Why take this course?
At this engaging seminar, a panel will provide a brief overview of the basics of EB-5 financing and reasons why REALTORS® can promote it as an attractive source of financing for real estate developers. It will provide a detailed look at the structure of EB-5 investments and offer insight into how developers can make their project EB-5 eligible, from a legal and marketing standpoint. It will raise and address common questions that developers encounter when trying to determine whether EB-5 financing is a fit, and touch on common myths and realities about the EB-5 program and process. Lastly, the panel will discuss the different entities and experts, including REALTORS®, who are engaged in a typical EB-5 investment deal and outline concrete next steps for developers interested in securing EB-5 financing for their residential or commercial real estate venture.
- Attorney Raymond G. Lahoud, Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of the Firm’s Immigration Practice Group will present a seminar for all real estate professionals that tackles these questions, including the most common mistakes and misconceptions involving transactions with non-Citizens, rights and responsibilities in these transactions, mortgage financing and its alternatives, protecting against nationality discrimination claims, and an understanding of working with the foreign real estate investor from the first call to after-transaction tax implications.
- Attorney Julianne Opet, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., represents individuals, corporations and families seeking counsel on a wide range of immigration-related matters. Julianne’s immigration approach is multi-faceted, bringing knowledge and experience handling a diversity of complex cases to an integrative practice. Prior to entering private practice, Julianne was a student attorney for asylees and refugees at the Villanova Law School C.A.R.E.S. Clinic. She also worked with policy institutes in Washington, D.C., to monitor foreign policy developments in regions of critical interest and provide analytical resources to members of Congress and the U.S. intelligence community.