EB-5 Due Diligence
People ask us how to evaluate a regional center (RC) and conduct due diligence. This involves analyzing the economic risk of inadequate financial return or business failure; and analyzing immigration risks or likelihood that the RC will not provide a green card.
We are immigration experts and cannot advise on the economics of a project. Evaluating the RC immigration risk is quite complex, as it involves analysis of:
- Job creation, including economic input/output models and the factors used for those inputs;
- The application of targeted employment area (TEA) regulations;
- The business plan for verifiable data to support the economic analysis, proper use of EB-5 capital and other requirements; and
- The business instruments to ensure no disallowed provisions.
Usually this type of analysis can only be done by very experienced EB-5 immigration attorneys, such as those at Lawler & Lawler.