An experienced EB-5 Attorney is an absolute necessity for an Investor to achieve U.S.permanent residency. In addition, the EB-5 Attorney can review EB-5 project from a past history of immigration success for investors in obtaining permanent residency, reviewing the exit strategy from the project, determining if the investor is in a first position to seek redress from the project assets if the project fails.
“Filing” is much more than just entering information into a form. The supporting documentation required is extremely important. A qualified and experienced EB5 attorney, like those at our law firm, can review all information and documentation to ensure it is compliant with current rules, regulations, and policies. We can also prepare the petitions and application packages in a manner that is easy to review and understand. We are also able to review the authentication of the source and transfer of funds, or even prepare that authentication ourselves.
While no attorney can ever guarantee any result, an EB5 attorney can prepare approvable petitions and applications for filing with USCIS.
Be careful that your attorney does not have a conflict of interest in also representing the Regional Center. There is a case in New Orleans right now. The EB-5 investors are suing the Regional Center operators for mismanagement and misappropriation of their funds. It has been dragging out for close to a year already. It has been continued for months because the plaintiffs' (investors') initial attorney had to be removed due to a conflict of interest. They had ALSO represented the folks being sued! Also, unless your attorney is properly registered with the gov't, they MUST NOT give you investment advice.