About Lauren Cohen
Lauren Cohen, an attorney licensed in both the United States and Canada, is the founder of e-Council Inc. The e-Council Inc. team is comprised of professionals offering a multidisciplinary approach to customized EB-5 and other business visa solutions. e-Council Inc. provides a range of business plans and ancillary services in various languages for international clients seeking business visas, as well as U.S.-based and international business owners seeking to expand their businesses, open an affiliate or branch in the United States, purchase an existing U.S. business, or raise funds for their project. Founded in 2008, e-Council Inc. has a highly successful track record of developing strategic business plans that enable clients to progress through the many stages required to apply, raise capital, and ultimately achieve success through an I-526 or I-829 petition.
e-Council Inc.’s customized EB-5 business plans and complementary suite of turnkey EB-5 services are crafted to comply with USCIS’s requirements. e-Council Inc.'s team of attorneys, economists, researchers, accountants, and other professionals specialize in the creation of business plans, due diligence, research, and analysis for such industries as tech startups, hotel projects, restaurant chains, ALF's and alternative energies, and have supported over 100 direct investment and regional center projects. The professionals at e-Council Inc., most of whom are attorneys, are familiar with business immigration visa requirements (EB-5, E-1 and E-2, L-1, O, P, H1-B) and USCIS’s requirements. The team strives to deliver end products that exceed compliance requirements and client expectations.
Ms. Cohen is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA). As an immigrant herself, and now a U.S. citizen, she has had personal experience with the visa process through which e-Council Inc. facilitates clients. As a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, Ms. Cohen has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NPR, and her writing on business plan essentials for L-1 visas has been featured in AILA’s When in Rome Chapter Newsletter. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and business from York University, and completed law school at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. If you are seeking a business plan, you may contact her using the contact form on this page.