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Mark Ivan Davies

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   24 reviews

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About Mark

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    While our firm provides immigration assistance in all areas I am narrowly focused on both US and UK investment visas. We are known globally for leadership int he EB5 and E2 through Citizenship by investment areas.

    24 years

With over fifteen years of experience successfully representing individuals and corporations of every size we are exclusively dedicated to excellence in the practice of immigration law.  While past performance is no guarantee of future success, no application for an immigration benefit that we have prepared has ever been denied and no client we have represented has ever been deported or removed.


Our knowledge spans the alphabet soup of immigrant and non-immigrant visas, TN status, asylum, deportation and removal, business immigration mattters, family-based immigration, "green cards", US naturalization and investor visa work.


We distingush ourselves by focusing on your goals and providing creative, cost-efficient, immigration strategies and solutions that truly meet your needs.  We make ousrselves available to our clients seven days a week from 6am until midnight.


Recogized by the White House for his contribution to legal servies, Mark Davies is Chairman of our firm.  Mark holds leaderhip roles in a number of bar, civic and other organizations and is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Without Borders, a UN affiliated NGO.   Mark has delivered training to other lawyers under the auspices of the Association of Corporate Counsel, various bar associations and the Law Society of Engand & Wales.


A graduate of a major European law school, Mark obtained his US Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Post-graduation, Mark was appointed a Fellow by the Univerisity Pennsylvania Law School, attending the prestigious Salzburg institute in Salzburg, Austria.  Mark also holds an MBA degree from the University Of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business. 


Mark received his legal training in some of the world's largest law firms and served as General Counsel of a corporate entity, being promoted to US divisional manager of one of the world's largest corporations.

