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Belma Demirovic Chinchoy’s practice focuses on representing businesses and investors/entrepreneurs in immigration matters. She has extensive experience guiding foreign entrepreneurs in setting up immigration-compliant businesses and pursuing EB-5, E-2, EB-1 and L-1 visas and advising US-based businesses on ways in which immigration programs can benefit their operations. Within the EB-5 field, Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy has developed a sub-specialty in direct EB-5 investments and in responding to complex RFEs. Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy has worked on over 200 EB-5 cases ranging from small-scale projects with one or a few direct investors to $180M regional center sponsored projects. Regardless of the size of the client’s undertaking, Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy takes pride in getting to know each of her clients on a personal level and in learning a valuable lesson about law from each of her clients.

Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy also works closely with start-up and small companies and assists them with employment-based petitions. Start-up and small companies require enterprising and nimble counsel that can accompany clients through their growth phases, and Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy thrives in devising legal strategies and solutions  customized to each business’ specific needs.  

Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy is 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. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and also attended Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy worked in the international human rights field as an advocate and fundraiser.

Ms. Demirovic Chinchoy is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association and EB5Investors.com.

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Languages spoken: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 95%
    4 years, 200 cases
  2. Asylum: 5%
    4 years, 10 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Snehal B Patil

    Belma is an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney and my go-to resource, particularly for EB-5 matters. She is detail-oriented, personable and responsive, and I highly recommend her.

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    Snehal Patil Corporate and incorporation Attorney
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  • Rajkrishna Sriram Iyer

    I trust Belma's expertise in investment-based immigration cases. We regularly discuss the complex field of investment-based immigration and she demonstrates great commitment to and expertise in this area. Her clients are in good hands.

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Contact info

EB5 Plus Immigration Law

433 N Camden Drive
Suite 600
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201205/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professionalims in the FIrst YearWilliam Mitchell College of Law2009
Class of 1976 ScholarshipWilliam Mitchell College of Law2008
Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Minnesota2002
Human Rights FellowHuman Rights Center, University of Minnesota2002
Waller ScholarshipWaller Family Foundation2002
Waller ScholarshipWaller Family Foundation2000
AmeriCorps Education AwardAmeriCorps2000
Fesler Family FoundationFesler Family Scholarship1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyEB5 Plus Immigration Law2014 - Present
EB5 AttorneyImmigration Law Office of Los Angeles, PC2014 - 2015
EB5 Attorney, RFE Team LeadGlobal Law Group, APC2012 - 2014
Litigation Law ClerkLaw Offices of Gihan Thomas2011 - 2011
Law ClerkLaw Offices Of Carl Shusterman2011 - 2012
Development OffierThe Center for Victims of Torture2003 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eb5Investors.comAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Invest in USA, IIUSAAttorney Member2012 - 2014
Bosnian Women's NetworkBoard of Directors2007 - 2009
OSCEElection Monitor2005 - 2012
Ethnic Dance TheatreDevelopment Committee2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
K1Success! No RFEs,
Green card for a parent of USC.Success! No RFEs.
I-526Success
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
EB-5Investors.com MagainzeFocusing on the Bigger Picture: Advocacy and Multi-step Solutions for EB-5 Investors2015
Shusterman's Immigration UpdateA Better Way to End EB Country Quotas2012
Shusterman's Immigration UpdateNew Immigration Policy: A Step in the Right Direction2011
Shusterman's Immigration UpdateRelief for Employment-Based and Family-Based Immigrants?2011
Shusterman's Immigration UpdateFines on Employers Where Employees Do Not Complete Section 1 of Form I-92011
Education
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 Exchange2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCLA LLM ProgramPost OPT: Visa Options2015
Setting up an Immigration Law PracticeSetting up an Immigration Law Practice2015
Pepperdine University, Chinese Student & Scholar AssociationPost-graduation US Immigration Options for International Students2015
EB5 Investors ConferenceEB5 Deal Structures2015
EB-5 Investor Based Immigration ConferenceDirect EB-5 Investments2015
EB-5 Investor Based Immigration ConferenceEthics: Food for Thought for All EB-5 Shareholders2015