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Mark I. Davies, Esq.

Global Managing Partner and Founder
Chair for Global Business and Investor Visa Team
mdavies@usimmigrationadvisor.com
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Phone: +1 (646) 201-5512
Phone: +440 (207) 993-4948
Phone: +39 6893-85131
Fax: (212) 591-7742

375 Park Avenue
Suite 2607, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10152

601 South Figueroa Street, Suite 4050
Los Angeles, California 90017

Levels 7 & 8, G Block C 62
Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai, India 400 051

Overview

Dual qualified as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom, Mark I. Davies is the Global Managing Partner and founder of our firm. Mark also Chairs our Global Business and Investor visa team and focuses his practice on EB5, L1, E2 and other business and investor visa solutions. A former General Counsel, Mark is relied on as primary counsel to major corporations, investors, non-profits and businesses of all sizes.

Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Mark was awarded a post-graduate Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania law school and is the holder of multiple scholarships and academic awards.

Mark has also published legal articles and spoken on an international basis. His speaking engagements include presentations for various US state bar associations, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Law Society of England & Wales and the ALA.

Mark has been recognized by the White House for his service within the US legal profession.

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Experience

Mark gained his first US immigration experience almost twenty-five years ago when he first applied for a US visa. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Mark held multiple different US visas, eventually obtaining a green card and later naturalizing.

In addition to being the Global firm Chairman of Davies & Associates, Mark also Chairs our Business and Investor visa practice. In this role, Mark assists business and investors from all over the world structure their interests and move to the United States. Mark is relied on by multi-billion dollar global corporations as well as small businesses and trained in two very large international US law firms. Mark has the benefit of a first class legal training. He has also served as a Senior Vice President in one of the world's largest corporations where he was responsible for the North American law group.

Mark is the immediate prior Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Without Borders (a UN affiliated NGO), Chair of the In-House Counsel Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and recipient of a White House Commendation for his contribution to the legal profession. He has also served on Board of Directors and in leadership positions in a variety of organizations dedicated to promoting pro-bono and diversity on the legal profession. Based on his knowledge of both the US and UK systems, Mark was asked to work with a "big 5" accounting firm client to prepare suggested reforms on the laws of England & Wales for the government of the United Kingdom.

Representative Clients

Mark represents clients from around the world through all stages of the EB-5 visa program, helping them to traverse the demanding investment immigration process and obtain green cards for themselves and their loved ones. His services include analysis and execution of all required business and immigration documents, business formation and planning as necessary. As well as counseling clients on any issues they may have regarding the EB-5 immigrant investor process.

For more than 20 years, his personal focus is on assisting foreign investors and business owners. Mark commonly assists clients with EB5, E2 and L1 visas and is known as a leading investor visa lawyer. Mark represents clients from India, Pakistan, Korea, China, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Southeast Asia.

Described by several clients as "the world's very best L visa lawyer" Mark frequently travels to our locations in Mumbai and Dubai to work with investors and business owners in the region. Mark is supported by specialist lawyers who focus their practices on E-1, E-2, L-1 or EB-5 visa work. Mark's breadth of practice experience working with investors and business owners coupled with his MBA and significant business experience enable him to provide tailored strategies to our clients that meet their immigration goals.

Memberships
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association.
  • Chair, Corporate Counsel Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • March 2005 - 2008 (3 years)
  • Senior Vice-President (US Legal)
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • BNOR
Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

Law, major university in the United Kingdom (UK)

MBA, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton

Bar Admissions

Georgia State Bar

Languages

English

Practice Groups

EB5

L1

E2

India

Global Business & Investors

Pro Bono Legal

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.
★★★★★
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