Update on Investment-Based Immigration Strategies

Event Description


Regulatory and policy changes continue to create a dynamic environment for international businesses and entrepreneurs.  This program seeks to provide an update on the current strategies that are working and the challenges that remain.  Hear from national speakers flying in from Chicago and Seattle who will discuss a range of topics including EB-5, E-2s, and L-1s.  These are subject matter experts who handle a large number of cases particularly EB-5 cases for Indians and E-2s and L-1s for cross-border Canadians but the principles apply to immigrants worldwide.  Hear also from an EB-5 consultant based in Minneapolis about how the industry and opportunities are evolving and how she partners with attorneys on projects on behalf of clients.  The program is scheduled for November 22, just one day after the new rules for EB-5 take effect.  The new EB-5 rules –

  • Raise the minimum investment amounts;
  • Revise the standards for certain targeted employment area (TEA) designations;
  • Giving the agency responsibility for directly managing TEA designations;
  • Clarify USCIS procedures for the removal of conditions on permanent residence; and
  • Allow EB-5 petitioners to retain their priority date under certain circumstances.

If you represent entrepreneurs, high net-worth individuals, physicians, franchisors, real estate developers, or clients with international and/or cross-border business operations, the program speakers will provide useful updates on these highly technical areas.  Hear also about changes and challenges for investors at U.S. consulates worldwide, as well increasingly aggressive tactics by U.S. Customs at the airports.

Light breakfast will be provided.


Rohit Kapuria | Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (Chicago)
Ieva Aubin | Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Seattle)
Mickayla Zinsli Rosard | Proxy Financial

Moderator: Robert Webber | Dorsey & Whitney LLP

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE credits applied for | Event Code: 280270


Immigration Section Members: $10
Non-Section Members: $15
Non-MSBA Members: $25
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE.

Registration deadline: November 20, 2019

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Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach  | 612-278-6325

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Friday, November 22, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States