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Licensed for 25 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 02/03/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Raghav | April 14, 2020
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Best Immigration Lawyer
Mark and his team from Davies & Associates did an excellent job in filing my EB5 petition. D&A was very detail Oriented and was very thorough in what they did. There was a lot of work on my case and worked on it 24/7 and was very patient answering all my questions. I have received my I-526 Approval without any RFE. I have referred D&A to my friends as well and they also received approvals without any RFE. I would highly recommend D&A for any immigration law matters.
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Posted by Alsha | February 24, 2020
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E2 treaty visa for indian national
I engaged Mark Davies of Davies & Associates to assist me with my application for an E2 visa. From the start, Mark and the other lawyers at Davies & Associates were highly responsive and efficient. My case felt complex but D&A managed the whole process carefully and helped me move seamlessly from one stage to the next. As an Indian national seeking an E2 Visa, I had to first avail myself of citizenship of a country that has an E2 treaty with America. Mark guided me through the merits of each of the eligible citizenship by investment programmes - Montenegro, Turkey and Grenada. D&A is the only American law firm I could find that has teams working on all three citizenship programmes, so I felt that I was getting the best advice to suit my particular interests. Mark encouraged me to opt for Grenada since I wished to take my father with me and it is possible to include parents under an application to the Grenada programme. To provide additional peace of mind, Mark also connected me with one of his Indian clients who is now living in New York on an E-2 visa having first become a citizen of Grenada. I would highly recommend Mark and his firm for their impeccable guidance and providing solutions.
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Posted by Sanjay | February 16, 2020
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The Absolute Best EB5 and E2 Lawyer
My friends and I have used several different EB5 lawyers for our EB5 cases. I hired Mr. Mark and we all agree that he is the best EB5 lawyer. He is the only lawyer who assists with project review. I have a business in America and use lots of American lawyers. For a famous lawyer Mr/ Mark's attention to his clients is exceptional. He is also very good at finding creative solutions to issues. I hired Mr. Mark because every newspaper in India interviews him for his opinions when they have an article on US immigration. They are right to do so. In India Mr. Mark is known as being the very best immigration lawyer in the country. One of my friends hired another lawyer who invested in a project that Mr. Mark warned about because another lawyer said it was a good one. My friend's money is now stuck, my friend has gotten rid of the lawyer he hired and hired Mr. Mark to try and fix the problem. I am now filing an E2 visa through Mr. Mark so my family can move to USA without having to wait for the EB5 approval. I spoke to some of his other clients who have done this successfully and are living in America now. He's not the cheapest but looking for a cheaper deal is a mistake my friend made. I strongly recommend Mr. Mark.
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Posted by Gurminder | March 5, 2015
Best E-2 and immigration lawyer I have ever met
My experience in dealing with Mr Mark and his firm was excellent. I have been dealing with him and his firm for the last 3 years. He helped me to get my E2 visa in the USA followed by my E2 visa renewal as well. He is the best immigration Lawyer I have ever met. He will helps you in many possible ways to get your visa approved. As far as I know, he has never had a case denied in the last 15 years. No one else can give you better service than his firm. If you need he can also you to suggest a good business. If you need any further information you can contact me any time.
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Posted by javsjavsjavs | March 5, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I used Davies & Associates for my L1A application and was highly pleased and satisfied with their service and professionalism. My petition was already denied once. Our business was a new office L1A case and small relatively to other large corporations filing L1's and that was the biggest challenge to present our case! I had many meetings with Mark while he was in India and also in the US in the buildup to filing the petition in order for them to understand our business. This is crucial because very few attorneys actually travel to india and conduct appointments. Mark is well knowledgeable and aware about all laws pertaining specially to India which makes him very unique compared to other attorneys that I tried to speak before passing my denied case. He pointed out where we made mistakes in our last petition and gave me a checklist of things that we need to do in order to rectify and present our case again. After we agreed to appoint Mark Davies, I was assigned a 1-to-1 attorney who was highly professional and always available and kept me informed on progress and Mark was on top of things and always checking if I had any questions or queries and overlooking how the case is coming along. We setup an online dropbox folder for our case so all documents were always accessible and I was given a checklist of documents to arrange. My petition was approved in less than a week without having an RFE(which are so common now for L1) as all the points were covered in the main petition and nothing was left unattended. Coming from a denied petition first time and getting an approval without an RFE in my opinion is definately commendable. A case presented to USCIS needs to be presented once and presented well otherwise one will only waste time and money. I would definitely recommend Davies & Associates and would definitely use their service for our extension case as I was highly pleased with my experience
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Posted by SW | January 12, 2014
Attentive and Trust Worthy Legal Advice
Mark was a great immigration lawyer. He was attentive, courteous and very responsive. At times I felt uneasy and he definitely came to the rescue. It was a true pleasure working with Mark. I would definitely use him again.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2013
I worked with Matt on my denied immigration case the last 3 months. I needed my case be appealed in less than 30 days. Matt was very patient, professional, careful and very helpful in giving me instructions and advice (we contacted via phone and email because I was living in Virginia) to make sure that he could collect all the evidence which was used to file an appeal. The appeal was filed on time. Surprisingly, just one month later my case was reopened, and I happily received my green card three weeks after that! Thank you Davies & Associates, LLC very much, especially Matthew Merrick! I would recommend him with everyone who has any trouble in immigration status.
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Posted by Parvinder | August 14, 2013
Very Best L1 Visa Lawyer Servicing India and Dubai
