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[ IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS ] Stephen Yale-Loehr, Attorney of Counsel at Miller Mayer in Ithaca, New York brings more than 30 years of immigration law experience to his EB-5 cases. Steve first became involved in EB-5 in 1996 and was immediately drawn to EB-5 because it requires him to stay on the cutting edge of business, securities, and immigration law. Stephen Yale-Loehr Steve is perhaps best known for co-authoring Immigration Law and Procedure, a leading treatise on U.S. immigration law. He has also authored many books and law review articles on immigration issues, has testified before Congress, and has appeared as an expert witness numerous times. With Steve at the forefront of their growth, Miller Mayer has assembled a team of nine EB-5 attorneys and 20 EB-5 staff, including several native Chinese speakers. Miller Mayer has handled more than two thousand EB-5 cases and represents individual EB-5 investors, regional centers, and project developers. The firm has filed more than 35 successful regional center applications and worked on more than 150 EB-5 projects, helping its clients raise upward of $2 billion in EB-5 funds for their projects. Steve sees a growing sophistication and maturation among EB-5 investors, regional centers, and project developers as the program expands. He likens EB-5 to a Rubik’s Cube, in that all the complex aspects of an EB-5 project have to line up correctly in order to be successful. Steve forecasts a contin- ued growth in the EB-5 program, despite potential setbacks from the predicted backlog for Chinese investors. When he is not counseling clients at Miller Mayer, Steve teaches an immigration law seminar at Cornell Law School each fall and a political asylum clinic each spring. He also founded and is president emeritus of IIUSA. Steve is listed each year in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Who’s Who in America, and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the top immigration lawyers in the world. Proven Experience. – Leading private equity firm with 20+ years of experience, 300+ transactions-$10+ billion value – Operating in approved USCIS Regional Center (2011) – 9+ years of EB-5 expertise, processing 600+ investors Learn more at yceb5.com WWW.EB5INVESTORS.COM 73