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EB-5 Investment Voice

Summary: EB-5 Investment Voice covers the United States immigrant investor visa that attracts foreign capital into the U.S. and creates jobs for American workers. Hosted by Mark Deal with Mona Shaw, other attorney guests and other leaders walk through the program from a legal perspective, business development factors as well as investor return and residency considerations. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com Website: http://www.MShahLaw.com

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 Overcoming Administrative Processing Challenges with Ramin Asgard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1750

Cases requiring administrative processing have increased exponentially in the last two years. In this episode, Mona and Mark are joined by Ramin Asgard to explain what ‘administrative processing’ really means and how the introduction of Form DS-5535 influenced the number of cases in administrative processing. Listen in for insight on the difference between a discretionary provisional refusal and a mandatory SAO—and learn what steps you can take to resolve a case stuck in administrative processing. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Representing EB-5 Stakeholders on Capitol Hill with Aaron Grau of IIUSA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1450

IIUSA is the trade association designated to represent the interests of the EB-5 industry and influence policy decisions on Capitol Hill. In this episode, Mona and Mark sit down with Aaron Grau to discuss the current status of the EB-5 program and the legislation IIUSA is drafting at present. Listen in for insight into IIUSA’s efforts to reach out to diverse stakeholders and learn how the organization is working to ensure that the industry’s voice is heard in DC. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Playing by SEC Rules to Sell Your EB-5 Offering in the US with Clem Turner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1668

When EB-5 investors are already in the US, project developers must play by slightly different rules. In this episode, Mona and Mark sit down with Clem Turner to discuss the ins and outs of SEC compliance when private offerings are sold inside the US. Listen in for insight around the Reg D exemption process, the verification of accredited investors, and the safety in filing Form D as a compliance measure. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Cashing in on Private Equity Experience in EB-5 with Nicholas Salzano | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1860

When we finance a real estate project with both private equity and EB-5 money, immigrant investors have the potential to earn a much higher return than the typical ½%. In this episode, Mona and Mark sit down with Nick Salzano to explain how National Realty Investment Advisors was introduced to EB-5 and share the standard structure of an NRIA project. Listen in to understand the benefits of investing with Nick’s firm and learn how NRIA maximizes returns for private equity and EB-5 investors alike. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Understanding the EB-5 Visa Backlog Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1730

The backlog numbers announced by Charlie Oppenheim at the AILA & IIUSA Conference have caused quite an uproar. In this episode, Mona, Mark and Rebecca are taking the time to discuss what the numbers really mean. They explain the cause of the current EB-5 visa backlogs and interpret Charlie’s estimates of the number of petitions on file. Listen in for insight around Charlie’s wait-time and Final Action Date predictions and learn about the potential remedies for dealing with the EB-5 backlog crisis. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 EB-5 2.0 with Peyman Attari of Integra Finance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1635

Over the years, the EB-5 program has undergone a natural evolution. Today, Mona and Mark sit down with Peyman Attari to discuss EB-5 2.0, explaining how the size and structure of projects has changed and describing the flaws in the Regional Center model. Listen in for insight around the redeployment of funds, the role of an investment advisory, and the impact of a likely increase in the minimum EB-5 investment. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 What's going in EB-5 with Bernard Wolfsdorf | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2049

The EB-5 program is experiencing a period of great change. Where can you go for clarification around the new regulations and forthcoming cutoff dates? Today, Mona and Mark sit down with Bernard Wolfsdorf to give us a preview of the upcoming AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum. They discuss the key issues that will be covered at the conference, including Final Action Date predictions, the increase in minimum investment for EB-5, and the impact of the latest USCIS policy memorandum. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Early Withdrawal of EB-5 Capital with Patrick Hogan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1840

