Firm Philosophy

First, Qualify the Client

Our firm has had clients who looked like good matches for the EB-5 program, but once we dug deep into their personal and business circumstances, we realized that an L-1A or E-2 visa was a better visa for the client. We urge anyone considering an EB-5 visa to first review their suitability for the visa with an experienced U.S. immigration attorney before moving to the selection of a Regional Center.

Integrated Legal and Financial Insight

Financial insight is not enough to evaluate a regional center. The legal issues are just as important as the financial issues. I don’t think you would be too happy to get your money back someday from a regional center project but find out that the center hadn’t properly managed the job creation requirements of the EB-5 visa or the prohibition against “material change” (two of the most complex and vexing issues in immigration law, even for top EB-5 attorneys), and, so, we’re terribly sorry, but you and your family have 120 days to depart the U.S.

The EB-5 visa is widely regarded as one of the most complex areas in all of U.S. immigration law. Many issues are unsettled and require the judgment of an experienced immigration attorney. The law is evolving, too, and so requires acute attention to the latest trends in USCIS adjudication standards. What’s more, the legal and financial issues are inextricably intertwined, so over-reliance on outside sources or second-hand legal opinions can lead to incomplete or outdated judgments about the centers. That’s why John Roth has dedicated his EB-5 practice to the mastery of both the legal and financial issues so as to give our firm’s clients the best possible real-time advice when evaluating the centers.

Center Selection through Education

EB-5 investors are typically sophisticated, experienced and successful businessmen, with capable and effective advisors. Their main difficulty when confronting the EB-5 Regional Centers is the sheer number of centers, the newness of the subject matter, and lack of an analytical framework for evaluating the centers. We have found that our EB-5 clients do not need us to decide which is the best center to achieve their financial and immigration needs. Rather, they need a counselor to act as an educator and information manager to help them develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the centers and the legal environment in which they operate.






  • 您有资格获取EB-5签证
  • 遭到拒发美国移民签证的可能性
  • 认可的投资者身份
  • 证明资金合法来源和资金清晰路径的能力
  • 更符合您需要和目标的其他签证类型,而无论是什么类型的签证,它们何以更适合您的需求。
  • 您的投资选择标准,包括检查您的个人和专业背景、财务状况、风险承受能力、行业偏好和其他相关的特征,从而更好地了解您在选择区域中心时的偏好和要求。



  • 与您分享我们的所有信息,包括关于各个区域中心的历史、业绩、财务和管理等方面。
  • 为您提供多达10份“执行摘要”——录入3到5页关于各个区域中心的主营业务、财务、历史和组织架构等方面的摘要,全部采用统一的分析架构,让您可以更方便地对中心之间进行对比。
  • 就所选区域中心是否符合申请EB-5试点计划签证的法律要求,为您提供谨慎尽责的分析。
  • 就所选区域中心是否符合排除初始永久居留身份(永久绿卡)的有条件性质的要求,为您提供谨慎x细致的分析。
  • 作为您的律师/财务顾问,代表您在我们公司及所选区域中心之间进行20小时的调研,从而挖掘用于评估区域中心的所需额外信息。



  • 认购协议
  • 合伙协议
  • 在您做出最后决定之前,由几个所选区域中心提供的其他文件。



  • 我们会从所选择的区域中心获取和检查一下财务文件:
  • 资本净值报表
  • 为了评估所选区域中心的财务优势和缺点的其他可用财务文件。



  • 讨论/厘清不明确的问题
  • 挑战市场营销论断
  • 评估负责人的知识水平和性格



大家可以通过John Roth来熟悉EB-5签证在法律和财政方面的细微差别,以及两者之间的微妙交集。我们的EB-5客户都可以毫不费力地联系到我们公司。我们会迅速回复所收到的电子邮件,不会中断或延误客户个案的进度。



Services for Immigration Attorneys


The vast majority of immigration attorneys avoid counseling their clients about the strengths and weaknesses of the various regional centers, and with good reason. The attorneys’ code of professional responsibility requires that attorneys provide advice only in areas where they are competent to provide such advice. Few attorneys have the training, experience or time to review the intricate financial issues present in regional center selection.


Nor do they wish to violate U.S. or state securities rules prohibiting anyone except licensed broker-dealers or their registered representatives from advising clients about investments in securities such as those offered by the regional centers. Nonetheless, the clients often request such advice and the attorney is reluctant to give the client no choice but to 1) rely on either self-help in an unfamiliar and complex field, or 2) to rely on unlicensed and unregulated business consultants, who themselves are difficult to evaluate for their competence or fealty to the client’s best interests. Our office can assist the immigration attorney when his/her client requests assistance with regional center selection by accepting a referral from the attorney for regional center due diligence with the following conditions:


We accept the case with the explicit, written understanding with the client that our firm will be providing solely due-diligence investment advice and will not act as the client’s immigration attorney either now or at any time in the future.


When the regional center has been selected by the client, we send the case back to the referring attorney for preparation of the I-526, and we remain a resource for both the investor and referring attorney for any questions regarding the selected regional center’s ongoing conformance with legal and financial requirements.

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