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Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

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About Me

I am an immigration attorney with a speciality in investment-based immigration (EB5). 

In addition to preparing numerous initial EB-5 petitions for investors (I-526) and petitions to remove conditions on conditional residence (I-829), I have extensive experience advising businesses on EB-5 compliance and providing guidance for establishing EB-5 regional centers. Prior to becoming of counsel to ILOLA, I was a practicing attorney in a large EB-5 firm where she and her team focused on responding to complex EB-5 RFEs.

With a detailed understanding of EB-5 law and USCIS policies, my goal is to create successful EB-5 petitions and an approachable EB-5 process for individual investors and business entities.

I also practice in the area of removal defense and family-based immigration.

I am a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of California and California Central District Federal Court. Belma attended both William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota and Pepperdine University Law School in California.


Languages Spoken: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Immigration: 100%
    3 years, 200 cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • John Qumars Khosravi

    Belma is a dedicated immigration practitioner that is very skilled and knowledgeable in her field. She is kind and caring, the kind of Attorney I would want! I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    John Khosravi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carl Michael Shusterman

    I hired Belma as a law clerk while she was still attending law school. She was one of finest law clerks we have had in many years. Now that she is in private practice, she has developed an expertise in EB-5 investor cases, and I highly recommend her.


    Carl Shusterman Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Attorney Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

PO Box 50153
Studio City, CA, 91604



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Professionalims in the FIrst YearWilliam Mitchell College of Law2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBDC Attorney2014 - Present
EB5 AttorneyImmigration Law Office of Los Angeles, PC2014 - Present
EB5 Attorney, RFE Team LeadGlobal Law Group, APC2012 - 2014
Litigation Law ClerkLaw Offices of Gihan Thomas2011 - 2011
Law ClerkLaw Offices Of Carl Shusterman2011 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Eb5Investors.comAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2012 - Present
Invest in USA, IIUSAAttorney Member2012 - 2014
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
K1Success! No RFEs,
Green card for a parent of USC.Success! No RFEs.

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Publication NameTitleDate MagainzeFocusing on the Bigger Picture: Advocacy and Multi-step Solutions for EB-5 Investors2015

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPolitical Science, International RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University of WashingtonEast European StudiesStudent ExchangeN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UCLA LLM ProgramPost OPT: Visa Options2015