First and foremost, EB-5 is a business, and investors are contractually obligated to keep their money in a project for the long term. Today, Mona and Mark sit down with Patrick Hogan to explain why an EB-5 investor must be both committed to the investment AND at-risk of losing money on the project. Listen in for insight around the long wait times in the China market, the value of vetting a Regional Center’s track record, and the consequences of breaking an EB-5 contract. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Indian EB-5 Mythbusters with Harjap Bhangal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2010

The ‘agent culture’ in India causes a lot of confusion as unqualified agents spread misinformation about the immigration process. In this episode, Mona and Rebecca sit down with Harjap Bhangal to take on the role of Indian EB-5 Mythbusters, sharing the truth about processing times and the risk involved in investing in a project. Listen in to understand why so many Indian immigrants choose the US and learn where to go for accurate information on the legal routes to getting your visa. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Diving Into the EB-5 Direct Pool with Kelly Freis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1675

As the EB-5 investor pool continues to shrink, more and more direct pooled projects make their way into the market. In this epsidoe, Mona and Mark sit down with Kelly Freis to discuss the benefits of investing in a direct project and International Growth Capital’s preference for small manufacturing businesses. Listen in for insight on the type of investor who is drawn to direct pooled manufacturing projects and learn how a growing number of candidates are using E-2 as a stepping stone to EB-5. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 H-1B to EB-5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1833

Mona and Rebecca cover many of the benefits, questions, and unique concerns of transitioning from an H-1B to EB-5. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Voices of Global Investment Immigration Summit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2158

The Global Investment Immigration Summit took place in London on June 21-22, 2018. In this episode, Mona chats with conference attendees about their work with investment firms, immigration law, Regional Centers, and the high net worth industry. Listen in for insight on the value of understanding other countries’ citizenship-by-investment programs and learn how events like this one provide an ideal opportunity to educate investors and immigration professionals on EB-5. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Global Investment Immigration Summit with Nigel Coyne & Sam Hussain of BLS Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1921

The Global Investment Immigration Summit is taking place in London on June 21-22, 2018. Today, Mona, Rebecca and Mark sit down with conference coordinators Nigel Coyne and Sam Hussain of BLS Media to discuss the summit, explaining how they go about vetting exhibitors and promoting the event on a global scale. Listen in for insight on the appeal of EB-5 for Brits seeking a second citizenship and learn how BLS can help you choose the best program for you and your family. You can find Mona, Rebecca, and the rest of Mona Shah & Associates at the Global Investment Immigration Summit in London, UK June 21&22, 2018. More details can be found at: https://events.citizenshipinvestment.org If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Backlog, Cross-Chargeability and the EB-5 Global Market | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1847

In the aftermath of Charlie Oppenheim’s recent keynote at the IIUSA’s EB-5 Advocacy Conference in DC, many questions have surfaced around retrogression, backlog and cross-chargeability. Today, Mona, Mark and Rebecca explain the distinction between the terms retrogression and backlog and review the countries that are likely to face a backlog by Summer 2019. They discuss when and how to apply cross-chargeability and the best places to find investors in the global EB-5 market. You can find Mona, Rebecca, and the rest of Mona Shah & Associates at the Global Investment Immigration Summit in London, UK June 21&22, 2018. More details can be found at: https://events.citizenshipinvestment.org If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

 Lobbying for EB-5 with Hunter Bates & Hans Rickhoff of Akin Gump | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1471

Lobby groups have spent the last several years working to pass a long-term EB-5 reform and reauthorization package. Today, Mark and Mona are joined by Hunter Bates and Hans Rickhoff of Akin Group to discuss the EB-5 lobbying groups active on Capitol Hill. They cover key congressional players in the space, the challenge of reaching a consensus between urban and rural interests, and the impact of the current administration’s overall immigration policy. If you have questions about investment immigration, please reach out to Mona Shah & Associates. Phone: 212-233-7473 Email: info@mshahlaw.com To discover the show notes on this episode as well as other topics, information, and resources; please head over to http://www.MShahLaw.com/Podcasts

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