EB-5 Investor Based Immigration: A Two-Hour Introduction

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Investment (Employment) Based Immigration: EB-5, created by the Immigration Act of 1990, provides a unique opportunity for foreign nationals to invest in companies in the United States and acquire permanent resident status for themselves and their dependents.

This 2.5 hour introduction to EB-5 begins with an overview of the law and process, discusses the teams of people that are required to make it all happen. The program also discusses the economics related to EB-5 and project considerations, such as the direct v. recional center model and the equity v. loan model.

The program is designed to give you a broad picture of the process. For a comprehensive and in-depth look at EB-5 that transverses beginning – advanced concepts, see our full two day conference recording here.

Faculty includes a stellar line-up of EB-5 immigration attorneys, Regional Center representatives, economists and CPAs, and international business attorneys.

Who should order the audio program? This program is excellent for anyone new to the area of EB-5 or thinking of getting into it. This includes immigration attorneys, real estate attorneys and commercial brokers, general business attorneys, developers, franchise attorneys or any other attorney or non-attorney considering this EB-5.

This program was recorded in 2015.


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What You Will Learn

EB-5 Immigration Basics 

  • Introducing it/ Historical overview of the program
  • What it is
  • What it means
  • Three main issues:
    • Invest
    • New Commercial Enterprise
    • Create 10 full time, permanent jobs for U.S. workers
  • Targeted Employment Area
  • Definitions of Direct, Regional Center and Pooled Direct
  • Process and timing
    • I-526
    • Immigrant Visa/Adjustment of Status
    • I-829

The Right Team – Who Needs to be Part of the Process

  • EB-5 Team and roles explanations

Economic Panel

  • What is an economic model
  • What exactly is an indirect or induced job?
  • Modeling, multipliers and inputs in plain English
  • What’s a TEA and why do we need one?

Considerations for any Project 

  • Direct vs. Regional Center model
  • Loan vs. Equity model


These testimonials are from the entire two-day conference:

“This conference provided a unique opportunity to delve into EB5 issues from perspectives of various EB5 stockholders and to network with industry leaders.” Belma D.C., Esq.

“Very informative!” Rachmini D. Manning, Esq.

“Good overview on the EB5 process.” James Yang, Esq.

“Very informative.” Robert A. Garmo, Esq.

“The conference was a comprehensive overview for both practitioners and newcomers.”

“Helpful to have attorney breakout session. Thank you!”

“All topics relevant, good speakers.”

These testimonials are from the entire two-day conference:

”Very good content.” Wesley Terry, Esq.

‘Good info, stayed on point.” Kim Lisa Taylor, Esq.

”Very direct and to the point! Loved the presentation.”

”Wow! Comprehensive coverage (and current) of EB5.”

”Great panel. Great information.”

”Excellent panel.”
“Excellent and informative.”

“Great, clear, practical. Really excellent group.”

“Well organized.”

“Great organization & content.”

“Enjoyed their approach of simplifying.”


Mahsa Aliaskari, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Mahsa Aliaskari is senior counsel in the Immigration Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Los Angeles office. Since 2000, Ms. Aliaskari has partnered and guided companies and individuals across the U.S. and abroad in various circumstances, including:

Temporary residence and employment visas for professionals, extraordinary ability workers, entertainers and athletes in the H-1B, E-3, TN, O and P visa categories.

Entrepreneur and Investor visas and permanent residence in the E visa category for treaty traders and investors, as well as the L-1 visa category for intracompany executives, managers and employees.

Immigrant visa sponsorships across employment based categories including for those with extraordinary abilities, multinational executives, professionals and skilled workers under the PERM labor certification program.

Ms. Aliaskari’s practice also focuses on advice and counsel in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program.  She works with high net worth foreign nationals pursuing legal permanent resident status in the U.S.  through both direct investment as well as investment in regional center projects.  In addition, Ms. Aliaskari works with clients seeking to utilize the EB-5 Regional Center program to raise capital for projects in the U.S.  Working with clients across a variety of industries, she counsels them on ensuring compliance with EB-5 regulations, the creation of new regional centers, amendments of regional center designations and partnering with existing regional centers for EB-5 capital raises.

Compliance is another component of Ms. Aliaskari’s practice, representing companies facing U.S. government investigations or audits for immigration violations.  Her practice includes performing I-9 and H-1B compliance counseling during routine internal reviews, or while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition or sale). Working with small and large organizations in developing comprehensive immigration and compliance policies, Ms. Aliaskari guides clients in  designing policies that minimize exposure and liability.

