In episode 3 of The EB-5 Fix, we sit down with EB-5 practitioner Matt Gordon to discuss the ins and outs of the EB-5 program. Matt shares his expertise and insights on topics such as the current state of the EB-5 industry, the importance of due diligence when selecting a project, and how to navigate the complex regulations and requirements of the program. Whether you're an investor or a practitioner, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the world of EB-5.
About Our Guest
Mr. Gordon’s career spans business operations, finance and law. Mr. Gordon is a noted expert in the EB-5 field and is an authority on structuring EB-5 investments. He is the editor of the EB-5 Book, the legal treatise on the EB-5 program and a frequent lecturer to immigration attorneys. Mr. Gordon has participated in policy events, including those hosted by the White House and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to founding E3 Investment Group, Mr. Gordon was an investment banker for a decade and ran the US division of a Swiss multi-national corporation. Mr. Gordon is a licensed attorney, having practiced mergers and acquisitions law at the beginning of his career with the largest and most reputable Wall Street firms including Fried Frank and Sullivan & Cromwell.
Mr. Gordon received his B.S. in Policy Analysis from Cornell University and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Mr. Gordon holds FINRA/SEC securities licenses and is associated with a registered broker-dealer.
About Our Hosts
Rakesh Patel: Rakesh is a founding partner and serves as a Managing Partner to the Patel Law Group. Rakesh’s primary practice area is business immigration, with a focus on foreign EB-5 investment in the United States. Rakesh has helped immigrants and investors throughout the world in obtaining their visas and green cards to the US through the EB-5 process. He has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Rising Stars for EB-5 Attorneys in the US by EB-5 Investors Magazine. Rakesh takes every step of the legal process very seriously for his clients. His extensive background in business along with his educational background of receiving a Master’s in Business Administration is put to use every day when he visits with his clients. He not only understands their legal needs but understands how that legal decision may impact the business.
Contact Rakesh: https://qrco.de/bdjrBU
Shae Armstrong: Shae focuses his practice in the area of project finance, including equity financings and lender and borrower representation, with an emphasis on real estate investment and development, private equity, and EB-5 related cross-border financing transactions. He has represented sponsors and real estate developers in over $2 billion in EB-5 involved financings. His practice also involves advising private companies in connection with general corporate matters (including general contracts preparation and review), securities, fund structuring, compliance policies and procedures, investor relations, hospitality and multi-family related operations guidance, and broker-dealer arrangements. Shae has advised U.S. House and Senate offices, committees of the U.S. Congress, and policy and industry trade groups on EB-5 related matters. He was a contributing author to the textbook The EB-5 Book, published by ILW, and he is a frequent lecturer on EB-5 before bar associations and professional organizations. He has been engaged as an expert witness in litigation matters involving EB-5 Immigrant Investment financings. Further, his EB-5 work has been cited in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, The Hill, Texas Lawyer, The Washington Times, The Real Deal, EB-5 Investors' Magazine, Bisnow Commercial Real Estate News, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, Fee Simple of the Virginia State Bar, Roll Call, and The Center for Immigration Studies.
Contact Shae: https://www.bradley.com/people/a/armstrong-shae
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