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NCCBA Business and Investment Forum

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

$20.00 - $40.00

Critical Considerations for Doing Business and
Making Investments in NC


~ Breakfast and Lunch will be provided ~
~ 精美早餐及午餐提供 ~


* How buyers of assets and businesses protect themselves individually from personal liability to creditors
* How to buy and sell distressed businesses during bankruptcy
* Key considerations in real estate acquisitions for users and investors
* Commercial real estate current market trends and future opportunities
* 2017 Income Tax Updates and Common Tax Issues for Foreign Inbound Investment in the US
1. 买卖公司财产和生意如何保护个人免于债务责任
2. 如何购买和出售倒闭的不良资产
3. 商业房地产购买过程中最关键考虑事项
4. 商业地产目前市场走势及未来机会所在
5. 2017年所得税新动向以及新移民投资税收考量

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Speaker introduction and presentation
11:00-12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30-2:00pm Lunch and Social
Location: 6 Davis Dr, Durham NC 27709
Fee: $20 member/$40 non-member ($20 if become member on site), Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. 精美早午餐提供。
Registration: Please register on website before 10/26/2017.Limited seats available.
Language: English and Chinese / 中英文


Terri Gardner, Partner
Terri Gardner is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in its Raleigh office and appears in Bankruptcy Courts throughout North Carolina. Terri has helped her clients in corporate reorganizations, bankruptcies, workouts, and creditors’ rights for over 20 years. She is an expert in “out of court” negotiations with creditors and represented debtors in complex chapter 11 cases involving restaurants, hotels, apartments and other industries. Terri’s awards and honors include Chambers Partners USA (2013-2017), Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh in Bankruptcy Litigation (2016), Thomson Reuters’ North Carolina “Super Lawyers,” Bankruptcy Law (2007-2017).

Frank Monaco, Senior Managing Director
Frank Monaco has a certification in business bankruptcy and over 35 years of direct experience in this field, including representing debtors, creditor committees, individual creditors, and other interest holders, including secured lenders, indenture trustees, government agencies, trade creditors, equipment lessors, landlords, asset purchasers, bondholders, and stockholders. Frank has been a Chapter 11 trustee, liquidating trustee, and discovery master. Frank is also a certified mediator and has resolved over 100 disputes in the District Court in Delaware, and as an arbitrator in Delaware Superior Court. Frank recently joined Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown, a law firm in Delaware and currently work for both firms.

Billie Redmond, Founder and CEO
Billie Redmond is the Founder and CEO of TradeMark Properties. TradeMark Properties provides leasing, sales and property management services to their clients to maximize the value of their real estate investments and business objectives. Named one of the Top 20 CEO’s in the Triangle in 2016 by Triangle Business Journal, Billie also received the Pillar Award at their 2015 SPACE Awards and Triangle Business Journal Legacy Award in 2011 which recognizes leaders who have helped shape the Triangle through their business and community endeavors. Billie was named Realtor of the year by the Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors in 2006 and received Lifetime Achievement award for Women in Business by Triangle Business Journal in 2008.

Maggie Quan, Director of Asian Investor Services
Maggie Quan specializes in commercial real estate sales advisory services ($1M-20M) with extensive knowledge in due diligence underwriting, commercial loan consulting, land and new construction planning and government relations. Maggie is an acclaimed full-time commercial broker among Chinese community and is one of the highest producing brokers in her company this year. Maggie works closely and has already helped numerous local, national and international investors and business owners with their real estate acquisition, disposition and new construction needs. Maggie has a BS from Peking University in China and a PhD from Duke University.

Stella Chen, Senior Manager
Stella Chen has over 15 years’ experience in public accounting serving both foreign and domestic companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing & distribution, agriculture, construction, real estate and private equity funds. Stella assists clients in such areas as international and domestic tax compliance and consulting, tax provision services, business entity structuring and planning, and tax due diligence services. During her career, Stella has helped many businesses navigate the complex tax and accounting issues associated with mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. Stella has also been serving foreign inbound investment and transactions, as well as tax planning for foreign nationals and expatriates.


October 28
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
$20.00 - $40.00




Alexandria Real Estate Campus (former The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences)
6 Davis Dr
Durham, NC 27709 United States
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DISCLAIMER: North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA ) does not give legal, tax, economic, or investment advice. NCCBA disclaims all liability for the action or inaction taken or not taken as a result of communications from or to its members, officers, directors, employees and contractors. Each person should consult their own counsel, accountant and other advisors as to legal, tax, economic, investment, and related matters concerning Real Estate and other investments. No sales or advertisement of individual company’s product should be solicited at any NCCBA event.