EB-5 Chinese Quota Retrogression: Analysis of Potential Impact and Recommended Solutions

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq., MBA (Visit our Publications Page for a FREE PDF Download of this Article) Over the past few years, the skyrocketing popularity of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa program has fueled record demand from foreign investors. 

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New RCs (CA, FL, IL, WA), retrogression, program assessments, due diligence

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EB-5 Regional Centers in Project Finance: Using EB-5 Capital in lieu of Mezzanine Financing

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq., MBA The EB-5 program — which was created in 1990 but has grown in popularity only over the past few years — allows overseas investors to obtain a green card in exchange for providing a

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Using EB-5 Regional Centers to Raise Capital for Non-Real Estate Projects

 By Wassem Amin, Esq., MBA Many people wrongly assume that the EB-5 Regional Center program is only feasible for real estate developments.  While it is true that the majority of Regional Center projects have been real estate developments, the program

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Processing Backlog, Meeting Summary, Best Practices

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4 Ways that EB-5 Regional Centers will Benefit From SEC’s Lifting of the General Solicitation Ban

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq. MBA On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted a new rule that lifts the ban on general solicitation of private offerings.  The rule was adopted as a part of the commission’s

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EB-5 Investments in a Regional Center: A Due Diligence Guide for an EB-5 Immigrant Investor

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq., M.B.A. The EB-5 Visa program‘s popularity has skyrocketed in the last couple of years.  A foreign investor can obtain permanent residency and, eventually, citizenship if the investment follows the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s

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