Nima Korpivaara

+1 310 746 6196

With over a decade of experience, Nima's practice focuses on EB-5 financing, for institutional grade development projects. Nima draws upon his experience to advise parties on all sides of the EB-5 transaction, including Regional Centers, project developers, advisors, and investors. Prior to joining the firm, Nima was a managing partner at a boutique immigration firm, where he was responsible for building and growing the most successful EB-5 law practice in the US, representing over 5,000 EB-5 investors. In addition to client representation. He successfully advised Regional Centers and operating businesses across the U.S. on over two billion dollars’ worth of EB-5 financing.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creations.” Panel discussion”,’s The EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers, New York, NY (December 2013)
  • Co-Author “How to Become a Regional Center.” EB-5 Investors Magazine (October 2013)
  • Panelist, “Advanced Topics”, ILW All Day EB-5 Seminar, New York, NY (December, 2013)
  • Author, “Advanced Direct Investment Structures: Ending the Myth of Direct Investor Owner/Operator”, EB-5 Investors Magazine (August 20, 2015)
  • Co-Author, “The Evolving Role of EB-5 Counsel – Considerations for Multi-Party Representation in EB-5 Deals”, NES Financial’s Ebook, Navigating a Changing EB-5 Sector: Insights from Experts ( Summer 2016)
  • Panelist, “Future of EB-5: Where will the Industry be in 2020 & Beyond?”, IIUSA 7th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum, Miami, FL (October 2017)
  • Author, “How to Become a Regional Center”, EB-5 Investors Magazine (November 27, 2019)
  • Author “Direct Investment Private Equity Model”, EB-5 Investors Magazine

Memberships and Professional Organizations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA)


  • EB-5 Verified by


  • J .D., University of West Los Angeles School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Denver

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court Central District of California