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EB-5 Finance Team Publishes Practice Note on Raising EB-5 Capital

News | March 14, 2014

Kutak Rock attorneys Mariza McKee, Bob Ahrenholz and Bob Keim recently published “Raising EB-5 Capital: Key Securities Laws Considerations and a Compliance Roadmap” on Practical Law™, a Thompson Reuters website.

The article is a practice note describing key securities laws, including the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act in the context of raising capital under the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

Under the EB-5 program, which is administered by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, immigrant investors who make the required minimum investment in a new commercial enterprise may receive conditional permanent residence in the U.S. for themselves and their spouses and children under 21. If the immigrant investor satisfies the statutory and regulatory requirements of the EB-5 program, which includes creating 10 new jobs per investment, the immigrant investor and his or her family may become unconditional lawful permanent residents. The practice note provides a helpful roadmap to assist corporate and securities counsel in addressing the principal challenges of representing issuers raising capital under the EB-5 program.

Mr. Ahrenholz, Mr. Keim and Ms. McKee are part of Kutak Rock’s EB-5 Finance practice group and they focus their practices on corporate finance, securities and EB-5 financings.

According to their website, Practical Law™ “provides lawyers with a better, more efficient starting point.”

To read the article in its entirety, download the document below.

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