David S. Appel, Esq.
Senior Partner – Tax & Business Services
Marcum LLP

David Appel is a senior partner in Marcum’s Tax & Business Services division. With more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience in domestic and international taxation working with family businesses in a variety of industries, has addressed complex issues with family business in estate, succession and retirement planning, including preserving family businesses and wealth transfer to future generations. He leads Florida’s tax consulting operations and serves on the board of directors of Marcum LLP and Florida’s operations committee.

In recognition of his considerable experience in personal financial planning, Mr. Appel was awarded the designation of Personal Financial Specialist by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

An expert in estate tax, international tax, business succession planning and family estate planning, he has presented on numerous occasions to banking institutions and municipalities and at various tax conferences.

He speaks frequently on a variety of topics related to the federal EB-5 Regional Center Pilot Program, which was created to encourage foreign investors to invest in commercial enterprises in the U.S. This unique federal program has attracted billions of dollars in investments and has been an effective catalyst for job creation domestically.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy, Esq.
Attorney at Law
EB5 Plus Immigration Law, P.C.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy’s practice focuses on representing businesses and investors/entrepreneurs in immigration matters. She has extensive experience guiding foreign entrepreneurs in setting up immigration-compliant businesses and pursuing EB-5, E-2, EB-1 and L-1 visas and advising US-based businesses on ways in which immigration programs can benefit their operations. Within the EB-5 field, Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy has developed a sub-specialty in direct EB-5 investments and in responding to complex RFEs. Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy has worked on over 200 EB-5 cases ranging from small-scale projects with one or a few direct investors to 0M regional center sponsored projects. Regardless of the size of the client’s undertaking, Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy takes pride in getting to know each of her clients on a personal level and in learning a valuable lesson about law from each of her clients.

Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy also works closely with start-up and small companies and assists them with employment-based petitions. Start-up and small companies require enterprising and nimble counsel that can accompany clients through their growth phases, and Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy thrives in devising legal strategies and solutions customized to each business’ specific needs.  

Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of California and California Central District Federal Court. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and also attended Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy worked in the international human rights field as an advocate and fundraiser.

Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and EB5Investors.com.

Philip Cohen
Strategic Element

Phil Cohen is the founder and President of Strategic Element and has a long history of developing businesses, business concepts and products, dating back to 1993. With a career that began in the manufacturing sector, and grew to include new developments in technology and a variety of start-ups, Phil has progressively built up experience in the area of new business development with a focus on transforming ideas in to viable business models for large, public corporations, start-ups and everything in between.

Phil is the President of Strategic Element Inc. and is the founder, lead author and editor of The EB-5 Definitive Guide (www.starteb5.com) and is one of the main authors and co-editors of the original The EB-5 Book . Phil is a well-known EB-5 blogger and regularly speaks at and participates in EB-5 industry events.

Strategic Element has been providing consulting services and business plan development to the EB-5 industry since 2010 and has expanded its service offering to include feasibility studies and economic impact reports. Since 2010 Strategic Element has been involved in the development team of over 40 regional center-based projects and over 60 ‘direct’ EB-5 projects, which are collectively raising over billion in EB-5 capital, including some of the most successful EB-5 projects to date.

Strategic Element’s history in the EB-5 business spans a multitude of industries including hotels, restaurants, assisted living, health care, manufacturing, shipping and transportation, municipal infrastructure, franchise operations among many others. Strategic Element has the ongoing pleasure of being a regular team member alongside several of EB-5’s leading attorneys, economists and consultants.

William Cook
Managing Member
Global Migration Law Group

William P. Cook chairs the Global Migration Law Group (GMLG) and is resident in its offices in Washington, D.C. He is the former General Counsel of the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) and has more than 25 years of experience in the practice of immigration law.

Mr. Cook advises business immigration clients and high net worth individuals on their global migration needs, and assists them with all facets of their relocation requirements. He focuses on the EB-5 and E-2 Investor Visa programs, and is an accomplished transactional lawyer as well as experienced in U.S. immigration legal matters. Mr. Cook also has an extensive Consular Visa practice and represents clients across the world on their U.S. immigration matters. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Active in India, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, Mr. Cook represents clients from those regions in matters involving U.S. immigration and visa matters. He is also experienced in the areas of M&A transactions and joint ventures, regulatory i ssues related to U. S. telecommunications , as well as on the national security aspects of doing business in the U.S., including the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Legal 500 recognizes him for his strategic practice combining technology and telecommunications.

Mr. Cook is the past chair of the Legal Services Executive Committee of the U.S.-India Business Council, and has been involved with business matters related to India for more than a dozen years.

