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Trump Administration Delays Implementation of “International Entrepreneur Rule”

This week, the Trump Administration stated it would postpone the implementation of the “International Entrepreneur Rule,” an Obama policy designed to facilitate immigrant entrepreneurs coming to the United States to help fund...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission brought two insider trading cases this week, one which is being litigated and another that settled prior to filing. The agency also brought a financial fraud action against five firm executives who essentially...more

Five Employment Issues Under the New Administration That Financial Services Employers Should Monitor

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Employers in the financial services industry should diligently monitor upcoming changes under the Trump administration. Although it is unlikely that that President Donald J. Trump will “dismantle” the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more

Seyfarth’s Analysis of the Short-Term Impact of the Election on Business and Employment-based Immigration

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Trump Administration will have the power to make significant changes to the business immigration landscape. Here is what we can expect. Immigration issues have become more important than ever for...more

Proposed Rule to Benefit Certain Immigrant Startup Entrepreneurs

by Morgan Lewis on

Qualified applicants would be granted parole in United States for up to five years. On August 26, 2016, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an advance copy of a proposed rule that would extend...more

New International Entrepreneur Rule Revealed

by Cozen O'Connor on

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S. on a case-by-case basis, in order to start or grow...more

Immigration Relief for Foreign Entrepreneurs

On August 26, 2016, USCIS released the text of a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register shortly, that provides temporary immigration relief to qualifying foreign entrepreneurs whose presence in the U.S. would...more

Blog: #Brexit: triggering article 50; parliament’s role; & other issues

by Cooley LLP on

The Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords have published 3 #Brexit briefing papers. In “Brexit: what happens next?“, the House of Commons library asks and answers a series of questions, including:...more

EB-5 Program Update – SEC Orders $3.2 Million in Disgorgement Against Unregistered Broker-Dealers

by Bryan Cave on

So you want to use the government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program (“EB-5 Program”) to raise cash? Be aware that the SEC will be looking over your shoulder to determine whether you are acting as an unregistered broker-dealer...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement - The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has Provided a Breeding Ground for Securities Fraud - Back in 1990, Congress created the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) EB-5...more

Foreign Investor Visas Enter the Political Fray

by Ronald Shapiro on

Investment is the lifeblood of any economy. This is true whether that investment is in the form of building a business, or buying property. As the global economy evolves, an increasing number of international investors are...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement - Investment Management Division Director Address to Investment Company Institute - Division Director David Grim addressed the ICI on December 16, 2015. In his remarks, Grim noted 2015 was the 75th...more

EB-5 Due Diligence Matters

by Mintz Levin on

Private placement offerings are an increasingly active part of the securities business. One especially complicated and emerging area of private placements is the EB-5 Investor Visa Regional Center Program. Under the current...more

Williams Mullen FDI USA Newsletter - June 2015

by Williams Mullen on

- In this Issue: - Welcome - About Us - Results Of 2015 SelectUSA Summit - 2015 Upcoming Events - RAISING CAPITAL: Simplifying the U.S. Capital Markets - Recent FDI Success Stories - FDI...more

Want to Start a Business in the U.S. and Obtain an E-2 Visa? What Does the Marginality Requirement Mean for an E-2 Visa

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

An E-2 Visa is a Visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and in order to...more

Public-Private Partnerships In Unlikely Places

by Bilzin Sumberg on

P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects - We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public. ...more

The Million-Dollar Green Card (EB-5 Investor Visa) Demystified

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

What is An EB-5 Visa in a Nutshell? If you want a green card and have ever thought about starting or purchasing a business in the United States an EB-5 Investor Visa could be perfect for you. Generally speaking the EB-5...more

Doing Business in Canada

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In This Publication: - Forms of Business Organization in Canada 1 - Financing a Foreign Business Operating in Canada 5 - Business Immigration 9 - Climate Change 13 - Offences Under the Competition Act 17 -...more

Want To Start A Small Business in the United States? An E-2 Visa May Be Perfect For You.

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

The idea of starting your own business may always have been something at the forefront of your mind. It certainly was for me but given that I was not a green card holder, I thought starting my own business was not an option...more

Unfiled FBAR’s and SSI Eligibility

by Sanford Millar on

Often individuals who have not filed Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBAR’s) express concern that filing the report will cause them to lose Supplemental Security Benefits, (SSI) and similar benefits from state agencies. It is...more

Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Bulletin: What You Know About FBARs Can Hurt You

by Teia Bui on

An article concerning the U.S. tax reporting obligations of U.S. citizens resident in Canada, including foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations and the Internal Revenue Service's current Offshore Voluntary...more

New Opportunities for Immigration Through Investment in the US May Be Expanding

The Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napalitano, and the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, are promoting “a series of new policy, operational and outreach efforts...more

Economic Opportunity for Foreign Investors

by Ronald Shapiro on

Foreign investors who have $1 million of capital to invest in the U.S. might find the current economic situation in America very inviting. First, labor costs are lower than they have been in years, and second, there are...more

16 tips for companies establishing a U.S. business presence

by Timothy Andersson on

This document contains 16 tips for succeeding in the US legal environment. If you are considering establishing a subsidiary United States, these tips can help you avoid unnecessary trouble and expense....more

Obtaining an E-2 Visa - Step by Step

by Todd Gallinger on

An overview of the E-2 treat investor immigration process. Gives step-by-step instructions for foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa by opening a business in the United States....more

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