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CLE - The EB-5 Investor Visa Program: Issues that Arise in Immigration, Tax, and Business Law

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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The EB-5 Visa Program allows certain foreign nationals to obtain a United States Green Card in the U.S. if they meet certain criteria, including investment in a U.S. business and creating jobs for U.S. workers. This avenue can be a great option for foreign nationals who have the money to invest, but there are many complexities of the process including transferring money across international borders, tax planning issues, securities compliance, and meeting the immigration requirements. In particular, from a tax perspective, successful EB-5 Visa applicants become U.S. tax residents who are taxed on their worldwide income and they should plan appropriately from the inception of the EB-5 process to avoid unexpected tax pitfalls.

Our panel has amassed extensive experience advising clients to successfully navigate the array of legal issues that arise in relation to the EB-5 program. This program will provide attorneys with a thorough understanding of these legal issues as well as a foundation of strategies to put into action.

I. Immigration Issues in EB-5 Visas

• How to Start a New Business
• How to Apply to a Regional Center

II. Tax Issues for EB-5 Visa Applicants and their Families
• Investment Tax Structure
• Pre-Immigration Tax Planning
• Implications of Being a U.S. Permanent Resident

III. Business, Transactional, and Securities Issues that Should be Considered When Investing in the EB-5 Program

Steve A. Clark, Esq,
Clark Lau LLC

William Stenger
Jay Peak (Regional Investment Center)

Kenneth J. Vacovec, Esq.
Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP

Susan Cooke Anderson, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Securities & Exchange Commission

Program Chairs:
Prasant D. Desai, Esq.
Iandoli & Desai, P.C.

Julie A. Galvin, Esq.
Schwartz Hannum PC

Nelson Suit, Esq.
Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.



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Jacqueline Querubin


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