The EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Unchanged Until April 2017

For most of 2016 we have been anxiously awaiting ‘eminent’ changes to the EB-5 program, which has received more scrutiny and criticism than ever before by US Congress and other key players in the industry. While most of the EB-5 industry is confident the program will receive substantial new requirem...

Jose E. Latour Dec 08, 2016

Avoiding Fiduciary Responsibility: Not Just an EB-5 Problem

In April of 2017, the Labor Department's new "fiduciary rule" will take effect and the parallels between what the rule seeks to rectify and the imminent reform of EB-5 are virtually identical:  after many years of resistance/lobbying/stalling by Wall Street investment firms wanting to have their cak...

Jose E. Latour Oct 27, 2016


It is our pleasure to announce that we have partnered with NES Financial, offering our investors unparalleled transparency, security, and live access to the status of their EB-5 investment. In recent months, the EB-5 program and many EB-5 projects have been under scrutiny by the media, the US govern...

Jose E. Latour Sep 22, 2016

T Minus 3 Days: On Trust and EB-5 Marketing in China

Just finished a chat with my still-jet-lagged partner Sharon Shi, who is somewhere West of Shanghai with a serious case of insomnia and EB-5-itis.  Sharon left Monday, arrived Tuesday, and will be meeting me in Beijing next week to begin what is turning into a rather grueling seminar schedule.&...

Jose E. Latour Oct 13, 2011

SIGN UP OPEN: Dubai EB-5 Seminar Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010 @ Shangri La

Better late than never: I've been telling a number of our readers in the Middle East that the sign up for the Dubai EB-5 Investor Seminar would be up soon....and it finally is.  We'll have a Farsi version up ASAP.Sign up here for: Latour's Dubai Investor Visa Seminar Nov. 17 My i...

Jose E. Latour Aug 30, 2010

Heads Up, EB-5 Regional Centers: “Accredited Investor” Redefined Under Dodd-Frank

First off, serious kudos to Akerman for their on-point memo (see bottom of blog for link to their site) on this subject; it was totally under the radar till I saw it there and incredibly important from an SEC compliance standpoint, as much for Regional Centers qualifying investors as for immigration...

Jose E. Latour Aug 11, 2010

Sonic Boom: EB-5 Regional Centers Embrace Franchises

In the beginning there was equity.  And it sucked.  It sucked because for the first decade or so, the vast majority of EB-5 Regional Centers were focused exclusively on circumventing the letter of the law as handed down in the Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90), wherein capital risk was a ...

Jose E. Latour Aug 06, 2010

“Y entonces que esperas??”- Editorial/Comentario EB5 Por Abogado Jose Latour

Comenzando misegundo año concentrando en la visa EB5, hay una estadística que se destacaentre las muchas asociadas con el programa de visa de inversor: la escasez delatinoamericanos que se comprometen a participar en lo que probablemente es lamejor oportunidad para realizar residencia norteamericana...

Jose E. Latour Jun 08, 2010

Dr. José Manuel Pallí Examina la EB5: No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga, Pt.1

This article was written by José Manuel Pallí, my cousin, colleague and friend.  José Manuel's eloquence in Spanish, along with his distinctly pragmatic understanding of the choices faced by prospective immigrant investors, uniquely qualifies him to examine the EB-5 Regional Center visa at a deep le...

Jose E. Latour May 25, 2010

Video: U.S. Permanent Residency for F-1 Students- PART 2

This second part of the blog discusses the options available to graduating F-1 students with entrepreneurial ambitions.…

Jose E. Latour Feb 18, 2010

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