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Global EB-5 Processing Update

December 16, 2021
Web Seminar

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  • $199.00
Special Member Price: $59
Presented 12/16/2021
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2021-12-16

The rollout of the long-awaited EB-5 Modernization Rule was barely complete before COVID-19 struck. The faculty on this panel will provide an update on the EB-5 landscape coming out of the pandemic. They will discuss the key components of the EB-5 program and will address current trends in adjudication, so you can determine if EB-5 is a viable option for your clients. The panel will offer a refresher on EB-5 for attorneys that don’t normally practice in this area while offering insights on what’s new from experts that do regularly file these cases.

Featured Topics:

  • COVID-19’s Impact on Regional Center Projects
  • Consular Processing Issues in Common Countries: Vietnam, China, India
  • How Processing Times Impact Strategic Considerations
  • Advising Clients on Potential Retrogression
  • Current Strategies Responding to New Regulations
  • How to Utilize EB-5 as a Green Card Path for Nonimmigrants

Free Seminar Recordings with AILA Membership Starting March 2021

Please note, all 2021 seminar recordings are free to AILA members starting in March 2021, as part of a new service provided with AILA membership. AILA encourages live attendance for those wishing to ask questions of the speakers. CLE credit is included with purchase for live participants.

Recordings will be available approximately two weeks after the live event. Recordings are CLE eligible in most jurisdictions. A CLE administration fee will apply for AILA members interested in obtaining CLE Credit. More details available [here].


David M. Morris (DL), AILA EB-5 Investor Committee Chair, Washington, DC

David Morris is the Managing Member of Visa Law Group, based in Washington DC. He has practiced exclusively in immigration law since 1992. David is currently Chair of AILA’s National EB-5 Investor Visa Committee (2020-21). For multiple years, he was named as one of the “Top 25 Attorneys in the EB-5 Industry” by EB5 Investor Magazine. David is also the Senior Editor of the leading EB-5 legal book in the industry, “AILA Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs” (4th Ed.)(2018).

Jennifer Hermansky, AILA EB-5 Investor Committee Vice-Chair, Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Hermansky is a Shareholder in the Immigration & Compliance Practice Group at Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia Office. She focuses her practice on helping international investors and entrepreneurs immigrate to the U.S. She has ushered many investors and their families through the E-2 and EB-5 processes. She also advises many EB-5 projects and regional centers on immigration compliance. Jennifer is currently co-chair of the AILA EB-5 Committee.

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, AILA Past President/EB-5 Investor Committee, Santa Monica, CA

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf (Bernie) is past National President of AILA and Managing Partner of WR Immigration. With over 150 professionals, the firm is known worldwide for its innovation and technology and the development of WRapid™, the leading Immigrant Management System. He has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration Law specialist for over 25 years. Bernie was recognized by AILA with its prestigious Service Excellence Award. He can be reached at

Carolyn S. Lee, AILA EB-5 Investor Committee, Ithaca, NY

Carolyn Lee PLLC was founded to embrace the complexities and opportunities in EB-5 immigration. Principal Carolyn Lee has helped clients raise over $2.5 billion EB-5 capital for diverse projects across America and achieve unconditional U.S. residence for thousands of investors and family members. American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National EB-5 Committee Chair and Vice-Chair for an unprecedented 6 terms, Carolyn has led EB-5 advocacy through a transformative decade. Suited to her experience, Carolyn specializes in complex EB-5 representation including project restructuring, responses to USCIS actions, and litigation support as an EB-5 expert. She personally counsels special handling EB-5 investor cases.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date. Order Recordings
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The Global EB-5 Processing Update web seminar takes place Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on December 15, 2021.

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