Edward J. Carroll (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been fascinated with U.S. immigration law for thirty years. It is the exclusive focus of his practice. The EB-5, Alien Entrepreneur Investment Program was enacted twenty years ago and Mr. Carroll has practiced in this burgeoning area from its inception while maintaining an immigration practice encompassing other business-related and family-based immigration issues. Prior to practicing U.S. immigration law, Mr. Carroll practiced commercial, real estate and banking law.
Mr. Carroll’s experience in the EB-5 Alien Entrepreneur program is extensive. He has counseled U.S. non-Regional Center and Regional Center developers seeking foreign capital in diverse endeavors such as sales distribution, manufacturing, medical technology, bio-mass electrical generation, real estate development, hospitality and recreation. He has counseled throughout the U.S. on EB-5 Regional Center development, amendments and operations for private developers and for a state-owned Regional Center.
Mr. Carroll has been an advisor to the State of Vermont in its initial successful application for and subsequent amendment of its Regional Center status. He has consulted to a significant recreation and hospitality company through five phases of expansion in reliance on the EB-5 program and he continues to advise other hospitality EB-5 projects. Mr. Carroll is also counsel to foreign investors in EB-5 projects throughout all the phases of immigration processing leading to their receipt of lawful permanent residence and then their receipt of U.S. citizenship.
Mr. Carroll contributed to and is an Associate Editor of Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, Second Edition. Articles authored by Mr. Carroll have appeared in publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association and in Canadian publications. Mr. Carroll has served the American Immigration Lawyers Association as a long-serving member of the Investor (EB-5) Committee, the Business Immigration Committee and other substantive law committees and as Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee to the Vermont Service Center. He has been liaison to USCIS, USCBP in the State of Vermont and liaison to Vermont’s Congressional Delegation for AILA’s New England Chapter and served as Vice-Chair of the ABA Immigration Law Committee, General Practice Section. Mr. Carroll is a frequent presenter on U.S. immigration law to legal and business groups in the U.S., Canada and Asia. He has taught immigration law to adjudicators at the USCIS Vermont Service Center and has been a commentator for radio and television in the U.S. and Canada on U.S. immigration issues. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.