This edition of The Venture Spotlight features a 30 minute interview with Sam Schmidt, a professional indy car driver who suffered a horrific crash about 10 years ago leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Now Sam heads a racing team and also periodically makes investments in startups. Most recently...
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...
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...