Jackson Walker partner Christian Triantaphyllis will participate in an upcoming joint webinar with EB5 Affiliate Network, a leading EB-5 consultancy and regional center operator, to share insights on the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. The webinar, “EB-5 Source of Funds: Loans and Gifts + Recent USCIS RFE Issues,” will be on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 1 p.m. CST.
During the hourlong presentation, Christian along with EB5AN founders Sam Silverman and Michael Schoenfeld will discuss the source-of-funds requirements for EB-5 investors using borrowed money as well as gifts from family and friends. USCIS applies considerable scrutiny when adjudicating I-526 petitions, so it is imperative that prospective EB-5 investors know the rules before investing and applying for U.S. residency.
Christian, Sam, and Mike will talk about recent issues encountered with Requests for Evidence (RFE) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Real examples will be presented as case studies, with expert analysis and strategies for avoiding problems during the immigration process.
The discussion will conclude with the presenters’ commentary on the immigration climate in 2021, including possible policy changes at USCIS and what EB-5 investors can anticipate during the coming year.
Christian A. Triantaphyllis is an immigration and real estate attorney with first-hand experience representing foreign nationals and immigrant investors in cross-border and business immigration matters. He regularly serves as counsel to real estate developers and regional centers to facilitate EB-5 projects. Christian has deep experience assisting foreign nationals from around the world through the EB-5 visa program, preparing and filing I-526 and I-829 petitions. He also assists foreign nationals with establishing start-up companies in the United States and advises employers on obtaining temporary work visas and permanent resident status for current and prospective employees. Christian studied Political Science as an undergraduate at Southern Methodist University and earned his J.D. at New York Law School. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.
EB5AN is a national EB-5 consultancy and regional center operator with more than $900 million in EB-5 investment capital across a network of 14 approved regional centers covering more than 20 states. The firm works with project developers and sponsors to assemble high-quality EB-5 projects across the country. EB5AN also works with EB-5 investors to identify high-quality, low-risk EB-5 investments and to structure EB-5 projects for those who seek to create their own.