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.

Find out what Roger Bernstein said in the original article.

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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.

Expert Advice for Brazilian Investors & Entrepreneurs from Attorney Roger Bernstein

BERNSTEIN OSBERG-BRAUN, PL is pleased to announce that Attorney Roger A. Bernstein, Managing Partner, will be in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, June 13th through June 20th.  Our globally recognized law firm invites you to attend free seminars designed for Brazilian investors and entrepreneurs.  Attorney Bernstein will be speaking at these seminars to discuss individual immigration options including the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a proven and experienced EB-5 expert.

Presentations will also be made by Joe Sloboda, Chief Operating Officer of American Life Investments LLC, on Tap 42 Gastropub.  Tap 42 is a restaurant, bar and social experience, that has been highly successful in the U.S. market and provides a sustainable EB-5 investment opportunity.  Mr. Sloboda brings over twenty years of hospitality development experience to American Life Investments, LLC.

To provide further details on U.S. real estate transactions, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from Attorney Rafael De Araujo.  Attorney De Araujo has dual citizenship in both Brazil and the United States and is intimately familiar with the nuances of international real estate transactions.

An informational flyer detailing the program and panel members for both the Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro events can be obtained by clicking on this link.

If there is interest in consultations with either Attorney Bernstein or De Araujo or Joe Sloboda, please e-mail;; or

Attorney Roger A. Bernstein Discusses Chinese Investors in the South Florida Real Estate Market

Chinese Investors in South Florida

In the most recent edition of The Real Deal Magazine, local immigration attorney, Roger A. Bernstein weighs in on Chinese Investors in the South Florida marketplace. Bernstein, owner of American Life Investments, an EB-5 Regional Center that finds investors for development projects, said that wealthy Chinese investors are just beginning to see Miami as an attractive location to invest their money. He believes that Da Tang and CCCC are going to encourage other Chinese developers to follow suit, noting that those developers, in turn, will attract Chinese real estate buyers. Bernstein said that the federal visa program “really creates a bridge between China and Miami. While the buying of a condo is not tied to EB-5 investments, investors making a loan to the developer for construction could possibly have an option to buy condos in the building. The condos are also being marketed in China.”

Bernstein believes that adding a Chinese buying market to South Florida’s real estate industry lessens the risk of volatility in Latin America and Europe, leading to an economic slowdown in the tri-county region.

“I think it’s a great thing for South Florida to have different, strong foreign groups investing in this marketplace. You will have a better economy and a healthier real estate market.”

Click here for the full article in The Real Deal Magazine.


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