Join the AILA South Florida Chapter in sunny Miami Beach for the annual immigration law conference.

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Edward Beshara will be speaking on two panels:

Thursday, February 27, 2020 (11:35 A.M. – 12:25 P.M.)

Don’t Stop Me Now – Solutions for Entrepreneurs

  • Status of entrepreneurial parole rule
  • E to EB5
  • Alternative citizenship through a third country
  • Challenges with L new offices and is the L the only option?
  • EB1, Multinational Executive or Manager when in E status
  • Self-Petitioning options via Regional Center EB5, National Interest Waiver or Extraordinary Ability

Discussion Leader:     Edward Beshara

Panelists:                     Amy Link

                                    Scott Bettridge

                                    Jacqueline Villalba, AILA South Florida, CLE Vice-Chair

Friday, February 28, 2020 (3:20 P.M. – 4:20 P.M.)

  • New EB-5 Regulations: Summary of changes and what is new.
  • New TEA Definitions: How will they affect preexisting and new projects?
  • Sources & Path of Funds: New challenges when investing $900,000 or $1.8 million.
  • Investor Protection in Failed Projects.
  • Risks & Rewards: Creative options for EB-5 investors stuck in the immigrant visa backlog or who may be unable to invest (or be in the process of investing) $900,000 at the time of filing an I-526.
  • I-829 Issues: When can investors get their “capital” returned to them? When is “redeployment” required? Plus, options when job creation is delayed.
  • Litigation Update: Zhang & SOF from loan proceeds; derivative quota; injunction to stop new regulations; and mandamus for long processing times for I-526s and I-829s.
  • What does the future hold? Will new reform, legislation and future regulations change the program once again?


Discussion Leader:     Michael Harris

Panelists:                     Luciana Fischer

                                    Edward Beshara

                                   John Pratt

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