Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, has been named one of the “Top 5 Rising Stars” nationally by EB5 Investors, the leading online portal, conference series, and magazine for investors, developers, and EB-5 professionals. Lahoud will be listed among the most influential and leading EB-5 industry professionals in the “Top 25 Attorney” edition of EB5 Investors Magazine.
Lahoud has significant EB-5 related experience in every aspect of the program, including regional center formations and management, and representation of investors from across the world, including the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, Australia, and Europe, in all aspects of direct and regional center investments. He has traveled to Middle Eastern, European, and Asian countries to present educational sessions for possible investors, and provided leadership and counsel to economic development organizations, municipalities, developers, quasi-government entities, planning commissions, and more, to implement and market the EB-5 program as an alternative means of funding for public and private projects. When a client – whether proposing a possible EB-5 project or wanting to create a regional center or an investor from any country—seeks EB-5 related work, Lahoud directs the process from commencement to conclusion.
A resident of Pennsylvania, Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations. Lahoud has received numerous accolades. He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, received the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area. He was also named one of the 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley as the Lehigh Valley Business 2017 Forty Under 40 for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.
Lahoud earned his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University, where he earned Dean’s List; was named a President’s Scholar; was inducted into Phi Beta Delta; received the Williams Award, Treen Scholarship, and Littner Scholarship; and was Editor of The Lehigh Review. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned Dean’s List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.