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McKee, Hare, and Samson: Preparing EB-5 Regional Centers for USCIS Compliance Audits - Be Proactive

Publications - Article | June 27, 2017


Kutak Rock attorneys Mariza McKee, Kimberly Hare and Clete Samson co-authored an article entitled “USCIS Compliance Audits – Preparing Regional Centers for the First Wave.” The article appears on the Invest in the USA ("IIUSA") website and is dated June 21, 2017.

In the article the authors explain that a regional center is best served by being proactive in verifying its compliance with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") requirements and securities laws prior to the start of an audit, and that an internal audit conducted by reputable parties may shorten the audit process or possibly eliminate it entirely.

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IIUSA is the national membership-based not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

McKee, a partner in the firm's Chicago office, focuses her practice on structuring, negotiating and documenting EB-5 financings. She counsels regional centers, private equity funds, developers, lenders, borrowers and community development agencies that manage or are otherwise involved with domestic and international equity offerings seeking EB-5 investment.

Hare, of counsel in the firm's Chicago office, focuses on government compliance, investigations and litigation. She is a nationally recognized federal prosecutor who previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Samson, of counsel in the firm's Omaha office, focuses his practice in immigration law, worksite compliance, employment law, and litigation. Previously he was a federal trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.