At Chan Law Firm we provide developers and immigration investors the needed services to successfully leverage the EB-5 Program. We offer EB-5 Regional Center formation, marketing, and compliance services tailored to developers and immigrant investors. Our legal team and strategic partners are committed to helping our clients achieve their business and personal goals.
At Chan Law Firm, we are your one-stop EB-5 shop to finance your next project. We have the experience and integrity to ensure that your business objectives are met by working with the best professionals in the EB-5 industry. The Chan Law Firm team consists of top legal attorneys and business professionals who, each in their own realm, are able to advise clients and provide written reports for the creation of Regional Center submissions.
Once your regional center is formed, we guide you through the EB-5 project representation compliance process. While EB-5 provides an affordable financing option for many projects, compliance is key to helping investors obtain their green cards. We work closely with regional center operators, developers, and investors to orchestrate a successful project completion and compliance process and protocol.
In a competitive global economy, foreign investors have options as to where they would like to put their investment dollars. At Chan Law Firm, we help you craft your marketing strategy to effectively communicate with your potential immigration visa investors. Our goal is to ensure all parties involved are educated about the EB-5 regional center immigration process.
We understand the decision to immigrate to the U.S. is a very important one. Our investor visa lawyers, educate our immigrant investors EB-5 visa process guidance and assist them every step of the way to obtaining their green cards. Our professional immigration staff works closely with our clients to effectively meet their immigration needs. It will be an honor to serve your family in the EB-5 visa process.
Our EB-5 Lawyer has obtained USCIS designated regional center approvals in several states, and is currently helping developers market their projects, and assisting immigrant investors globally with their EB-5 visa applications. With the immigration visa applications, we are helping to bring millions of dollars into the U.S. economy while creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs all over the country. We are proud to work with our developers and immigrant investors to achieve the economic development objectives of the EB-5 Program.
USCIS administers the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Under this program, immigrant investors with their spouses and unmarried children under 21 are eligible to apply for a green card.
In 1990 the United State Congress created the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program to stimulate the American economy by attracting foreign investment dollars that resulted in job creation. The intent of the legislation is to provide permanent immigrant status to those individuals willing to invest a minimum of $1,800,000 – or $900,000 if the project is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA). For the lower investment amount of $900,000, the project must be located in a rural area (consisting of a population of less than 20,000 people) or experience a high employment rate (defined as 150 percent of the national average rate). The law mandates that each immigrant investor invest the amount required and create a minimum of 10 full time jobs for American workers. It is pertinent to document that amount invested comes from lawful sources to qualify for a green card.
In 1992 the EB-5 Regional Center concept was passed into law. The EB-5 Regional Center is a pilot program that has been renewed multiple times, most recently through September 30, 2016, and which provides many additional benefits to immigrant investors. Under the Regional Center Program, the immigrant investors can take advantage of (I) making a passive investment, (II) living anywhere in the United States, (III) pooling of funds with other investors similarly situated, (IV) counting direct and indirect jobs, and (V) accessing the education system in the United States. The Program provides immigrant investors with flexibility to invest in various projects to achieve their U.S. permanent legal residency status. One investment in a EB-5 regional center project permits the immigrant investors with their spouses and children under 21 to obtain a green card.
Recently, there has been much debate on how to improve the EB-5 Regional Center Program. The legislation is up for renewal again this September and the future of the program looks promising, although a number of changes are expected, such as an upward adjustment in many of the fees charged by the USCIS and an increase in the investment amounts above the current thresholds. The EB-5 Regional Center Program has brought billions of dollars into the U.S. economy and created thousands of jobs for Americans all over the country.
Since 1998, Ms. Chan is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is a prominent EB-5 visa attorney who has been featured in China Daily, The Real Deal, The New York Times, EB-5 Investors Magazine and other major publications.
With over 40 years of international diplomacy, Michael McClary is a retired U.S. federal executive with the Department of Energy. Mr. McClary graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam.
Lamont Blackstone is the principal of G.L. Blackstone & Associates, an urban commercial real estate consulting company. With over 25 years of experience in real estate and finance, Mr. Blackstone is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Min and her team were very professional and did an excellent job for my petition. Their communications were always prompt and clear, which helped us understand what’s ahead of us and be better prepared. I would definitely recommend Min and her team to anyone who needs help with the H1b application, especially the startups.
Min Chan is smart, practical, cost-effective and genuinely nice. Since I first worked with her 15 years ago or so, she was specializing in helping the immigrant community and still does just this. What a great lawyer and a great human being. May God continue to bless her warm heart and her brilliant legal mind.