Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, will be a panelist at the 2018 Los Angeles EB-5 Convention, Monday, July 23, through Tuesday, July 24, at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California. This two-day educational, networking event will host a gathering of broker-dealers, developers, immigration and securities attorneys, migrant agents, regional centers, and more. Lahoud will be on a panel on Tuesday at 9:25 a.m., discussing “A Deep Dive Into “At Risk:” How does USCIS interpret “risk” and how should it? What are the practical implications?” For more information, please click here.
“Since 2008, the EB-5 Investor Visa Program has led to over $22.5 billion in foreign direct investments into projects throughout the United States of all types, from infrastructure, hotels, commercials and residential developments, to the IT, manufacturing, and the professional services industries,” states Lahoud. “As a result, thousands of jobs have been created, investments have continued, and the impact of the EB-5 investor visa program on states like New Jersey has been positive, significant, and long-term. I am honored to be asked to speak at this year’s EB-5 Investor Magazine Annual Convention, given the importance of the investor visa program, in a time when there are many immigration uncertainties.”
Lahoud’s EB-5 experience spans every aspect of the program including formations and management of regional centers and representation of investors from across the world. His experience of direct and regional center investments includes travel to several Middle Eastern, European, and Asian countries to present educational sessions for possible investors. Lahoud offers leadership and counsel with economic development organizations, municipalities, developers, quasi-government entities and planning commissions to implement and market the EB-5 program as an alternative funding source for public and private projects.
Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations. He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, has 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. EB5 Investors, the leading online portal, conference series, and magazine for investors, developers, and EB-5 professionals, has named Lahoud one of the “Top 5 Rising Stars” nationally. 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.