Preeti Sinha

Should I have the same attorney for all EB-5 applications?


Sal Picataggio
April 21, 2015 04:50 AM  Sal Picataggio

The filing of the I-829 comes with its own unique challenges, different from those faced in the I-526 petition. While remaining with the original attorney does indeed afford you with consistency, retaining an experienced and qualified EB5 attorney like the attorney at our law firm can help you prepare and file an approvable package with USCIS. A new attorney would correspond with the Regional Center to obtain all the necessary documentation for the filing, and prepare the forms and other supporting documentation.

Fredrick  Voigtmann
May 26, 2015 11:52 AM  Fredrick Voigtmann

It is not required that you have the same attorney for both your I-526 and I-829 petitions. You should be comfortable with your immigration attorney, since he or she represents you and not the EB-5 project (direct or regional center).

Philip Cohen
December 06, 2015 12:40 PM  Philip Cohen

In addition to the previous comments, some of our clients will choose to have different attorneys represent them on complex or unique businesses and/or business models vs. something more standard like a hotel or ALF facility. The logic in these cases is that unique situations may require a higher level of experience, in particular with RFEs, in order to have the insight needed to address a unique set of circumstances or unique application of the EB-5 regulations.

Marko Issever
October 04, 2017 02:48 PM  Marko Issever

While it is certainly not required to use the same attorney throughout the process naturally if you are satisfied with your attorney there is really no good reason to switch as they are most familiar with your specific situation. That said, if you have faced certain issues in the previous application steps, such as the I-526 petition, there is no restriction to use another attorney to file your for example I-829 petition.

Gregory Finkelson
June 27, 2018 04:09 PM  Gregory Finkelson

Not necessary by preferably.


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