Comment: EB5 Workshop Prices Slashed
ILW organized 7 EB5 workshops in 2012, and 8 EB5 workshops in 2013. The #1 feedback we received from attendees was "great job"! However, the #2 feedback was: "can you offer a little lower cost?". This is because our "sticker price" for our EB5 workshops is $999, which some folks found a bit high (albeit we do offer several discounts, such as the earlybird, etc). We are experimenting with another approach, and are pleased to announce a steep price discount for our earlybird deadline of January 21, 2014 for our upcoming EB5 Workshop in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2014. Instead of $999, those who sign up in time for the earlybird deadline will pay only $449 (that is $550 off!). Program details (and sign up information) can be found here - many more speakers will be announced in coming weeks. To those interested in EB5 matters, in Southern California and beyond: we look forward to seeing you in LA on Feb 28th!

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Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers, Los Angeles - Early Bird Deadline
The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on February 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. The discussion leader is David Hirson. Speakers include Matt Gordon, Reid Thomas, and many others to be announced soon. This event is being sponsored by E3 Investment Group and NES Financial. The curriculum is as follows:

  • The Regional Center View: Structuring the Deal and Finding Investors
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing a Project
  • Developing the 924 Application
  • 526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • 829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
  • Funds Administration
  • Innovation in EB-5, The non-Regional Center Concept
  • Special Topics on EB-5

The Early Bird Deadline is January 21, 2014. Register now and save $550!
For additional information, including speaker biographies, sponsor profiles, sponsorship opportunities, and to register, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/february2014eb5.shtm
Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/february2014eb5.pdf

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