This year’s EB-5 Investor Magazine’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles featured Greenberg Traurig attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Laura Reiff.  The 4th Annual EB-5 Conference hosted nearly 500 regional centers, attorneys, and EB-5 program stakeholders.  The guests were joined by keynote speaker House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) and special guest speaker former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

Reiff moderated a panel discussing the EB-5 Program Reauthorization, providing an analysis of current legislation, potential industry effects, and program advocacy.  Kalmykov moderated a panel discussing investing cash from loan proceeds, proving insight on indebtedness, “Cash in Cash,” Requests for Evidence (RFE’s), and Notice of Intent to Deny (NOIDs).  In addition, there were many more important topics discussed to help educate the audience on the EB-5 program.

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Kate Kalmykov with former Governor David Paterson at the EB-5 Investor Magazine Annual Conference in LA.

The AILA EB-5 Investors Summit: Representing EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers Conference featured Greenberg Traurig attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Jennifer Hermansky.  Kalmykov participated on the Due Diligence in EB-5 Cases panel, discussing the scope and practice of due diligence analysis to confirm that the investment complies with the immigration law requirements of the EB-5 program.  The panelists addressed what due diligence is required from the perspective of an immigration expert, securities law expert, Chinese migration agent, and economist.  Hermansky’s panel discussed setting up and maintaining regional centers.  The panelists provided guidance on the various avenues for creating a regional center, which requirements are necessary for a regional center designation, and ongoing regional center compliance.

Reiff on the panel at EB-5 investorLaura Reiff moderates the EB-5 Program Reauthorization panel with Charles Foster and Jeffrey DeBoer at the EB-5 Investor Magazine Conference in LA.

Kate on the panel at AILAKate Kalmykov panel discussion on Due Diligence in EB-5 with Larry L. Wang,  Stephen Yale-Loehr and Jerold Siegan at the AILA conference.

Jennifer Hermansky on panel at AILA
Jennifer Hermansky, Jeffrey Campion, Joseph McCarthy and Reid Thomas discussed setting up and maintaining Regional Centers.

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Kate Kalmykov and Laura Reiff pose with EB-5 industry leaders and Governor Ed Rendell.

The Real Deal Shanghai, to be held September 10-12, 2015, will feature Greenberg Traurig attorney Kate Kalmykov.  The event anticipates over 6,000 real estate investors and professionals in Shanghai.  This two-day event will feature 10 panels with some of the top industry leaders discussing various topics including: investing in development in New York City and beyond, EB-5/immigration and real estate, how to invest in U.S. real estate, Florida residential marketing overview with a focus on South Florida, and much more.

The ILW 2015 EB-5 Summit in Chicago will feature Greenberg Traurig attorney Matt Galati.  The panelists will cover various topics related to the EB-5 program, and Galati will provide guidance with regard to preparing the I-924 application.