New Proposed EB-5 Legislation – EB-5 Project Grandfathering

Ronald R. FieldstoneThis report focuses on the securities and corporate implications of legislation grandfathering, assuming there are changes to TEA designation requirements and the TEA minimum funding amount increasing to $800,000+-.The following legislative options are possible, as well as others:Filed I-924 filing grandfathers the project, if same is eventually approved.I-526 filing grandfathers the project.Filed I-924 […]

EB-5 News at the Miami Annual Commercial Super Conference

Ronald R. FieldstoneOn October 2, 2015, the Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of Realtors (RCA MIAMI) hosted a very extensive all-day conference on commercial real estate matters, which included my presentation on EB-5. The take-away from the conference from an EB-5 standpoint comprised the following:The significant influence of Chinese nationals on investing in […]

Miami EB-5 Regional Center Housing Summit

Ronald R. Fieldstone The City of Miami Regional Center held a housing summit on July 29, 2015 to discuss the implications of EB-5 and how it relates to housing, and in particular, workforce housing, affordable housing, mixed-use projects, tax credit issues related thereto, and various compliance issues as well. As part of the process, the […]

EB-5 Due Diligence 1940 Investment Act Webinar

Ronald R. FieldstoneI was a panelist at a very productive July 29 webinar related to the 1940 Investment Act held on and how it affects the EB-5 program. The entire panel was extraordinarily knowledgeable and added a lot of insight into the process. In summary, the following issues were discussed:There is a genuine issue whether […]

EB-5 could help Miami’s affordable housing troubles, according to experts

EB-5 a good solution for Miami’s affordable housing woes, experts saySouth Florida Business JournalArnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Ronald Fieldstone was quoted in the South Florida Business Journal article, “EB-5 a good solution for Miami’s affordable housing woes, experts say.” In the article, authored by Senior Reporter Brian Bandell, Mr. Fieldstone provided insight on the […]

Compliance for Proposed EB-5 Legislation – NES Financial Webinar

Ronald R. FieldstoneOn July 28, 2015, NES Financial held a highly attended webinar, “Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Success – Meeting EB-5 Compliance Requirements.” It dealt with the compliance issues related to new proposed Senate legislation that is pending in Congress. The webinar attempted to make the audience more aware of the requirements and issues related […]

EB-5 Funding Is Turning Miami China-Centric

Commentary: EB-5 Funding Is Turning Miami China-Centric, Arnstein & Lehr Partner Ronald R. Fieldstone, Daily Business ReviewRecently, the Daily Business Review published my article regarding EB-5 financing and its effects in Miami.South Florida real estate is extremely popular with Latin American buyers and investors but it is Chinese capital that promises to change Miami’s skyline.Increasingly, […]

3 Ways The Proposed EB-5 Overhaul Could Help Developers – Law360

Arnstein & Lehr Partner Ronald Fieldstone was featured in a June 17 Law360 article, “3 Ways The Proposed EB-5 Overhaul Could Help Developers” by Natalie Rodriguez. The article focuses on the possible impacts of the American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of 2015 proposed Senate bill. It breaks it down into three key […]

EB-5 Webinar Series: Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Ronald R. FieldstoneRecently, I was a panel member for one of the webinars in EB-5 Diligence’s webinar series. It was on the topic of the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and I would like to share some of the very interesting items that were discussed during the […]

EB-5 Program Status – Observations on China’s Project Activity

Ronald R. Fieldstone Summary of Conference and Business to Beijing, China As a follow-up to my recent March 2015 trip to China, I have several observations concerning the status of the EB-5 program and, in particular, the reaction in China with respect to same. The good news is that the market in China still seems […]