Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

ABIL Webinar: U.S. Investment Visas and Green Cards for Foreign Nationals

Many foreign entrepreneurs want to start businesses or invest in the United States. Other wealthy individuals want green cards to live in the United States, but may be hesitant because of real or perceived immigration obstacles. Real estate developers and companies seeking capital for development projects are increasingly looking for EB-5 capital from foreign investors. Several visa options exist, but each has advantages, disadvantages, and limits.

This timely three-part Webinar series, presented by the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) and co-sponsored by Invest in the USA, the association of EB-5 regional centers, will help guide individual investors and others, as well as U.S. companies that want to attract foreign investors and wealthy individuals. The intended audience includes Individual investors; potential and actual EB-5 regional centers; attorneys and advisors; real estate developers; and companies seeking capital for development projects. The series will explain immigration options and offer practical real-world strategies:

  • Session 1: Visa options for individual investors: E and L nonimmigrant visas; EB-5 green cards through direct investments or regional centers, to be held April 13 at 12 noon (ET). Moderated by Bernard P. Wolfsdorf. Presenters: Kehrela Hodkinson, Mark Ivener, and Stephen Yale-Loehr.
  • Session 2: EB-5 regional center applications and project pre-approval petitions, to be held July 6 at 3 pm (ET). Moderated by Laura Danielson. Presenters: Bryan Funai, H. Ronald Klasko, and Steve Trow.
  • Session 3: How to successfully navigate the back end of the EB-5 process for both individual investors and regional centers, to be held August 16 at 3 pm (ET). Moderated by Steve Clark. Presenters: H. Ronald Klasko, Robert Loughran, and Stephen Yale-Loehr.

The cost is $89 for an individual session or $249 for all three sessions. To register, go to the ABIL Webinars sign-up page at For more information, contact Lauren Anderson at or visit

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Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation, a nationally recognized law firm, has successfully assisted hundreds of clients in immigration matters.