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Focus: Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center Book
Shipping Now! ILW.COM is pleased to announce Forming and Operating An EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide For Developers and Business Innovators. The lead Editor for this book is Angelo A. Paparelli and the Associate Editor is L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Contributing Authors are Louann Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Adam Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman Golden, Matt Gordon, Doug Hauer, Mark Katzoff, Robert F. Loughran, Brandon Meyer, John Neill, John Roth, Reid Thomas, Greg White, and Ben Zou.

The book outline is as follows:
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Recent Developments, Evolution of EB-5, Regional Centers, Job Creation, Multiple Players etc.
  • Chapter 2. Navigating the Application Process: RC Job Creation Requirements, Input-Output Modeling Checklist, Roadmap Including Timeline for Submission, Forms, and Costs Involved, Required Forms, Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer
  • Chapter 3. I-924 Process, Tips and Best Practices: Applying for Regional Center Designation and Amendments, What to Include with the I-924 Form, Additional Considerations, I-924 Checklist, After Regional Center Status Approval, Immigration Requirements and Steps for Investors
  • Chapter 4. Sourcing, Vetting, and Attracting Investors: Source of Funds: Understanding and Vetting Your Investors' Background, Use of Escrows in EB-5, Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center
  • Chapter 5. Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence: Organizational Structure - A Key to EB-5 Investor Recruitment, Management of the Job Creating Entity, Experience of the Management Team, PPM Due Diligence
  • Chapter 6. Organizational Law and Securities Considerations: Organizational Law Issues in the EB-5 Program, Application of Advanced Organizations Structures in the EB-5 Program, Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace, FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements, Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings
  • Chapter 7. Learning From the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context: USCIS Revocations of Regional Center Designations for Non-Compliance, Current Immigration Law Regarding Revocation of USCIS Designation, History of Fraud in Regional Centers, Best Practices and Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls and USCIS Requests for Additional Evidence
  • Chapter 8. Risk Management: A Note on Ethical and Risk Management Considerations: Representation of More than One Party in EB-5 Cases

For additional information, including author biographies and to purchase, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.shtm
Fax Form: http://www.ilw.com/books/FormingandOperatinganEB5RegionalCenter.pdf

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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA. Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale is looking for two employment-based immigration paralegals (financial district). Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients. We are replacing two full-time positions for experienced immigration paralegals in the employment-based immigration team. The paralegal positions will assist attorneys in preparation of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions (both employment-based and family-based), applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and labor certification, and may also be involved with deportation cases. Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree, 1-5 yrs of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to pljobs@vblaw.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Francisco, CA. Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale looking for two family and removal defense immigration paralegals (financial district). Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP is a nationally renowned, full-service immigration and nationality law firm located in the San Francisco Financial District. The firm was founded in 1980 and represents a wide range of clients. We are replacing two full-time positions for experienced immigration paralegals. The positions will support attorneys handling removal defense and litigation before the Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Federal Courts; preparing and filing immigrant visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status, asylum, naturalization, and other administrative applications before the Department of Homeland Security. Requirements: Bachelor\'s degree, 1-5 yrs of experience at an Immigration Law Firm, strong organizational and excellent English writing skills, computer literacy, and an interest in human rights and immigration matters. Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please email resume, cover letter, references and a writing sample to pljobs@vblaw.com. In the subject line, please indicate which position(s) you are interested in.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY (RIDGEWOOD): Law Firm with offices in NJ, NY, Indiana, India and Canada seeks Immigration Paralegals for several positions. Duties consist of preparation of business-based petitions (H-1B, TN, L-1, O-1, etc.). Experience with I-9 Form and DOL Audits a plus. Assist corporate clients with complete PERM application process. Family immigration experience a plus. Assist with applying for and obtaining work visas with U.S. consular offices abroad. Work with clients and employees to provide spectrum of immigration services including responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE), etc. Perform research using all available immigration tools. Education and/or Experience: Requires: BA/BS with strong academic credentials; Proficient at Microsoft Office Applications and Adobe Acrobat; Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience with US immigration law process. Preferred: Paralegal Certificate and ANY Foreign Language. We sponsor. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter and salary requirements and resume to info@visaserve.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
Chattanooga, TN. The Chattanooga office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz seeks a litigation associate with more than two years of complex business immigration law experience to join the Firm\'s Global Immigration Group. Academically distinguished applicants who have excellent writing, research and analytical skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse immigration practice. This is a terrific opportunity to gain sophisticated hands-on experience in a thriving global immigration practice with significant client contact and potential for career advancement. We seek a bright, hardworking associate with good judgment and attention to detail. For consideration, please submit a cover letter (referencing job posting #578) resume and law school transcript to Helen Beasley, Recruiting Assistant, at lateral@bakerdonelson.com.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
San Diego, CA - Larrabee Albi Coker LLP, a boutique employment-based immigration law firm, is looking to hire an experienced paralegal. Required academic and professional qualifications: A four-year bachelor's degree and paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program; at least 2 years of experience working with non-immigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L-1, TN, E, O-1 and others) or permanent residency processes (including PERM, I-140 and Adjustment of Status); strong written and oral communication skills; ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment; proficient knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office. Experience with an immigration tracking system desired. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation; drafting petition forms and support letters; corresponding with clients and government officials under attorney supervision; managing document collection, deadlines, and case tracking. LAC offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative and congenial work environment. Please apply at hr@larrabee.com.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
March 23, 2016, 1 - 2pm (Eastern). Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will hold a webinar on the topic "How Well Are Young Children of Refugees Integrating into the United States?" On this webinar, MPI analysts and experts in the field will discuss the results of an analysis comparing young children of refugees to other U.S. children on several key indicators of well-being. After a review of the main findings, experts in the field will discuss the study's implications for the U.S. refugee resettlement program, state and local institutions serving children of refugees such as schools and health care providers, and the long-term integration and well-being of these children as they age into adulthood. For more information and registration see here.


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