John Roth is a 1983 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Finance. He has split his career between the law and entrepreneurial business ventures around the world. He has been an immigration attorney and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.
John began to increasingly focus his immigration law practice on the EB-5 visa field in early 2008. At that time, there where only 24 approved regional centers, and only a handful of them were active. Seeing a need for professional, independent advice to help EB-5 investors select a suitable regional center, in 2010 he passed the rigorous Series 7 and Series 63 exams to become an SEC licensed and registered representative of a broker-dealer firm (what does this mean?). He is still the only attorney in the EB-5 field to have obtained an SEC license for advising investors.
Because the issues of immigration law, finance and securities overlap and are interdependent in so many ways when conducting EB-5 due diligence, John has sought to acquire as broad as possible an understanding of the various sub-fields in the EB-5 world. He is an active EB-5 visa practitioner and has also spoken at numerous EB-5 industry events and has published several articles on the legal, financial and securities law aspects of EB-5 project due diligence.
By the way, you should always perform due diligence of any due diligence consultant you might hire. All licensed EB-5 securities brokers and financial advisers should appear, with a detailed history report, on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Broker Check site.Click on images below to see 3rd party verification of John Roth’s credentials.