EB-5 Investor Representation/ General Counsel to JCE

Consulted entities in the due-diligence investigation of a Florida-based EB-5 visa program. Served as focal point of contact between the struggling JCE and its African, Russian, Chinese, Venezuelan and British investors, and developed visual memoranda to help investors and their counsel understand the structure and intricacy of the program. Also served as general counsel to the JCE to collaborate with state and federal authorities, including the SEC. Thereafter, helped structure “white-knight” investment to salvage job-creation requirements.

General Counsel to Publicly Traded Investment  Banking Firm

Structured privately-traded investment banking firm and represented the firm in several matters, including the structuring of debt facility to a merchant cash advancing firm located in Manhattan. 

Medical Waste-Management Program for Luanda-Based Firm

Developed written policies and procedures for one of Angola's largest waste-management providers for the disposal of medical, biohazardous waste. Challenges included the disposal of medical waste in rural areas. Policies and procedures were based on best practices, as developed by the US-based CDC, EPA, NIH and OSHA.

Minority Shareholder Oppression/
Derivative Action

Successfully represented minority shareholder against frivolous accusations brought by majority shareholder for breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, fraud and other matters. Case involved the joint venture of several healthcare-related entities. Client was awarded over $80,000.00 in attorneys fees. (Case pending appeal.)

ZPIC/UPIC Audit
Home Health Agency

Represented home health agency against fraud, waste and abuse accusations relating to Medicare and Medicaid claims processing through all five (5) appeal levels (redetermination, reconsideration, ALJ hearing, MAC review and judicial review in federal district court).

General Counsel, Business-Legal
Due Diligence

Served as general counsel to Houston-based private investment firm. Frequently traveled to perform due diligence on target investments and to structure and close transactions. Experience extends to finance, energy, commodities, franchising and international transactions involving the procurement of heavy machinery and equipment.

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