Immigration Counsel for Projects

Developers, Business Owners & Governments

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Immigration attorneys are helpful assets to developers and business owners when putting together documents for a specific EB-5 project. AIIA’s vetted attorneys can assist with putting together this documentation, communicating between developers, investment issuers, and USCIS, as well as assisting their clients with any other EB-5 details.

Immigration attorneys are useful for a litany of reasons, including

  • Filing form I-956 for regional center designation
  • Determining boundaries of their approved RC area
  • Reviewing project documents and evaluating potential TEA qualification
  • Filing compliance and annual documentation with USCIS
  • Regional Center and Project Structuring
  • Filing form I-956F for project exemplar

For investors seeking to open their own business, immigration attorneys can assist with their own immigration process, as well as the process of filing project documents with USCIS. Immigration attorneys for investors starting their own business can assist the investor on all fronts, including overseeing business securities, project offerings and filing documents, immigration procedures, and any other relevant immigration procedures.

For developers and business owners who are actively seeking EB-5 funding, an immigration attorney can assist in USCIS compliance, working with investors to properly file paperwork, as well as drawing up PPMs and other project documentation required for EB-5 capital. Immigration attorneys also correspond with a project’s securities attorneys in order to ensure that all the information presented in their documents is uniform and compliant with USCIS and SEC guidelines. Attorneys can also assist with getting your project sponsored by a regional center with a reputable track record.

When seeking out an immigration attorney, parties wishing to start their own projects should identify an attorney who:

  • You are most comfortable with.
  • Understands your fundraising needs in the long and short term
  • Has experience working with individual EB-5 projects and filing the corresponding paperwork with USCIS
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Nicolai Hinrichsen

Miller Mayer

Nicolai is a former corporate securities attorney who has over 15 years of experience counseling Regional Centers and project developers in finding EB-5 capital. He regularly assists developers and investment issuers in filing RC designation applications and forms for exemplar projects, totaling over 3 billion in EB-5 equity accumulated from over 100 cases. Nicolai’s firm, Miller Mayer LLP, is a legacy law firm in the EB-5 industry for its outstanding work lobbying for the EB-5 program and counseling all parties involved in the process. Nicolai has extensive experience working with investors from India, Vietnam, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and many other countries around the world.
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Brandon Meyer

Meyer Law Group

Brandon has worked in EB-5 immigration law for over 24 years and his extensive experience working at large EB-5 firms throughout this time led Meyer to open his own firm specializing in EB-5 immigration in 2010. Meyer Law Group is one of the only law firms in the world which focuses specifically on the EB-5 visa program on top of handling other immigration related legal work which has him favored by many immigrant investors currently in the U.S. on an existing work visa. Meyer is one of the first attorneys to spend many years pioneering the EB-5 market for investors living in Vietnam and has years of experience working with Vietnamese immigrants. Meyer also has extensive experience living and conducting business in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam and the GCC States, making him a worldly and knowledgeable asset to any client.
Joey Barnett
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Joseph Barnett

WR Immigration

Joseph “Joey” Barnett is a business immigration lawyer who most often assists EB-5 investors navigate the immigration and investment process. With his in-depth knowledge of immigration and nationality law, Mr. Barnett also counsels corporations and developers in creating, managing, and using Regional Centers to raise EB-5 capital for a specific project. He has over a decade of experience in EB-5 and currently serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Benefits Litigation Committee.
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Christian Triantaphyllis

Jackson Walker, LLP

Christian Triantaphyllis is a career immigration attorney with 10 years of experience working with individual investors, broker dealers, project developers, and Regional Centers. Christian’s specialty lies in business law and employment immigration, where he regularly counsels Regional Centers and real estate developers on how to structure EB-5 funding, analyzing business plans and economic reports for projects. Christian is also well versed in SEC, USCIS, and U.S. immigration law regulations,making him a valuable multifaceted asset to any development team.
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Michael Harris

Harris Law, P.A.

Michael Harris is an accredited attorney who has practiced immigration law for over 15 years, and has earned his status as a board certified immigration law specialist for the past nine years. Michael has previously worked in investment securities and business marketing, informing his current counseling for project developers, investment issuers, and investors in the EB-5 industry. Michael has represented various Regional Centers sponsoring projects with fundraising goals of all sizes, including projects raising up to $250 million in investment capital. He has ample experience working with Regional Centers and project developers both, including serving as counsel to direct and indirect “exemplar” projects in a variety of industries.
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Julian Montero

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Julián is an attorney with more than 25 years of immigration and transactional law experience advising entrepreneurs through the EB-5 compliance and investment requirements. Montero practices corporate business law years in Southern Florida, where he assists project developers with EB-5 project financial structuring andRegional Centers with USCIS compliance through filing forms I-956 and I-956Fs. With his former experience in corporate and business law, as well as advanced knowledge into EB-5 specific securities, Montero is an asset to any team seeking EB-5 funding. Additionally, Montero’s firm, Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr, has been in operation for over a century assisting immigrants with all types of visa applications, including EB-5.
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Ashkan Emami

Path Law Group

Ashkan Emami is a practicing immigration attorney for 13 years, and practices as a partner at his own firm, Path Law Group. Emami specializes in working with physicians filing for EB-5 visa who seek to set up their own clinics in the U.S. Emami also works with work relocation and other forms of immigration assistance, including overseeing compliance with USCIS standards as well as analyzing economic models and business plans.