USAdvisors is co-hosting an EB-5 & Venture Capital event in New York City May 16-17 with noted international law firm Greenberg Traurig, Now Street Journal, LDJ Capital and the Soho Loft Capital group.
This two day event will feature leading experts in the country on the process of creating an EB-5 Regional Center, preparing the offering documents and distribution and solicitation that conforms to U.S. securities laws and capital markets best practices.The first day will focus on EB-5 issues of concern to developers looking to raise capital and for practitioners on investor, securities and immigration related topics.
Featured presenters on these topics include Morrie Berez, former USCIS Program Manager for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and Bill Yates, Chief of Domestic Operations for USCIS. Leading attorneys from Greenberg Traurig will also be on hand to discuss strategies for raising funds through private placement offerings in ways that are compliant with U.S. laws, as well as the problems and pitfalls of working with offshore investors.
There will be a presentations from Registered Broker Dealers on Capital Markets best practices, on professional insurance and managing project and counter-party risk, as well as the unveil of the EB-5 Exchange which will allow Regional Centers and Project Developers from across the country seeking funding to list their projects on an international platform which satisfies Federal and State securities guidelines.
The second day will examine the changing Private Placement Marketplace since the JOBS Act and how that could impact raising funds both domestically and from overseas in the near future. This day will be of interest to those looking outside of EB-5 for non-traditional funding which could leverage U.S. bank financing.
Key speakers will include David Weild, Chairman and CEO of Capital Markets Advisory Partners and former Vice Chairman and executive committee member of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Vince Molinari CEO of GATE Technologies, Rich Salute, Managing Partner J.H. Cohn?s Private Equity Services, Jouko Ahvenainen Co-founder of Grow VC and other noted leaders from the Angel and Venture capital communities.
They will discuss the recent changes enacted by the JOBS Act as well as discussions with the SEC on proposed changes to Reg. D and other fundraising and job creating initiatives. These discussions will be led by Dara Albright, Founder of Now Street Media and David Drake, LDJ Capital who will describe how changes to the crowdfunding and startup world of capital will eventually trickle up to institutionally funded transactions.
The capital funding event will be an informative view on the opportunities and issues concerning raising capital for project development from early stages to mature, commercial development operations and will give the audience plenty of opportunity to interact with these leading industry experts.