EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Revitalization: New Options for Commercial Real Estate Developers
EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022
A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide real estate counsel with an overview of the recent significant changes to the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 program) with the passage of the Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA), which is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The panel will highlight how the major changes impact commercial real estate developers and entrepreneurs in funding and maximizing benefits for new capital projects and other issues that may arise from current EB-5 program participation.
- Overview of the EB-5 program
- Regional centers
- Recent EB-5 program changes
- Establishment of the EB-5 integrity fund
- Job creation calculations
- Targeted employment areas and infrastructure projects
- Reserved EB-5 visas
- Practical guidance
The panel will cover these and other key issues:
- What are the key considerations for the EB-5 program and RCs?
- What are the recent changes with the passage of RIA?
- What are some practical strategies for counsel when advising commercial real estate developers?
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Mr. Armstrong focuses his practice in the area of project finance, including equity financings and lender and borrower... | Read More
Mr. Armstrong focuses his practice in the area of project finance, including equity financings and lender and borrower representation, with an emphasis on real estate investment and development, private equity, and EB-5 related cross border financing transactions. He has represented sponsors and real estate developers in over $2 billion in EB-5 involved financings. His practice also involves advising private companies in connection with general corporate matters, securities, fund structuring, compliance policies and procedures, investor relations, hospitality and multi-family related operations guidance, and broker-dealer arrangements. Mr. Armstrong has advised U.S. House and Senate offices, committees of the U.S. Congress, and policy and industry trade groups on alternative and international investment and lending matters. He was a contributing author to the textbook The EB-5 Book, published by ILW, and he is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics. He has been engaged as an expert witness in litigation matters involving EB-5 Immigrant Investment financings.Close
Raymond G. Lahoud
Member; Chair Immigration Law Practice Group
Mr. Lahoud represents individuals and families, domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers,... | Read More
Mr. Lahoud represents individuals and families, domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers. He skillfully assembles a team to strategically work together, including the firm’s immigration attorneys, employer immigration auditors, and other immigration professionals to help domestic and foreign clients navigate every type of immigration or deportation defense matter. Mr. Lahoud has distinguished himself as an attorney who provides tailored solutions and valuable guidance to his clients, based upon his in-depth knowledge of immigration law. His extraordinary creativity, distinguished advocacy skills, and true passion for his immigration practice have helped countless individuals, families, and organizations of all types and sizes to resolve the most complex of immigration concerns.Close
Wilka V. Toppins
Womble Bond Dickinson
Ms. Toppins has more than 30 years of experience counseling global business clients on international and cross border... | Read More
Ms. Toppins has more than 30 years of experience counseling global business clients on international and cross border transactions, general corporate and commercial matters, corporate immigration and labor and employment law. She represents domestic and international companies as well as hundreds of individual investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Her client base extends across the globe, and she regularly advises on matters across Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. She also supports foreign companies and entrepreneurs seeking inbound legal advice as they establish business operations in the U.S. Ms. Toppins also helps clients understand the often-complex processes involved with U.S. immigration, including investor visas, such as EB-5 and E-2; visas for professional athletes, artists, and performers; and visas for healthcare professionals.Close