EB-5: The Road Ahead
When: April 5, 2018, 2-3 pm ET
During this free webinar Miller Mayer attorneys Carolyn Lee, Kristal Ozmun, and Steve Yale-Loehr discussed the future of EB-5. Congress failed to pass legislative changes to the EB-5 program in March. But the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services might soon finalize regulations that would dramatically change the program. Carolyn, Kristal and Steve assessed the impact of those EB-5 regulations. They also provided an update on current key EB-5 controversies like bridge financing, material changes to projects, and redeployment. The webinar will provide EB-5 regional centers and project developers with the latest information to stay successful in an increasingly complex and competitive EB-5 landscape.
Steve Yale-Loehr is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family- and employment-based immigration matters.
In addition to his work at Miller Mayer, Mr. Yale-Loehr is an active and internationally renowned member of the immigration law community. He teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a Professor of Immigration Practice. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and is annually listed in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the world’s best immigration lawyers. He is frequently quoted in the press on immigration issues and has often testified before Congress.
Carolyn S. Lee is a Partner in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.
Ms. Lee is the Managing Partner of Miller Mayer’s EB-5 Immigration Group. Her practice focuses on EB-5 regional centers, developers, funds, and investors. Ms. Lee has been practicing immigration law at Miller Mayer since 2002. Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Ms. Lee practiced corporate law in New York City.
Ms. Lee is currently the Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) EB-5 Committee, and has previously served as Vice-Chair, Co-Chair and Chair. She also serves on the Public Policy Committee of Invest In the USA (IIUSA), the leading EB-5 trade association. Ms. Lee has been actively advising the industry on current EB-5 legislation, identifying priorities and drafting comments to legislative proposals. She is a long-time advocate for long-term reauthorization and workable reform of the EB-5 regional center program. Ms. Lee is a prominent national and international speaker on EB-5 matters and is considered a preeminent authority on EB-5 law.
Ms. Lee is the author of leading EB-5 publications, including EB-5 Investment “At Risk” and Sustaining Investment (ilw.com, June 2017), Material Change: Managing the Inevitable During EB-5 Visa Retrogression (PLI, December 2014), State Designations of EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas (IIUSA, March 2014), Effect of Material Change Doctrine in EB-5 Deference Policy (AILA 2012), “Material Change” in EB-5 Petitions: A Need to Return to the Drawing Board (AILA 2010), and The Meaning of “At Risk” in EB-5 Investment (AILA 2009). She is also a co-author of EB-5 publications, including Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to Immigrant Investors, EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Advisors (2009) and the comprehensive EB-5 update article for the AILA annual conference handbook. She frequently authors EB-5 articles published by IIUSA, AILA, and Bender’s Immigration Bulletin.
Ms. Lee is listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Immigration Law. She is also a recipient of AILA’s Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award and Presidential Commendation, as well as the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award (2016).
Ms. Lee is a member of the New York State bar. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as Chancellor of the Moot Court Board, and her B.A cum laude from Williams College. She has been a visiting scholar at Exeter College, Oxford University and is also a graduate of Stuyvesant High School (New York).
Kristal Ozmun is a Partner in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group.
Ms. Ozmun focuses her practice on employment-based immigration with a unique specialization in the EB-5 preference category. Ms. Ozmun represents EB-5 regional centers in matters related to immigration law, including designation, compliance, and governance. She also advises EB-5 investors in navigating the immigration process and represents a variety of individual clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.
Ms. Ozmun is a member of the Massachusetts and New York State bars. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. from the College of Charleston.