Mariza E. McKee

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Mariza McKee is a structured finance lawyer and a trusted counselor to regional centers, new commercial enterprises, job creating entities, and other stakeholders that raise and deploy EB-5 capital. A securities and transactional partner in Kutak Rock LLP’s Chicago office, Ms. McKee leads the firm’s national EB-5 finance practice – an interdisciplinary team of securities, tax, corporate, debt, and real estate lawyers. She also represents clients in a variety of other securities, commercial, and merger and acquisition matters. Ms. McKee approaches EB-5 transactions from a risk manager’s vantage point and constructs legal strategy to help clients achieve business objectives while navigating securities laws and evolving EB-5 Program requirements. A frequent speaker and writer on EB-5 and securities law considerations, Ms. McKee is an active member of the EB-5 community dedicated to elevating EB-5 industry practices and standards.


  • 2018 AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum – Redeploying EB-5 Investments: A Roadap to Help Navigate Securities Laws and USCIS Guidance – Chicago, IL – October 29-30, 2018
  • CDFA (Council of Development Finance Agencies) – Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse - Understanding EB-5 Securities Laws – May 23, 2018
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Missouri Conference – Panelist for the EB-5 Panel – Kansas City, MO – May 1, 2018
  • 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference (Invest in the USA (IIUSA)) – “Compliance in EB-5 Marketing: A Securities Industry Perspective” – Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2018
  • 2017 EB-5 Industry Forum (Invest in the USA (IIUSA)) - "Pay Attention!  IIUSA Has Got Your Back . . . Let Us Tell You How" – Miami, FL – October 24, 2017
  • 6th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum (Invest in the USA (IIUSA) - Compliance with U.S. Securities Laws – Los Angeles, CA – October 10, 2016
  • New York EB-5 & Investment Immigration Convention – “Representing Regional Centers, NCEs, and JCEs in an Era of Increased SEC and Other Regulatory Oversight” – New York, NY - July 18, 2016
  • Strafford Publications, Inc. Webinar – "Structuring Concurrent Regulation S and Regulation D Securities Offerings: Navigating the Process, Closing the Deal" – June 1, 2016
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Roundtable – “Emerging Trends for Bond Financing in Illinois” – May 19, 2016
  • EB-5 Webinar Discussion Presented by Primary Capital – "Assessment and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest" – April 13, 2016
  • CDFA National Development Finance Summit – "Ask an Expert: EB-5 Session" – Charleston, SC – November 5, 2015
  • Fourth Annual EB-5 Market Exchange – EB-5 Best Practices & Compliance: How IIUSA is Elevating Industry Standards – San Francisco, California – October 24, 2014
  • CDFA Summer School – Intro EB-5 Finance Course – Understanding EB-5 Securities Laws – Washington D.C. – August 12, 2014
  • CDFA (Council of Development Finance Agencies) and Texas Economic Development Council – EB-5 Structuring and Securities Laws – July 16, 2014
  • 2014 CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable Conference – EB-5 and Capital Access Resources – June 4, 2014
  • CDFA (Council of Development Finance Agencies) and CALED (California Association for Local Economic Development) – How California is Making the Most of EB-5 – 2014 – April 23, 2014
  • CDFA (Council of Development Finance Agencies) – EB-5 Finance Webcourse – Understanding the Securities Laws – August 12, 2013
  • National Development Finance Summit – Maximizing the EB-5 Financing Opportunity – Washington, D.C. – August 9, 2013
  • 3rd Annual International Investment & Economic Development Forum EB-5 as Part of the Capital Stack: Combining EB-5 Capital with Other Development Finance Programs – Las Vegas, NV – June 20, 2013

Present Activities

  • Invest in the USA (IIUSA), Best Practices Committee (Co-Chair)
  • Invest In the USA (IIUSA), Compliance Committee Chair and Member
  • Invest in the USA (IIUSA), Ethics Subcommittee Chair
  • NAWL, Women in Corporate Transactions Affinity Group Member
  • SIFMA Legal & Compliance Division
  • Member, EB-5 Securities Roundtable