Kurt: How long does it take from the time someone wants to start putting an EB 5 investment projects together, to completing it and being ready to take the offering to market?
Lets say from the time they meet with an immigration attorney to the time they should expect to have completed putting together the offering package?
Martin, could you walk us through the process? My sense is that the immigration attorney typically acts as the quarterback on EB-5 offering package . How do you see your firm's role?
Martin: As precisely that; we're the quarterback. We pull together a team which we think will be suitable for the project. That team might include a business plan writer, an economist and a securities lawyer. We also work with the client, their accountant and their business lawyer.
We usually have a kickoff call with everybody to assign tasks so everyone gets to know each other. Everybody will send out a questionnaire to the developer and we try to go through them so that there's not a lot of overlap. Then, we make sure that people are meeting their schedules to produce what they need.