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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Posted in EB-5 Program, General

Greenberg Traurig EB-5 Attorney Kate Kalmykov was recently quoted in a CNNMoney article entitled “Rich Chinese overwhelm U.S. visa program,” which outlines the surge of interest among the Chinese in the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. According to the article, Chinese nationals account for more than 80% of EB-5 visas issued by the United States…. Continue Reading

Posted in Speaking Engagement

Earlier this month, several members from Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team attended EB5 Investors magazine’s Las Vegas EB-5 Conference featuring keynote speaker Congressman Jared Polis, Chair of the NewDem Coalition’s Immigration Task Force. At the conference, EB-5 attorney Laura Reiff moderated a panel discussion entitled ” EB-5 Program Advocacy: How the Program Could Change in 2014… Continue Reading

Posted in Immigrant Investor

A primary motivation for many EB-5 investors is acquiring permanent residency status for their children in hopes that they can attend American universities and secure jobs in the United States upon graduating. Under current immigration law, in order for one to qualify as a derivative applicant and be eligible for immigration benefits along with the… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorney Kate Kalmykov has been traveling throughout Asia over the past several weeks meeting with agents, local media (access to recent interview here) and GT EB-5 clients. Kate’s meetings in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap Cambodia have revealed, among many other things,  two… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

The State Department issued EB-5 visa availability projections in their March 2014 Visa Bulletin which did not contain any mentions of retrogression of the EB-5 visa category. The EB-5 visa category is listed as “Current” under section E “Visa Availability in the Coming Months” without any mention of a possible cut-off date being established. This… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, TEA

On March 6, 2014, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO), along with Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL), Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV), introduced The American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2014. A copy of the bill and an official Section by Section overview have been made available. The legislation would, among the other items… Continue Reading

Posted in Securities Law

Greenberg Traurig Corporate & Securities Shareholder Bruce Rosetto recently co-authored an article in Practical Law Company entitled “Navigating the Recent Changes to Regulation D Rule 506”. The pieces focuses on the elimination of the ban on general solicitation in Rule 506 offerings, which presents exciting new opportunities for companies raising capital under the Regulation D… Continue Reading

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Greenberg Traurig EB-5 Attorney Laura Reiff recently published an article in eb5 investors magazine. The piece is entitled “The Tug of War Between the Hill and the Agency” and focuses on the recently released Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report for the Department of Homeland Security and its potential impact on the EB-5 Regional Center… Continue Reading