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For more than 35 years, immigration attorney Mark Ivener has exclusively practiced immigration law. He has lectured on U.S. immigration law, visas and EB-5 investor Green Cards for organizations such as the World Trade Institute; the International, California and Los Angeles Bar Associations; the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and Immigration Lawyers on the Web (ILW.com). His books include Handbook of Immigration Law, Volumes I & II; Doing Business in the USA Under Free Trade; Get the Right Visa; A Complete Guide to Getting An American Visa (in Japanese); and Have You Thought About Immigrating to the US? (in Spanish). In addition, he has authored many articles for such publications as the International Law Journal, the Canadian-American Bar Association Newsletter and Business and the Law.
A leader in his field, Mark Ivener is a founder of the National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms (IMMLAW) and the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL). He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Immigration and Naturalization), the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and Chambers Global and USA.
Areas of Practice
- Non-immigrant visas (E-1/E-2, H-1B, H-3/J-I, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, P-1 and TN)
- Immigrant visas (EB-5, PERM Labor Certifications, Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities, Advanced Degrees, Managers & Executives, Skilled Workers, etc.)
- Compliance work (I-9, H-1B, Social Security No-Match Letter Audits)
- Handbook of Immigration Law
- Doing Business in the USA under Free Trade
- Get the Right Visa
- A Complete Guide to Getting an American Visa (in Japanese)
- Have You Thought about Immigrating to the U.S.? (in Spanish)
- "Perm Labor Certification," with David Fullmer, The Immigrant Magazine, July/August, 2008.
- "Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability," The Immigrant Magazine, May/June, 2008.
- "J-1 Visas for Interns and Trainees," The Immigrant Magazine, March/April, 2008.
- "Fast Track Green Cards through Investment," The Immigrant Magazine, January/February, 2008.
- “Immigration to the U.S.: Tax Planning and Fast Track EB-5 Permanent Residency,” with co-author Stephen A. Malley, The California International Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2007. (PDF)
- "M&A And Immigration: Deals Can Affect Key Workers' Visa Status, Yet Immigration Compliance Remains An Often Overlooked Aspect Of M&A Due Diligence," Immigration Daily, 7/27/2006 (link)
- "Scrutinize Contractor Hires To Avoid Wal-Mart Problem," Immigration Daily, 7/6/2006 (link)
- "Green Cards Through Investment Typically In Less Than A Year," Immigration Daily, 3/9/2006 (link)
- “M&A and Immigration,” The Deal, September 5, 2005. (PDF)
- Member, The State Bar of California
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Founding Member, National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms (www.immlaw.com)
- Founding Member, Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (www.abil.com)
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Mark Ivener and Former US President George W. Bush
EB-5 Immigration Advice On Due Diligence
Mark Ivener, of Ivener and Fullmer LLP, an immigration law firm based in Los Angeles, recently spoke with EB-5 Investment Report’s Aimee Rios about due diligence, its impact on the EB-5 industry and the questions that must be asked.
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Questions and Answers
- Can all of the invested funds be a gift? (13 answers)
- Can I appeal an I-829 denial to USCIS? (7 answers)
- Do I need to invest before the I-526 petition is filed? (3 answers)
- How are EB-5 funds usually returned after I-829 approval? (9 answers)
- How can an EB-5 application be expedited? (5 answers)
- How can an EB-5 investment be split between several businesses? (3 answers)
- How can family members on different visas immigrate under EB-5? (3 answers)
- How can I apply for EB-5 from outside my home country? (3 answers)
- How can I change from E-2 classification to an EB-5 visa? (3 answers)
- How can I stay in the United States for EB-5 if my J-1 visa will expire? (5 answers)
- How can my fiance receive a green card through my EB-5 application? (2 answers)
- How can someone without an employment history apply for EB-5? (7 answers)
- How do investors become permanent residents if EB-5 is a visa program? (4 answers)
- How does an EB-5 investor's family member adjust their status after I-526 approval? (3 answers)
- How many Regional Centers are there? (8 answers)
- How much time it takes to process I-526 Petition? (8 answers)
- How will a spouse's I-485 denial affect an EB-5 investor's I-829? (2 answers)
- How will other EB-5 investors affect my own EB-5 application? (2 answers)
- How would an EB-5 policy change affect submitted I-526 applications? (3 answers)
- I have a Regional Center in Florida. Can I sell it? (3 answers)
- Is an investment in a regional center guaranteed? (8 answers)
- What business ownership percentage is needed to qualify for EB-5? (3 answers)
- What can an EB-5 investor do if they are dissatisfied with project progress? (4 answers)
- What is form I-924? (6 answers)
- What is the fee for Form I-526? (4 answers)
- What is the fee for Form I-829? (4 answers)
- What is the I-829 approval rate for the EB-5 program? (3 answers)
- What is the premium processing fee for EB-5 petitions? (5 answers)
- When is it possible to apply for U.S. citizenship? (6 answers)
- When must a spouse be included on an EB-5 application? (2 answers)
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