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china green agriculture logoCHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE (CGA: NYSE/AMEX; http://www.cgagri.com/)
Chine Green Agriculture researches, develops, produces, markets and distributes Humic Acid organic liquid compound fertilizer (“HA organic liquid compound fertilizer”). Humic Acid is one of the major constituents of organic matter in balanced fertile soil, making a vital contribution to soil quality. Humic acid is a soil conditioner, that promotes the development of root systems, seed germination, overall plant development, health, and overall appearance. No known synthetic material can match humic acid's effectiveness and versatility. It has the capacity to return baron, bleached soil back to full fertility. We provided business analysis and capital markets advisory services to the company in connection with a capital raise of $20.5 million.

fangxing pharma logoFANGXING PHARMA INC. (http://www.fangxingpharm.com/)
Fangxing Pharma Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Shandong, China that develops, manufactures and markets Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (“API”) and API pharmaceutical intermediates for both human and animal applications. Currently, Fangxing has developed 19 products which it sells to an industrial client base. This impressive product portfolio including 12 chemically synthesized Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients that are used by third parties in the manufacture of their finished pharmaceutical products, and 7 API pharmaceutical intermediates that are used for the processing of API’s. The company’s manufacturing facility is in compliance with ISO 9001 quality control standards. We provided business analysis and capital markets advisory services to the company.

kid castle logoKID CASTLE EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION (KDCE.PK; www.kidcastle.com)
Kid Castle is a leading provider in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “ China ”) and Republic of China (“ROC” or “Taiwan”) of English-language instruction and educational services to children for whom Chinese is the primary language. Their focus is on children between two and twelve years old. In 2006, Kid Castle taught or provided educational materials for approximately 1,000,000 students at over 5,350 locations through our franchise and cooperative school operations. The company went public in the US in 2003.

sunrise real estate group logoSUNRISE REAL ESTATE GROUP (SRRE.OB; www.sunrise.sh)
Sunrise Real Estate Group, Inc. (SRRE) through its subsidiaries is engaged in property brokerage services, real estate marketing services, property leasing services and property management services in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Sunrise Real Estate Development Group, Inc., (CY-SRRE), LIN RAY YANG Enterprise, Ltd., (LRY) are the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company. The major part of its existing revenue comes from commission-based services. Commission based services refer to marketing and sales agency operations, which provide the services such as: Integrated Marketing Planning, Advertising Planning and Execution, and Sales Planning and Execution. The company went public in the US in 2004.

boai pharma technology logoBOAI PHARMA
BoAi Pharma Technology Co. Ltd. (“BoAi”) is a fast-growing and prosperous wholesaler and distributor of both prescription and OTC drugs, and also medical supplies to hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and wholesalers across the Tianjin metropolis and the prosperous eastern provinces of China. BoAi Pharma also develops and manufactures their own selection of high-margin Modernized Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), which they combine with their distribution strengths to gain maximum profit and channel control. We provided business analysis and capital markets advisory services to the company.

weifang donghang precision machinery logoWEIFANG DONGHANG PRECISION MACHINERY CO. LTD.
WeiFang DongHang Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. (DongHang), located in WeiFang City, Shandong Province, is one of the leading manufacturers of offset printing presses and flexographic printing presses in China. They are engaged primarily in the research, development, production and distribution of printing press equipment to a strong PR China market and a growing international client base. For more information visit http://www.china-donghang.com.

at&t logoATT CORPORATE CENTER – CHICAGO ILLINOIS
After divestiture of the Regional Bell Operating Centers in the mid eighties, AT&T embarked on an ambitious undertaking to consolidate disparate operations into larger collocated facilities that could also add shareholder value during the real estate boom taking place in the United States at that time. In the capacity as project manager, OPA Principal Richard Marks was directly responsible for facilitating and executing the planning, selection and development of the $650 million dollar joint venture between AT&T and the private developer.

at&t logoAT&T REGIONAL OPERATIONS CENTER – PLEASONTON CALIFORNIA
After divestiture of the Regional Bell Operating Centers in the mid eighties, AT&T embarked on an ambitious undertaking to consolidate disparate operations into larger collocated facilities that could also add shareholder value during the real estate boom taking place in the United States at that time. In his capacity as project manager, OPA Principal Richard Marks was directly responsible for facilitating and executing the planning, selection and development of the $350 million dollar joint venture with the Prudential Insurance Company of America.

at&t logoATT GATEWAY CENTER – SEATTLE WASHINGTON
After divestiture of the Regional Bell Operating Centers in the mid-eighties, AT&T embarked on an ambitious undertaking to consolidate disparate operations into larger collocated facilities that could also add shareholder value during the real estate boom taking place in the United States at that time. In his capacity as project manager, OPA Principal Richard Marks was directly responsible for facilitating and executing the planning, selection and development of the $150 million dollar project that became a pioneering model for commercial property shared appreciation leasehold transactions.

canary coal logoCANARY COAL
Canary Coal, LLC, is a West Virginia limited liability company that is planning to purchase several operating coal mines and coal reserves in Fayette and Nicholas Counties, West Virginia (the “Properties”) which are being controlled by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. OPA Principals are assisting the Canary Coal executive management team with developing the business planning, obtaining the financing to purchase the asset(s), expand the mining activities that are currently being conducted, complete permitting on those parcels that have substantial reserves and put those additional parcels into production over the next three years. OPA also developed the OPA ProFormaForecaster™ investment driver and yield advantage assessment tool that enables one to demonstrate the company’s attractiveness to investors, even in a downturn in the energy sector. Once the acquisition is completed, Canary Coal will create 80-140 new jobs in West Virginia over an 18 month period.

avazzia logoAVAZZIA
Avazzia, Inc. is a developer and distributor of specialty medical devices for the treatment of chronic pain. The Company was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 2004. AVAZZIA currently has nine products that provide non-pharmaceutical treatment of chronic pain. AVAZZIA products use patent pending BESTTM technology (Biofeedback Electro Stimulation Technology). Four patents have been filed to protect the company’s intellectual property. The company also offers products to improve the effectiveness and ease by which AVAZZIA devices can deliver pain management and treatment.

department of homeland security logoFUSION CENTER DEVELOPMENT-DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Mr. Marks is one of the conceptual architects and administrators of the Secure Community Network (www.scnus.org), a not-for-profit organization which functions as a homeland security capacity builder for organized faith based communities to identify threats and protect their interests across North America. The center, which also serves as a model for the nonprofit sector, is recognized by federal, state and local law enforcement officials as the preeminent fusion center of its kind.

equinal productionsEQUINAL PRODUCTIONS
OPA principal Richard Marks has served as an Executive Producer and advisor for pioneering broadcasts of elite equestrian events. Drawing upon his early experiences while working as an apprentice for Jackie Gleason Enterprises during the golden age of network broadcast television, the production company he now counsels, Equinal Productions LLC, successfully produced and televised the first series of elite equestrian events for high definition broadcast. As a result of the successful distribution of equestrian related events, the company has fielded requests from cable and network broadcasters to provide supplemental events that will be attractive to the segmented markets now converging television, the Internet and hand-held devices.