Lawyer Profile

Raymond G. Lahoud

Norris McLaughlin P.A.

Raymond G. Lahoud has established himself as a preeminent immigration lawyer with a global practice focused on corporate and employment immigration issues as well as immigration litigation. As Chair of Norris McLaughlin’s Immigration Law Practice Group, Ray represents individuals and families, domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers. He skillfully assembles a team to strategically work together, including the firm’s immigration attorneys, employer immigration auditors, and other immigration professionals to help domestic and foreign clients navigate every type of immigration or deportation defense matter. Ray has distinguished himself as an attorney who provides tailored solutions and valuable guidance to his clients, based upon his in-depth knowledge of immigration law. Ray’s extraordinary creativity, distinguished advocacy skills, and true passion for his immigration practice have helped countless individuals, families, and organizations of all types and sizes to resolve the most complex of immigration concerns. Ray works with multinational corporations on the global migration of their workforce and advises on international transactions and contracts concerning immigration compliance, international employee recruitment, cross-border trade matters, immigration implications related to mergers & acquisitions, and is a recognized authority on Employer Immigration Compliance, such as Form I-9, Employment Eligibility, compliance, audits, raids, investigations, negotiations, and litigation. Ray has worked with businesses of all sizes in nearly every industry, from healthcare and manufacturing to entertainment and sports., athletes, diplomats, general counsels, artists, and others from across the globe. They call on Ray’s immigration expertise to listen, assist, counsel, advise, and resolve concerns. Ray also litigates corporate immigration matters before the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division, the Department of Homeland Security’s Investigative bodies and agencies, the State Department, the United States Court of Appeals for International Trade, the Customs & Border Protection review board, federal immigration courts, and federal district and circuit courts across the United States. The corporate and employer compliance portion of Ray’s practice includes all non-immigrant and immigrant visas, recruitment of international talent and students, and consular processing. Ray’s practice has focused extensively on the EB-5 investor visa program, serving investors, regional centers, and project developers, in every aspect of the EB-5 investment process. Over the years, Ray has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s leading EB-5 investment attorneys, from representing hundreds of global EB-5 investors through both the direct and regional center programs, counseling United States project developers on regional center designations, compliance, equity and loan portfolios, as well as government infrastructure agencies in utilizing the EB-5 investor visa program to secure financing for roads, bridges, and sports stadiums.

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