Martin Lawler

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Martin J. Lawler is an immigration lawyer and author based in San Francisco, California. His law office Lawler & Lawler works with securing temporary visas, permanent residence, naturalization, and passports for people from around the world. He specialized on investor EB-5 and E-2 visas, and family based visas.

EB-5 Visas[edit]

Martin has filed more than 500 EB-5 I-526 investor petitions and has numerous I-829 approvals (past success does not guarantee case

approval). He has represented many in setting up regional centers, including regional centers for hotels, mixed-use real estate, wind energy,

medical care, and manufacturing among other industries. The firm’s staff includes members fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish,

and Vietnamese.


His flagship book was the first law book dedicated to H-1B visas, but has since expanded to cover most business visas and is now in its fifth edition.

Professionals: A Matter of Degree, by Martin J. Lawler [1],[edit]

published by the American Immigration Law Foundation, it is the leading book on visas and

green cards for professionals and investors.


Wall Street Journal[edit]

Martin has also written commentary articles for the Wall Street Journal [2]


He was also interviewed on the subject of US immigration by CNBC in 2010.[3]


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  1. ^ Lawler, Martin J. (2004-12-31). Professionals: A Matter of Degree (4 Pck edition ed.). Washington, D.C.: Amer Immigration Lawyers Assn. ISBN 9781573701204. 
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  3. ^ Wells, Jane (2010-05-26). "Want to Become a US Citizen? Money Talks". CNBC. Retrieved 2017-07-17.