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.


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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