Catherine DeBono Holmes

Chair of JMBM’s Investment Capital Law Group

Catherine DeBono Holmes

Catherine DeBono Holmes is the chair of JMBM’s Investment Capital Law Group, and publisher of the Investment Law Blog. She specializes in EB-5 immigrant investment offerings and hotel and real estate transactions made by Chinese investors in the U.S. Within the Investment Capital Law Group, Cathy focuses on business formations for entrepreneurs, private securities offerings, structuring and offering of private investment funds, and business and regulatory matters for investment bankers, investment advisers, securities broker-dealers and real estate/mortgage brokers. She has practiced law at JMBM for more than 30 years. Contact Cathy at [email protected] or 310.201.3553.

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EB-5 Alert: SEC Order Against Ireeco For Acting As An Unregistered Broker For EB-5 Investment Transactions Provides Guidance For Eb-5 Marketing Arrangements

On June 23, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it had entered into an Offer of Settlement with Ireeco, LLC and Ireeco Limited, finding that their activities constituted a violation of Section 15(a)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") because they acted without registration as a broker-dealer with the SEC.

EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development

For EB-5 financing of hotel projects, proving that new jobs will be created requires evidence that there is a market demand for an additional hotel in the local market. The basic requirement for any EB-5 financing is to show that a project will create at least 10 new jobs per EB-5 investor.

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