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Meet JMBM Partners at EB-5 & Global Immigration Expo

12 December 2023

See how JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® can help you.
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Join JMBM partners Jim Butler, Catherine DeBono Holmes and David Sudeck on January 15-16, 2024, in Newport Beach, California, at the upcoming EB-5 & Global Immigration Expo, hosted by magazine and Uglobal Immigration Magazine. At the conference, these JMBM partners will be honored for their inclusion on EB5 Investors Magazine’s “Top 15 Corporate and Securities Attorneys” list for 2023. Read the Top 25 issue of EB5 Investors Magazine here.

We hope to see you at this event. Here are the details:

What: EB-5 & Global Immigration Expo

Where: VEA Newport Beach, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

When: January 15-16, 2024

Register on the conference website with JMBM’s discount.

Come discuss the latest trends and innovations with top industry professionals in EB-5 financing, investment immigration, and wealth management, hosted by leading EB5 publication The educational panels will cover topics specifically for high-net-worth individuals, tax and immigration attorneys, migration agents, investors, and project developers.



Picture of Jim ButlerJim Butler authors the Hotel Law Blog and chairs JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, which provides business and legal advice to hotel owners, developers and commercial real estate investors. Jim’s team has provided clients with global business and legal advice on more than 4,700 hotels worth more than $125 billion. This advice includes both traditional and specialty financing like C-PACE and EB-5. JMBM’s team has closed more than $1.5 billion of EB-5 funding, and often helps clients source financing. Jim serves on the Public Policy Committee of the IIUSA (the EB-5 industry’s trade group for regional centers), and since 2015, he has been named one of the Top 25 EB-5 lawyers in the country.

Picture of Cathy Holmes Catherine DeBono Holmes is the chair of JMBM’s Investment Capital Law Group, and she has practiced law at JMBM for over 40 years. She helps real estate developers and business owners, brokers, investment advisers and investment managers raise and manage investment capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. Cathy has represented hundreds of EB-5 offering sponsors and real estate developers to obtain financing through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program for the development of hotels, multi-family, assisted living and mixed use developments throughout the U.S. She also represents private investment fund managers, registered securities broker-dealers and investment advisers on securities offerings, business transactions and regulatory compliance issues. For the last five years, Cathy has been named as one of the top 25 securities lawyers in the country by EB5 Investors magazine. She also authors JMBM’s Investment Law Blog.

Picture of David SudeckDavid A. Sudeck is a senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and JMBM’s Real Estate Department. His practice primarily involves the complex issues associated with hotels, resorts, vacation ownership properties, restaurants, golf courses and spas. David represents owners in the purchase and sale, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale-leaseback of properties, and advises them on their branding and management agreements, including hotel management and franchise agreements. He has helped hotel developers source over $1 billion of EB-5 financing. David has significant experience in real estate finance and represents several financial institutions and EB-5 lenders as a special counsel to their hospitality interests. He is a frequent author on the Hotel Law Blog.

JMBM has closed more than $1.5 billion in EB-5 financing for our clients’ development projects. Don’t miss the chance to connect with our exceptional team!

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program & Financing

JMBM has closed more than $1.5 billion in EB-5 financing for our clients’ development projects.  We have worked on dozens of EB-5 financings from every angle, and as a result we know the players in the EB-5 world, including many of the regional center operators throughout the U.S. and marketing agents operating globally. We use our expertise and relationships to make good choices and guide our clients through the entire EB-5 financing process. We also assist lender clients in structuring their relationships with EB-5 investments.

How we Help Clients Seeking EB-5 Financing

For our hotel, restaurant and other commercial real estate clients seeking financing through the EB-5 program, we advise on:

  • EB-5 project viability and due diligence
  • Qualifying for governmental incentives such as New Markets Tax Credits, redevelopment agency funding, and other tax credits
  • EB-5 Regional Centers
  • Determining targeted employment area (TEA) designation
  • Job creation requirements
  • Securing state and local governmental support for a project
  • Federal securities laws with respect to the sale of limited partnership interests to EB-5 investors
  • Structuring and documenting EB-5 investment programs
  • Negotiating marketing contracts for EB-5 investment programs
  • Negotiating loan and inter-creditor agreements between EB-5 lenders and other lenders

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