David M. Cantor- Global Investor & Visa lawyer in Italy

David M. Cantor

Global Director of Client Relations
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Office: +1 (212) 763-0025
Direct: +1 (646) 415-8023

Florence, Italy


David oversees Client Relations for Davies & Associates Global Investor and Business Visa Practice. He also serves on our firm’s Global Advisory Board.

David has successfully supported our Investor & Business Visa Clients worldwide with their U.S. expansion goals. He frequently visits with our Client’s throughout the world, and actively supports our client’s operations once established in U.S. soil. David also coordinates our firm’s Regional Client Relations teams, located in India, Europe and the Middle East.

Working directly with Davies & Associates Global Chairman, Practice Chair’s, Tax and Corporate Attorney’s, David and his team ensure that our professional services always meet or exceed client expectations.


Prior to becoming the Director of Client Relations, David worked as an Immigration Associate for our U.S. Investor & Business Visa Practice. David successfully represented clients from South America, Europe, India, Pakistan, South East Asia, Mongolia, and Australia in obtaining business & investor related visas. David frequently advises clients across all industry sectors regarding the immigration challenges and opportunities of establishing a business presence in the United States.  He also serves on the Advisory Board for several start-up U.S. businesses.

Before joining Davies & Associates, David worked as a Legal Associate at a major PRC Corporate Law Firm based in Beijing, China and successfully represented Foreign National’s in corporate litigation matters.

Representative Clients

David successfully supports our Business & Investor visa clients on a worldwide basis. From small business owners to multinational entities, David provides client support services for our prospective and current business visa clients.

A sampling of David’s recent engagements includes:

  • Supporting multiple technology start-ups with investor and launch related efforts.
  • Coordinating efforts with well-known multinational entity to obtain several urgent Intra-Company Transfer Visas for high-level managers.
  • Advising rapidly emerging software and technology business with regards to U.S. expansion goals and immigration needs.
  • Facilitating employment transitions related to the United Nations.
  • Negotiating strategic alliance between two award winning music production studios.
  • Influencing the release of business visa clients from CBP detention at Canadian-American border.
  • Obtaining critical cross-border advice with regards to specialized arrangements for newly established U.S. import/export operations.


  • JD, New York Law School
  • BS, University of Illinois


  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Member, American Bar Association.
  • Member, New York State Bar Association.
Client Reviews
Mark is one of the best things happened to me in immigration. I was very skeptical as my last attempt to obtain an L1A was a negative one through another lawyer. Mark came in and… [made] sure that the case [was refiled] successfully. Rest assured, I can vouch for his services and will recommend him highly. Indian L1 Applicant previously denied using another law firm
I have been dealing with this firm for the last several years. They got my E2 visa approved followed by my E2 visa renewal as well. They are the best immigration lawyers I have ever met….. No one can give you better service than this firm. Australian E-2 visa applicant
Several lawyers told me I would not be able to get a TN visa. Two weeks after contacting Davies & Associates I was working in New York, visa in hand. I have recommended this firm to several friends and colleagues, they do an excellent job every time." Individual Seeking 'Impossible' TN Visa
Davies & Associates provided me with truly outstanding customer service 7 days a week. Technically brilliant, Davies & Associates not only successfully obtained E-2 visa status for myself and my Indian wife but also seamlessly coordinated my entire legal team, ensuring the timely completion of my acquisition." E2 Visa Applicant and Business Owner
I was qualified as a physician in a foreign country. Being on a J-1 visa I was facing having to leave the United States and return to my home country. Davies & Associates secured one of only 30 J-1 visa waivers available in my State, allowing me to work for a US hospital and remain in the United States." Doctor Seeking J-1 Visa Waiver
My exisiting immigration lawyer, who has a global reputation in immigration law, told me that "it couldn't be done". Someone suggested I speak to Davies & Associates and they obtained the immigration benefits I wanted. I will always use this firm in the future, they are miracle workers." Small Professional Business With International Offices
I am very satisfied with the services Mark Davies has provided me. He has a very extensive knowledge in immigration laws and has a thorough approach to any case." U Visa Applicant, A Victim of Crime
There is no question that Davies & Associates is clearly the leading E-2 visa law firm in the United States." E2 Visa Applicant and Business Owner
Extremely knowledgable, available, and reliable Mark was a god-send when dealing with USCIS. He is very experienced so he knows the ins and outs of the process, can predict response times and is very available to answer questions in a timely and friendly manner. Highly recommended to anyone trying to navigate a complicated immigration process at any stage." Syrian Marriage Based Immigrant Visa Applicant with Two Year J-1 Waiver
I highly recommend Davies & Associates LLC Mark Davies is a joy to work with. His extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all my fears of dealing with immigration and visa applications. He is very generous with his time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend him to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer." Small Business Owner and E-2 Visa Applicant