Robert C. Divine Recognized By EB-5 Investors Magazine

Monday, February 11, 2019
Robert Divine
Robert Divine

Baker Donelson announced that Robert C. Divine has been recognized in EB-5 Investors Magazine's list of "Top Attorneys in Specialized Fields." This list of distinguished attorneys are recognized in specialized EB-5 practice groups, which focus on EB-5 policy and lobbying matters, complex cases and immigration compliance.

This is Mr. Divine's sixth consecutive year included on the "Top Attorneys" lists, previously recognized among the "Top 25 Immigration Attorneys" and "Top EB-5 Attorneys." 

Mr. Divine is the leader of Baker Donelson's Immigration Group and a shareholder in the firm's Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga offices. He has experience serving clients throughout the world in the arrangement of all types of business-based temporary and permanent immigration status. Mr. Divine represents EB-5 developers, regional centers, and individual foreign investors, balancing immigration and securities considerations, and litigating when necessary. Mr. Divine is an active member of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a national non-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program, and served as the vice president of the IIUSA from 2010-2017. In 2018, Mr. Divine was recognized at the IIUSA's EB-5 Industry Achievement Awards with the "EB-5 Hero" award and the "Industry Thought Leader" award for his service and contributions to the industry. 

From 2004 through 2006, Mr. Divine served as chief counsel of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and also served as acting director and acting deputy director of USCIS between 2005 and 2006, spearheading the USCIS Transformation Program, testifying in Congress about the E-Verify system, enhancing operational security, and increasing transparency of rules and procedures. He is a frequent speaker on U.S. and international immigration rules, policies and procedures and has authored Immigration Practice since 1994. 

EB-5 Investors Magazine provides a platform for skilled EB-5 professionals to discuss pressing matters and keep readers up to date on the constantly changing law and legislation pertaining to EB-5. Honorees in the EB-5 "Top Attorney" lists are selected through an EB-5 industry-wide vote and input and analysis from the magazine's editorial board and in-house team. Candidates are evaluated based on their experience in the EB-5 industry as well as their track record and reputation within the field.


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