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About Dawn M Lurie
Dawn Lurie is an EB-5 attorney and senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She practices in the areas/sectors of immigration, corporate immigration and employer compliance, global mobility, immigration litigation, advocacy and customized services, U.S. immigration, and labor & employment. She serves on several specialty teams at the firm, including the EB-5 Immigrant Investment Team. Lurie has 25+ years of experience in advising on U.S. and worldwide immigration processes, including EB-5 investment strategies.
Lurie’s practice covers a broad spectrum of cases, including representation of EB-5 project developers, regional centers, immigrant investors and broker dealers. In the foreign investment field, she also develops best practices protocols and provides targeted due diligence services. Lurie handles visa processing matters, including both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, residency, naturalization, and more. Her immigration compliance work includes, but is not limited to, E-Verify and Form I-9 matters, immigration issues related to M&As, reductions in force, and restructurings of businesses. Lurie began representing immigrant investors through the EB-5 program in the early ‘90s, and subsequently expanded her practice to include regional center representation and EB-5 compliance work.
She earned her Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University, and her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. Lurie is admitted to practice in the D.C. and the New Jersey State Bars, along with the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court (New Jersey), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
In the greater legal community, Lurie is highly active in women’s workplace initiatives. Her professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, AILA, IIUSA, the Federal Bar Association, and the International Bar Association, among others. She has written for publications such as Law360, EB5Investors.com and EB5 Investors Magazine, and The National Law Review, and has presented at events hosted by organizations such as AILA, IIUSA, Baruch College, EB5 Investors Magazine, and ILW.com.
Lurie’s many accolades including being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law from 2012 – 2017, ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Immigration, District of Columbia from 2009-2016, and named as a Top Specialty Attorney in the EB-5 Industry, EB5 Investors Magazine (2015-2016).
Answers to EB-5 25 Questions Answered
- What will happen if I apply for EB-2 and EB-5 simultaneously?
- When does the two year conditional residence start?
- What are the consequences of submitting Form I-924A late?
- How will previously living illegally in the United States affect my EB-5 visa eligibility?
- What unforeseeable liabilities can I expect in doing business with an EB-5 investor?
- What obstacles will I face in opening my own dental practice that also serves as an EB-5 investment for me?
- What are the steps for abandoning my conditional permanent residency?
- What do I do if my petition is denied?
- How does my family apply for EB-5 from our home country?
- What are the qualities of a good Regional Center?
- How will an expired F1 visa affect my I-526 petition?
- What options are available for EB-5 investors with children over 21?
- How can my investment funds be used in EB-5?
- How can multiple investors within a family apply for EB-5?
- What happens if my EB-5 consular is denied?
- How can I make EB-5 evaluation time faster?
- When can EB-5 funds be used during a project?
- How do investors find EB-5 projects?
- How are fired employees counted towards EB-5 job creation requirements?
- How do I know which EB-5 Regional Center I can invest in?
- Can people from any country get an EB-5 visa?
- Is there a limit on the number of projects an EB-5 Regional Center can have?
- Can I apply for the EB-5 visa program if I overstayed my previous visa?
- What are the current EB-5 Regional Centers?
- How many EB-5 visas are granted by the USCIS each year?