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Firm Profile: Mintz Levin
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111, United States
Phone: 617-542-6000
Fax: 617-542-2241
Areas of Practice
  • Finance & Banking
  • Immigration Law
  • Securities Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Israel
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

EB-5 Program Extended to January 19, 2018

With just hours to spare in order to avoid a government shutdown, the House and Senate approved on December 21 a short-term continuing resolution (CR) funding federal activities through January 19. The CR was approved in the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

Proposed Framework for EB-5 Reform – Headed for Omnibus in December?

With all eyes in Washington focused on tax reform, let’s not forget that there is a hard deadline approaching to address funding of federal activities with the current continuing resolution (CR) set to expire soon. The CR has…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

“The cold never bothered me anyway!” SEC again uses its power to freeze an alleged EB-5 scam

Like Elsa, the Princess in Disney’s classic Frozen, once again the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has utilized its power to freeze. In this case, the freezing of assets. In what has become an increasingly common…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Immigration Law, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Lawmakers May Not Spend Political Capital on Stand-Alone EB-5 Bill

The chances of a stand-alone EB-5 bill gaining consensus with lawmakers on Capitol Hill are low. With the GOP failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers may be spending time readjusting priorities in unexpected ways…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Securities Law

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks SEC from Imposing Disgorgement beyond Five-Year Statute of Limitations

Our colleague Rebecca Zeidel just published a terrific blog posting on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kokesh v. SEC, in which the Court imposed a five-year statute of limitations on agency-sought disgorgement in SEC…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Immigration Law, Securities Law

Getting Ready for Change in the EB-5 Ecosystem

As we head into the summer, there is no certainty that we will see changes to the EB-5 Program. Lawmakers may simply not act, which may result in EB-5 being included in Continuing Resolutions alongside other immigration programs…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

Proposed USCIS Rule for Entrepreneurs Would Benefit Very Few if Finalized

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new proposed rule for entrepreneurs. If the rule becomes law, qualified entrepreneurs would be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Immigration Law

EB-5 Will Likely Be Extended as Part of Continuing Resolution Through December 9, 2016

On September 23, 2016, a draft of the Continuing Resolution (CR) began circulating in Washington, DC. The CR, which Congress will likely pass early next week, will keep the federal government running through the November…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

EB-5 Reauthorization Heading into Lame Duck Session of Congress

The extension of the reauthorization for the EB-5 Investor Visa Program may lapse on September 30, 2016. Whether lawmakers will invest time in EB-5 this coming month is an open question, but it is more probable than not that we…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law

EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Offers Technical Language Resource to Lawmakers

Check out what’s new in the EB-5 world, where a team of securities lawyers are at work offering to help lawmakers understand complex legal provisions of proposed EB-5 integrity legislation. The group is called the EB-5…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Securities Law

EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Launches Web Presence

Several securities lawyers from several firms across the United States with a focus on EB-5 have organized a roundtable to discuss securities law issues…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

NASAA Publishes Fraud Alert for EB-5 Investors

Recently, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), which is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection, published an investor advisory for potential investors in EB-5 projects…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Securities Law

Three Immigration Lawyers Sanctioned by the SEC for Brokering EB-5 Investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just published three new decisions in connection with administrative proceedings against two well known immigration lawyers, as well as against a third lawyer. One party has…more
 /  Business Torts, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, Professional Malpractice, Securities Law

I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: Thousands of EB-5 Investors in Limbo at USCIS

On August 11, 2016, USCIS published new processing times for I-829 petitions. The news is not good for EB-5 investors. USCIS is now taking in excess of 21 months to adjudicate I-829 petitions. This means that EB-5 investors may…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

I-526 Processing Delays Expected to Continue into 2017

According to data recently supplied by USCIS, there are more than 20,000 I-526 petitions pending adjudication as of the end of March 2016. This is a massive backlog of cases. What are the implications of this backlog to…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Immigration Law
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