About the Firm
Carroll & Scribner, P.C. attorneys are among the most experienced internationally with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, through which businesses may secure private capital from foreign national investors for the development of job-creating commercial enterprises. We regularly represent immigrant investors, Regional Center developers and project organizers, and we have assisted many dozens of EB-5 investors with their I-526 petitions and their I-829 petitions for removal of conditions, resulting in permanent green cards for these investors and their families. We have a 100% record of success with I-526 and I-829 petitions filed on behalf of clients worldwide in a variety of EB-5 investment vehicles.
Ed Carroll is one of a handful of attorneys nationally who represent the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, as a member of AILA’s EB-5 Committee. He has been actively involved with the EB-5 program since its inception. He is frequently asked to consult with Regional Center developers and project organizers and to provide guidance on the development of EB-5 investment offerings.
Susan Pilcher has extensive experience with representation of EB-5 investors, having successfully represented many dozens of individuals and their families from over 35 countries through the processes of securing EB-5 visas, transitioning to the United States as permanent residents, and ultimately securing unconditional green cards. She is frequently asked to speak and educate other attorneys regarding the EB-5 visa process, and she is an extensively published author and associate editor of an authoritative text on EB-5 law.
Mark Scribner, the firm’s commercial and business law attorney, is a key member of our EB-5 legal team. Mark has expertise in counseling EB-5 project and Regional Center developers on the business and securities law aspects of structuring their business enterprises and developing their private securities offerings.
Carroll & Scribner’s ability to offer its EB-5 project developer clients legal counsel that draws on expertise with not only immigration law but also real estate development, securities law, and corporate/commercial law enables the firm to identify and navigate through the myriad issues that arise in the course of creating a market-ready EB-5 project.
Edward J. Carroll has practiced in the EB-5, Alien Entrepreneur Investment Program area from its inception nineteen years ago while maintaining an immigration practice encompassing family and other business-related matters. He has been an advisor to the State of Vermont in its initial Regional Center application and subsequent amendments. He has consulted to a significant recreation and hospitality company through five phases of expansion in reliance on the EB-5 program and he continues to advise other hospitality EB-5 projects. Mr. Carroll is counsel to Regional Centers throughout the U.S. and to their related commercial enterprises engaged in sales distribution, manufacturing, medical technology, bio-mass electrical generation and real estate development. Mr. Carroll also counsels EB-5 investors in all phases of immigration processing.
Mr. Carroll has taught immigration law at the USCIS Vermont Service Center. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Investor (EB-5) Committee and has served on the Business Immigration Committee and other substantive law committees and as Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee to the Vermont Service Center. He has been liaison to USCIS, USCBP in Vermont and liaison to Vermont’s Congressional Delegation for AILA’s New England Chapter and served as Vice-Chair of the ABA Immigration Law Committee, General Practice Section. Mr. Carroll contributed to and is an Associate Editor of Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, Second Edition. Articles authored by Mr. Carroll have appeared in publications of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association and in Canadian publications. He is a frequent presenter on U.S. immigration law to legal and business groups in the U.S., Canada and Asia and he has been a commentator for radio and television in the U.S. and Canada on U.S. immigration issues. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Prior to beginning his U.S. immigration law practice twenty-eight years ago, Mr. Carroll practiced commercial, real estate and banking law. He is a founder of the firm of Carroll & Scribner, P.C., Burlington, Vermont. The firm offers business law and securities law advice to its EB-5 clients.