Comment: Jobs in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Houston, TX, Washington, DC or Birmingham, AL and New York, NY

Law Firms are hiring senior Immigration Paralegal and Associate Attorney. See below help wanted ads for Jobs in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Houston, TX, Washington, DC or Birmingham, AL and New York, NY.

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Focus: TEA Window of Opportunity

New TEA definitions in the new EB5 regulation have created a remarkable window of opportunity for document-ready projects in rural areas and high unemployment urban areas at the $900k EB5 investment level, see below:

  • With change of the TEA definition, almost half of the projects from the pre-11/21 EB5 market no longer qualify as TEA projects. However, these large urban projects that are no longer in the market accounted for much more than half of investments in the old EB5 market. So large projects with massive EB5 raises are out of the market now creating a large vacuum. This is true in all 5 major world markets left in EB5 and also in minor EB5 markets across the world.
  • We have heard that one giant New York City developer is planning to come to the market with a small Utah based TEA project. Large developers are not exiting the market--they want to keep their toe in the market because they are hoping for an eventual legislative fix in 2021 and while they wait, they want to keep EB5 activity ongoing so as to hang onto their distribution infrastructure. However, the new TEA projects these large developers are bringing to the market are much smaller and are easier to compete against than 50+ story skyscrapers in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, and it may be summer before these new TEA projects from the big developers enter the market.
  • That is why if you have documents ready now for a project that qualifies as TEA as per the new EB5 regulation, this winter and this spring constitute a window of opportunity for you. The 5 major EB5 markets are thirsting for projects. You can supply that demand now before large players with new supply bring their issues to market.

If you are in this happy position of having a document-ready TEA project now, ILW can send you a proposal for 4 of the 5 major EB5 markets.

Contact us for a conversation on what we can do for you in this brave new EB5 world by emailing us at , calling us at 212-545-0818 or online.

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Help Wanted: senior immigration paralegal
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a senior immigration paralegal. This position will be located in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Houston, TX, Washington, DC or Birmingham, AL. Applicants with pertinent experience will be considered from any city to work remotely. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and at least 3-5 years of employment-based immigration experience to include preparation of labor certification applications, and a variety of business immigration filings with both consular posts and USCIS (e.g., E, L, TN, Adjustment of Status, Immigrant Visa). Major responsibilities will involve substantial writing and research for EB-1 petitions, specialty occupation H-1Bs, and drafting waiver applications and responses to requests for evidence for attorney review. Additional responsibilities include: assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of clients and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing filings with the government; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. All applicants should have an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary. Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please apply at

Help Wanted: Associate Attorney

Mona Shah & Associates Global (MSA Global) has a large and diverse client base representing individual, institutional, and corporate clients around the globe. We use our expertise in assisting not only individual investors with submission of their immigration cases, but also in structuring, configuring and preparing EB-5 and other business immigration investment projects involving multi-million-dollar raises. In aggregate, MSA Global has assisted in raises of over a billion dollars. The work here at MSA Global is often challenging, high-quality, creative and requires someone with business acumen that can quickly adapt to this complex, nuanced, and constantly changing area of law, combining practice in immigration, securities and corporate law. POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time. DUTIES: You will perform the following duties: 1. Prepare immigrant and non-immigrant applications, with a focus on EB-5; 2. Draft corporate agreements; 3. Initial consultations with clients to obtain relevant case information; 4. Analyze case issues and plan case strategy accordingly; 5. Prepare appropriate forms regarding client matters before the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Justice, and Labor; 6. Correspond with clients, court personnel, attorneys, and other interested parties; 7. Consult and discuss case status with senior attorneys. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 1. Relevant work experience a must 2. EB-5 or corporate experience a plus 3. Law degree 4. Member of State Bar (not essential) About Mona Shah & Associates Global / MSA Global MSA Global is a global business immigration firm headquartered in Manhattan, NYC with a Branch office in the UK. As one of the first business immigration firms with a focus on EB-5 (the Immigrant Investor Visa Program), MSA Global is considered an Industry specialist and highly regarded in the EB-5 field. Contact us via e-mail at or via phone at (212) 233-7473.

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