EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 - Page 73

TOP CORPORATE ATTORNEYS CATHERINE DEBONO HOLMES Chair, Investment Capital Law Group Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP C atherine Debono Holmes is chair of the Investment Capital Law Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM). She has practiced law at JMBM for 35 years and worked as a senior member of the Global Hospitality Group and Chinese Investment Group. Holmes helps real estate developers and business owners, brokers, investment advisers and investment managers raise and manage investment capital from domestic and international investors. In the last five years, she has represented over 100 real estate developers obtaining financing through the EB-5 program for hotels, multi-family and mixed use developments. She has been lead counsel on hotel and mixed- use developments and transactions, hotel management and franchise agreements and public-private hotel developments in the United States, Europe, China, South America and Asia Pacific. Holmes also represents private investment fund managers, registered securities broker- dealers and investment advisers. She is a member of the EB-5 Securities Roundtable. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY? The EB-5 industry continues to mature as a financing market for job-creating projects in the United States with the adoption of better funding controls, better due diligence and better understanding of the elements of a sound EB-5 investment by both sponsors and marketing agents blockchain initial coin offerings. As a leader of Homeier Law’s EB-5 practice, he has led the firm in representing clients on hundreds of different EB-5 matters large and small, helping companies and projects successfully raise billions of dollars and create thousands of new U.S. jobs through the EB-5 program. He is also working to influence positive policy changes and common-sense integrity reforms to the program. Homeier received his J.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.A. from UCLA. He is licensed to practice law in California. MICHAEL G. HOMEIER Co-founder Homeier Law PC M ichael G. Homeier practices corporate, business and securities transactional law in Los Angeles as a founding shareholder of Homeier Law PC. Homeier maintains a broad- based general corporate legal practice with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and business finance/securities. He is recognized for his expertise in alternative finance, including EB-5 finance, crowdfunding and cryptocurrency/ WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF Q!