Prior to forming GMLG, Mr. Cook was a partner in DLA Piper LLP (US), where, in addition to heading the Firm’s immigration practice, he C h a i r e d its Communications, E-Commerce and Privacy practice group, advising the largest telecommunications and media companies in the U.S. on transactional and regulatory issues. Mr. Cook also represented the Firm’s communications clients in the federal courts and before regulatory bodies both in the U.S. and globally. He was also Co-Chair of DLA’s U.S.-India practice.

During his long tenure in U.S. government service, Mr. Cook served in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions, U.S. Department of Justice. He has extensive litigation experience with DOJ and in the United States Attorney’s office in Baltimore, where he represented the U.S. in several high-profile money laundering and medical device seizure actions. He also served as Senior Counsel, Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) in DOJ, where his portfolio included immigration, intelligence and telecommunications issues. His government service also includes intelligence community assignments at the National Security Agency (NSA) and in the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (OIPR) of the U.S. Department of Justice.

A retired commander in the US Navy, Mr. Cook is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm, where he served on the staff of COMIDEASTFOR as the U.S. naval liaison officer to the Government of Kuwait and as naval advisor to the Kuwaiti Navy. He is also a veteran of combat contingency operations in Grenada and Lebanon and served on the Sixth Fleet Counter-Terrorism Task Force. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (X2), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation and other service awards.

Mr. Cook also advises various nonprofits. He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Veterans Legal Services Project (NVLSP), the Atlantic Legal Foundation, and the Board of Visitors of Southwestern Law School.

His other ventures including serving as Co-Founder and Managing Director of the International Professional Education Group LLC, and as a Managing Director of Nuevos Destinos, LLC.

Danielle A. Katzir, Esq.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Danielle Katzir is a senior associate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department.  Ms. Katzir represents lenders, borrowers, opportunity and private equity funds, institutional and non-institutional real estate investors, developers and operators in a broad range of matters, including forming and representing joint ventures and negotiating joint venture agreements; acquisition, leasing and development, traditional construction, permanent and leasehold financing, preferred equity and mezzanine financing, and disposition of a wide range of commercial real estate asset classes, including vacant land, hotels, residential, office, retail and mixed-use buildings, shopping centers, and other commercial and residential properties throughout the United States.  

Ms. Katzir’s practice also includes representation of borrowers and lenders alike in the negotiation of settlement agreements, forbearance agreements, loan modifications, restructures and other workout arrangements, as well as in the commencement and completion of foreclosure proceedings.  In addition, Ms. Katzir has helped to spearhead the firm’s growing EB-5 practice and has significant experience in the structuring of EB-5 financings.  In this capacity, Ms. Katzir has represented developers and institutional lenders in connection with almost billion of high-profile EB-5 financings secured by hotel, office, residential and retail assets, including large mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, across the western United States.  Her role in these transactions includes negotiation of offering documentation, management agreements with regional centers and placement services arrangements with intermediaries and distributors.  Ms. Katzir has also represented senior and junior lenders in intercreditor arrangements involving EB-5 financings, and has advised consumers of EB-5 funds regarding the integration of existing EB-5 programs into larger structured finance regime.

Ms. Katzir serves on the firm’s Los Angeles Area Diversity Committee.  Ms. Katzir’s pro bono efforts include the representation of non-profits in negotiating leases and general corporate matters, and representation of children and educational rights holders in completion of adoption proceedings and individualized education program hearings. She also works closely with Green Dot Charter Schools and the Los Angeles Parents Union in their collective efforts to implement statewide education policy reforms, including, most recently, representing them in connection with the “Parent Empowerment” legislation, signed into California law in January 2010.  Ms. Katzir currently serves as Board Member of the Center for Powerful Public Schools and on the College Spring Young Professionals Board.  

Ms. Katzir earned her law degree in 2004 with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Behavioral Sciences, magna cum laude in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania.  In 2009, Ms. Katzir earned her Certificate of General Management from the University of California, Anderson School of Management, and received first prize in the National Capstone Case Competition in Technology Strategy.

Nima Korpivaara, Esq.
David Hirson and Partners, LLP

Nima is a Partner at David Hirson & Partners, LLP.  She handles all types of U.S. immigration, including complex matters associated with corporate business structure and EB-5 investor applications. Nima practices in the fields of corporate, investor (E-2 and EB-5) and family immigration law, representing large and small clients within a variety of industries. This includes temporary and short-term work visas, business visas, permanent residence (employment-based and family-based) and naturalization.

Nima is responsible for the Firm EB-5 practice, which involves advising individual investors and corporate clients on the requirements and ramifications of the USCIS EB-5 program. Nima is a nationally recognized expert in the field of EB-5 law, advising numerous regional centers, developers, and project principles on program compliance.

