Ronald Fieldstone speaks on EB-5 issues at International Lawyers Network annual meeting

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald Fieldstone addressed delegates at the 26th International Lawyers Network (ILN) Annual Meeting, held May 22-24 on issues relating to the EB-5 immigrant investor program. On Friday, May 23, he addressed EB-5 Capital Raising and Citizenship. On Saturday, May 24, he spoke to the delegates again on EB-5 investments and entrepreneur visas. The meeting with held at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago. ILN is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms with more than 5,000 lawyers world-wide. The Network provides clients with easily accessible legal services in 67 countries on six continents.

EB-5 Investment Boot Camp

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald Fieldstone spoke on May 14 at the 5th Annual EB-5 Investment Boot Camp, hosted by Mr. Brian Su, CEO Business Group, Inc., at the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel. Mr. Fieldstone participated as a panelist on the topic “Structuring safe and SEC compliant offering documents.” The boot camp was a one-day event presented by Artisan Business Group and elite speakers for new and experienced immigration attorneys, project developers, regional center executives and others interested in attracting EB-5 investors from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese communities around the globe.

EB-5 on the rise in retail, mixed-use projects

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald Fieldstone contributed to a May 5 article for Law360 titled, “EB-5 On The Rise In Retail, Mixed-Use Projects.” The article discusses the popularity of the EB-5 program in retail and mixed-use projects. This program has become so popular in recent years because it has become a way to bridge the financial gap many developers experienced. To read this article in full, please click here.

Ronald R. Fieldstone to present at EB-5 capital raising seminar

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone is presenting a lecture at the Effective EB-5 Capital Raising Seminar hosted by Artisan Business Group, Inc. on April 24 titled, “Structuring an EB-5 compliant offering.” Seminar topics include: the EB-5 regional center development and management, economic impact RFEs, current landscape of marketplace, USCIS policy update and possible Visa cap for Chinese investors, regional center vs direct EB-5, project capital structures, project marketability, commission and fee structures, EB-5 capital early release, investor exit strategies, dealing and negotiation with emigration agents, emigration agent's expectations, investors decision making process, investor returns, and risk management.

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EB-5 financing for the franchise industry

Franchising USA Magazine published an article by Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone on April 3 titled, “EB-5 Capital for the Franchise Industry.” The article discusses how the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has become a popular form of financing. An investor would have to meet certain criteria for his or her immediate family to receive permanent residence in the United States.

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Ronnie Fieldstone participates in panel discussion at ABA Property Law Seminar

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone participated in a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program on Wednesday, April 2. The webinar/teleconference is hosted by the ABA’s section of Real Property and Trust & Estate Law. The seminar is called, “EB-5 Visas and Foreign Investments in Real Estate as a Capital Source: What your Developer Client Needs to Know.” The program covers legal issues surrounding the EB-5 program, how to get your developer client started in EB-5, benefits of using EB-5 capital over traditional capital sources, Regulation D vs. Regulation S implications for developers, how to structure an EB-5 offering, SEC requirements, enforcement, and precautions; and how to structure an effective EB-5 escrow.

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Ronald Fieldstone to participate in EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

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Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone will participate in the American Bar Association’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program on Wednesday, April 2. The webinar/teleconference is hosted by the ABA’s section of Real Property and Trust & Estate Law. The program is called, “EB-5 Visas and Foreign Investments in Real Estate as a Capital Source: What your Developer Client Needs to Know.” The program was created by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to stimulate job creation through foreign investment. In the past few years the EB-5 program has exploded, becoming a popular source of capital to supplement traditional fund raising. The complex regulatory environment surrounding the EB-5 program requires specialized knowledge to advise clients while staying in compliance with various regulatory bodies. This program is designed to give an overview of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program and help practitioners advise their developer clients how to lawfully obtain EB-5 Capital for real estate projects.

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Cancellation of the Canadian Investment Visa Program

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Ronald R. Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald Fieldstone was quoted in the February 28 EB5News.com article, “Industry Reaction to the Cancellation of the Canadian Investment Visa Program.” EB5News.com asked the opinions of attorneys involved with the EB-5 Immigrant Visa Program about the effects this will have on the United States.

Mr. Fieldstone had this to say: “There is a pent-up demand for wealthy Chinese to emigrate to western countries. Therefore, these investors will now actively look to the well-established EB-5 program in the United States for relief.”

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Foreign investors should consider visa program

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Ronald R. Fieldstone

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone published an article on February 25 with Daily Business Review titled, “Foreign investors should consider visa program.” The article discusses how the EB-5 program helps foreign investors achieve lawful permanent residence in the United States. The program has created an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 jobs and has invested billions of dollars in the U.S. economy through 2013.

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Ronnie Fieldstone to participate in Miami EB-5 seminar

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronnie Fieldstone will be participating in an EB-5 seminar on February 6 in Miami. The seminar will focus on issues within the EB-5 industry. Specifically, as larger players are entering the market and with increasing scrutiny by SEC and USCIS, the EB-5 market is becoming more institutionalized.