Our EB-5 Immigration Services Offered & Rendered
Specific EB-5 related legal services by our law office
Submitting I-924 RC designation application packet and any amendments by working with a team of professionals, including economist and corporate attorneys.
Review of various EB-5 documents, including Jobs Impact Study, on behalf of EB-5 Project Principals for weaknesses and potential non-compliance with the EB-5 law.
Consultations on various EB-5 issues
Preparation and submission of both I-526 and I-829 petitions
I-526 and I-829 RFE review and responses
Representing individual investors at IJ removal proceedings after I-829 has been denied and NTA has been issued The Law Office of Figeroux & Associates, located in Brooklyn, NY, (15 minutes drive away from the New York Service Center which adjudicates all EB-5 cases) and headed by Brian Figeroux, an experienced EB-5 practitioner with a B.S in Accounting and a Masters in Economics, is pleased to offer the following comprehensive and specific EB-5 immigration-related services to potential EB-5 investors and professionals around the world.
We also realize that many foreign potential investors, especially Chinese, are contacting their business or personal contacts in the United States asking to work together and/or invest in their businesses for non-regional center EB-5 opportunities, and often, these U.S. businesses or their respective business/business attorneys are at a loss to how to proceed.
Having been fortunate (or unfortunate :)) enough to acquire both legal and practical knowledge concerning EB-5 area through extensive experience -- and also possessing business law experience from his days of having worked as a business attorney -- Figeroux is uniquely qualified to render advisory/consulting services in the EB-
5 area. Additionally, as CEO of the New American Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Figeroux, has initiated projects in China with the African American International Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce cumulating into a special presentation in September 2012, at United States Coalition of Chambers of Commerce.
The advantages of retaining our law office
We have a focus of helping investors achieve two primary objectives, which are the return of their initial investments and acquiring permanent green cards through I-829 approvals (not just I-526 petition approvals). However, to achieve these objectives, there are many steps the EB-5 investors and family members have to go through, and we have the best guide -- experience -- to help EB-5 investors achieve these two goals. Also, we only take a limited number of cases, so we can direct our full focus, time and energy.
We know our EB-5 law and cases, and we work hard to keep up with the latest developments by attending EB-5 stakeholders meetings at the New York Service Center which is located 15 minutes away from our office.
The advantages and disadvantages of two types of EB-5 cases
There are distinct advantages and disadvantages associated with regional center eb-5 project case and direct,
plan of our Chambers is to encourage Chambers members to partner with or initiate programs that focus on
individual EB-5 ventures.
Services for Direct, Individual EB-5 Investor Case in New York
We offer following immigration services for direct, individual EB-5 case to either or both (with specific consents from both parties) the U.S. company which will act as a new commercial enterprise and/or the alien EB-5 investor. Through an initial paid consultation, obtain relevant facts regarding the contemplated investment/project and decide on issues that need to be resolved before proceeding further with the contemplated investment.
Research and analyze whether the business qualifies as a TEA business, i.e., whether the business is located in either rural area or high-unemployment area.
After obtaining needed facts and information, analyze the facts in relation to the existing EB-5 law, so that the contemplated investment can be properly structured. To do a good job, it takes an EB-5 attorney who is experienced in not only EB-5 law but who has a good understanding of business law and practices.
Prepare and submit I-526 immigrant petitions and I-829 conditions removal petitions. Also, work with other professionals such as CPA and business attorneys to make sure all aspects of EB-5 requirements are maintained and necessary evidences that need to be submitted at the I-829 stage are maintained and properly prepared.
For various reasons, a direct, individual EB-5 case is harder to plan, structure and prepare than a regional center- based EB-5 case
Services for existing EB-5 Investors
I-485s after I-526 has been approved.
I-829 after Conditional Permanent Resident status has been acquired.
Second I-526 where there has been material change after first I-526 approval
Second I-485 based on approval of 2nd I-526 approval where material change is alleged to have occurred.
Services for Potential EB-5 Investors for Regional Center EB-5 Cases:
We offer our services, as a package or separately, specifically geared to individual EB-5 investors' unique needs. Our principal U.S. immigration attorney is Brian Figeroux.
Initial consultation (may require paid consultation) & evaluation of your immigration situation, goals and EB-5 needs; and planning the most suitable structuring of your EB-5 case to maximize the success of your EB-5 case.
Careful review of EB-5 Program and/or Project documents, including economic studies documents to see if they are in compliance with EB-5 law
Explanation of EB-5 requirements, so you can make the ultimate decision. Note we do not make a specific recommendation, although we do not mind sharing our personal opinions.
Preparation and processing of I-526 immigrant petition
Upon approval of I-526, handling consular processing or I-485 application for you and your dependent family members
Advising and guiding you and your family through the conditional green card stage removal case for you and your dependent family members and maximize the likelihood of approval of your EB-5 case Guiding and navigating you and your family through dealings with USCIS Field Offices and USCBP
In case your I-829 is denied, evaluating the best option for appeal, given the underlying facts and reasons for the denial by CSC Note that you may retain us for a single or bundle of specific immigration services listed above or for the full spectrum of immigration services, depending on your EB-5 immigration needs.
Services for Project companies wanting to set up their projects geared towards attracting EB-5 investors
RC designation and amendment work, working with a team of other professionals, including economists and corporate attorneys.
Initial paid consultation to obtain facts and see if the project is a good candidate for EB-5 project
Do feasibility and assessment studies on whether your company's project is suitable for EB-5 Program, either for EB-5 regional center program or for individual, direct EB-5 case
Analyze which avenue and investment structure is best for your company's project
Work as an EB-5 expert to set up the project to comply with the current EB-5 requirements
Working in advisory capacity with other practitioners who may be less experienced in EB-5 area
Note that we welcome working with other professionals in the capacity of an advisor, as long as our work philosophies are consistent and a clear and fair work-relationship can be agreed upon. Because an advance review, analysis and planning play a crucial role towards a successful EB-5 case, and the EB-5 law is in a constant flux.
Note also that we are not an expert in tax, accounting, business law, etc. We believe we are just good at handling EB-5 cases, particularly Regional Center based EB-5 cases, in addition to being well-versed in the rights and obligations under the EB-5 law.