On March 7-8, 2015 Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as co-hosts of the third annual U.S. Investment Immigration Forum (USIIF) in Shenzhen, China.  The event brought together over 70 migration agents, regional centers and attorneys to discuss the latest updates in EB-5 including the issues in source of funds processing for Chinese nationals, status of the Regional Center Pilot Program reauthorization on Capitol Hill, as well as a report from migration agents regarding the Chinese investment climate.  Kate Kalmykov delivered a keynote address on the topic of EB-5 visa retrogression which discussed the impending backlog, the process for pending cases when retrogression is imposed, and alternative solutions for eligible Chinese applicants to process for their immigrant visa.  Immigration attorneys Laura Reiff, Jennifer Hermansky and Kate Kalmykov also served as panelists over the course of the two days on various panels related to hot topics in EB-5.  Securities attorney Batya Goodman participated on the securities law panels and discussed the importance of proper disclosure in the drafting of EB-5 project-related private placement memorandums, broker/ dealer issues, and due diligence concerns.  The event was co-hosted by the Shenzhen Cable TV company and was televised to millions of viewers across China.

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Greenberg Traurig attorneys Jennifer Hermansky, Batya Goodman and Kate Kalmykov at the USIIF 2015 Conference in Shenzhen. Hermansky, Goodman and Kalmykov presented on various EB-5 topics throughout the day.


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