About Blake Harrison
Blake Harrison is an investment immigration attorney at his own EB-5 law firm located in San Francisco, Calif., Harrison Law Office. Attorney Harrison has prepared and filed over 200 EB-5 applications, and represented a number of international entrepreneurs and investors seeking U.S. permanent immigration status both through regional center investments and direct EB-5 investments. His experience includes handling cases from clients using diverse investment source of funds, such as earnings from investor-owned companies, home equity loans, bonuses and salary accumulation, gifts, and investor-owned company loans.
Harrison Law Office is dedicated exclusively to EB-5 matters, guiding investors through the entire EB-5 process towards U.S. permanent residence. This legal representation includes filing the I-526 petition, assistance with documenting complex sources of funds, filing adjustment of status or consular processing applications, submitting evidence requested by USCIS, filing of the I-829 petition, and preparing clients for the visa interview with USCIS or with the U.S. Consulates overseas. The firm also collaborates with both EB-5 business plan consultants, regional centers, and other professionals during the EB-5 application process.
Attorney Harrison received his bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration. He then attended West Virginia University, where he earned his Juris Doctor, along with his Master of Business Administration from the College of Business and Economics. Attorney Harrison also completed his Master of Law’s degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, where he received a certificate of specialization in immigration law. His background in immigration and business law includes working for a Fortune 500 Company, and the Law Office of Vaughan de Kirby based in San Francisco, Calif. Attorney Harrison frequently authors legal articles and is actively licensed to practice law by the state of West Virginia.
Answers to EB-5 42 Questions Answered
- How can I use online money transfer service statements as proof for source of funds for EB-5?
- How can I provide proof that the direct EB-5 enterprise is established in a targeted employment area?
- How can I avoid conflicts between two immigration petitions?
- How can I have two different kind of businesses under one master company for EB-5?
- What if I am unable to prove source of funds for a small part of my investment amount?
- How can I convert my E-2 business to an EB-5 project?
- How could investing in franchises qualify for EB-5?
- How will switching jobs under H-1B impact my EB-5 application?
- How should the required capital be allocated to qualify for a direct EB-5 investment?
- How can I stay in the U.S. with an expired OPT extension but a pending I-526?
- What are the requirements to prove the creation of 10 jobs for direct EB-5 investments?
- How can a H-1B visa holder apply for direct EB-5 investment?
- How should a U.S. citizen structure a partnership for EB-5 direct investment?
- What is the average EB-5 preparation time frame?
- How can I buy multiple franchises and qualify for EB-5?
- How should a non-regional center enterprise arrange its capital stack with EB-5 funding?
- What fees should be taken into consideration when preparing for an EB-5 petition?
- How do I comply with the job creation requirement in an EB-5 direct investment?
- How is the return and profits of my EB-5 investment distributed?
- How do multiple investors maintain active roles in a direct investment?
- How can a holding company be structured to qualify for EB-5 direct investment?
- What are the requirements on business experiences of EB-5 direct investors?
- How will an E-2 visa help my EB-5 application?
- What happens to my EB-2 application if my EB-5 gets denied at any stage?
- How can I remain on H-1B status until I receive my green card from my EB-5 investment?
- How can I use gifted money from my parents'' property for my EB-5 investment?
- How can I use Chinese real estate as collateral to a U.S. bank for my EB-5 investment?
- What is the process for USCIS to review the response to an RFE?
- How can I invest in two different businesses/projects to qualify for EB-5?
- How can I use cumulative gifts as source of funds?
- How can I get my parents eligible as EB-5 dependents?
- How can I prove EB-5 source of funds with a mortgage secured by inherited real estate?
- How can I change the location for consular interview?
- How can I apply for EB-5 if I have a pending I-130?
- How can an EB-5 dependent obtain a conditional green card separately from the main applicant?
- When should I apply to adjust my status through I-485 if I have a pending I-539?
- How do I maintain my immigrant status after my I-526 is approved?
- How can I receive gifted funds for EB-5 from an unrelated person?
- How can I use a $50K loan from my 401(k) as part of my EB-5 investment?
- What taxation liabilities do I have if I transfer savings abroad to the U.S. as EB-5 source of funds?
- What are the requirements for multiple EB-5 investors jointly investing in one direct EB-5 project?
- How do I prove EB-5 source of funds as a freelancer?