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Focus: The EB-5 Book
We are pleased to announce a new comprehensive book on EB5 matters. Editors: Paul Ruby and Phil Cohen. Articles by Laura Danielson, Robert Gaffney, Jennifer Hermansky, David Hirson, Jose LaTour, Dan Lundy, Brandon Meyer, Elizabeth Peng, John Roth and more to be announced.
The outline is as follows:

I. For Attorneys

Immigration Law

  • Structuring and Market Planning for EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Projects by Jose Latour
  • Building Your I-924 Submission Package by Brandon Meyer
  • How to Lawfully Advise Your Clients About Regional Center Choices by John Roth
  • Advising Investors: Pre- Post-I-526 approval by Laura Danielson
  • Tax Counseling for EB-5 Investor Clients Before and After Immigrating to the U.S. by David Hirson
  • Practice Pointers: I-526 Petitions by Paul Ruby
  • Practical Approaches to Lawful Source of Funds Issues by Robert Gaffney
  • Country-Specific Issues: How to Successfully Represent Chinese Investors in EB-5 Investments by Elizabeth Peng
  • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investor's Conditions by Jennifer Hermansky
  • The Future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program from the Perspective of an Immigration Lawyer, or Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results by Daniel B. Lundy

II. For Regional Centers and Foreign Investors by Phil Cohen

Program Overview

  • Introduction
  • Brief History
  • USCIS' role
Key Logistical Issues
  • Attaining TEA designation
  • Troubled Business Designation
  • Working with an Existing Regional Center
  • Job Creation Requirements
  • Benefitting the US Economy
  • For Investors
    • Evidence Required in Support of an I-526 Petition
    • Details Relating to Filing an I-829
  • For Regional Centers
    • Supporting Investors in their I-829 Petitions
  • Timing
Groundwork Before Getting Started
  • Regional Center Proposals
    • Package Quality
    • Investment Qualification Points for Center Designation
    • How to get started assembling a team
  • Your EB-5 Team
    • Setting up an EB-5 Regional Center
      • Core Operating Rules
      • Advisors, Counsel, and Consultants
    • Deciding on Your Team
  • Building Your I-924 Submission Package
    • Getting Started
    • Preparation Checklist
    • Offer Structure
    • Private Placement Memorandum
    • Econometric Analysis
    • Business Plan Notes for an EB-5 Regional Center
    • EB-5 Regional Center Business Plan Checklist
    • Sample Business Plan Outlnie
    • USCIS Requirements and Adjudicator Training Materials
    • Why I-924 petitions may be denied
  • Positioning and Marketing to Foreign Investors
    • Positioning for Success
    • Investor Appeal
    • Pitching Investors
    • Investor Questions
    • Securities Law and Your Marketing Plan
    • Specific Ways to Market
    • Finding High Net Worth Individuals
  • Financial Overview
    • Costs
    • Determining Financial Structure and Viability
    • Cost Overview and Examples
    • Other Financial Considerations
  • The Direct/Individual EB-5 Option
    • USCIS Guidelines for Direct EB-5 Business Plans
    • Preparing to Write the Plan
    • Sample Outline
  • Keeping Up to Date

III. Resource Materials

  • Comprehensive Resource Materials
    • Federal Regulations
    • Relevant Statutes
    • Precedent Decisions
    • Government Memoranda
    • Forms and Instructions

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC - Thursday, September 12, 2012 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EST) - The USCIS Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) Working Group is pleased to invite all interested individuals to participate in its quarterly stakeholder to provide updates and statistics regarding the TRIG workload and for individual participants to raise TRIG- related questions and issues. To participate, please email the Public Engagement Division no later than Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at and reference "TRIG Quarterly" in the subject line of your email. Please also include your full name and the organization you represent in the body of the email.

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