Rohit Kapuria

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Rohit Kapuria

(312) 876-7100

rkapuria@arnstein.com

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606

Rohit Kapuria is an associate in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office where he serves as a member of the firm’s EB-5, Corporate Transactions & Counseling, and Securities Practice Groups. Mr. Kapuria focuses his practice in general corporate and securities law, representing both public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities and SEC disclosure, and corporate governance. His corporate/securities practice also includes specializing in the private offerings under the EB-5 investor visa program. Mr. Kapuria regularly represents EB-5 lenders, EB-5 borrowers, banks, regional centers, real estate developers, investors working on direct EB-5 projects, and migration brokers. In this capacity, he works collaboratively with economists, business plan writers, investment managers, and other professionals in preparing I-924 and I-526 petitions for filing with USCIS. He has worked on over 200 EB-5 transactions, with a combined capital development cost in excess of $5 billion, around the country. Over the last few years, he has been actively working to develop the Indian and Gulf countries’ EB-5 markets. He regularly travels to India, UAE, and Qatar to further develop his growing network of broker dealers and to speak on EB-5 transactions. Mr. Kapuria also regularly speaks on EB-5 topics both nationally and internationally. In 2016 he was selected to the Top 5 EB-5 Rising Stars by EB5 Investors Magazine.  

Mr. Kapuria has a graduate degree in mathematical economics, and prior to entering the legal profession, he worked as an economist and fund manager where, with a team of analysts, he created and analyzed predictive fund models for a NGO’s portfolio. Mr. Kapuria is a member of the Illinois State Bar and IIUSA’s Investor Markets Committee. Mr. Kapuria is fluent in Hindu, Urdu, Punjabi and Hausa.

Honors

  • Top 5 EB-5 Rising Stars in 2016 Top Attorneys List, EB5 Investors Magazine

Professional Activities

  • Illinois State Bar
  • IIUSA’s Investor Market’s Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • “Alternative EB-5 Investor Markets: Focusing Outside of China,” moderator, Fourth Annual Las Vegas EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention (January 14, 2017)
  • “Legal Overview – Investors and for JCE,” as part of the “Immigrant Investors Visa EB-5” session, World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF), Irvine, CA (November 19, 2016) 
  • “Updates to the Chicago EB-5 Market,” Arnstein & Lehr LLP 2016 Fall Presentation, Chicago (November 3, 2016)
  • “EB-5 at a Crossroads,” Klasko Immigration Law Partners 2016 EB-5 Fall Seminar, Philadelphia (September 9, 2016)
  • “Understanding an EB-5 Capital Transaction,” 2016 New York EB-5 Convention (July 2016)
  • “EB-5 Investment Financing for Technology Companies,” seminar presentation to the ITServe Alliance (March 9, 2016)
  • NES Financial’s EB-5 Summit 2016, San Francisco (February 9, 2016)
  • NES Financial’s EB-5 Innovation Summit 2016, Los Angeles (February 4, 2016)
  • “The Many Roles of a Regional Center,” Third Annual Las Vegas EB-5 Conference (January 2016)
  • “The Successful EB-5 Project: Development, Compliance, and Marketing,” Klasko EB-5 Seminar in Philadelphia (September 17, 2015)
  • “Performing Due Diligence on Economic Impact Studies,” EB5 Diligence webinar series (September 9, 2015)
  • “Advanced Issues in Representing Individual Investors,” AILA 2015 EB-5 Investors Summit in Las Vegas (August 28, 2015)
  • “Important Provisions in EB-5 Loan Agreements,” EB5 Diligence webinar series (August 26, 2015)
  • “Use of EB-5 in Hotel Projects, Specific Challenges to the Hotel Industry,” EB5 Investors Magazine’s Fourth Annual California EB-5 Conference in Los Angeles (August 3, 2015)
  • “Going Global – The Importance of Diversifying the EB5 Investor Marketplace,” IIUSA webinar series (July 16, 2015)
  • “A Guide to EB-5 Financing,” Arnstein & Lehr EB-5 Seminar in Chicago (June 5, 2015)
  • “Dealing with Senior Lenders,” EB5 Diligence webinar series (June 3, 2015)
  • “What Developers Need to Know About the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program,” Integra Realty Philadelphia presentation in Philadelphia (June 2, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment Immigration,” seminar presentation in Chandigarh, India (May 21, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment Immigration,” seminar presentation in New Delhi, India (May 18, 2015)
  • “Investor Markets: Understanding Emerging Opportunities Around the World,” 8th Annual IIUSA EB-5 Regional Economic Development Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC (April 17, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment Immigration for the Indian Investor,” seminar presentation in Ahmedabad, India (February 25, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment for Your HNIs,”Pandya Juris LLP presentation in Mumbai, India (February 23, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment Immigration for the Indian Investor,” seminar presentation in New Delhi, India (February 21, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment Immigration for the Indian Investor,” seminar presentation in Chandigarh, India (February 20, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment for Your HNIs,” Busit Advocates & Legal Consultants presentation in Dubai, UAE (February 17, 2015)
  • “Marketing and Compliance: A Guide for Regional Centers and Developers,” Klasko EB-5 Seminar in Philadelphia (February 10, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Compliance and the I-829 Petition,” The ILW EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers (December 2014)
  • “An Introduction to EB-5 Financing,” CLE presentation to a law firm’s real estate development team in Chicago, IL (December 2014)
  • “Basics of EB-5,” presentation to a law firm’s transactional team in Schaumburg, IL (October 2014)
  • “Real Estate and EB-5,” presentation to a law firm’s corporate and securities team in Tampa, FL (September 2014)
  • “Considerations at the I-526 & I-829 Stages,” The ILW EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers (September 2014)
  • “EB-5 Investment Immigration for the Indian Investor,” presentation to 250 investor attendees, New Delhi, India (July 2014)
  • “Introduction to EB-5 Investments,” presentation to a group of Wealth Managers and CPAs, Mumbai, India (July 2014)

Publications

Education

Lewis and Clark Law School (J.D., Global Law Certificate, 2012)
University of San Francisco (M.A., 2007)
Calvin College, (B.A., 2002)

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois