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Douglas Hauer
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Doug is a Member in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice and Immigration Practice. On the corporate side, he focuses on private offerings and related securities work. Doug serves as counsel to developers and businesses seeking capital through the EB-5 investor visa program. He also counsels lenders, private equity firms and EB-5 Regional Centers on EB-5 compliance issues. In the immigration law space, Doug represents corporate, institutional and individual clients in routine and complex immigration matters. He has in-depth experience advising companies on the immigration consequences of corporate restructuring. In 2008, he counseled a leading financial institution on the immigration law aspects of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).

Doug also has experience counseling ultra high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of the US visa process, dual nationality, expatriation from the United States, and green card relinquishment. He is frequently called on by tax lawyers and accountants to resolve novel immigration issues that arise in counseling individuals on US tax compliance. He also has experience representing investors seeking permanent residence status through the EB-5 program. He has successfully counseled EB-5 investors from countries with complicated currency export and control laws such as Vietnam, Thailand, India, and Bangladesh.   

Doug serves as Co-chair of Mintz Levin’s EB-5 Financing Practice and is also active in the firm's International Practice.

BIO

Doug is a Member in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice and Immigration Practice. On the corporate side, he focuses on private offerings and related securities work. Doug serves as counsel to developers and businesses seeking capital from offshore sources including through the EB-5 investor visa program. He also works with entrepreneurs, new ventures and established businesses on setting up operations in the US, providing advice on entity formation and on the legal risks of expanding into the US. In the immigration law space, Doug represents corporate, institutional, and individual clients in routine and complex immigration matters. He has in-depth experience advising companies on the immigration consequences of corporate restructuring, as well as representing clients in immigration-related investigations involving the US DOL, USCIS and FBI. Doug frequently speaks, writes and is often quoted in the press about immigration, corporate and securities law, and foreign investment.

Mentions

  • “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway!” SEC Again Uses Its Power To Freeze An Alleged EB-5 Scam
  • Getting Ready for Change in the EB-5 Ecosystem
  • 3 Ways To Prepare For The EB-5 Regional Center Audits
  • EB-5 Will Likely Be Extended as Part of Continuing Resolution Through December 9, 2016
  • EB-5 Investor Visa Program Again Facing Prospect of Expiring for Third Time in 12 Months
  • EB-5 Reauthorization Heading into Lame Duck Session of Congress
  • EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Offers Technical Language Resource to Lawmakers
  • NASAA Publishes Fraud Alert for EB-5 Investors
  • Three Immigration Lawyers Sanctioned by the SEC for Brokering EB-5 Investments
  • I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: Thousands of EB-5 Investors in Limbo at USCIS
  • I-526 Processing Delays Expected to Continue into 2017
  • State gives EB-5 re-approvals to SouthFace Village at Okemo
  • Okemo receives DFR approval for EB-5 project
  • Securities Law Risk Mitigation in EB-5 Offerings
  • SEC Nabs Immigration Lawyers Acting as Unregistered Brokers, Orders Fines and Disgorgement
  • EB-5 Investors: Expect More Hassles Entering the United States
  • Borrowers in EB-5 Deals Not Insulated from Securities Litigation by the SEC
  • Securities Law Risk Mitigation In EB-5 Offerings
  • Limiting Securities Litigation Risks in EB-5 Offerings: What Regional Centers and Issuers Need to Know
  • SEC freezes assets of EB-5 Asset Manager LLC and Alleged Fraudster Lin Zhong
  • Don’t End Up on a USCIS List of Terminated EB-5 Regional Centers: Be Creative and on Time with your I-924A Filing 
  • Life is Larger than Fiction in EB-5 Litigation: SEC Moves For Asset Freeze, Accounting, and Receiver Appointment in Civil Fraud Action in Florida
  • EB-5 due diligence matters: industry at point of inflection regarding securities compliance
  • “Minor securities law violations in EB-5 deals don’t matter!” Nothing could be further from the truth!
  • GAO Report on EB-5 a Possible Blueprint for Lawmakers and New Legislation
  • EB-5 Financing Matters: 5 Things The Wall Street Journal Did Not Mention about Real Estate Finance and the EB-5 Program
  • Expansion of Issuer Liability for Crowdfunding: What Might this Mean for the EB-5 Industry
  • Failure to Investigate Could Mean “Game-Set-and-Match” for EB-5 Investors: SEC Case against Brother-in-Law of Tennis Star Andre Aggasi Shows Risk for Would-be Immigrant Investors
  • EB-5 Processing Times: Continued Delays with I-526, I-829 and I-924 Adjudications
  • Inglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully Sourced Funds Can Taint EB-5 Investments and Result in Forfeiture Actions
  • Inglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully sourced funds can taint EB-5 investments and result in forfeiture actions
  • Filing EB-5 exemplar petitions before September 30, 2015: strategic considerations
  • Potential FCPA landmines selling EB-5 deals abroad through intermediaries
  • Regulation S Safe Harbor in EB-5 offerings
  • SEC charges “Which EB-5″ owners with securities law violations
  • Sunlight is the best disinfectant: SEC charges oil company for fraud on EB-5 investors
  • Recent SEC action against Luca Funds highlights perils of EB-5 deals for investors
  • EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Proposed Legislative Reforms
  • FINRA Provides Guidance on the Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements in the EB-5 Context
  • EB-5 Funding: A Possible Financing Option for Commercial Ventures Undertaken by Colleges and Universities
  • Unregistered Broker-Dealers: Risky Business for EB-5 Developers

