About David Morris
David M. Morris is a nationally respected EB-5 immigration attorney and manager of the Visa Law Group PLLC law firm in Washington, D.C., a national law firm practicing exclusively in the field of United States immigration and visa law with offices in New York City, Denver, Toronto, and Dubai (UAE). Attorney Morris has been practicing law since 1992 and has frequently represented domestic and multinational businesses and professionals regarding a diverse range of immigration and visa matters for over 20 years. His work has a distinct emphasis on the representation of clients involved in areas of investment, life sciences, and information technology.
Attorney Morris’s immigration insights have been recognized on MSNBC television, DC 101 radio, and in a variety of professional journals and newspapers, such as The Labor Lawyer, the Washington Post, and the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Journal. He is regularly invited to speak on EB-5 investor visa law topics at national conferences sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Immigration Law Weekly (ILW), the leading immigration daily journal. He has been one of 10 lawyers to serve on AILA’s National EB-5 Investor Visa Committee for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Attorney Morris often lectures on expedited visa sponsorship strategies, employer immigration compliance programs, and various other immigration-related topics. In addition to his lectures, he also written an article concerning EB-5 law published in the October 2009 issue of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin.
Attorney Morris has 15 years of direct experience from two different, but complementary perspectives. In addition to being an immigration lawyer with the Visa Law Group, he is also a principal/operator with the USCIS-designated DC Regional Center LLC. He has created and operates six EB-5 projects totaling more than 440 investors from 23 different countries. He has traveled extensively for EB-5 visa program purposes throughout China, Korea, Taiwan, as well as the Middle East and Europe.
Prior to founding the Visa Law Group, attorney Morris served as the leader of the Immigration Law Section at Baker & Hostetler, one of the largest law firms in the United States.
Attorney Morris received his bachelor’s degree in political science from State University of New York College at Buffalo and his Juris Doctor at the University of Dalton.
Answers to EB-5 11 Questions Answered
- Do I need to be fluent in English to apply for EB-5?
- Are any countries excluded from the EB-5 program?
- Can a recent investment qualify for EB-5?
- Does the entire investment need to be made at the time of filing?
- What are my options for involvement in my EB-5 project?
- How can EB-5 funds be shifted to a different project?
- Can a U.S. citizen lend an EB-5 investor money?
- When can a project use the investment capital?
- How can I invest in a start-up company and take an equity stake?
- How does an EB-5 investor get paid?
- How do I verify international funds?