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Mark Ivener, a Nationally Recognized EB-5 Business Immigration Attorney and trusted source for EB-5 News and the EB-5 Process

Mark Ivener has successfully assisted over 100 individuals from all over the world to obtain Green Cards through the EB-5 investor program.

Mark Ivener, an immigration lawyer with over 40 years experience, has a global practice with its principal office in Los Angeles, California. Members of his staff are fluent in Chinese and Farsi.

Representing EB-5 investors, domestic/international companies and individuals in all business immigration matters, Mark Ivener works to open doors for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to investors and movie stars. The scope of work includes representation of investors, foreign executives, managers, professionals and entertainers for temporary and permanent visas. Read More

New EB-5 Regulations in Effect as of Nov. 21, 2019

The new EB-5 regulations came into effect on November 21, 2019, and several amendments have been introduced to the program. Established in 1990 by the Immigration Act of 1990, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program allows eligible, foreign investors to become lawful permanent residents by investing at least $1.8 million to finance a business in the U.S.

The standard minimum investment amount is now $1.8 million, and investments in a targeted employment area (TEA) have been set at a minimum of $900,000. This is the first time the minimum investment amounts have increased since the inception of the EB-5 program in 1990, and as we advance, they will continue to increase in five-year increments.

Additionally, the Priority Date of an earlier-approved EB-5 immigrant petition may be retained by filing a new I-526 petition, subject to certain conditions. Read More

About Mark A. Ivener

For more than 40 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; and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

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Client Testimonials

“Here’s an attorney with business acumen that leaves me in awe. Mark Ivener is an excellent immigration lawyer, especially in the area of entrepreneurial investors. I highly recommend him!”
Linda R.

“Mark is a brilliant, talented, caring and compassionate lawyer, able to masterfully win the most complex of immigration matters. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of the best of the best.”
Jan P.

“Mark Ivener is skilled in all areas of business immigration law. He is one of the country’s leading experts in investor visas. Anyone considering an investor green card should consult with an immigration lawyer, such as Mark, with deep experience in this area.”
Ester G.

“Mark Ivener is one of the nation’s top business lawyers, and has a particular expertise in EB-5 matters. He is thoughtful and careful in his approach to cases, and I have always appreciated his professionalism.”
Margaret F.

"Mark Ivener advises clients on immigrant visas, nonimmigrant visas and compliance. Market sources say he is “a legend in the EB-5 category” and that “his reputation is stellar...."
Chambers USA

“Mark Ivener is ‘exceptional, very thoughtful, very incitement and extremely knowledgeable,’ according to informants. He offers a range of immigration services and is deeply involved in work related to the EB-5 investor category.”
Chambers USA

“Mark Ivener...is a ‘phenomenal lawyer who is not only technically brilliant, but someone who really cares about his clients.’ He has particular expertise in EB-5 investor visas and also advises corporate clients on compliance issues.”
Chambers Global

“Mark Ivener is one of the best immigration lawyers out there – proactive, enterprising and looking out for the best interests of his clients. He is particularly skilled with EB-5 investor visas.”
Chambers USA