Raymond G. Lahoud a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of the firm’s Immigration Law Practice, will present an immigration seminar, “Everything You Wanted to Know About EB-5 Financing, But Were Too Afraid to Ask,” sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS. The session will be held at GLVR on September 27, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This seminar is geared towards commercial realtors and brokers with general immigration overview. For more information or to register click here or email Diane Fetzer, Director of Professional Development.
Lahoud will provide a brief overview of the basics of EB-5 financing and reasons why REALTORS can promote it as an attractive source of financing for real estate developers. He will provide a detailed look at the structure of EB-5 investments and offer insight into how developers can make their project EB-5 eligible from a legal and marketing standpoint. The discussion will raise and address common questions that developers encounter when trying to determine whether EB-5 financing is appropriate, and touch on common myths and realities about the EB-5 program and process. The panel will also discuss the different entities and experts, including REALTORS who are engaged in a typical EB-5 investment, and outline concrete next steps for developers interested in securing EB-5 financing for their residential or commercial real estate venture.
Lahoud focuses exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals, families, small to large domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers, in every type of immigration or deportation defense matter—whether domestic or foreign. His immigration practice ranges from areas of corporate and employment immigration and related compliance to immigration litigation before agencies and courts across the United States, for corporations and individuals alike. His experience includes immigrant and non-immigrant visas, visa overstays, immigrants who entered without inspection or authorization, EB-5 investor visas (serving investors, regional centers, and project developers), citizenship and naturalization claims, deportation and removal litigation at the immigration court and all appellate levels, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, Physician and Nursing Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, VAWA applications, and Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and J Waivers. Lahoud received his B.A., English, summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 2006 and his J.D. in 2009 from Georgetown University Law Center.