I know many of Davies's clients. We all agree he is not the cheapest but is the very very best L and EB5 lawyer working with Indians. If you want to win you case you need to hire Davies and no one else. His firm is the only immigration firm with a real office in India, the other have administrative assistants who pretend to be lawyers. Davies comes here himself to visit clients and has lawyers in the US who help and are also available to answer questions. Unlike other lawyers I spoke to Davies really knows India and meets his clients in India. He met me in Chandigarh where I own and operate a business with over 40 employees. His understanding of how things work in India made the other immigration lawyers I spoke to by phone in USA look silly. Davies warned me that L visas from India get a lot of scrutiny and while he has never had a case denied they are frequently denied and get questioned. Davies helped me open my business in the US. His tax lawyer saved me a lot of money. My visa was approved with no questions using the rapid process which while I had to pay an extra fee to the US government for Davies did not charge me any extra, he told me it was not really any extra work for his firm so why would he charge me more. I live near Chandigarh and there are now a lot of people in Chandigarh with using Davies and his firm. No one has ever said a bad word about Davies. As an Indian businessman I have grown to distrust lawyers but I would trust Davies without hesitation. One friend had already used another lawyer from the USA from a firm with 15 immigration lawyers and got denied. Davies looked at his application, improved the business plan and added other evidence, he then re-filed the case and it was immediately approved. If you hire anyone other than Davies you are not hiring the best.
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Posted by Andrey | August 8, 2013
Outstanding lawyer
I think Mark is the best lawyer that I ever interacted with in several countries where I lived. He is very knowledgeable and highly competent in his field (immigration law). Despite his obviously busy schedule, he manages to keep track of a lot of details in the cases he is working on. Unlike many other lawyers, he is accessible and never never forgets answering your questions. Like a good doctor, he gives you several options in dealing with the case, discusses the outcomes and suggests the optimal direction. I wholly attribute to Mark's help the success of my case, which I already considered pretty hopeless, before I hired him. I strongly recommend Mark as an excellent immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Christine | August 5, 2013
the best immigration lawyers!
This is the only immigration-only law firm, with Ivy League lawyers who trained in the world's largest corporate law firms... they are my ONLY choice for immigration/visa needs, done right the first time!
Posted by Javier | July 28, 2013
Best Immigration Lawyer!
Mark helped me to obtain my foreign citizenship. During the whole process he was extremely professional and responsive; always forward thinking and planning strategies as how to proceed without creating false expectations. We worked together hand in hand for over a year, during this period I got the opportunity to see his skills and talent in dealing with stressful international immigration procedures. From my experience he is extremely knowledgeable in US and UK immigration laws and cares immensely for each case as if was his own! JR
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Posted by Jean Charles | July 27, 2013
Best Immigration Lawyer
Mr. Davies was great as my immigration lawyer, I would say without hesitancy, the best immigration lawyer that I have ever hired. He was very knowledgeable, extremely professional and always available when I needed to talk to him about my case. I will definitively recommend Mr. Davies.
Posted by Maaz | July 23, 2013
Excellent Service and and advice
I appreciate the most that I have been provided with the right legal advice. I would like to thank Mark for putting me on right direction regarding my visa application. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone seeking help with US immigration matters.
Posted by Stephan | July 22, 2013
Mark Davies Excellent Immigration Lawyer
Mark has been really helpful on my case and has reduced stress and tension considerably. My case is ongoing and I expect continued excellent work on his part and have the best possible outcome. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Noel | July 21, 2013
Satisfied Client
I am very satisfied the way my case turned out .They handled it professionally and committed to help till the case is done. I will recommend him to my fellow Filipinos who have immigration problems.
Posted by pritpal | December 24, 2012
The best immigration lawyer I have ever seen.
I would like to take this opportunity to write my review about Mr Mark Davies. I believe that he posses the best knowledge of immigration cases than any other immigration lawyer. Currently he is handling my immigration case for Green card. I have had consulted 4 to 5 lawyers before contacting him and now I feel glad that I made the best decision. The best thing about him is he is very patient, polite, shows immense interest in whatever I discuss about the case with him. With his drive, ability and firm understanding about the immigration matters he surely will make me succeed in my case. He has never got any denial so far in cases like mine , this also makes me believe that he is the best. It is for all these reasons that I have recommended him to many of my friends. I wish him good luck.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012
Extremely knowledgable, available, and reliable
Mark was a god-send when dealing with USCIS. He is very experienced so he knows the ins and outs of the process, can predict response times and is very available to answer questions in a timely and friendly manner. Highly recommended to anyone trying to navigate a complicated immigration process at any stage!
Posted by Sinje | July 19, 2012
I highly recommend Mark Davies
Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2012
Technically Brilliant Investor and Business Visa Lawyer
I am a Managing Director at a "top five" international financial firm. I have referred Mr. Davies's firm to many of our investors and Mr. Davies's firm has excelled on every occasion. I remember two major international law firms telling one of my clients that a "visa was not possible", Mr. Davies obtained the visas. In my mind what sets Mr. Davies apart is that he is a Wharton MBA with a very thorough understanding of business and finance, he therefore understands what our investor clients are trying to do in a way no other immigration lawyer i have come accross does.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2012
Great choice if looking for an immigration attorney.
I'm in a process of extending my L-1 visa. I submitted a few questions regarding my case and he contacted me back almost immediately both by e-mail and telephone. Unlike other attorneys I met before, he gave me the impression of knowing from the top of his head what kind of visa do I have, and what actions had to be taken to extend it. He is very thorough and clear regarding the process and what to expect in terms of timelines and issues that may arise. He is constantly in contact, so you definitely know he's working on your case.
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  • Pro bono 20 %
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Yorkson
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Immigration Law Offices
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Vice President, Legal (North America)
  • Ajilon Legal
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Managing Director
  • Kelly Law Registry
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Associate
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Attorneys at Law
  • 1995 - 2000
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  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA
  • 2007
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1997
  • University of Hull Law School
  • BA/LLB
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Naturalizations
  • 100 % Approval Rate
  • H1-B and Business Visas
  • 100% of visa applications approved
  • Permanent Residency Applications
  • 100% of Permanent Residency Applications Approved


