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What is the common scope of services for an EB-5 immigration attorney?

I am trying to understand the common scope of services I will get from an EB-5 immigration attorney. Am I only a client to him only at the filling stages of I-526, I-485/DS-260 and I-829? If I have questions outside these stages but before I get a 10-year green card, will I be charged for extra fees if I seek for consultation?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should discuss that with your attorney before you decide to retain him/her and have the scope of services clearly detailed in the retainer agreement.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    The engagement letter or representation agreement determines the scope of the representation.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Most attorneys will take the questions of a client while they are retained. If a separate process is required that often comes with additional fees. Most immigration attorneys charge flat fees (not hourly) for these processes, and will take reasonable amounts of questions.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    This will be controlled by the agreement you have reached with this attorney. It should be clearly stated in the retainer agreement you signed. I recommend you have a consultation with your investment immigration attorney and make certain you have accurate expectations and a retainer agreement that confirms your expectations.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no generally applicable agreement format or common scope of services in the EB-5 industry. Each agreement depends on the terms the parties agree to include in their agreement. All the issues you raised may or may not be included. Advisably, work with your EB-5 attorney to ensure your interests are fully addressed to your satisfaction before you sign any agreement.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It depends on the proposal and the lawyer. We do not charge extra for these consultations.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Every attorney works differently. Our fees are flat fees and typically include responding to any questions reasonably related to your processing, travel, and next stages.

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