About Mona Shah

EB-5 attorney Mona Shah is the leading attorney at Mona Shah & Associates Global (MSA), based in New York, with an office in the UK. Shah was born in the UK, graduating in England from the University of Northumbria. After passing the Law Society’s Final Exam and completing the mandatory two years training, Shah was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1993. In 1997, she was admitted to the U.S. Federal Bar and New York Bar.

Shah was appointed as a Crown Prosecutor for the British Crown Prosecution Service, prior to this, she worked with a couple of law firms in England. Through her experiences, she became skilled in the management of intricate cases. Shah started a firm in New York City two years after moving to the city in 1995. MSA Global represents business, individual and high-profile clients from across the globe.

Shah has more than 28 years of experience in practicing law and has dedicated a majority of her legal career to U.S. business immigration law. Shah has extensive knowledge of U.S. immigration law and her practical expertise ranges from specialist business petitions to complicated, multi-issue deportation and removal litigation. Her experience in EB-5 began in 2006 as one of the four original founders of the first regional center in New York –New York City Regional Center, thereafter she founded the second regional center — the New York Immigration Fund, RC. Today, MSA Global has structured and handled EB-5 project work for hundreds of projects, both direct and regional centers; troubleshoots problematic cases for attorneys and regional centers, as well as handling thousands of EB-5 Investor petitions. Shah handles projects in unique and novel industries, facing challenges head on.

Highly proficient and recognized as an industry leader in EB-5 law, Shah has attained many accolades and awards including being voted Top 25 EB-5 attorneys by EB5 Investors Magazine seven years in a row.

Shah is a published author, a Lexis Nexis editor, and has authored numerous articles and blog pieces in EB-5. She has also spoken extensively, both in the US and overseas. Shah has been interviewed by mainstream television, including Al Jazeera and Fox Business news and has been quoted by major newspapers and publications including the New York Times, Bloomberg, Axios, the Real Deal and many others.

Shah also pioneered and hosts the first and longest running podcast series that focuses on foreign direct investment and EB-5. She has been honored for her work by various groups and not-for-profit organizations.

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