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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Posted in EB-5 Program, I-526, Immigrant Investor, Immigrant Visa, Retrogression, USCIS

With retrogression looming, it is a good time for a quick primer on priority dates and the information contained on an I-526 petition approval. U.S. federal law caps the number of EB-5 visas that are available each fiscal year at 10,000. When an EB-5 investor files an I-526 Petition, the day his or her I-526… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor, Immigrant Visa

On Jan. 28, 2015, Congressmen Jared Polis (D-CO) and Mark Amodei (R-NV) introduced the American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015, which seeks to update and permanently authorize the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa program. The bipartisan measure follows long-standing calls from numerous groups in the commercial, residential, hospitality, retail, and real estate industries to make… Continue Reading

Posted in Securities Law

Written by Rebecca G. DiStefano On Dec. 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to current rules under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) that would implement provisions of Titles V and VI of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act). In this… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorneys, Kate Kalmykov and Laura Reiff, were moderators at the second annual Las Vegas EB-5 Conference, hosted by EB-5 Investors Magazine at the Wynn Encore Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., this past weekend. The event provided valuable information on various EB-5 topics such as regional center issues, using EB-5 for financing or immigration… Continue Reading

Posted in Securities Law

Written by Richard M. Cutshall and Arthur Don On Jan. 13, 2015, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released its annual list of examination priorities for 2015. This GT Alert provides an overview of the examination priorities, and highlights how most securities industry participants – registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, registered investment companies and… Continue Reading

Posted in Securities Law

Written by Richard M. Cutshall and Steven M. Felsenstein The role of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regarding payments to unlicensed persons for securities-related and capital-raising activities has expanded. This GT Alert gives an overview of the FINRA Rule 2040 (approved by the SEC on Dec. 30, 2014) which governs when and how registered… Continue Reading

Posted in Securities Law

Written by Richard M. Cutshall, Steven M. Felsenstein, and Carl A. Fornaris On Dec. 30, 2014, the SEC approved a proposed rule change pursuant to which FINRA is adopting a revised version of NASD Rule 3010(e) concerning background investigations of proposed registered representatives and adding a new obligation for member firms’ written supervisory procedures to require… Continue Reading

Posted in General

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced this week the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo office is the firm’s third in the Asia region and will work collaboratively with existing teams in Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea. As Greenberg Traurig’s 37th office worldwide, Greenberg Traurig Tokyo Law Offices will be operated by Greenberg Traurig Horitsu Jimusho, an affiliate of Greenberg… Continue Reading