EB-5 Immigration Investments |
The EB-5 Immigration Investments group assists businesses and Regional Center promoters with obtaining U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) designated status and securing alternative capital through new commercial projects designed to attract overseas investors. Our attorneys bring their extensive knowledge of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program to bear when advising our clients on the full scope of financing options that are available for funding new commercial enterprises or reviving businesses. We help such clients capitalize on the benefits of participation in the EB-5 program by aligning their core business objectives with financing strategies.
We have successfully helped a number of Regional Centers receive USCIS certification. Clients seeking a USCIS designation as a Regional center or project approval in a targeted employment area (TEA) receive comprehensive counsel that will untangle the complex legal framework governing foreign investor activity in U.S.-based companies. Unlike other firms though, we do not stop there, Perkins Coie is a full-service law firm that offers EB-5 interested clients and Regional Centers a one-stop-shopping experience that can be used to address all of their legal issues. Among other EB-5 program services, we provide clients with advice on business planning, corporate structure and governance, securities, labor and employment issues, and documentation and reporting requirements related to immigrant investors.
Our attorneys understand the USCIS and have regularly appeared on behalf of companies and immigrants. Once a designation has been obtained, we help the Regional Center and its promoters navigate the complex rules governing the overseas promotion of EB-5 projects to investors who are seeking permanent residency through startup investment vehicles. With active offices in China, we have a leg up on other domestic firms because we can assist with U.S. issues and give advice on Chinese investor relations issues as well.
In addition to advising companies that are seeking overseas investors, we also represent immigrant entrepreneurs, investors and their dependents who are seeking to establish legal residency in the United States through EB-5 category investments. We assist foreign national investors with their business and residential objectives by developing U.S.-based commercial opportunities and expanding foreign operations in USCIS-approved geographic markets.
On a regular basis, we prepare and submit I-526 conditional residency applications and provide continued guidance throughout the subsequent two-year period to ensure that the EB-5 related commercial investment continues to qualify. We also oversee the filing process to remove the conditions on permanent residency status for our clients by virtue of the I-829 petition process.
Whether dealing with the traditional EB-5 investment category to take an active role in the strategic direction of a company or opting for passive involvement by investing in a designated Regional Center, we have the necessary experience to help immigrant investors identify and create EB-5 investment opportunities that stimulate job growth, heighten economic activity and make permanent residency in the United States a reality.