Susan L. Pilcher’s practice focuses on business and investment immigration. Ms. Pilcher counsels and represents clients in a diverse range of investment-related immigration matters, ranging from working with entrepreneurs on nonimmigrant status and long-range strategic planning, to preparing I-526 and I-829 petitions and template filings, guiding developers in the preparation of investment offerings suitable for EB-5 funding, developing I-924 Regional Center applications, and counseling Regional Centers and developers on ongoing compliance issues.
Ms. Pilcher’s investment immigration clients have included individual E-2 and EB-5 investors from 40 countries, EB-5 project developers, USCIS-designated regional centers, and regional center applicants. Her general business immigration practice has been devoted substantially to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program since early 2007. She additionally has extensive experience with both routine and complex consular processing and border adjudications, and with servicing the business immigration needs of large and small companies, including hospitals, a Fortune fastest growing company, and large multinational enterprises.
A widely published author and frequent speaker on investment immigration topics, Ms. Pilcher’s background includes roughly 15 years of immigration practice, several years of commercial law practice and nearly a decade of full-time law teaching (including immigration law). She earned her J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she was managing editor of the Stanford Law Review.