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How can an EB-5 due diligence analyst help me and what is the average cost?

What is the benefit of hiring an EB-5 due diligence analyst? I am also unaware about the price it will incur in my EB-5 process? I certainly want peace of mind when selecting a project.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    More information on the financial aspects, returns, etc. An immigration attorney like me is good to review compliance with immigration law compliance, but I would not be helpful when we''re talking numbers! Cost seems to vary, and I try to give clients options for several professionals when asked for guidance.

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    Kevin Michael Tracy

    Immigration Attorney
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    The analyst would do a thorough check of the regional center and the project to ascertain if it is a good investment and one that (based on the history of regional centers) offers low risk. There are no guarantees.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    I think it depends on how many you want reviewed and the complexity of the project. You can certainly call a few and get a ballpark estimate before hiring.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    An EB-5 DD analyst should provide an unbiased evaluation of the project you are considering investing in. However, you must be 100% certain that the analyst you are hiring is not in fact paid to promote the project(s). Many in the EB-5 industry are (or someone on their staff is). The cost varies. My clients have generally had two types of experiences as DD analysts: 1) they are either paid to promote projects and, thus, do not offer unbiased advice; or 2) are true investor advisors, and tell clients not to invest in an EB5 project (as they struggle to see the value of immigration and how it figures into an investment). If you are willing to spend the time, you likely can perform the required DD. Couple that with an immigration attorney who will spend the time to discuss the projects with you, (not advise you), and you will be fine.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    A critical aspect of an EB-5 investment is to evaluate both, green card viability and the likelihood you will get your money back. Like any investment you need to do due diligence and, whatever you pay, its worth it, if you work with well-qualified people.