EB5 Capital Announces Lulu Gordon as General Counsel
Bethesda, MD, August 19, 2015 – EB5 Capital announced that Leslie (Lulu) Gordon, Esq. is serving as the firm’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. With over 25 years of experience in law and finance, Ms. Gordon oversees the firm's legal affairs including offerings, contracts, compliance and outside counsel. She also manages project filings, investor reporting, and other operational functions for the firm. She is admitted to practice law in both California and New York, holds Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, and operates out of EB5’s San Francisco office.
Prior to joining the team at EB5 Capital, Ms. Gordon practiced with Shea & Gould; McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen; and Wilson Sonsini. She also held senior positions in private equity and wealth management, including serving as a Managing Director at Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Ms. Gordon serves on the Board of Directors of Enterprise for High School Students, a non-profit focused on job skills training for high school students.
“Having an in-house general counsel furthers our commitment to best-in-class business practices,” said Angelique (Angel) Brunner, Founder & President of EB5 Capital. “Lulu brings outstanding legal and business acumen, along with a wealth of experience in private equity real estate investment. Her dynamic leadership will anchor our growing West Coast office and support our entire team.”
“The judgment and counsel of a knowledgeable and seasoned attorney like Ms. Gordon, who understands the EB-5 program, the needs of investors, and the intricacies of SEC regulations, is invaluable,” said Stephen Mansfield, Managing Partner of Akin Gump’s San Francisco office.
EB5 Capital connects qualified investors with prominent real estate development partners to finance high-quality mixed-use, hospitality, and residential development projects that fulfill the mission of the U.S. government’s EB-5 Visa Program. Under the Program, foreign (international) investors can qualify for permanent U.S. residency by investing in new business enterprises that create jobs for U.S. workers. The program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
EB5 Capital owns and operates USCIS-designated Regional Centers in multiple states, most notably Washington, D.C., California, and New York, with 10 current and completed projects and four more in the pre-development phase. EB5 Capital has raised funds from foreign investors in nearly 50 countries, maintaining a 100% approval rate for all past investor visa petitions. EB5 Capital is one of only a handful of Regional Centers that has returned capital to investors across multiple transactions. This success comes from working with experienced development partners, using rigorous due diligence standards to select projects, and investing in strong real estate markets.
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