EB-5 Immigrant Investment

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Helping clients resolve the legal challenges that arise on the path to successful EB-5 investments and projects.

The EB-5 program offers investors and their family members an opportunity to obtain US permanent residence, and provides a viable source of alternative financing to project developers, resulting in a wide range of opportunities for economic and business growth.

With the EB-5 program set to increase minimum investment amounts, and subject to legislative and regulatory change, those participating in EB-5 investments must act quickly—or adapt their business models. Regional centers, developers, private equity funds, broker-dealers, lenders, and investors need an experienced EB-5 legal team to help navigate the evolving landscape in order to achieve their goal, whether it be green card status or a successful and compliant project.


Seyfarth’s EB-5 Immigrant Investment team is composed of seasoned cross-disciplinary attorneys who have been involved in the EB-5 program for decades and, for some, since the program began in 1990. The team includes former high-ranking government officials with intimate knowledge of the regulatory landscape governing EB-5 visas, including a director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a US Chamber of Commerce Vice President, and a senior counsel with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.

Our clients turn to us for insightful and practical counsel related to all aspects of the EB-5 program, including issues related to immigration; compliance and risk management; corporate, securities and tax; audits, investigations and site visits; real estate and finance; public policy; litigation; and enforcement-defense.

With broad regional coverage across the US, Asia Pacific and EMEA, we offer on-the-ground, real-time advice and representation, along with an external network of trusted service providers, from economists and market analysts to business plan writers and former government officials now serving as consultants.

Participation in the industry’s most influential stakeholder organizations ensures that our attorneys are at the forefront, driving both the discussions and policies, of important issues and trends facing our clients.