In the United States, there are very strict laws in place to protect investors.  These laws are administered by a governmental agency known as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The mission of this agency is to regulate the U.S. markets, protect investors from fraud, ensure fair, systematic, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital development.

The EB-5 program is a unique path towards a green card that allows an individual to self-sponsor them and their family members for a green card by investing $500,000 in a U.S. business that will create ten or more jobs in the U.S.  The advantages of the EB-5 are numerous:

  • It doesn’t require an employer or family sponsor
  • It allows investors to live anywhere in the United States (not necessarily by their EB-5 investment)
  • It allows them to travel freely in and out of the U.S. as a permanent resident
  • It allows them to have work authorization
  • It allows their children to attend university as a resident once they obtain a green card

Continue Reading What is the Role of the SEC?

I am often asked what questions a client or prospective client should undertake to ensure that his or her attorney is approaching the private placement memorandum (PPM) drafting process with care and diligence. While not all circumstances are similar, I have outlined below some important considerations.
Continue Reading EB-5 Program Securities Offerings: Considerations for the Drafting Process

Often in my practice, I am approached by clients who have misunderstandings about the EB-5 securities offering process. This article is meant to debunk a few of the common EB-5 myths related to the nature and scope of private placement memoranda (PPM) and related due diligence.
Continue Reading EB-5 Program Securities Offerings: Preparing Appropriate Disclosure Documents