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Redondo Beach Non-Immigrant Investor Visa Information

Are You Looking to Apply for A Non-Immigrant Investor Visa?

In order to qualify for a non-immigrant investor visa, the investor must have the citizenship of a treaty country. There are two types of non-immigrant investor visas currently available, the E1 treaty trader visa and the E2 treaty trader visa. A passive investor may enter the country with a B1 business tourist visa for meetings or to just visit, but not for management of the investment. For help with an application, or just general information a Redondo Beach non-immigrant investor visa attorney can help you.

Non-Immigrant Investor Visas

A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must obtain a visa. A non-immigrant visa is for a temporary stay. A person must be investing a substantial amount of funds in a new or existing U.S. business to qualify for a non-immigrant investor visa. A skilled non-immigrant investor visa attorney can help discuss your options.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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