The Basics for New EB-5 Practitioners - Recording (.MP3)

The Basics for New EB-5 Practitioners - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/05/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3r
SKU WS2017-10-05-DL

Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the EB-5 program as a vehicle for permanent residency. Specifically, the panelists will review EB-5 eligibility requirements and long-term strategic objectives, including the essential elements necessary for petition approval, when and whether to use a regional center, and tips for the treatment of aging out children of principal investors. The panelists also will discuss the current status of recent and proposed regulatory changes.

Featured Topics

  • Capital Investment Amounts and Funds Tracing
  • Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs)
  • Job Creation Requirements
  • New Commercial Enterprise vs. Approved Regional Center
  • Navigating Extended Processing Times
  • Regulatory Updates

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Jennifer Hermansky (DL), Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer Hermansky is a shareholder in the Philadelphia Office of Greenberg Traurig LLP. She focuses her immigration practice on employment-based immigration. Ms. Hermansky has experience serving health care, pharmaceutical and real estate industries, as well as entrepreneurs, scientists, and researchers in scientific communities for a wide range of temporary visa options and permanent residence solutions. She has structured a wide range of EB-5 visa projects across real estate, health care, and hospitality industries. Ms. Hermansky frequently represents regional centers and assists regional centers, EB-5 funds, and EB-5 projects with compliance issues. She also has assisted many EB-5 investors from all over the world in filing I-526 petitions and I-829 petitions with USCIS. Ms. Hermansky is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences on EB-5 issues and previously served on the AILA Board of Governors as Chair of the New Members Division National Steering Committee.

Angelo A. Paparelli, Los Angeles, CA
Angelo A. Paparelli, a partner in the 800-lawyer firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, practices immigration law in Los Angeles and New York. His practice covers the full range of immigration law issues with special emphasis in employment-based immigration (particularly the EB-5, E-2, H-1B, L-1 visa categories), immigration worksite compliance, defense of employers in government investigations, and the immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and other forms of corporate restructuring. Mr. Paparelli is the founder and a past president of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a 40-member worldwide alliance of leading immigration firms. With an immigration career spanning more than 35 years, he has substantial experience in helping businesses and families obtain immigration benefits as well as advising and defending employers and individuals in U.S. immigration compliance and enforcement actions. Certified as an immigration and nationality law specialist by the California State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Paparelli has been rated three times as the World’s Leading Corporate Immigration Lawyer in annual peer rankings of the International Who’s Who of Corporate Lawyers, and as a Star Individual in Immigration Law, the highest rating, by Chambers and Partners in several annual rankings. A 2010 recipient of the Edith Lowenstein Award for advancing the practice of immigration law, he also blogs on solutions to America's dysfunctional immigration system at Mr. Paparelli served as the lead editor of Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators (ILW, May 2014); editor with Matt Gordon and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition (ILW, April, 2015); and editor with L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano, The Immigration Compliance Book, (ILW, June, 2009). He can be reached at

Kate Kalmykov, Florham Park, NJ
Kate Kalmykov focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability, and immigrant investors. Ms. Kalmykov has extensive experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing regional centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. For existing regional centers, Ms. Kalmykov regularly helps to prepare amendment filings, file exemplar petitions, address removal of conditions issues, and ensure that they develop an internal program for ongoing compliance with applicable immigration regulations and guidance. She also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining greencards through either individual, or Regional Center EB-5 investments, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions.

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.