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Victor Shum


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Victor Shum

Victor Shum


Victor Shum is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Advantage America EB-5 Group which operates the USCIS designated Advantage America California Regional Center, Advantage America New York Regional Center, Advantage America Hawaii Regional Center and Advantage America Nevada Regional Center. He was formerly a partner at the law firm of Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mitchell LLP in San Francisco where he served as the Co-Chair of the Investment Capital Law Group and was a member of the Global Hospitality Practice and Chinese Investment Group. As a corporate attorney, Victor worked with private and public companies on equity and debt financings, securities matters, mergers & acquisitions, and other strategic business transactions. His practice also includes counseling high-net worth individuals, real estate developers, hotel owners, lenders and regional centers on the EB-5 immigrant investor program, a topic in which he is a frequent publisher and speaker. Prior to practicing law, Victor was an engineer with the Mobil Oil Corporation in Los Angeles.

Victor holds a B.Sc. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Victor has also studied at Peking University and the University of Hong Kong. Victor is a native English speaker and conversant in Cantonese.


Victor T. Shum is a corporate and securities partner in JMBM's San Francisco office. Victor advises corporations, partnerships, LLCs and nonprofits in connection with all aspects of operations. He works with private and public companies on equity and debt financings, securities matters, mergers & acquisitions, and other strategic business transactions, including real estate transactions and intellectual property and technology licensing matters.

In addition to representing businesses from a multitude of different industries, Victor works with venture capital funds and real estate funds as well as traditional and private lenders. As a member of JMBM's Chinese Investment Group™, Victor also has significant experience advising clients on cross-border transactions, including representing investors and companies in inbound and outbound technology and real estate transactions with China, and representing high-net worth individuals, real estate developers and USCIS regional centers with the EB-5 immigrant investor program.

Victor has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News,Law360 and other publications regarding the venture capital market and IPOs, including Chinese IPOs.

Prior to attending law school, Victor was an engineer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Mobil Oil Corporation. He has also served as a petrochemical consultant in Beijing, China.


Peking University

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Languages Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin)
Practices CorporateSecuritiesMergers & AcquisitionsChinese Investment Group™
Industries Beverage Alcohol Group
  • Director, US-China Green Energy Council, 2011
  • Founder and Secretary, Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association, a chartered club of the California Alumni Association of the University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • Co-chairman, Membership Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, 2002 and 2003
  • Chairman, Semiconductor and Integrated Circuit Sector Committee of the Asian American Manufacturers Association Asia-SV Technology Investment Conference, 2001
  • Member, Investee Company Selection Committee of the Asian American Manufacturers Association Asia-SV Technology Investment Conference, 2000
Awards &
  • Member, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
  • Recognized as a "Northern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009 and 2010
Bar Admissions

State Bar of Hawaii

Federal Courts California

State Courts California

Federal Courts Hawaii

State Courts Hawaii

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

District of Columbia


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