About Robert Loughran
Robert F. Loughran is an EB-5 immigration attorney and managing partner at the immigration law firm Foster, LLP in Austin, Texas. Attorney Loughran concentrates his practice on business immigration matters and is a member of the firm's EB-5 immigrant investor legal team.
Foster has offices in Austin, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and Mexico City. As the second largest U.S. immigration law firm, Foster provides comprehensive business immigration solutions to earn the confidence and trust of employers and employees. With a focus on business immigration, Foster is experienced in dealing with investment immigration issues. The firm helps clients and their families, or key employees, in the immigration process. Foster has been working on EB-5 cases since the program began in 1990 and the firm’s EB-5 attorney team has experience assisting clients through all phases of the EB-5 process. EB-5 services include: source of funds for foreign investors, documentation of EB-5 job creation, and council for the investor’s management of a chosen project.
Attorney Loughran has over 20 years of experience representing and advising investors and ultra-high-net-worth individuals on U.S. and global immigration law. He is nationally recognized as a leading EB-5 attorney and regularly advises developers on the formation of EB-5 regional centers. His advice has helped hundreds of individual investors on the EB-5 process and alternative immigration categories.
The legal team at Foster assists clients with immigration matters, including U.S. permanent residency, temporary work visas, citizenship and naturalization, EB-5 investor visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Benefits (“DREAM”), and more. They also assist with global immigration, including services for international business travelers, work authorization, and management of global immigration compliance. Foster also assists clients with employer compliance, including Form I-9 audits and employer sanctions, E-Verify assistance, strategy development and counsel for employers receiving S.S. No-Match letters and corporate strategies for verification to limit employer sanctions.
In addition to his practicing duties, Attorney Loughran is also a frequent publisher on topics of immigration law, with recent publications for LexisNexis, ILW, and Texas Lawyer Magazine. He also contributes as an expert to both print media and live television interviews.
Attorney Loughran earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Attorney Loughran is on the American Immigration Lawyer’s National Committee on Business Immigration and serves on the Texas State Bar Standing Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality. He is fluent in Spanish.
Answers to EB-5 8 Questions Answered
- How are jobs created in a direct EB-5 investment distributed among partners?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I overstayed my F-1 visa?
- What impact does the travel ban have on EB-5 Investors?
- How can a direct EB-5 investor partner with a regional center without working through the regional center?
- What are the chances I can return to H-1B status if my EB-5 I-829 is denied?
- What happens if I make two EB-5 investments?
- How much of the business must the EB-5 investor own?
- How can a potential EB-5 investor provide five years of income tax receipts if they only recently started a business?