The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers
Chicago, Illinois: Friday October 12, 2012 - 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Speakers: David Hirson, Ira Azulay, Michael Gibson, Jared Leung, Daniel Lundy, Anna Morzy, Susan L. Pilcher, and Clem Turner
Registration Deadline: October 8, 2012
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. In the morning, we have developed a CLE program for lawyers. It will focus on issues confronting when representing individual investors and panels will feature both experienced attorneys and regional center executives. The afternoon program is aimed at regional center executives, their attorneys, and others associated with the regional center. It will feature discussions on the regional center business as well as important immigration and securities law issues that all centers will confront. After each panel, guests will have the opportunity to discuss EB-5 issues among themselves and with speakers. An extended lunch and post-event reception guarantee ample time for networking.
All of the following will benefit:
Discussion Leader: David Hirson, Fragomen
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
David Hirson has 30 years of experience in the practice of immigration law. He co-manages Fragomen's Irvine office and is the partner-in-charge of Fragomen's Consular Practice, which facilitates the processing of U.S. nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications filed at U.S. Consulates and Embassies worldwide. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization for 20 years. He has been involved in the EB-5 program since it came into existence in 1990. In 1991, Mr. Hirson personally prepared and filed one of the very first EB-5 cases with the INS (now USCIS). The case was approved. He has filed petitions on behalf of both regional centers and individuals and argued appeals at the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), at which he had four cases approved after they were denied by the INS/USCIS and certified to the appeal unit. Mr. Hirson has written extensively on EB-5 and has lectured on the topic around the globe.
Ira Azulay is a founding partner of Immigration Attorneys, LLP. Ira's practice touches all areas of immigration law. He handles all immigration matters from EB-5 and E-2 investments to BIA appeals. Ira is a champion of immigrant rights and works with a variety of organizations in the community, including those on both sides of the political aisle. He sits on the Board of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and is a member of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. He also sits on or chairs various other task forces and committees, and regularly participates in related advocacy campaigns for immigrant rights, and other programs focused on raising the levels of professionalism among lawyers to improve the individual immigrant experience. Ira previously headed business development for Vivcom, Inc., a company that pioneered a then-new way to index video utilizing MPEG-7. Prior to that, he was vice president of Wired Planet, Inc., an online entertainment company, and ran its business, legal and financial operations. In September, 2000, Wired Planet was acquired by Listen.com, which was later acquired by Real Networks, Inc. (RNWK). Ira previously practiced law with national law firms in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, venture capital financings and initial public offerings.
Michael Gibson is the Managing Director of USAdvisors and is a Registered Investment Advisor (CRD # 157403). His previous work experience was with Citicorp where he worked in the Capital Markets and Investment Banking divisions as a broker-dealer, securities, foreign exchange, derivatives, money market, credit and debt analyst and portfolio risk manager. His duties involved overseeing Citi's financial operations, structuring financial instruments and hedging bank and client risk and investments in emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. In 2007 he established USAdvisors.org as an organization to assist foreign nationals with their EB-5 investment decisions, has completed the Series 7 and 65 exams, is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and holds a degree in Economics from Virginia Tech.
Jared Leung is Of Counsel at the law firm of Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, Arizona. He has extensive experience in business immigration matters, such as immigrant and non-immigrant petition processing at USCIS, visa applications at U.S. embassies and consulates, and PERM applications with the Department of Labor. Mr. Leung has also worked closely with individual clients, investors and those with family immigration needs. From June 2006 to October 2008, Mr. Leung managed the U.S. consulate practice for the Asia Pacific region in Hong Kong for a major immigration law firm, covering a large area from India to Japan. He worked closely with U.S. consulates, U.S. Commercial Services, and local Chambers of Commerce in AsiaPacific. He charted new ground in resolving emergency issues, as well as strategizing with corporate clients on the movement of employees between the United States and Asia Pacific. Prior to his international assignment in Hong Kong, Mr. Leung worked in the immigration practice group of the largest labor and employment law firm in the United States. He worked primarily with corporate and high-tech clients to streamline immigration processes for the hiring and retention of non-U.S. workers. Mr. Leung is a frequent speaker on U.S. immigration matters, and has published numerous articles on a variety of immigration topics.
