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
Licensed since 2012
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Professionalims in the FIrst Year||William Mitchell College of Law||2009|
|Attorney||BDC Attorney||2014 - Present|
|EB5 Attorney||Immigration Law Office of Los Angeles, PC||2014 - Present|
|EB5 Attorney, RFE Team Lead||Global Law Group, APC||2012 - 2014|
|Litigation Law Clerk||Law Offices of Gihan Thomas||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices Of Carl Shusterman||2011 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Eb5Investors.com||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Invest in USA, IIUSA||Attorney Member||2012 - 2014|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Political Science, International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|University of Washington||East European Studies||Student Exchange||N/A|
|UCLA LLM Program||Post OPT: Visa Options||2015|