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Chair, Corporate Counsel Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Tigringa
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 2007
  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • 2000
  • UK Solicitor (lawyer) Immigration
  • Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • 2000


  • Tolleys Insolvency Law & Practice
  • International Insolvency Law
  • N/A
  • TMA
  • Turnaround
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Managing Outside Counsel Relationships
  • 2001
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section
  • Managing Outside Counsel
  • 2000
  • CLE
  • International Insolvency
  • 1999
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • CLE (Trained Younger Lawyers)
  • N/A
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Outside Counsel Relationships
  • N/A
  • CT Bar Association
  • CLE (Trained Younger Lawyers)
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
Endorse Mark
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I not only endorse this immigration lawyer, but I recommend that you call him if you have any questions about any facet of the law. His AVVO rating says it all. He's a 10."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Davies is a knowledgeable and an ethical lawyer with a vast experience in Immigration law. Although he specializes in Business and Investor visas (Eb5, E2 and L1), his knowledge goes far beyond these visa categories. He is able to come up with quick and comprehensive immigration solutions for individuals and corporate entities."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark's expertise in business and investment immigration is unparalleled. With his Ivy League credentials in both business and law, Mark understands his clients needs in a way that few immigration attorneys can. With his dedication to customer service and his comprehensive approach to his legal work, it's no wonder Mark's clients speak so highly of him and his firm. Mark is a brilliant and creative legal thinker, and I highly endorse him and his firm without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Very well respected."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you need immigration law services, Mark is the best in the United States. He has offices in strategic locations and his worldwide contacts are impeccable. PLUS, Mark is a great guy, works hard and is well-respected."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark enthusiastically. His grasp of immigration law and the diligence he applies to maneuvering the technical landscape of immigration regulations for his clients is well above par."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is unique in the immigration law space -- an attorney with both an MBA, and actual experiences running businesses. This makes him a great resource -- someone who can easily speak the language of foreign investors and businesspeople looking to come to the USA on a permanent or temporary basis. I highly recommend."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you are looking for the "best" in the business, then be sure to hire Mark Davies. I have worked with Mark on some very complex business related immigration cases and can state without reservation that he is an exceptional immigration lawyer. In addition, he brings a unique background of corporate knowledge and experience to his practice. There is no better choice than Mark for any immigration matter, but especially for corporate/business related visa cases."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark personally and professionally for several years. He is extremely knowledgeable about immigration and works hard for every client. I recommend him highly."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His responses to questions are accurate, complete and thoughtful. This demonstrates his committment to excellence and assisting clients in this difficult area of law."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Mark Ivan Davies based on the quality of his legal work and the answers he provides to Avvo. Attorney Davies is a passionate immigration advocate who really cares about his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Davies provides detailed and honest postings on AVVO assisting those with immigration and international law questions. Attorney Davies provides the unique perspective of having been a Solicitor in the UK prior to being an attorney in the US. I have found his comments to be very informative with the context of his perspective. A true professional."
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