Daniel B. Lundy is an Associate at Klasko, Rulon, Stock, and Seltzer's Philadelphia office and a member of the firm's EB-5 Team. Mr. Lundy has successfully represented numerous immigrant investors in their EB-5 petitions and applications, including investors seeking permanent residence through investment in their own businesses and investors seeking permanent residence through investments into USCIS approved Regional Centers. Mr. Lundy also represents developers and others who seek to use foreign investment funds under the EB-5 program to fund their projects, either through the formation of a Regional Center or by joining with an existing Regional Center. Mr. Lundy works with various securities lawyers, economists, business plan writers and other professionals in the preparation and filing of Regional Center designation and Regional Center amendment applications. Mr. Lundy is experienced in reviewing Regional Center and project business plans, economic reports, securities offering documents, and corporate documents for compliance with the EB-5 program requirements, and in consulting and advising clients on the specific immigration requirements of the EB-5 program.
Anna Morzyís practice consists of advising multinational corporations, U.S. employers and foreign nationals regarding all aspects of U.S. immigration law and compliance. She provides strategic immigration policy guidance and executes complex immigration programs for leading multinational corporationsí professional and key executive-level employees. Anna oversees the preparation and filing of H, L, O, TN, Priority Worker and EB1-1 petitions and manages PERM programs for her clients. She provides counsel to employers and foreign nationals regarding nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing and issuance, including grounds for inadmissibility, waivers and export control matters. Anna also represents clients before the USCIS to obtain EB-5 Regional Center designation and oversees the green card application process for individual investors in the EB-5 Investor Visa category. In addition, Anna provides counsel to businesses with expansion, start-up and merger and acquisition issues relating to U.S. immigration law and compliance.
Susan L. Pilcher is Of Counsel to the firm of Carroll & Scribner, P.C. in Burlington, Vermont, where her general immigration practice features a substantial focus on EB-5 matters, including representation of regional centers, regional center-affiliated projects, and of individual investors worldwide in connection with both regional center-based and standalone petitions. A featured speaker on EB-5 law for AILA and ILW.COM, she has also published extensively, most recently as a contributing author and Associate Editor of AILA's Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs (2d ed. 2010). Ms. Pilcher's professional background features 20 years of immigration law experience, including nearly a decade as full-time law faculty. She earned her law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Clem Turner is a shareholder in the New York office of Homeier & Law. Clem's legal practice encompasses corporate law; public and private securities law; entrepreneurial (including capital finance) law; and business transactional law. For the past several years, he has applied his expertise to capital raises utilizing the EB5 Pilot Program. Clem has counseled numerous corporations and Regional Centers raising EB-5 capital across a variety of industries, including but not limited to: hospitality, food services, senior and assisted living, retail, manufacturing and technology. In the past year, he has handled EB-5 transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $500 million. Clem routinely presents at EB-5 seminars and events across the nation, including Florida, Texas and Portland. Clem graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Psychology. He received his legal degree from Georgetown University Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Mr. Turner is admitted to practice in New York and California.
ABOUT THE LOCATION:
Material included in the registration price is The EB-5 Book ($499 value)
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.
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EVENT SPONSORS:NES Financial
NES Financial is an innovative provider of highly secure, compliant and transparent financial administration solutions for complex financial transactions, helping streamline EB-5 administration and secure document sharing. NES Financial's Escrow Administration Solutions simplifies the EB-5 Visa escrow process with highly-secure technology that is quick to set up, easily manages escrows and provides unlimited subaccounts for Regional Center principals and investors. NES Financial's EB-5 Virtual File Share provides Regional Centers, investors, attorneys and brokers with secure centralized document exchange and storage capabilities to streamline the investment-offering process. A cloud-based, easy to use system archives documents associated with a Regional Center's development project and provides secure access for all stakeholders from anywhere and at any time. NES Financial is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Chicago and Boston.
See below for information on becoming a sponsor.
For this event, we are offering law firms, regional centers, and other businesses in the field the opportunity to serve as event sponsors. Sponsorships are available at three very reasonable price levels.
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Note: These are single event prices. If you wish you to sponsor multiple events, we can work on creating a considerably discounted rate to accommodate your needs and advertising goals
Silver Level: $2,000. Conservatively priced, the Silver Level tier offers substantial promotial visibility. This package allows two Regional Center representatives to attend. It includes:
Bronze Level: $1,250. Our most modestly priced sponsorship option allows for the same display presence as the higher-priced options and is the best fit for organizations who do not wish to address the group or only send a single member. It includes: