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Mark Alan Ivener

Immigration Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1968
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Mark Alan Ivener
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, and Helpful
I located Ivener and Fullmer at EB5info as one of the top rated attorneys. They’ve been a great help in my family’s EB5 case. They adapt to our needs, provide professional advice and service on helping us picking the right project, collecting document for application, keeping us updated on the case status, also giving valuable suggestions on questions about adjusting visa status. Deborah Ma was my first point of contact, then there was Sam Ngo. Deborah retired later after my filing of I526, but when the chance of filing I-485 without pending jumped up, she came to the office and helped me complete the process in time with Sam. When my wife’s needed to go back China and obtained her H1B while the 485 is still in process, Deborah gave great tips on the documentation we needed to prepare, which helped her went through everything smoothly. From the beginning of our EB5 case till now, things have been moving to the right direction. We are very happy with the legal service Ivener&Fullmer provide, and I will recommend them to my family and friends.
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Posted by Kevin | April 10, 2014
Excellent works by highly experienced immigration lawyer, Mr. Mark Alan Ivener
After numerous hours of doing research to find the right immigration attorney by going through several websites (i.e. EB-5) and consulting with various lawyers, i decide to hire Mr. Ivener. I must say that is the best decision that i made since my case is very complicated. Mr. Ivener is very professional, patient, warm hearted in handling my case. His staff is very knowledgeable and courteous. I guess the best way to evaluate a lawyer is by the end results of his/her works. Having said that, i am extremely happy and satisfied with the end results by Mr. Ivener's works.
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Posted by Linda Rose | January 18, 2011
Immigration attorney -- colleague
Here's an attorney with business acumen that leaves me in awe. Mark Ivener is an excellent immigration lawyer, especially in the area of entrepreneurial investors. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Ditas | November 29, 2010
Mark Ivener, great lawyer for U.S. immigration cases
Our office uses the services of Mark Ivener and his firm of Ivener & Fullmer since 2004. Mark is most responsive to our needs. He has obtained approvals of our immigration applications 100%. We are privileged to be the beneficiary of the wealth of his knowledge gained from decades of cutting-edge practice.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2013
Stay away
I hired this lawyer 4 years ago for immigration purposes. He is totally uncommunicative and non-responsive. He refuses to use email. He is very old so it may be that he doesn't know how to use email. But surely his secretary could answer client's email inquires in a timely way - just simple questions - on his behalf? If I had it to do over there is no chance I would hire this lawyer. Be advised to stay away and hire someone else.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ivener & Fullmer
  • 2002 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Ivener & Holt
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Managing Partner
  • Mark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation
  • 1975 - 1999
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Ivener & Brutoco
  • 1973 - 1975
  • In-house Counsel
  • First Charter Financial Corporation
  • 1972 - 1973
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • California Attorney General's Office
  • 1968 - 1972
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  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • Law
  • 1967
  • Univ of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1964

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Young French National’s Investment from Inheritance
  • I-526 (initial visa petition) filed and approved in about 6 months. Investor successfully adjusted status from F-1 to Conditional Green Card without interview.
  • Japanese Business Executive Invests Compensation and Stock Options in U.S. Warehouse
  • I-526 filed and approved in 1.5 months. Subsequently, the Investor and his family members (wife and children) were interviewed in Tokyo, Japan and received 2-year Conditional Green Card. The Removal of Conditions has been approved.
  • British National Invests $525,000 in Six-Story Industrial Building
  • I-526 approved and Investor and his family were interviewed at the U.S. Consulate in London and granted the immigrant visas.
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  • Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL)
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms (IMMLAW)
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Immigration (Band 1)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Immigration
  • 2010
  • Immigration: Business (Band 2)
  • Chambers & Partners Global
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • U.S. Investment Visas and Green Cards for Foreign Nationals: SESSION 1: Visa options for individual investors
  • Due Diligence for Regional Center EB-5 Green Card cases
  • 2011
  • National Regional Economic Development Center Chinese Business Summit
  • EB-5 Regional Center Investments
  • 2010
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, EB-5 Seminar
  • EB-5 Investor Green Cards
  • 2010
  • The 2nd Annual STEP Pacific Rim Conference
  • Interactive Multi-Jurisdictional Planning for Immigration and Expatriation Visas and EB-5
  • 2009
  • Thai Appraisal Foundation, Monthly Forum, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchases in the United States & the EB-5 Green Card
  • 2009
  • Investment Seminar
  • EB-5 Regional Center Investments
  • 2009
  • EB-5 Seminar
  • Investors for Experts
  • 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Immigration Law Practice Success – EB-5 Marketing
  • 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2009 Midyear Conference in Aruba
  • Growing Your Practice in a Time of Chaos: EB-5 Marketing Options
  • 2009
  • Seminar
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investors: Here and Now
  • 2008
  • Florida EB-5 Foreign Investor Seminar
  • Foreign Nationals Who Should Consider EB-5 Regional Centers” and “Due Diligence Compliance and EB-5 Legal Issues
  • 2008
  • Seminar Olando, Florida
  • Investor Visas Workshop EB-5
  • 2007
  • Seminar New York, New York
  • Investor Visas Workshop EB-5
  • 2007
  • Seminar
  • Immigration For Investors: NIVs and IVs EB-5
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (16)
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Ivener is one of the nation's top business lawyers, and has a particular expertise in EB-5 matters. He is thoughtful and careful in his approach to cases, and I have always appreciated his professionalism."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Ivener is skilled in all areas of business immigration law. He is one of the country's leading experts in investor visas. Anyone considering an investor green card should consult with an immigration lawyer, such as Mark, with deep experience in this area."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a brilliant, talented, caring and compassionate lawyers, able to masterfully win the most complex of immigration matters. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of the best of the best."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an exceptional lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and I know that clients are safe in his hands."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Ivener is a brilliant lawyer. He has writen a number of books. He is a leading authority on EB-5 investor green cards and business visas. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He has many years of experience and can be relied upon."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark's expertise in immigration related entertainment matters, E visas, and immigrant investors is second to none - he wrote the book! Generous with colleagues. Thorough and professional."
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