΄Τ)%9UMQId1==-L1%-ό)Q‘”΄Τ₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙδέ₯±°½ΉΡ₯ΉΥ”Ν‘₯™Ρ₯Ήœ)™Ι½΄ ‘₯Ή„΅Ν½Υɍ•₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΊѼ₯ΉΩ½±Ω”)₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½Ί™Ι½΄…Έ₯ΉΙ•…Ν₯Ή±δ±½‰…°)΅…Ι­•ΡΑ±…”έ‘₯±”₯ЁΝΡΙ՝±•Μέ₯Ρ Ρ½Ό)±½ά½˜„Ω₯Ν„•₯±₯Ήœ…ΉΥΉ™½ΙΡΥΉ…Ρ•±δ)ΑΙ½ΡΙ…Ρ•ΑΙ½•ΝΝ₯ΉœΡ₯΅•™Ι…΅•ΜΈ]”)•αΑ•Π„Ι…‘Υ…°₯ΉΙ•…Ν”₯ΈΡ‘”ΥΝ”½˜)Ι½έ‘™ΥΉ‘₯ΉœΡΌ±½…Ρ”΄Τ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½Ί…Μ)₯Ё‰•½΅•Μ½ΝΡ±δΡΌ΅…Ι­•Π₯Έ΅Υ±Ρ₯Α±”)½ΥΉΡΙ₯•ΜΈ5•…Ήέ‘₯±”°½Υȁ™₯Ι΄…‘Ω½…Ρ•Μ)½ΉΙ•ΝϊdΙ•…Ν½Ή…‰±”₯ΉΡ•Ι₯ΡδΙ•™½Ι΄)ΑΙ½Α½Ν…±Μ°έ‘₯±”έ”Ν••¬ΝΑ••‘₯•Θ)½˜΄ΤΑΙ½©•ΡΜΈM•Ή₯½Θ±•Ή‘•Ί…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ)™₯Ή…Ή₯ΉœΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Ί…Ι”‰•½΅₯Ήœ΅½Ι”)½΅™½ΙΡ…‰±”έ₯Ρ ΄Τ™₯Ή…Ή₯Ήœ…́„Α…ΙΠ)½˜„ΑΙ½©•Π…Α₯Ρ…°ΝΡ…¬°έ‘₯ …±±½έ́ё”)™₯Ή…Ή₯Ήœ½˜‰•ΡѕȁΕΥ…±₯ΡδΑΙ½©•ΡΜΈQ‘…Ё₯Έ)ΡΥΙΈ‰•Ή•™₯Ρ́΄Τ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΊݑΌ‘•Α•Ή)ΥΑ½ΈΡ‘”ΕΥ…±₯Ρ䁽˜Ρ‘•₯ȁΑΙ½©•Ρ́Ѽ½‰Ρ…₯Έ)…ΑΑΙ½Ω…°½˜Ρ‘•₯ȁΩ₯́ͅ™Ι½΄UM %LΈ)!=\Ie=T!91%9Q!)%MMU=IA1=e59Pό)I••ΉΠUM %LΑ½±₯δΥ₯‘…Ή”…±±½έΜ)Ι•‘•Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ½˜…Α₯Ρ…°™½Θ΄Τ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½ΙΜ°)έ‘½Ν”…Α₯Ρ…°₯́ɕΕΥ₯Ι•ΡΌΙ•΅…₯ΈƒŠq…Π)Ι₯Ν―Št™½ΘΑ½Ρ•ΉΡ₯…±±δ€Δΐε•…Ί½Θ±½Ή•ΘΈ]”)Ή½ά…‘Ω₯Ν”ΝΑ½ΉΝ½Ίё…Ё₯Ё₯́Α½ΝΝ₯‰±”ΡΌ)Ι••₯Ω”Ι•Α…ε΅•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘•₯ȁ₯Ή₯Ρ₯…°₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ)…ΉΙ•₯ΉΩ•ΝЁ₯Έ½Ή”½Θ΅½Ι”…‘‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°)₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΡΜΈ]”ΝΡ₯±°‘ΌΉ½Π­Ή½ά‘½ά)Ν₯΅₯±…ȁё”Ή•ά₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΡ́΅ΥΝЁ‰”ΡΌΡ‘”)½Ι₯₯Ή…°₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ°ΝΌέ”…Ή…±ε锁΅Υ±Ρ₯Α±”)½ΑΡ₯½ΉΜ…Ή…±±½άΡ‘”΄Τ•ΉΡ₯Ρ䁡…Ή…•Θ)ΡΌ‰…±…Ή”Ρ‘”₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠΙ₯ͭ́έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”)₯΅΅₯Ι…Ρ₯½ΈΙ₯ͭ́₯ΈΝ•±•Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘”ΡεΑ”½˜)Ι•₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠΈ]”‘½Α”Ρ‘…ЁUM %LΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Μ)™ΥΙΡ‘•ΘΥ₯‘…Ή”½ΈΡ‘₯́₯ΝΝΥ”Ν½½ΈΈ)ΑΙ½•ΝΝ₯ΉœΡ₯΅•Μ°„±•Ν́½΅‰…Ρ₯Ω”)…‘©Υ‘₯…Ρ₯½Έ…ΑΑΙ½… …Ή₯ΉΙ•…Ν•Ω₯Ν„)ΉΥ΅‰•ΙΜ°έ‘₯ ‘₯Ι•Ρ±δ±•…ΡΌ₯ΉΙ•…Ν•)₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ…Ή©½ˆΙ•…Ρ₯½ΈΈ₯Ή…±±δ°$έ½Υ±)±₯­”ΡΌΝ•”Ν΅…±±•Θ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν͕́₯ΉΙ•…Ν₯Ή±δ)ΥΝ”Ρ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄₯Έ…±°΅…Ι­•ΡΜ°₯Ή±Υ‘₯Ήœ)ΙΥΙ…°…Ή½Ρ‘•ΘΉ½Έ΅½…ΝΡ±₯Ή”Νхѕ́…Ή)₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙ₯•Μ₯Έ…‘‘₯Ρ₯½ΈΡΌΙ•…°•ΝΡ…Ρ”Έ)!=\Ie=T!91%9Q!)%MMU=IA1=e59Pό)]”•αΑ±₯₯ѱ䁅‘‘Ι•Ν́ɕ‘•Α±½ε΅•ΉΠΥΐ΄)™Ι½ΉΠ‰½Ρ ₯Έ½Υȁ½™™•Ι₯Ήœ‘½Υ΅•ΉΡ́…Μ)έ•±°…́‘•™₯Ή₯Ρ₯Ω”…Ι••΅•ΉΡΜ°₯Ή±Υ‘₯Ήœ)Ν•Ω•Ι…°½ΑΡ₯½ΉΜ…Ω…₯±…‰±”™½Θ±₯•ΉΡ́Ѽ)‘½½Ν”™Ι½΄°ΝՍ …́ΑΙ•‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή•Ι½±°΄)½Ω•Θ°Ή•ά…Π΅Ι₯Ν¬₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή•)ΥΑ½Έ₯Ή₯Ρ₯…°Α…ε‰…¬…Ή΅ΥΡΥ…°™ΥΉ‘ΜΈ)=Υȁ™₯Ι·ŠéΡ₯•Ι•…ΑΑΙ½… Ρ½έ…ɐ)Ι•‘•Α±½ε΅•ΉΠ₯ٕ́΅…α₯΅Υ΄™±•α₯‰₯±₯Ρδ)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”±½έ•ΝЁΑ•Ι•₯Ω•Ι₯Ν¬½˜±₯…‰₯±₯Ρδ°)Ν••­₯ΉœΡΌΑΙ½Ρ•Π₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ½Ί…ΉΡ‘•₯Θ)₯΅΅₯Ι…Ρ₯½Έ½…±Μ…́ݕ±°…́™Υ±™₯±±₯Ήœ)ΑΙ₯Ή₯Α…±ΟŠd™Υ±°‘₯͍±½ΝΥΙ”½‰±₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈ)Υ%9YMQ=ILΉ =4(άΘ