Prior to joining David Hirson & Partners, LLP, Nima worked with David Hirson at a previous firm, where he worked in the Firms EB-5 practice. Additionally, Nima worked in-house for a large information Technology Company, advising and processing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, including extraordinary ability and labor certification cases

Jor Law, Esq.
Homeier Law PC and VerifyInvestor.com

Jor Law practices corporate and securities transactional law in Los Angeles and is a founding shareholder of Homeier Law PC.  Jor maintains a broad-based general corporate legal practice with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and finance. 

He is most well-known for his expertise in alternative finance, including cryptocurrency ICOs, EB-5 finance, and crowdfunding, all industries where he is one of the most influential transactional attorneys in the world.  Jor received his J.D. from Columbia University and his B.A. from UC Berkeley.  Jor is licensed to practice law in California and New York.  

Jor Law is also a co-founder and the principal architect of VerifyInvestor.com, the resource for accredited investor verifications trusted by broker-dealers, law firms, companies, and investors who insist on safety and reliability.  These verifications are required by federal laws for generally solicited Regulation D, Rule 506(c) capital raises.

Daniel B. Lundy, Esq.
Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP

Daniel B. Lundy is a Partner at Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, where he practices almost exclusively in the EB-5 Program area. Mr. Lundy leads the Regional Center/Developer Team and the Compliance Team of the firm’s EB-5 practice. Mr. Lundy represents established Regional Centers, clients applying for regional center designation, and developers wishing to access foreign investor capital through the EB-5 program. Mr. Lundy works with securities and real estate counsel, economists and business plan writers to help structure development deals to be EB-5 compliant. Mr. Lundy also represents EB-5 investors in their immigration petitions and applications. Mr. Lundy also has a broad background in immigration law.

Dawn M. Lurie, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Seyfarth Shaw

Dawn M. Lurie is a senior counsel in the Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. She is recognized in the legal community as a forward thinking immigration compliance authority and EB-5 investment strategist. She co-chairs the firm’s EB-5 Immigrant Investment practice and has more than 25 years of experience providing assistance with global and U.S. immigration processes. Ms. Lurie is proud to be considered a trusted partner to corporate clients and is relied on for her ability to spot impending government enforcement trends. Her ability to balance business necessity with regulatory reality is also highly valued. When advising clients, Ms. Lurie presents creative, yet compliant, solutions and identifies issues long before they become problematic. Her practice includes a range of cases, from routine to the most complex, involving:

EB-5 Foreign Investment:

including representation of regional centers, investors, project developers, broker dealer, and providing targeted due diligence services and development of best practices protocols

Immigration Compliance:

including Form I-9, E-Verify, and SEVP/SEVIS foreign student related matters

Visa Processing:

including naturalization, residency and security issues

Ms. Lurie has represented foreign individuals through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program since the early 1990s. She has since expanded her practice to include EB-5 compliance work and regional center representation. Her experience has evolved over the last two decades as the EB-5 program progressed from an obscure means of obtaining U.S. residency, to a viable mechanism of funding a significant portion of the capital stack for large-scale projects and infrastructure building across industries. Ms. Lurie is particularly interested in EB-5 project and regional center compliance, which she believes has been overlooked with the surge of growth that the program has recently received. She also provides creative private equity funding strategies to developers in various industries that are interested in establishing EB-5 regional centers and projects.

Ms. Lurie’s Form I-9 and E-Verify experience is nationally recognized. By developing and managing corporate immigration compliance programs, including training and internal audit components, she minimizes exposure and liability, saving her clients millions of dollars. Ms. Lurie assists federal government contractors in meeting the FAR mandatory E-Verify compliance rules and flow-down clause. In addition, she regularly advises on immigration compliance issues in mergers, acquisitions, and contracting relationships. She represents companies in Immigration and Customs Enforcement matters and defends those facing government investigations including ones initiated by the DOL or DOS. Her experience also includes representing colleges, universities and foreign students with SEVIS/SEVP related issues as well as with routine compliance planning.

Ms. Lurie is consistently able to negotiate favorable settlements and resolve even the most adversarial of matters because of her solution oriented approach and her ability to work cohesively with government agencies.

Joseph C. McCarthy, MS JD
American Dream Fund / McCarthy & Nehring, P.C.

American Dream Fund is owned and managed by a team of highly-experienced legal, real estate, financial and econometric professionals.  We own EB-5 regional centers that have been approved by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland.  Through these regional centers, American Dream Fund has sponsored, raised and/or funded more than 0M (USD) in EB-5 capital, primarily for the resort and hotel industry.  We have also helped to create more than 15,000 full time jobs with these projects in projects such as the W Hotel, the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Hyatt Place, and multiple assisted living and nursing care facilities.   

