Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mikael & Jose Powwow in MIami, Visit St. Kitts

My HLG Partner and our China Managing Partner Mikael Charette arrives this afternoon in Miami for a busy overnight stay.  He and I will be meeting with:
  • Greg Denton to discuss marketing of hotel EB-5 projects in China.  Greg is a veteran in structuring venture capital deals in the hospitality sector and literally "wrote the book" on hotel asset management.  He is my collaborating partner on all hotel EB-5 deals I structure;
  • Bianca Saltz, my partner in Private Placement Partners, our EB-5/VC marketing development company, to discuss integration of China-driven marketing for HLG-managed EB-5 projects and;
  • my partners in American Venture Solutions EB-5 Regional Center and the owners of the Lake Point EB-5 Project to discuss Lake Point Capital Partners, the second and final EB-5 limited partnership currently filling its final investor slots.
Tomorrow, Mikael, Greg and I head to St. Kitts to continue our discussions as well as to learn more about the exciting new St. Kitts Park Hyatt project, which will be exclusively marketed in China and Vietnam by Harvey Law Group.

New HLG Global Migration Newsletter!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

EB-5 Extension Update from Sam at ILW.COM

Comment - First Hurdle Clear For EB-5 - Late Thursday night, the Senate unanimously passed an amended S. 3245, sponsored by Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Charles Grassley (R-IA), which reauthorizes four immigration-related policies for three years. This includes a renewal of the EB-5 investor visa category and the E-Verify program, a workplace verification system used to determine whether a job applicant is legally present in the country. The bill extends certain medical professional and religious worker visa categories as well. The House is already on recess, but will take this up via suspension of the rules, meaning there will be no floor debate, in early September. The bill should pass the House. The makeup of the chamber suggests that, even if Democrats try to block it, there will be sufficient Republican votes for passage, though such an attempt by Democrats seems unlikely. One puzzling component of the amended bill is why the extension of these programs was for three years, rather than the more customary one or five years or the permanent extension that was originally proposed."

HLG Marketing New St. Kitt's Park Hyatt Investor Passport Program

Harvey Law Group is pleased to announce that the firm has been given exclusive territorial rights for China and Vietnam for the stunning new Park Hyatt St. Kitts.  St. Kitt's is the preferred jurisdiction for international investors who seek more than third country permanent residency and prefer an investment opportunity which secures them a new passport in a trusted sovereign jurisdiction.

St. Kitts is today's preferred choice for such folks, offering a stable economic climate and the best designed renationalization program we've seen.  Range Developments is developing Park Hyatt St. Kitts, which will be an ultra-luxury 5 star resort hotel.  Set within the breathtaking landscape of the Christophe Harbour resort community and surrounded by world class amenities including a superyacht marina, Tom Fazio golf course, and exclusive beach club, Park Hyatt St. Kitts promises an unrivaled experience...and a new passport!   HLG partners Mikael Charette and Catherine Dulude sealed the deal in Dubai several weeks ago and HLG is eager to begin presenting the immigration program, through which an investor secures the right to become eligible for citizenship of St. Kitts & Nevis, a member of the British Commonwealth. The key advantages of St. Kitts citizenship include visa-free travel access to 139 countries across the world, as well as a tax-free environment.

Next week I make my first-ever trip to St. Kitts with Mikael and am very excited to see this great new offering for our Chinese and Vietnamese clients.  You can see the Park Hyatt St. Kitts site HERE

Friday, August 3, 2012

Senate Passes EB-5 Extension Before Recess


S. 3245, introduced by Sen. Leahy (D-VT) on May 24, 2012, provides an extension of:

EB-5 Regional Center program
Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program
Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program
On August 2, 2012, the Senate passed S. 3245 with unanimous consent. The bill was amended to provide a 3-year extension of the four programs.