PRACTICE AREAs

EB-5 Offerings


All successful EB-5 projects require an experienced team and a leader of that team to manage the EB-5 process. Torres Law, along with its network of top EB-5 professionals, stands ready to help with any EB-5 project. The required professionals include:

  • Matter of Ho Business Plan Writer
  • Economist
  • Immigration Counsel
  • Corporate and Securities Counsel
  • Project Specific Counsel (real estate, etc.)
  • Escrow Agent

We have extensive transactional law experience and have been actively engaged in the EB-5 industry over the past six years representing regional centers, projects and issuers through the corporate structuring, migration broker and offering process to maximize marketability, compliance and funding success. This is a complex area of law fraught with pitfalls, so competent guidance from experienced professionals is essential. In the EB-5 industry, we counsel clients in various areas including, but not limited to:

  • Private Placement Offering Documents
  • Regional Center Formation
  • Regional Center Affiliation Agreements
  • Migration Broker Agreements
  • Finder Agreements
  • Escrow Arrangements
  • Financing Agreements and Documentation
  • Company Formation and Deal Structuring
    • Partnership and Operating Agreements (NCE and JCE)

Securities

We represent both seasoned participants in the equity markets and those seeking to raise capital for the first time. We have successfully helped our clients raise substantial sums to fund projects in a variety of industries, including real estate, media, alternative energy, health insurance, assisted living and electronics. We have prepared numerous Reg D and Reg S offerings over the years and remain very active representing real estate investment funds and other vehicles in a variety of industries. This is a complex area of law fraught with pitfalls, so competent guidance from experienced professionals is essential. Our experience in the following areas has proven to be an invaluable asset to our clients:

  • Private Placements (PPMs, Plans, Summaries)
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Angel and Friends/Family Financing
  • Debt Issuances
  • EB-5 Investment

Corporate and Business Transactions

Whether it is starting a new company, be it a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, merging and/or partnering with another business, buying and/or selling entities or equity interests, we have provided sound counsel to our clients over the last 29 years. Having served as inside General Counsel for public and private entities, both large and small, we bring an understanding to our clients’ needs and expectations that is often missed by other professionals lacking our “inside” perspective. As such, we are often asked to serve as “outside” general counsel for a variety of businesses.  We also represent sizable entities and high net worth individuals in a variety of commercial matters. We counsel on general business matters, such as:

  • Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Secured and Unsecured Lending
    • Business Sales
    • Distressed Debt Transactions
  • Technology and E-Commerce
    • Intellectual Property Licensing
    • Product Development and Manufacturing
    • Terms of Use and Privacy Policies
  • Manufacturing (toys, circuit boards, HF equipment)
    • Manufacturing Agreements
    • Product License Agreements
  • Company Formation and Structuring
    • Corporations
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Partnerships
    • Domestic and International Joint Ventures
  • Contracts and General Transactions
    • International Transactions
    • Pre-Bankruptcy Restructuring and Workouts
    • Real Estate and Leasing
    • Joint Ventures and Investment Partnerships
    • Employment and Severance
    • Independent Contractors
    • Nondisclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
    • Franchising

Media and Entertainment

We have significant experience in the media and entertainment industries. We have assisted our clients in the negotiation and preparation of many media related matters, including program production, licensing, distribution and cable and television affiliation agreements. We represent television stations, production companies and several top Spanish-language television personalities. Our experience in the media and entertainment industries includes the following matters:

  • Series Production
  • Cable Affiliation
  • Programming
  • Licensing
  • Talent

Cuba Practice

With the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, Cuba’s recent enactment of its new Foreign Investment Act and the creation of the “special development zone” in the Port of Mariel, numerous business opportunities are now available to U.S. investors interested in entering the Cuban market. We also counsel foreign entities that are involved in Cuba business on potential implications of U.S. law. Our Cuba practice group specializes in U.S. law regarding the Cuban embargo, including the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) licensing requirements.

Our firm has also partnered with Cuba Counsel Corp. (CCC), a Cuba-focused business advisory and consulting firm. CCC is comprised of a team of professionals who are well-versed in Cuban law and work closely with Cuban liaisons and correspondents to provide clients with the tools necessary to navigate the complex business and regulatory atmosphere incident to doing business in Cuba. CCC specializes in identifying business opportunities in Cuba and providing business advisory services from market entry to project execution.

As such, our firm, jointly with CCC, offers the following services:

  • Business advisory
  • Identifying business opportunities
  • Project due diligence
  • Market entry studies
  • Business plans
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Arranging meetings with Cuban officials
  • Forming partnerships and business entities in Cuba
  • Import/Export
  • Negotiating joint ventures with Cuban entities
  • Setting up offices in Cuba
  • Project management for projects in Cuba

For additional information about Cuba Council Corp., click here:    CCC