About Abhinav Lohia
Abhinav Lohia is the deputy managing attorney for Davies & Associates, LLC’s Chicago office, and also the chair for the firm’s India and Southeast Asia practice. In addition, he is a member of the global investor and business practice, and serves on the Global Advisory Board. Attorney Lohia has expertise in investment and business immigration, with a focus on EB-5, E-2, L-1, and E-1 visas. This includes working with investors to make qualified U.S. investments for EB-5 green card purposes, and also helping investors establish U.S. businesses, affiliates, and subsidiaries for L-1 and E-2 visas.
As of July 2015, Attorney Lohia had received no denials on his visa applications filed. He has successfully assisted Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Indian investors and businesses to expand their U.S. presence. He frequently visits clients in areas such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata, has worked with clients in all major Indian metropolitan areas, and was previously stationed in Davies & Associates’ Dubai office.
At Davies & Associates, Attorney Lohia works with the firm’s corporate and tax lawyers to regularly file EB-5, E-2, and L-1 applications. His representative EB-5 experience includes: helping a Punjab-based client to open a trucking business in California and receive an EB-5 visa; assisting a Mumbai-based firm to open a factory in Mississippi in order to obtain EB-5 visas for its investors; and working with H-1B visa professionals located in the United States to obtain their EB-5 greens cards through regional center and direct investments.
With active Bar admissions to the State of New York and the Republic of India (Delhi), Attorney Lohia is dual licensed to practice law in both the United States and India. He earned his L.L.B. from Amity Law School, GGSIPU in Delhi, and his L.L.M from George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Council of Delhi, India, and TiE United. Attorney Lohia is fluent in Hindi and English.
Answers to EB-5 50 Questions Answered
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