Question: How can I verify the legitimacy of a direct investment broker?
Question Detail: I have been approached by a U.S. company wishing to raise funds for my company through direct EB-5 investments, and I wanted to see if there are any ways to determine their legitimacy in regards to USCIS or any other governing bodies. Is there an avenue to verify a company representing "direct" non-regional center investments for domestic companies?
The first question to ask is whether the broker is licensed. If not, the information you receive should be construed as informational only and not as an advertisement soliciting for any particular purpose or product.
It has been my personal experience that the world is full of “consultants” who, for a fee, want to advise a new enterprise on how to raise funds but, unfortunately, produce invoices but no investment funds By contrast a direct EB5 investment may be beneficial for an eligible new or troubled business enterprise. The first question is whether your business enterprise is eligible and that is a legal question. You need an attorney who practices with EB5 direct investments to aid you in making that initial determination.
Good wishes to you.If you need additional information, I would be pleased to aid you.