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What does it mean to establish “preferred” status? What does it take?
The preferred status of a developer and project with respect to EB-5 financing has certain elements are more or less inherent in the project and...more
In seeking to access EB-5 financing, our developer clients have asked a lot of questions, but most of them can really be summed up in the following 5 questions:
1. Will EB-5 work for me on my project?
2. How much...more
Competition for EB-5 Financing is Strong.
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The chart linked here provides some introductory information regarding the different visa categories compiled by Williams Mullen’s Immigration Practice Group.
Please see full chart below for more information....more
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