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Mark Ivener with immediate past president George W. Bush at Corporate Counsel Summit meeting with corporate counsel of major corporations.


Languages spoken: Mandarin, Farsi, French, Japanese, Spanish

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  1. Immigration: 100%
    41 years


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ruben Martinez Jr.

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  • Margaret D. Stock

    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.


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11601 Wilshire Blvd #2280
Los Angeles, CA, 90025


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Immigration (Band 1)Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Immigration2010
Immigration: Business (Band 2)Chambers & Partners Global2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerIvener & Fullmer2002 - Present
PartnerIvener & Holt1999 - 2002
Managing PartnerMark A. Ivener, A Law Corporation1975 - 1999
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Ivener & Brutoco1973 - 1975
In-house CounselFirst Charter Financial Corporation1972 - 1973
Deputy Attorney GeneralCalifornia Attorney General's Office1968 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL)Founding MemberN/A
National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms (IMMLAW)Founding MemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Young French National’s Investment from InheritanceI-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. WarehouseI-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 BuildingI-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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1967
University of IllinoisPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and DevelopersEthics - How to Avoid Conflicts of Interest and Professional Liability Insurance Considerations2012
U.S. Investment Visas and Green Cards for Foreign Nationals: SESSION 1: Visa options for individual investorsDue Diligence for Regional Center EB-5 Green Card cases2011
National Regional Economic Development Center Chinese Business SummitEB-5 Regional Center Investments2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association, EB-5 SeminarEB-5 Investor Green Cards2010
The 2nd Annual STEP Pacific Rim ConferenceInteractive Multi-Jurisdictional Planning for Immigration and Expatriation Visas and EB-52009
Thai Appraisal Foundation, Monthly Forum, Bangkok, ThailandCommercial Real Estate Purchases in the United States & the EB-5 Green Card2009
Investment SeminarEB-5 Regional Center Investments2009 EB-5 SeminarInvestors for Experts2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceImmigration Law Practice Success – EB-5 Marketing2009
American Immigration Lawyers Association 2009 Midyear Conference in ArubaGrowing Your Practice in a Time of Chaos: EB-5 Marketing Options2009 SeminarEB-5 Immigrant Investors: Here and Now2008
Florida EB-5 Foreign Investor SeminarForeign Nationals Who Should Consider EB-5 Regional Centers” and “Due Diligence Compliance and EB-5 Legal Issues2008 Seminar Olando, FloridaInvestor Visas Workshop EB-52007 Seminar New York, New YorkInvestor Visas Workshop EB-52007 SeminarImmigration For Investors: NIVs and IVs EB-52006