Mark Ivener Rating

Profile Completion:Not Rated
Site Activity:Not Rated
Knowledge:Not Rated
Questions & Answers:60
TOP Contributor


Mark Ivener
(310) 477-3000
(310) 477-2652
Ivener & Fullmer


11601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2280, Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Contact Email
Linked In


Immigration Attorney
Regional Center Submission Provider



1 like

Yang Pan


Mark IvenerYang Pan

Last Update: May 24, 2018 07:03 AM
Last Login: May 27, 2016 12:31 PM

User was viewed 4860 times (total).

Mark Ivener

Mark Ivener


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 ( 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)
Speaking Engagements

Mr. Ivener has lectured on EB-5 immigration law for the following organizations: 

  • "“What if EB-5 Project Fails?” panel, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Biennial EB-5 Conference, Universal City, February 13, 2016.
  • ““EB-5 Green Card Program”, International Trade: Global Flows and the Digital Age, 4th Annual California Asian Business Summit, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce, Hilton OC Costa Mesa, California, September 18, 2015.
  • ““Three EB-5 Investor Green Cards / E-2 Visas Seminars”, University of Illinois Champaign, April 8-11, 2015.
  • ““International Investors and California Wineries GW”, Peninsula Beverly Hills, November 6, 2014.
  • ““EB-5 Investor Green Cards”, Destination Los Angeles, Arcadia Association of Realtors, Pasadena, California, Thursday October 2, 2014.
  • “"Advanced – Best Practices for Investor Filings", panel at the Southern California EB-5 Conference, Newport Beach, California, Monday July 15, 2013.
  • “"Joint – Overview of USCIS Policy Memo", panel at the Southern California EB-5 Conference, Newport Beach, California, Monday July 15, 2013.
  • “"EB-5 for Investors", EB-5 Investment Visa Match-Making Forum, City of Industry, California, Friday April 19, 2013.
  • “"The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers" for, September 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Ivener gave a speech on "Ethics—How to Avoid Conflicts of Interest and Professional Liability Insurance Considerations".
  • ABIL U.S. Investment Visas and Green Cards for Foreign Nationals: SESSION 1: Visa options for individual investors"
  • “ABIL Webinar, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Mr. Ivener gave a presentation on Due Diligence for Regional Center EB-5 Green cases.
  • “EB-5 Investor Green Cards,” Los Angeles County Bar Association, EB-5 Seminar, March 20, 2010, Los Angeles, California, Mr. Ivener gave an EB-5 investor Green Card presentation for investors due diligence.
  • “EB-5 Regional Center Investments,” National Regional Economic Development Center Chinese Business Summit, January 4, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Ivener was the main speaker.
  • “Investors for Experts,” EB-5 Seminar, Los Angeles, California, December 17, 2009, on a panel of speakers.
  • “EB-5 Regional Center Investments,” NREDC, July 23, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Ivener was the main speaker.
  • “Commercial Real Estate Purchases in the United States & the EB-5 Green Card,” Thai Appraisal Foundation, Monthly Forum, July 21, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Ivener was the main speaker.
  • “Immigration Law Practice Success – EB-5 Marketing,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June 5, 2009. Mr. Ivener was a participant on a panel discussion.
  • “Interactive Multi-Jurisdictional Planning for Immigration and Expatriation Visas and EB-5.” The 2nd Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference, May 8, 2009, Los Angeles, California. Mr. Ivener participated in discussion on immigration EB-5 residency and domicile changes.
  • “Growing Your Practice in a Time of Chaos: EB-5 Marketing Options,” American Immigration Lawyers Association 2009 Midyear Conference, January 19, 2009, Aruba.
  • “EB-5 Immigrant Investors: Here and Now,” Seminar, November 20, 2008.
  • “Foreign Nationals Who Should Consider EB-5 Regional Centers” and “Due Diligence Compliance and EB-5 Legal Issues,” Florida EB-5 Foreign Investor Seminar, October 24-25, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Investor Visas Workshop EB-5,” Seminar, New York, New York, December 7, 2007.
  • “Investor Visas Workshop EB-5,” Seminar, Orlando, FL, June 13, 2007.
  • “Immigration For Investors: NIVs and IVs EB-5,” Seminar, August 24, 2006.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (New York, Munich and Madrid)
  • Law Societies of British Columbia and Alberta
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • World Trade Institute (New York, Houston, Chicago and San Francisco)
Mr. Ivener is a prolific author. His books on immigration law include:
  • 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)
In addition, Mr. Ivener has authored many articles for such publications as the International Law Journal, the Canadian-American Bar Association Newsletter, and Business and the Law.
Representative articles include:
  • "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 (
  • Founding Member, Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (


  • SEC Sanctions three Immigration Lawyers for Brokering EB-5 Investments
  • International Investors & California: EB-5 Visas/California Taxes
  • EB-5 Flash News from Washington DC
  • The Final 2015 Chapter for the EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Flash News From Washington D.C.
  • EB-5 Extended Until 9/30/2016
  • The Final 2015 Chapter for the EB-5 Extension
  • EB-5 Petitions Spike Amid Program Uncertainty
  • ABIL - Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers
  • IMMLAW - Immigration Law Nationwide
  • EB-5 Immigration Advice On Due Diligence

Mark Ivener Photo

Mark Ivener and Former US President George W. Bush

  • Normal mark and 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.

  • Normal mark ivener
  • Questions and Answers

    Securities Disclaimer

    This website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell shares or securities. Any such offer or solicitation will be made only by means of an investment's confidential Offering Memorandum and in accordance with the terms of all applicable securities and other laws. This website does not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, any offer for sale or subscription of, or any invitation to offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities, nor should it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied on in any connection with, any contract or commitment whatsoever. LLC and its affiliates expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any direct or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from: (i) reliance on any information contained in the website, (ii) any error, omission or inaccuracy in any such information or (iii) any action resulting therefrom.