On March 22, 2012 Washington, DC, "Jumpstart Our Business
Startups" (JOBS) Act was passed by the Senate, following its passage on March
8, 2012 by the House of Representatives.
The purpose of the said legislation is to ease the
regulatory burden on small companies for raising capital...
The People's Republic of China is one country that EB-5
practitioners and related EB5 professionals cannot afford to neglect. The top 5
countries  in
2012, for EB-5 alien entrepreneurs are: China, South Korea, Taiwan (region),
Iran and Venezuela. Chinese investors account for an overwhelming...
For the more seasoned EB-5 practitioner, memories of when
construction jobs could not be counted towards the job creation requirement remain
vivid. While it is true that the some
construction jobs may now be counted, with the plethora of real estate projects
being introduced and managed by Regional...
Since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
(JOBS Act) was passed by Congress this past April, the EB-5 community has
waited in anticipation for the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to revise
its rul es to remove the prohibition on general
solicitation and general advertising under Regulation...
Regional Centers 
lawfully raise capital within the EB-5 Program  pursuant to one or more exemptions from
registration set forth in the United States securities laws. The most commonly utilized exemptions in EB-5
offerings are Regulation D (the Private Placement exemption) and Regulation S...
The seven-member Politburo Standing Committee in China
greeted the world in the Great Hall of the People on November 15, 2012 in
Beijing. What does the new leadership in China mean to EB-5 practice? Most
believe it is too early to tell. However, a few welcoming changes have already
taken place. ...
When the JOBS Act was enacted in April 2012, it raised a
significant amount of excitement in the EB-5 community. At the time, there was
a general consensus that the Act could change the landscape of EB-5 private
offerings. However, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SECs) indefinite
On February 6, 2013, the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) charged the EB-5 project A Chicago Convention Center (ACCC)
and its principal Anshoo R. Sethi with securities fraud. The project was
marketed primarily in China, with great pomp and fanfare. It offered 499 limited...
An EB-5 investment can take one
of two forms. The investor can invest in
a free-standing project, often termed as "the stand-alone EB-5"/ "Direct EB-5"
or the investor can make his/ her investment through a "regional center", which
is an economic unit, public or private...
On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new rule under the JOBS Act, which repeals the prohibition on general solicitation for private securities offerings relying on Rule 506 of Regulation D exemption.
This is certainly exciting progress for the capital raise in EB...