Many EB-5 attorneys work on a flat-fee basis (compared to the hourly or contingency fee basis many are familiar with for other types of law). These charges are often due initially, as much work will have to be done to make your EB-5 project marketable and compliant with current rules and regulations. We believe that this is money well spent, as it will result in an approvable and more marketable project.
The first professional you retain is the experienced EB-5 attorney who the hires the experienced team of professionals who have the EB-5 expertise. Each of the professionals will usually state set of fixed fees plus costs to provide the required services. Deposits or retainers are paid according to the written and signed agreements of representation to start the representation. It is advisable to retain first the services of the EB-5 attorney to advise you of the process and assist you choosing the team of professionals.