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RIA: EB-5 Industry Experts Help You Prepare for New Changes

An event co-hosted by JTC Americas and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST
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The RIA took effect as of March 15, 2022, as a result, all EB-5 industry stakeholders need to implement the correct strategies to ensure compliance with the new rules and to address the related marketing issues.

This much-anticipated event offers the opportunity to hear from, and interact with, many EB-5 industry leaders, who will provide valuable information and answer your questions on navigating the new EB-5 legislation and the regenerated EB-5 market. In addition to providing critical insight into these pressing matters, the seminar will also offer a chance to connect and network with your industry peers.

RIA: EB-5 Industry Experts Help You Prepare for New Changes

Space is limited, so we urge you to register now. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST

Conference Location
701 Brickell Conference Center
701 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Space is limited, so we urge you to register now. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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AGENDA:

8:00 AM 9:00 AM EST

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM 9:10 AM EST

Welcome Remarks

Reid Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Director,
JTC Americas

Ronald R. Fieldstone
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Panel 1: State of the EB-5 Industry

Status of litigation. Regulations and law. What’s going on in the industry. Market potential. Create clear path forward.

Moderator: Aaron Grau
Executive Director,
IIUSA

Ali Jahangiri
CEO,
EB-5 Investors

H. Ronald Klasko
Managing Partner,
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Rohit Kapuria
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Roberto Contreras IV
Managing Director,
Houston EB-5 Regional Center

Lulu Gordon
Senior Vice President / General Counsel,
EB-5 Capital

10:05 AM – 10:55 AM EST

Panel 2: EB-5 Structuring

Moderator: Ronald R. Fieldstone
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Michael Schoenfeld
Managing Partner,
EB5 Affiliate Network

Jim Long
General Partner,
HALL Arts II Fund, LP

Alejandro Navia
Chief Commercial Officer, Partner,
Driftwood Capital

Eren Cicekdagi
Managing Director of Operations,
Golden Gate Global

Tom Martin
Managing Director / Community Impact Director,
Baker Tilly US, LLP

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST

Coffee & Networking Break

11:15 AM 12:05 PM EST

Panel 3: Raising Capital

A discussion on raising capital in EB-5: how, when, where, attracting investors, and the capital stack.

Moderator: Eren Cicekdagi
Managing Director of Operations,
Golden Gate Global

Winnie Ng
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Counsel,
Manhattan Regional Center

Brennan Sim
Senior Vice President,
EB5 United

Andrea Devis Focke
Director, Investor Relations Latin America & Brazil,
EB5 Capital

Allan Cao
Vice President,
American Development Center

Peter Calabrese
CEO,
CanAm Investor Services, LLC

Cynthia Gomez,
Associate,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

12:05 PM – 12:55 PM EST

Panel 4: Compliance & Regulations

How to deal with the new compliance rules and regulations. The panel will discuss the challenges these changes present and strategies for success. Offshore compliance information.

Moderator: Rohit Kapuria
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Mike Xenick
President & CEO,
Invest America

Jill Jones
General Counsel,
JTC Americas

Jim Long
General Partner,
HALL Arts II Fund, LP

Vassili Touline
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Texo Capital

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Luncheon

Speaker: 1:30pm
– 1:40 pm EST

Daniel Kodsi
CEO,
Royal Palm Companies

Speaker: 1:40pm
– 1:50 pm EST
Robert Kraft,
President,
IIUSA

Speaker: 1:50pm
– 2:00 pm EST
Ali Jahangiri
CEO,
EB-5 Investors

2:05 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Panel 5: EB-5 Best Practices

Best practices in EB-5. How to best operate a Regional Center in the world of new forms. Include possible tips from USCIS. Highlight best practices in fund administration. Tax planning.

Moderator: Jill Jones
General Counsel,
JTC Americas

Jay M. Rosen
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

David S. Appel
Partner,
Marcum LLP

H. Ronald Klasko
Managing Partner,
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

James M. Sozomenou
Associate Group Director,
Signature Bank

John Baker
CMO,
LCR Capital Partners

3:05 PM – 4:05 PM EST

Lightning Sessions

Steven C. Reingold
Litigation Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Topic: Current Litigation 

Scott W. Barnhart, PhD
President
Barnhart Economic Services, LLC

Topic: New Job Creation Requirements in the RIA

Jose Rincon
Vice President of Business Development,
JTC Americas

Topic: Comparing Fund Admin to Audits

Lee Li,
Director of Policy Research & Data Analytics,
IIUSA

Topic: RIA Reserved Visa Rules &
EB-5 Visa Allocation FY2023 Projections

4:05 PM – 4:20 PM EST

Coffee & Networking Break

4:25 PM – 5:20 PM EST

Panel 6: The Impact of EB-5

The impact of EB-5 within a community, showing the jobs and good the program is meant to do. Working with community infrastructure.

Moderator: Reid Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Director,
JTC Americas

Robert Kraft,
President,
IIUSA

Sam B. Silverman
Managing Partner,
EB5 Affiliate Network

Ali Jahangiri
CEO,
EB-5 Investors

Tom Martin
Managing Director / Community Impact Director,
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Ronald R. Fieldstone
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

5:25 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Closing Remarks

Reid Thomas
Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Director,
JTC Americas

Ronald R. Fieldstone
Partner,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Cocktail Party & Networking

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