EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 - Page 57

TOP IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS H. RONALD KLASKO and general counsel of AILA. As chair of the Best Practices Committee of IIUSA, he worked to develop a comprehensive list of EB-5 best practices. Klasko was named the world’s most respected corporate immigration lawyer by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is one of three practicing attorneys honored with the AILA Founders Award for contributions to immigration. He has been included in Best Lawyers in America for over two decades. He was invited by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary to testify on immigration reform and by USCIS and the Department of State to engage in training officers. Founding Member Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP H . Ronald Klasko is the founding member at Klasko Immigration Law Partners LLP. His 25-member EB-5 team has represented thousands of investors, over 50 regional centers and numerous U.S. developers in using the EB-5 program to raise capital. Klasko has served five terms as chair of AILA’s EB-5 Committee and as a former national president WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF THE EB-5 INDUSTRY LOOKS LIKE? The EB-5 industry is changing. With the significant diminished demand from China, EB-5 capital raises will be smaller and the time to raise the capital will be longer. Developing investor sources in other countries will be critical. Redeployment of EB-5 money will create unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Legislation or litigation to increase the authorized clients within a variety of industries. This includes temporary and short-term work visas, business visas and permanent residence, including employment-based and family-based visas, and naturalization. Korpivaara has successfully represented thousands of investors in receiving EB-5 green card approval, as well as dozens of regional centers in successfully receiving designation from USCIS. NIMA KORPIVA ARA Partner David Hirson & Partners LLP N ima Korpivaara is a partner at David Hirson & Partners LLP. Since he joined the practice in 2014, he handles a variety of U.S. immigration issues, including complex matters associated with corporate business structure and EB-5 investor applications. Korpivaara practices in the fields of corporate; investor, including E-2 and EB-5; and family immigration law, representing large and small WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF THE EB-5 INDUSTRY LOOKS LIKE? I believe the future of the EB-5 industry is strong. While the program was established in the early 1990’s, the program has really only become global in the last 10 years. As with any new program, there have been bumps in the road, but investor knowledge and project adaptation to the market place has been rapid. If USCIS complies with promulgated regulations on current program issues, the EB-5 program will continue to grow. number of investors, as well as legislative reforms to increase transparency and investor protections, are important to the long-term viability of the EB-5 program. In addition, USCIS processing times must be reduced to a level that is compatible with the needs of the stakeholders. WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY? I gravitated to EB-5 because of the challenge to shape a new immigration pro Ι…΄…Ή‰•…ΥΝ”΄Τ₯́„έ₯Έ΄)έ₯ΈΑΙ½Ι…΄Έ5䁙₯ΙΝЁ₯ΉΩ½±Ω•΅•ΉΠ)݅́₯Έ€Δδδāݑ•Έ$ΡΙ…Ω•±•ΡΌΝ₯„ΡΌ)ΑΙ•Ν•ΉΠ‘₯Ι•Π₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ½ΑΑ½ΙΡΥΉ₯Ρ₯•Μ)ΡΌ₯ΉΝΡ₯ΡΥΡ₯½ΉΜΡ‘…ЁɕΑΙ•Ν•ΉΡ•Ν₯…Έ)₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΙΜΈ$±•™Π΄Τ™½ΘΝ•Ω•Ι…°ε•…ΙΜ)έ‘•ΈΡ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄±½ΝЁ₯Ρ́݅䰁‰ΥЁ$)‘…Ω”‰••Έ…Ρ₯Ω•±δ₯ΉΩ½±Ω•™½ΘΡ‘”±…ΝΠ)‘•…‘”ΈQ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄₯́„Ι…Ι”•α…΅Α±”)½˜„½Ω•ΙΉ΅•ΉΠΑΙ½Ι…΄Ρ‘…Ё͕ΙΩ•Μ)Ρ‘”ΑΥΙΑ½Ν•Μ½˜…ЁΡΙ…Ρ₯Ήœ™½Ι•₯Έ)₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ°Ι•…Ρ₯Ήœ©½‰Μ…Ή…±±½έ₯Ήœ)‘•Ω”±½Α΅”ΉΠΑΙ½©”ŒΡ́ё…Ё±…Œ­”)…™™½Ι‘…‰±”…Α₯Ρ…°ΡΌ΅½Ω”™½Ι݅ɐΈ)]!PQI9LIe=TM%9)%8Q!΄Τ%9UMQIdό)5…Ι­•ΠΡΙ•Ή‘͕́•΄ΡΌ‰”„‘₯Ι•ΠΙ•ΝΥ±Π)½˜UM %L…‘©Υ‘₯…Ρ₯Ω”ΝΡ…Ή‘…Ι‘ΜΈΜ)έ”Ν•”UM %L‰•½΅”΅½Ι”‘₯±₯•ΉΠ₯Έ)‘•Ήε₯ΉœΑΙ½©•Ρ́ё…Ё…Ι”Ή½ΠƒŠqΝ‘½Ω•°΄)Ι•…‘δ³Štέ”…Ι”Ν••₯Ήœ„Ι₯Ν”₯ΈΑΙ½©•Ρ́ё…Π)…Ι”™Υ±±δ΅™₯Ή…Ή•°…ΉΥΉ‘•Θ½ΉΝΡΙՍΡ₯½Έ)ΑΙ₯½ΘΡΌ•Ω•Θ…•ΑΡ₯Ήœ…Έ΄Τ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΘΈ)Q‘•Ν”ΑΙ½©•Ρ́…Ι”‘₯‘±δΝ½Υ‘Ё…™Ρ•Θ‰δ)₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΙΜ°…́©½ˆΙ•…Ρ₯½Έ₯́•₯Ρ‘•Θ½Ή½₯Ήœ)½Θ½΅Α±•Ρ”…Ёё”Ρ₯΅”½˜₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠΈQ‘₯Μ)•…͕́ё”₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½Ί½Ή•ΙΈ½Έέ‘•Ρ‘•Θ)½ΘΉ½ΠΡ‘”ΑΙ½©•Πέ₯±°Ι•…Ρ”Ρ‘”Ή••ΝΝ…Ιδ)©½‰ΜΡΌΝ•ΥΙ”Ρ‘”Ι••Έ…ɐΈ]‘₯±”Ρ‘₯Μ)₯́„Α½Ν₯Ρ₯Ω”™½Θ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΙΜ°Ρ‘”…‘©Υ‘₯…Ρ₯½Έ)ΝΡ…Ή‘…ɑ́…Ι”₯Έ‘₯Ι•Π½ΉΡΙ…ΝЁѼΡ‘”)½ΉΙ•ΝΝ₯½Ή…°₯ΉΡ•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄Έ)Υ%9YMQ=ILΉ =4(ΤΨ