EB5 Investors Magazine "Top 25 issue" Volume 9 Issue 1 - Page 77

TOP EB-5 INDUSTRY RISING STARS
DENNIS TRISTANI
TRISTANI LAW

Dennis Tristani is the managing attorney at Tristani Law , LLC . His primary areas of concentration include U . S . immigration petition filings for investors , entrepreneurs , executives , managers , and high-skilled professionals . Tristani has counseled thousands of EB-5 clients on company organization and corporate structure strategy , business plan preparation , complex source of funds issues and documentation requirements , redeployment and at-risk rules , and TEA designation . He has moderated and presented at numerous immigration conferences and seminars in the U . S . and around the world . Tristani received his BA from Yale University in 2007 , and his JD from American University Washington College of Law in 2012 .

WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FOLLOWING THE EB-5 REAUTHORIZATION ?
EB-5 reauthorization has ushered in a new wave of inquiries from investors with pending I-526 petitions and investors interested in filing a new regional center-based I-526 petition .
The ability for investors with a pending I-526 petition to now file an adjustment of status application is an enormous benefit to those currently in the U . S . and has created a significant increase in I-485 filings .
HOW DO YOU THINK THE PANDEMIC HAS IMPACTED THE EB-5 INDUSTRY ?
The temporary lapse of the EB-5 regional center program in June of 2021 coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the EB-5 industry . Consular processing of EB-5 immigrant visas abroad slowed to a standstill . Some EB-5 projects have also gone through difficult times financially due to the economic fallout from the pandemic . Fortunately , with the passage of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 , USCIS has resumed processing of regional center-based I-526 petitions and U . S . Consulates have begun issuing immigrant visas again . New and updated EB-5 projects are beginning to come to market as the global economy recovers and EB-5 regional center program enters its new phase of reauthorization .

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