About Us

Mona Shah & Associates, a law practice of 20+ years with clients on six continents, is based on a set of core principles - the most critical of which is a relentless focus on client service that transcends individual interests. We are One Firm Worldwide.



Eb-5 for the Chinese Investor (English Version or 中文版)


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EB-5 Investors Magazine (Fall 2013)



EB-5 Investors Magazine (Spring 2014)



interviews and podcasts

Awards and Recognition

Voted Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys in the US by eb5investors.com

Voted Top 10 EB-5 Attorneys by eb5info.com

Founding member of the first regional center in New York

Ms. Mona Shah is an adjunct professor at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch University

Author of the book EB-5 for Chinese Investors available on Amazon

Awarded the Shanti Fund Award

Guest Speakers at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Seminars/Webinars

Guest Speakers at seminars hosted by Immigration Law Weekly (ILW)

Participated at the United Nations Women in Leadership Forum

Guest Speakers of NYC Real Estate Expo – It is New York City’s only full-scale, real estate exposition and conference geared exclusively towards the real estate and real estate related professionals. Ever year more than 3,500 professional representing all facets of the NYC’s commercial and residential real estate industry attended the event

Voted Top Lawyer by The Global Directory of Who’s Who

Guest Speaker at seminars organized by the Manhattan Realtor Association

Guest Speaker at seminars organized by the Staten Island Realtor Association

Interviewed by the political television channel Al Jazeera America

Interviewed by Fortune Magazine about EB-5 Investment

Interviewed by Real Deal – the Bible of New York City real estate/ 60,000 circulation month magazine with more than 1 million visitors on the website per month

Interviewed by US Immigration Podcast

Winner of 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Awards in Immigration Appeals Category by Acquisition International – the Voice of Corporate Finance. Acquisition International is a UK-based monthly magazine publishing reinvigorated corporate finance news and reporting. It recognizes and honors the leading dealmakers. Acquisition International combine votes alongside the in-house research data and industry expertise to finalize the shortlists and the overall winners in each categories

Immigration Lingo

Immigration Lingo summarizes the most frequently used terminology and legal jargon in U.S. immigration matters.

Most applicants for temporary admission to the U.S., regardless of age, must have his or her own visa, unless they qualify to enter the U.S. for a short trip for pleasure or business under the Visa Waiver Program. Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 may apply to obtain a visa to accompany the principal applicant, but usually employment authorization is not granted to dependent visa holders.