EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

We combine practical knowledge of infrastructure financing and development with, high touch individual service to move projects forward and advance immigration.

Our approach

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program enacted by Congress in 1990 allows foreign investors to achieve legal U.S. residency as a result of specified financial investments in the U.S. The program has grown from more than 1,800 EB-5 visas issued in 2010 to the maximum of 10,000 visas this year. It is attracting billions of dollars of needed investment in a range of infrastructure and community development projects.

The U.S. Department of State reports more than 85% of EB-5 visas issued during fiscal year 2014 went to Chinese investors and their immediate family members. And that was a 30 percent increase over the previous year. With offices in China and Mandarin-speaking lawyers in the U.S. and Asia our team offers local resources with the requisite skills to collaborate  with Chinese investors on EB-5 projects.

EB-5 financed deals are complex. They involve a broad spectrum of legal disciplines such as:

  • debt finance
  • securities
  • real estate
  • immigration
  • tax

We negotiate and document all aspects of the EB-5 transaction, including preparation of private offering documents, operating agreements, partnership agreements, loan documents, intercreditor agreements and escrow agreements.

Who we work with

  • Real estate developers
  • Regional centers
  • Community development agencies
  • Individual investors

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Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy, partner Justin Thompson and associate Jessica Walker are quoted in this article about the Los Angeles office’s pro bono work with OneJustice’s Justice Bus to help low-income immigrant Green Card holders seeking U.S. citizenship.

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