About David Hirson

David Hirson, founder of David Hirson & Partners, LLP, is an EB-5 investment immigration attorney with over 30 years experience practicing immigration law. His background includes managing immigration accounts for individual investors and numerous companies, providing companies with case processing, compliance, and start-up assistance, overseeing the immigration aspects of investments made by high profile individuals, and advising on/filing regional center and EB-5 investor applications. Attorney Hirson has been certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law continuously for more than 20 years.

Attorney Hirson has handled EB-5 cases since the EB-5 visa program was established in 1990, making him one of the most experienced active EB-5 immigration attorneys in the nation. He was present in the U.S. Senate when the EB-5 legislation was originally proposed and debated. Attorney Hirson then subsequently prepared and then filed one of the first few EB-5 cases with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which is now USCIS, and this EB-5 case received approval. In fact, Attorney Hirson has filed many of the EB-5 cases that were approved throughout the first 10 years of the EB-5 visa program. Prior to forming his own law firm, Attorney Hirson was a partner at Fragomen, where he lead the Irvine office’s EB-5 team and referred many of the firm’s EB-5 cases from offices across the country.

Attorney Hirson is extremely active in the immigration law community. His memberships include the immigration law sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association; the American Bar Association (ABA); the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA); the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and he is on the policy committee of the regional center trade group Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA). Attorney Hirson has also held many prestigious membership positions in the past. He was chair of the international law section of the State Bar of California, chair of the Investor Visa Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, vice-chair of the INS Headquarters Liaison Committee, chapter chair of the Southern California Chapter of AILA and chairman of the Orange County Bar Association's immigration law section. Attorney Hirson has served as an editorial board member and contributor to every issue of EB5 Investors Magazine, with his articles including, “How to Become a Regional Center” and “Direct Investment Private Equity Model.” He was also an editorial board member and co-author of The EB-5 Handbook, A Guide for Investors and Developers, published in 2014.

Attorney Hirson earned his law degree in 1967 from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been licensed to practice law in the state of California for over 32 years. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California. Attorney Hirson has been recognized for his achievements by many organizations, including Southern California Super Lawyers, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and the American Jewish Committee. For nearly 20 years in a row he has been Martindale Hubbell AV Rated, and from 2006 to 2014 has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County, Calif.

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