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Dec 28 - EB5 For Experts

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December 28, 2010



http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1228.shtm



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1. Comment: EB5 For Experts -

ILW.COM is pleased to present "EB5 For Experts" a 3-part

telephone seminar series with Michael Gibson, Robert C. Divine,

Robert Gaffney and John Patrick Pratt (Other Speakers to be

Announced). The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 30: Due Diligence & Care

Guidance in helping clients select an appropriate investment

With an onslaught of EB-5 Regional Center applications filed

recently and the expected number of Centers expected to top 200

in the near future, how can immigration attorneys expect to

counsel their client on which investment to select and what

should they do to protect themselves in the event that the

project fails to achieve the removal of the I-829 or fails to

return the capital invested?

++The role of the immigration attorney and care for client

++Due Diligence lists, how relevant are they?

++What factors should be considered

++Scope of representation

++Liability, disclaimers and waivers

++The role of the immigration attorney as advisor, professional

insurance

++The roles of other professionals to assist the investor client

SECOND Phone Session on January 13: Securities law: Avoiding

Litigation and Rescission

With so many EB-5 Regional Centers marketing to a relatively few,

the pressure is on to deliver investor clients and the tactics

and techniques employed by some of the Center's, their agents and

"finders", both in the U.S. and overseas may cause increased

scrutiny by the Securities & Exchange Commission and attorneys

who specialize on malpractice and litigation on behalf of their

investor clients. How can EB-5 practitioners and Regional

Centers who have offerings in the market stay safe and avoid

potential litigation and rescission?

++Reg. D & Reg. S offerings (definition of exemption)

++Solicitation and 502(c) rule

++Internet advertising: Lamp & IPO.net

++Seminars: overseas and domestic, rules and practices

++Compensation and fees: definition of Agents & Finders

++Marketing material v. operating documents

++Project failure and investor litigation

THIRD Phone Session on February 3: Valuation & Risk

What factors improve the chance of success in an EB-5 investment,

the roles of capital, debt and equity, cash flow and what other

factors are critical to making an informed decision in assessing

the strength and weakness of the offering.

++Why proper valuation of risk is important

++Factors used in evaluating risk, research, due diligence

++The importance of capital

++The importance of the timeline in project completion

++Cash flow

++Equity v. Debt

++The role of management, competition & market

++The decision making process

++Comparisons of dis-similar projects

++Risk ratings and standards in risk valuations

Wednesday, December 29 is the deadline to sign up. For more info,

including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration

information, please see: Online:

http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201016.shtm.

Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201016.pdf.

Don't delay, sign up today.



2. Article: The Death Of The DREAM Act by Silvia Uribe Ponders

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1228-ponders.shtm



3. Article: An Open Letter To Senator Isakson by Charles Kuck

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1228-kuck.shtm



4. Bloggings: Another Immigrant Dies In Immigration Detention by

Matthew Kolken

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1228-kolken.shtm



5. News: ICE Announces Passing Of Immigration Detainee

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1228-ice.shtm



6. News: DOJ Office Of Immigration Litigation Bulletin: July 2010

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1228-oil.pdf



7. Focus: The Best Indexed ACT, CFRs

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8. Headline: Washington Day Ahead: More States Seek Tougher

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9. Headline: The immigration issue in 2010 http://ow.ly/3veKC

10. Headline: King-size ideas on immigration http://ow.ly/3vezL

11. Headline: Rep. Peter King to Ramp Up Immigration Crackdown

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12. Headline: Top 10 Reasons Senators Voted Against DREAMAct

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13. Headline: Killing the dream http://ow.ly/3veiO

14. Headline: A DREAMer shows up on my doorstep

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15. Headline: Where is my Mother? The Injustice of a Broken

Immigration System " I feel so helpless; so hopeless"

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ReadersWrite



1. ReadersWrite: Yesterday's Discussion

http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/12/27_cold_shoulder_hot_air.html#comments



2. ReadersWrite: Today's Discussion

http://blogs.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/2010/12/28_eb5_for_experts.html#comments



To submit an Article for consideration, write to

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ComingsNGoings



ComingsNGoings: New Appointment Attorney General Eric Holder

announced the appointment of Juan Osuna as Acting Director for

the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Since earlier

this year, Osuna has worked as an Associate Deputy Attorney

General working on immigration policy, Indian country matters,

pardons and commutations, and other issues. For more info, see

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/December/10-ag-1477.html.



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no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com.

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