised in the United Kingdom, Mr. Attari attended Imperial College London earning a BSc Honors Degree in Petroleum Geology. He is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines (ARSM) and he is also a former registered representative of the London Stock Exchange and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is fluent in English and Farsi.

Dillon Colucci is an immigration associate in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig. Dillon practices and handles U.S. immigration concerns and helps individuals, families, professionals, skilled workers, investors, and businesses live, work, invest and do business in the United States. Dillon works extensively on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. He regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes the creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. Dillon also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining permanent residency through individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments.

Jor Lawpractices corporate and business transactional law in Los Angeles and is a founding shareholder of Homeier & Law, P.C. Jor has represented a broad variety of clients, both domestically and internationally, from Fortune 100 companies to startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries, including financial services, cleantech, entertainment, aviation, food and beverage, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, real estate, and technology. In addition to counseling companies with structuring, formation, and ongoing corporate issues, Jor's practice includes finance, secured and unsecured lending, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, securities, angel and venture capital financing, internet and new media, technology, e-commerce, and other corporate transactions.

David Hirson has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of immigration law. His focus is on EB-5 investment immigration law. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 1990.

Reid Thomas is the Executive Vice President at NES Financial, leading the company's sales and marketing organization. He brings over 20 years of executive management experience at both private and public companies, including Laszlo Systems, Octel Communications, and VINA Technologies. During his time with NES Financial, Mr. Thomas has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the company's EB-5 business, making NES Financial the leader in EB-5 by providing innovative solutions specifically built for the industry. Mr. Thomas' active participation in the EB-5 community has made him a frequent and sought after speaker at events and conferences across the country. He has written numerous articles, blogs, and white papers on the topics of escrow and fund administration, solidifying his position as an industry expert.

Alexander Perez is an immigration attorney at Foster Global's Houston office. He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and New York and is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Houston Bar Association. Mr. Perez received his BA from Rice University and his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Rob Winner is a Partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. As a member of the firm's Corporate department, Mr. Winner focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and energy finance, venture capital, private securities offerings, and general commercial transactions. Mr. Winner has more than 18 years of transactional experience working with both startups, developers and Fortune 500 companies. In addition to representing traditional Midwest manufacturing and distribution companies, he represents national energy and clean technologies companies, with a focus on oil and gas exploration and production assets, and renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, biofuels, biomass and waste-to-energy ventures. His experience extends to beyond general corporate and M&A practices to negotiating and drafting specialized commercial contracts in project construction and finance, power purchases and related interconnection agreements, technology licenses, fuel supply contracts and feedstock agreements.

LOCATION


Omni Hotel
500 California Street (at Montgomery)
San Francisco, CA 94104

MATERIALS

Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book 2016-2017 Edition ($149 value).

CLE CREDITS:

ILW.COM is accredited CLE Provider in State of California and Texas. Attorneys admitted in AK, CO, FL, MT, ND, NJ, NY (some exclusions apply) and WV are able to obtain MCLE credits through reciprocity with State of California. For remaining states, which require MCLE but do not accept reciprocity with any other jurisdiction, Certificate of Attendance for obtaining a self-study credits is available. Please note, CT, DC, MA, MD, MI and SD do not require MCLE.

REGISTRATION
Cancellation/Return/Shipping Policy
Closed
San Francisco, CA | October 28, 2016 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch
Closed

EVENT SPONSORS:

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Click Here to Become a Sponsor

AISA is a registered investment advisory firm specializing in EB-5 transactions. We provide EB-5 investors professional support to enable them to make a sound investment decision. We bring extensive financial knowledge and institutional quality due diligence to the EB-5 market while ensuring full compliance with U.S. and international financial regulations.

E3 Investment Group structures offerings that allow foreign investors the opportunity to receive green cards under the U.S. Government's EB-5 program. They have a unique expertise in creating opportunities that do not involve regional centers, but offer all of the benefits of a scaled organization without the negatives. They call this Scalable-Direct. In essence, they are the Non-Regional Center.

NES Financial provides technology-enabled services for the efficient middle and back office administration of highly specialized financial transactions. Our custom solutions include EB-5 escrows, 1031 exchanges, and fund administration transactions. Many of the world's largest financial institutions and corporations rely on our proprietary technology, unparalleled expertise, and outstanding services to ensure the secure, transparent, and compliant management of funds. Recognized two years in a row by Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, NES Financial helps companies lower operational costs, reduce risk, and improve ROI. For more information, visit www.nesfinancial.com.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean® client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, visit www.seyfarth.com/.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, click here.

TESTIMONIALS

Here are some participants' testimonials from previous workshops:

"I have been to or participated in other EB-5 seminars. The speakers in this seminar are the best." - James Lavigne

"Good course for Real Estate Brokers to gain insightful understanding of the woodwork." - Caroline Lee

"The Panels were excellent very knowledgeable and thoughtful. This is something that other events regarding EB-5 do not measure up to." - Jeff carr

"I highly recommend the EB-5 Summit. As someone who participates in conferences and summits nationally and internationally, I can state that this was the most in-depth information I have heard regarding EB-5 immigration matters. Well done!" - Clem Turner

"The EB5 Summit was very informative and comprehensive in covering the wide variety of challenges with the EB5 visa process." - Courtney Campbell

"Very infomative session that covered a wide variety of issues devoted to EB5 program." - David Hart

"The full day format combined with high quality panelists allowed the opportunity to address many current topics in a meaningful way." - Daniel Dwyer

"I would highly recommend this Summit; it covers a broad range of issues in a comprehensive manner. Well done!" - Clem Turner

"Great way to get up to speed on issues and most players in industry." -John Neill

"The program is well worth the time for those seeking to understabd the pitfalls and challenges for EB-5 investors and developers." -Gordon Quan

"As director of the Vermont EB5 Regional Center, who previously worked in muni and corporate bond industry, as well as has series 66 and series 7, I questioned whether the program would be worth my time. It was well worth attending." - Brent Raymond

"Absolutely invaluable to those who are new in the practice of EB-5" - Rose Bautista, JD. Immigration Information Specialist, County of Hawaii, Office of the Mayor.

"It covers both basic & complex info - something that anyone interested in EB-5 should attend." - Katie Wu

"Excellent comprehensive presentation that provided a perfect entree to the EB-5 Visa Category" - Mark Kalish

"Access to so many acclaimed professionals in the field at one time is well worth it." -Rani Emandi

"Great "Intro to EB5" workshop. Get to hear from all parts of the EB-5 Industry." - Catharine Yen

"I think this would be useful to all people seeking investors from other countries." - William Howell

"Coming in with no prior legal, let alone EB5, experience, I found the lectures very logically formed & easily accessible." - Khalid Raoof

"An essential conference to stay on the cutting edge of EB5." - Boyd Campbell

"I like the format/organization of the topics presented during the workshop." - Pamela Toyos

Very positive and structured with an emphasis on cutting edge information." - Michael Harris

"A frank and informed foundation for dealing in the EB-5 visa world." - Art Williamson

"The EB-5 discussions are essential and understanding new trends and USCIS recent policies which effect a successful EB-5 project." - Ed Beshara

"It teaches everything about EB-5 in a day. It was worth travelling from India to attend this workshop." -Sudhir Shah

"I learnt a lot. All the speakers are very knowledgable and articulate. The discussion is very lively and not boring at all."-Yee Ling Poon

"The EB-5 Workshop provides hands-on, practical knowledge straight from experienced stakeholders. Highly recommended." -Jesus Rios

Disclaimer: participation in this workshop does not create an attorney-client relationship with the speakers


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