News & Updates

“The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway!” SEC Again Uses Its Power To Freeze An Alleged EB-5 Scam
“The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway!” ...
Like Elsa, the Princess in Disney...
 October 11, 2017
Getting Ready for Change in the EB-5 Ecosystem
Getting Ready for Change in the EB-5 ...
As we head into the summer, there...
 June 02, 2017
3 Ways To Prepare For The EB-5 Regional Center Audits
3 Ways To Prepare For The EB-5 Region...
With U.S. Citizenship and Immigra...
 March 31, 2017
EB-5 Will Likely Be Extended as Part of Continuing Resolution Through December 9, 2016
EB-5 Will Likely Be Extended as Part ...
This afternoon, a draft of the Co...
 September 22, 2016
EB-5 Investor Visa Program Again Facing Prospect of Expiring for Third Time in 12 Months
EB-5 Investor Visa Program Again Faci...
In a virtual repeat of events one...
 September 21, 2016
EB-5 Reauthorization Heading into Lame Duck Session of Congress
EB-5 Reauthorization Heading into Lam...
The extension of the reauthorizat...
 September 01, 2016
EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Offers Technical Language Resource to Lawmakers
EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Offers...
Check out what’s new in the EB-5 ...
 August 29, 2016
NASAA Publishes Fraud Alert for EB-5 Investors
NASAA Publishes Fraud Alert for EB-5 ...
Recently, the North American Secu...
 August 26, 2016
Three Immigration Lawyers Sanctioned by the SEC for Brokering EB-5 Investments
Three Immigration Lawyers Sanctioned ...
The Securities and Exchange Commi...
 August 24, 2016
I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: Thousands of EB-5 Investors in Limbo at USCIS
I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: T...
On August 11, 2016, USCIS publish...
 August 18, 2016
I-526 Processing Delays Expected to Continue into 2017
I-526 Processing Delays Expected to C...
According to data recently suppli...
 August 02, 2016
State gives EB-5 re-approvals to SouthFace Village at Okemo
State gives EB-5 re-approvals to Sout...
The Department of Financial Regul...
 July 21, 2016
Okemo receives DFR approval for EB-5 project
Okemo receives DFR approval for EB-5 ...
SouthFace Village at Okemo, an EB...
 July 15, 2016
Securities Law Risk Mitigation in EB-5 Offerings
Securities Law Risk Mitigation in EB-...
EB-5 regional centers and issuers...
 December 14, 2015
SEC Nabs Immigration Lawyers Acting as Unregistered Brokers, Orders Fines and Disgorgement
SEC Nabs Immigration Lawyers Acting a...
In 2012, we wrote about therisky ...
 December 08, 2015
EB-5 Investors: Expect More Hassles Entering the United States
EB-5 Investors: Expect More Hassles E...
The recent attacks in Paris and S...
 December 07, 2015
Borrowers in EB-5 Deals Not Insulated from Securities Litigation by the SEC
Borrowers in EB-5 Deals Not Insulated...
While issuers and regional center...
 December 01, 2015
Securities Law Risk Mitigation In EB-5 Offerings
Securities Law Risk Mitigation In EB-...
EB-5 regional centers and issuers...
 December 01, 2015
Limiting Securities Litigation Risks in EB-5 Offerings: What Regional Centers and Issuers Need to Know
Limiting Securities Litigation Risks ...
The flurry of federal suits filed...
 November 30, 2015
SEC freezes assets of EB-5 Asset Manager LLC and Alleged Fraudster Lin Zhong
SEC freezes assets of EB-5 Asset Mana...
For alleged EB-5 fraudster Lin Zh...
 November 20, 2015
Don’t End Up on a USCIS List of Terminated EB-5 Regional Centers: Be Creative and on Time with your I-924A Filing 
Don’t End Up on a USCIS List of Termi...
USCIS updated its online list of ...
 November 05, 2015
Life is Larger than Fiction in EB-5 Litigation: SEC Moves For Asset Freeze, Accounting, and Receiver Appointment in Civil Fraud Action in Florida
Life is Larger than Fiction in EB-5 L...
What do a $175,000 Sea Ray yacht,...
 November 04, 2015
EB-5 due diligence matters: industry at point of inflection regarding securities compliance
EB-5 due diligence matters: industry ...
Private placement offerings are a...
 November 03, 2015
“Minor securities law violations in EB-5 deals don’t matter!” Nothing could be further from the truth!
“Minor securities law violations in E...
