Doing Business in Saudi Arabia: Public Bidding on Lucrative Government Contracts

By Wassem M. Amin, Esq., MBA The record FY2013 and FY2014 budgets announced by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have received much media attention. The FY2014 budget of Saudi Arabia, for example, sets a record U.S. $228

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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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