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2021 EB5 Update

Zoom Webinars: Fridays February 26 & March 12 & April 9, 2021
2pm to 3:30pm (Eastern Time)

Speakers: Carolyn Lee (Discussion Leader), Christine Chen, Noreen Hogan, Andy Semotiuk, Brad Stedem, Steve Strnisha and many more to be announced

Discounted Price $139

Deadline: Registrations received after 11:59pm ET, March 10 are not guaranteed attendance.

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by questions and answers from participants.


FIRST Zoom Session on February 26:

Biden Administration and Investment Immigration

  • The Biden Agenda
  • Actions taken to date by the Biden administration
  • DHS under new administration
  • Recent Developments in EB-5 including I-526, I-829 & I-924 Adjudications

SECOND Zoom Session on March 12:

Investment Immigration Market Outlook 2021

  • Asia
  • Africa and Middle East
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Recent Developments in EB-5 including I-526, I-829 & I-924 Adjudications

THIRD Zoom Session on April 9:

EB-5 Reauthorization

  • June 30, 2021 sunset
  • Substantive legislation
  • Related legislation - ex: HR 1044/S.386
  • Industry priorities
  • Securities pitfalls to watch out for
  • Recent Developments in EB-5 including I-526, I-829 & I-924 Adjudications


Carolyn Lee (Discussion Leader) 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 and is regularly quoted in the media on EB-5 visa matters. Most recently, she was interviewed by NPR Marketplace, and the China Daily on the new EB-5 regulations. Her scholarship covers a wide array of EB-5 issues, with special focus on investment ďat riskĒ analysis including redeployment, 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, Whoís Who Thought Leaders Ė Corporate Immigration, and Top 25 Immigration Lawyers. Her awards include Outstanding 50 Asian-Americans in Business Award, AILAís 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.

Christine Chen Christine Chen is the COO of CanAm. Since joining CanAm in 2002, Christine Chen has been shaping CanAmís strategic initiatives and operational efficiencies. As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Chenís responsibilities are wide-ranging, overseeing several distinct EB-5 business functions and employee management of over 40 staff worldwide. During her tenure at CanAm, Ms. Chen has led a variety of initiatives to support CanAmís myriad operations, including: facilitating an in-house FINRA Broker-Dealer, CanAm Investor Services; establishing and staffing representative offices in China; and leading initiatives to target new investor markets. Ms. Chen has appeared at several industry events as a panel member discussing EB-5 program issues and providing insight based on her executive management experience. Ms. Chen has helped establish CanAm as a premier EB-5 regional center operator. Ms. Chen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Arts degree from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Noreen Hogan Noreen Hogan is the Principal of CMB Regional Centers. Ms. Hogan runs the day-to-day operations of the company as well as implementing the strategic initiatives of CMB. Ms. Hogan has held previous positions as the Vice President of Company Operations, Project Manager, and an economist. During 2015, Ms. Hogan, worked for CMB Swiss Co GmbH, as a Deputy Director of Worldwide Operations, establishing the companyís operations in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Prior to her employment with CMB, Ms. Hogan worked as a project manager for Discover Financial Services. Ms. Hogan holds a Masterís degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from Augsburg College.

Andy Semotiuk Andy Semotiuk is the writer for Forbes magazine on EB-5. He is also a U.S. and Canadian Immigration attorney and have helped over 10,000 clients with various legal problems. He is a member of the New York and California bars in the US and Ontario and BC bars in Canada. A former UN Correspondent, a published author, a professional speaker and work for Pace Law Firm in Toronto.

Brad Stedem Brad Stedem is President and Partner of EB5 United, where he analyzes and oversees all EB5 United investments throughout their development life cycle. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development and finance. Prior to EB5 United, Mr. Stedem was a trusted consultant for BlackRock, Inc., the largest investment manager in the world with US$3.67 trillion in assets under management. Prior to that, Mr. Stedem was on the Executive Team of Pali-Group, a prolific Santa Monica-based real estate development firm concentrating on residential, mixed-use, and hospitality projects. He is also currently President of an affiliate company of EB5 United, named Capital United, LLC, which is a Registered Investment Advisor with Puerto Rico. Mr. Stedem received his BA from Boston College and his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Steve Strnisha Steve Strnisha is the CEO of CIF and IIUSA Officer. Stephen Strnisha brings 25 years of executive-level experience as a finance professional for both public and private sector entities, specializing in the structuring and execution of multi-faceted development finance transactions. As CEO of Cleveland International Fund, he is responsible for formulating and executing Cleveland International Fundís strategic vision. He also fosters working relationships with public/private financing and development entities. Stephenís dynamic background includes serving as former Director of Finance and Economic Development for the City of Cleveland. He also served as a mayoral advisor, CFO of Clevelandís Chamber of Commerce and operated his own development finance consulting practice. Strnisha received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Masterís degree from Syracuse University.

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