Our expertise and relentless commitment to excellence have firmly established American Dream Fund as one of the elite EB-5 firms in the world.  We have an exceptional reputation and global brand name recognition throughout the EB-5 industry with developers, investors, immigration attorneys, immigration agents, governmental agencies and government officials.  This allows us to be very selective about our project partners.   

Mr. McCarthy is a co-founder of the American Dream Fund, an operator of multiple EB-5 Regional Centers nationwide, and a partner with the west coast law firm, McCarthy & Nehring, P.C..  Mr. McCarthy’s primary area of legal expertise is immigration law, including all facets of EB-5 immigration. Through his involvement as a regional center principal, and separately as an immigration attorney, Mr. McCarthy has been involved in EB-5 capital deployment of greater than 0 Million (USD) to job-creating enterprises.  

In his role as an attorney, Mr. McCarthy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) and served for four years as the Legislative Committee Chair for the Association to Invest in USA (“IIUSA”); a national trade association of EB-5 Regional Centers responsible for leading EB-5 reform in the United States Congress.  In this capacity, alongside other IIUSA leadership, he participated in working on three pieces of legislation currently before both the House and Senate that, if passed, would make the EB-5 Regional Center program permanent and enacted much needed reform to the immigrant investor program.   

Mr. McCarthy is a widely recognized speaker about EB-5 immigration law both domestically and in China.  He frequently speaks about EB-5 to developers and business professionals, government officials, attorneys, and individuals interested in immigrating through the EB-5 program.  For his work in EB-5, Mr. McCarthy was acknowledged by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the “Who’s Who in Real Estate”. Mr. McCarthy also serves on the Editorial Board for the EB-5 Investors Magazine and recently authored multiple chapters of the EB-5 Handbook.

Anusree Nair, Esq.
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Anusree (Anu) Nair, a Partner at Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, manages the Investor Division of the firm’s EB-5 Practice. Anu and her team are responsible for all investor filings, which includes I-526 Petitions, consular processing and adjustment of status applications, and I-829 Petitions.

As the Investor Team’s managing partner, Anu is responsible for the preparation and filing of all EB-5 Petitions, both through regional center investments and individual investment opportunities. Anu’s command of investor-related issues is recognized within the field and she is frequently called on to review EB-5 cases prepared by other law firms to ensure compliance with USCIS’ extremely rigorous standards. Anu is routinely retained to respond to difficult Notices of Intent to Deny and to file appeals for denials received by other firms. She represents clients at visa interviews, both at U.S. Consulates overseas and with the Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States.

Anu has extensive experience in both employment-based and family-based immigration. Prior to joining the EB-5 team, Anu represented hospitals, international record companies, multinational businesses, and major production companies in securing a variety of employment-based immigration benefits for their employees. Anu also assists clients with family-based immigration matters and represents clients before the Immigration Court, the Citizenship and Immigration Service, and Customs and Border Protection.

Anu is a 2006 graduate of Baruch College where she majored in Biology. She went on to obtain her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served as submissions editor of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender. Prior to joining KILP, Anu practiced with an immigration law firm in New York City and was an Adjunct Lecturer of Biology at Baruch College.

Angelo Paparelli, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Angelo A. Paparelli, a partner in the 800-lawyer firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, practices immigration law in Los Angeles and New York. His practice covers the full range of immigration law issues with special emphasis in employment-based immigration, particularly the EB-5, E-2, H-1B, L-1 visa categories, immigration worksite compliance and defense of employers in government investigations, and the immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and other forms of corporate restructuring.  Angelo is the founder and a past President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a 40-member worldwide alliance of leading immigration firms.  With an immigration career spanning more than 35 years, he has substantial experience in helping businesses and families obtain immigration benefits and advising and defending employers in U.S. immigration compliance and enforcement actions.  A Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist (State Bar of CA Board of Legal Specialization), Angelo has been rated three times as the World’s Leading Corporate Immigration Lawyer in annual peer rankings of the International Who’sWho of Corporate Lawyers, and as a Star Individual in Immigration Law – the highest rating – by Chambers and Partners in several annual rankings. A 2010 recipient of the Edith Lowenstein Award for advancing the practice of immigration law, he also blogs on solutions to America’s dysfunctional immigration system at www.nationofimmigrators.com and served as the Lead Editor of Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators (ILW, May 2014), and Editor, with Matt Gordon and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition (ILW, April, 2015). He can be reached at 213-270-9797 and apaparelli@seyfarth.com. 




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