Issuers of EB-5 securities are of...
 September 28, 2015
GAO Report on EB-5 a Possible Blueprint for Lawmakers and New Legislation
GAO Report on EB-5 a Possible Bluepri...
There is speculation on the Hill ...
 September 17, 2015
EB-5 Financing Matters: 5 Things The Wall Street Journal Did Not Mention about Real Estate Finance and the EB-5 Program
EB-5 Financing Matters: 5 Things The ...
The Wall Street Journal recently ...
 September 11, 2015
Expansion of Issuer Liability for Crowdfunding: What Might this Mean for the EB-5 Industry
Expansion of Issuer Liability for Cro...
Section 4A(c) of the Securities A...
 September 02, 2015
Failure to Investigate Could Mean “Game-Set-and-Match” for EB-5 Investors: SEC Case against Brother-in-Law of Tennis Star Andre Aggasi Shows Risk for Would-be Immigrant Investors
Failure to Investigate Could Mean “Ga...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
 August 31, 2015
EB-5 Processing Times: Continued Delays with I-526, I-829 and I-924 Adjudications
EB-5 Processing Times: Continued Dela...
On August 3, 2015, United States ...
 August 06, 2015
Inglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully Sourced Funds Can Taint EB-5 Investments and Result in Forfeiture Actions
Inglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully Sou...
Last month, the United States Dis...
 July 29, 2015
Inglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully sourced funds can taint EB-5 investments and result in forfeiture actions
Inglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully sou...
Last month, the United States Dis...
 July 28, 2015
Filing EB-5 exemplar petitions before September 30, 2015: strategic considerations
Filing EB-5 exemplar petitions before...
Change is on the EB-5 horizon. Wi...
 July 25, 2015
Potential FCPA landmines selling EB-5 deals abroad through intermediaries
Potential FCPA landmines selling EB-5...
The Securities and Exchange Commi...
 July 21, 2015
Regulation S Safe Harbor in EB-5 offerings
Regulation S Safe Harbor in EB-5 offe...
Recently, a question about Regula...
 July 16, 2015
SEC charges “Which EB-5″ owners with securities law violations
SEC charges “Which EB-5″ owners with ...
On June 23, 2015,the Securities a...
 July 13, 2015
Sunlight is the best disinfectant: SEC charges oil company for fraud on EB-5 investors
Sunlight is the best disinfectant: SE...
In a recent action, SEC v.Luca In...
 July 13, 2015
Recent SEC action against Luca Funds highlights perils of EB-5 deals for investors
Recent SEC action against Luca Funds ...
Here is a summary of the claims b...
 July 13, 2015
EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Proposed Legislative Reforms
EB-5 Program Reauthorization: Propose...
Created by the Immigration Act of...
 July 09, 2015
FINRA Provides Guidance on the Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements in the EB-5 Context
FINRA Provides Guidance on the Applic...
In an interpretive letter to a br...
 September 16, 2013
EB-5 Funding: A Possible Financing Option for Commercial Ventures Undertaken by Colleges and Universities
EB-5 Funding: A Possible Financing Op...
Universities and colleges seeking...
 July 24, 2013
Unregistered Broker-Dealers: Risky Business for EB-5 Developers
Unregistered Broker-Dealers: Risky Bu...
Paying referral or finder’s fees ...
 August 07, 2012

Updates 41

Failure to Investigate Could Mean “Game-Set-and-Match” for EB-5 Investors: SEC Case against Brother-in-Law of Tennis Star Andre Aggasi Shows Risk for Would-be Immigrant Investors
Failure to Investigate Could Mean “Ga...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
 August 31, 2015
EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Offers Technical Language Resource to Lawmakers
EB-5 Securities Law Roundtable Offers...
Check out what’s new in the EB-5 ...
 August 29, 2016
Getting Ready for Change in the EB-5 Ecosystem
Getting Ready for Change in the EB-5 ...
As we head into the summer, there...
 June 02, 2017
I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: Thousands of EB-5 Investors in Limbo at USCIS
I-829 Delays Reach All-Time Record: T...
On August 11, 2016, USCIS publish...
 August 18, 2016

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