Attorney Roger A. Bernstein Interviewed by Mujer Latina USA


After a recent meeting with the Venezuelan Business Club, there was great deal of interest in the EB-5 and E-2 visa programs.

Mujer Latina USA interviewed attorney Roger A. Bernstein to discuss his viewpoints on the EB-5 visa program, which allows foreign entrepreneurs to make an investment between $500,000 and $1,000,000 in an American business, granting them permanent resident status and eventual citizenship.

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New EB-5 Opportunities in Florida


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Tapco Restaurant Group, owner and operator of  Tap 42 Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen  in Fort Lauderdale, has closed the last portion of a loan made ​​with funds from foreign investors. The 4.5 million dollar loan comes from immigrant investors applying for EB-5 visas. This investor loan allowed Tap 42 to open restaurants in Coral Gables and Boca Raton.

The loan closed in mid-April. Most of the loan was used to open Tap 42 in Boca Raton, which opened in July 2015. The rest of the loan helped open the third Tap 42 in Coral Cables which recently celebrated its opening.

This investment opportunity is attractive to Latin American investors looking to gain American residence. Seeing the economies of their countries struggling, especially in Venezuela and Brazil, EB-5 visas are one of the fastest ways to move to the United States. Under this visa, a foreigner who invests $500,000 in a project or business that creates jobs for local workers, can become a permanent resident of the USA and eventually American citizen. The opportunity to invest in the USA also offers these investors a way to preserve and grow their capital in a more stable economy.

“American Life Investments LLC is the regional center promoting Tap 42 as an investment opportunity for investors applying for the EB-5 visa,” said Roger A. Bernstein, managing partner of the regional center based in Miami.

“Today, this regional center is sponsoring a second loan with EB-5 funds to help Tap 42 to open four new restaurants in South Florida,” Bernstein said. The goal is to provide Tap 42 with a loan of up to $10 million to bring the gastropub to South Beach, downtown Miami, Aventura and West Palm Beach.

“These investors carefully analyzed the opportunity before investing in Tap 42 and realized that this is a successful company with a strong expansion plan and a group of experienced managers,” Roger Bernstein said. “Most importantly, this expansion will create many job opportunities, which is essential for American citizenship under the EB-5 program.”

Doug Rudolph, CEO of Tap 42 said, “This loan is also very attractive because the interest rate is 6 percent, relatively less expensive than a conventional loan.” Rudolph has over 30 years of experience in this business.


For the full, original article (in Spanish), click here. Interview On How To Select An EB-5 Regional Center—Part III

Miami, Florida

Part III of my interview with can now be viewed online. During this part of the interview, I address what investors must understand when selecting an EB-5 regional center and the important questions they should consider before moving ahead:

“What is the general partner’s experience in managing multi-million dollar projects? What projects has the partner successfully completed in the past? Make certain that the regional center has a familiarity with the EB-5 program and understands its responsibility to complete the project and create the requisite jobs.”

You can read part III of my interview by clicking here. If you would like to read part I, please visit this link. Part II can be read here.


Follow me on Medium: @RogerABernstein and Google+ for more news on the EB-5 Visa. Interview About EB-5 Regional Centers In South Florida — Part II

Miami, Florida

The second part of my interview with has been published online. During the interview, I speak about the increasing influence of EB-5 Regional Centers in South Florida. I also address American Life Investments, LLC, a Regional Center that sponsors the project for the CCCC Miami Towers.

“…our role is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal regulations and program rules. American Life Investments will also oversee all administrative matters involving the maintenance and compliance of the Regional Center, under USCIS guidelines.”

You can read the interview by visiting this link. If you haven’t read the first part, please click here.

You can ask me EB-5 questions on Quora where I’d be happy to respond. Don’t forget to follow me on Google+ for EB-5 Visa updates. Exclusive Interview About EB-5 Regional Centers

Miami, FL

This week published an exclusive interview with yours truly regarding the impact of EB-5 Regional Centers in Miami and why they remain unknown to some people. During the interview, I also explained how these Regional Centers work:

“EB-5 regional centers are entities regulated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service that serve as the conduits of foreign investment.”

We heard the great news last month when the EB-5 Investor Visa Program was extended through September 2016. In other words, this is an exciting time for foreign investors to take part in the program with the help of these EB-5 Regional Centers.

Click here to read this exclusive interview. Please follow me on Google+ for EB-5 Visa news.