Management Consultants


Dr. Paul Sommers


Since 2004, Dr. Paul Sommers has been a professor at the Institute of Public Service, and the Albers School of Business at Seattle University. Dr. Sommers actively conducts research focused on economic development and workforce topics. His expertise focuses on regional development, regional economics and workforce forecasting. During his 25-year career at Battelle Memorial Institute and the University of Washington, Dr. Sommers has conducted many research projects consisting of national energy-industry topics, and rural and urban regional development issues in the Northwest. In the last several years, Dr. Sommers has been successful in preparing a number of job creation reports for investment groups, participating in the EB-5 immigrant investor program, having assisted the investment groups’ regional center applications in the states of California, Florida, Michigan, and Washington. Dr. Sommers is a member of the Washington State Governor’s Council for Economic Advisors, and is a past president of the Seattle Economists Club. He currently serves on the board of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference. Dr. Sommers holds a Ph.D in Economics from Yale University.


Linda Lau


Linda Lau is an attorney licensed in California with over twenty-two years of experience handling business immigration matters. Ms. Lau provides legal representation to domestic and international companies and represents firms in connection with the transfer and employment of executives, managers and professionals on both a temporary and permanent basis. Ms. Lau also has extensive experience advising companies and individuals on the development of significant immigration investor (EB-5) projects. She holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.S.W. degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law. Ms. Lau is also admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales.

David Hirson


With 30 years of experience in the practice of immigration law, David has been actively involved with EB-5 cases since passage of the law in 1990. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization continuously for more than 25 years and personally prepared and filed one of the very first EB-5 cases with USCIS.


Randall Johnson


Randall K. Johnson is an attorney with over 27 years of experience in the litigation and business development field. Mr. Johnson is licensed to practice law in all courts within the State of California as well as in the Federal District Courts of the United States. He has handled thousands of cases throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernadino, Ventura and San Diego Counties, as well as numerous other states within the United States, including Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Florida, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Mr. Johnson has represented literally hundreds of companies throughout the world in litigation and business related matters. He is a member of the arbitration panels in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino County.



NES Financial, EB-5 Funds Adminstration

NES Financial is the leading provider of solutions and services for the EB-5 industry. The company’s suite of Intelligent EB-5 Solutions offers the highest levels of security, transparency, and compliance for issuers and investors alike. NES Financial has the capabilities to handle the setup of the escrow account, administer the funds from start to finish, and track each investor’s immigration status and documentation throughout the entire EB-5 life cycle. Over 250 EB-5 projects have relied on the company’s experience and expertise to help them achieve project success. Recognized by Artisan Business Group as the 2013 EB-5 Service Provider of the Year, NES Financial allows issuers to streamline the EB-5 process, increase efficiency, and give investors peace of mind.

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Granite Escrow Services, EB-5 Escrow

Granite Escrow is an independent and licensed escrow company with branches in seven locations and over $3.2 Billion in closed transactions since 2014. Granite offers nationwide holding escrow services and has a specialized EB-5 department, which holds Billions annually. All EB-5 transactions are processed by a licensed attorney, and have 24/7 secure online access to your personal account activity.

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