Mr. David A. Enterline, LLM

Immigration Attorney at Law

(Licensed in Oklahoma, U.S.A.)

Of Counsel and Senior Foreign Associate at WTW – Taipei Commercial Law Firm

Currently Of Counsel at WTW – Taipei Commercial Law Firm, David has lived and worked in Greater China since 1993.  He began his legal career with the Dallas immigration law firm Tidwell Swaim & Associates, formed by the late Sam Tidwell.

David’s professional career has been predominately practicing U.S. immigration law in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.  Currently a resident of Taipei, Taiwan, David frequently travels and speaks on EB-5 law in China (see EB-5 experience below).  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, The Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA), and has been listed in "An International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers" published by Law Business Research.

During his career, David has also held several other positions, including serving as the Representative for the Oklahoma International Marketing Office in Taiwan representing the State of Oklahoma Department of Commerce concurrent with his law practice.

In addition to EB-5 matters, David consults on inbound and outbound investment, regional business development, international commercial agreements, and international dispute resolution.  David received his BA and JD degrees from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Laws degree in Transnational Business from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento California.

Experience

Legal Positions

  • WTW - Taipei Commercial Law Firm – Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lam & Co, Solicitors - Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Pan Pacific Law Offices - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tidwell Swaim & Associates - Dallas, Texas, USA and Taipei, Taiwan

Other Positions

  • Representative - Oklahoma International Marketing Office for the State of Oklahoma, Department of Commerce, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Director - Learning Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited – Hong Kong

Education

  • University of Oklahoma - Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Oklahoma - Juris Doctor
  • McGeorge School of Law – Master of Laws
Affiliations/Memberships
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • AILA - Bangkok District Chapter, Communication Committee Chairman
  • Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA) –EB-5 industry trade association - Membership Committee member
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
  • Toastmasters International

Professional Activities and Publications

Professional

  • Petition Stuck in Limbo? Seek Assistance from the DHS Ombudsman’s Office” – AILA Bangkok District Chapter Newsletter, January 2016.
  • Frequent Speaker on U.S. Immigration Issues, especially EB-5 Alien Entrepreneur “immigrant investors”
  • An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers - Law Business Research
  • Taiwan Immigration Consultants Association – Trainer for U.S. Immigration section
  • Past Co-Chairman of the Information Technology Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
  • Past Contributing writer The China News, "Pan Pacific Business Series", Taiwan daily English newspaper, weekly column on issues for persons doing business in Pacific Rim countries
  • Past Contributing writer The China News, Taiwan daily English newspaper, weekly column on U.S. Immigration issues
  • Past Contributing writer This Month in Taiwan, monthly Taiwan journal, monthly column concentrating on business and legal issues in Taiwan
  • Past Contributing writer This Month in Taiwan, a monthly Taiwan journal, monthly column on U.S. Immigration issues
  • Lecturer; American Legal System, the Judges and Prosecutors Training Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Past member of the American State Offices Association, Taipei, Taiwan

EB-5 Experience

Representative list of projects – Representation of Investors

  • American Dream Fund – SLS Hotel and Casino
  • American Life, Inc.
  • American NW RC
  • Cleveland International Fund
  • CMB
  • EB-5 Capital
  • Franklin Learning Centers
  • First Pathways - Anaheim Marriott Hotel
  • Green Card Fund
  • Global Premier Regional Center
  • Hawaiian Islands RC
  • Home Paradise RC
  • IDHH LP
  • Inland Empire RC
  • Invest LA RC – Park Place
  • Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino
  • ML Heathcare
  • MMAC RC
  • New York State RC
  • One Wall Street
  • Regency Palms Oxnard
  • San Francisco Bay Area RC
  • Southwest Premier Investments
  • Whales Point Fund
  • Washington RC – 520 Bridge
  • YK America RC

Immigration Counsel Representation/Consulting on EB-5 Project Development

  • STI US Equity LLC – created to provide financing to the target developer to entitle and develop land parcels for residential development and sale to national, regional and local home builders; the “Treaty Oaks” Project.
  • Whales Point Fund, LLP - created for the purposes of making an EB-5 loan of $34 million to the Developer for the development of luxury vacation rental resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Seminars/Presentations/Events:

  • March 2016 – Panel Discussion Leader – EB-5 Panel - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Bangkok District Chapter, 4th Annual Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • October 2015 – Panelist – EB-5 Panel – Green Card Fund Investor Summit, Phoenix, Arizona
  • October 2015 – Panel Discussion Leader - "How to Market EB-5 Offerings Around the World" – IIUSA 5th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange, Dallas, Texas  
  • August 2015 – Attendee - American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • August 2015 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Shanghai
  • August 2015 – Seminar on EB-5 Law and Panel Speaker – Harbin
  • July 2015 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Xi’an
  • May 2015 – Seminars on EB-5 Law – Taipei, Hong Kong, Xiamen
  • April 2015– Seminar on EB-5 Law – Shanghai
  • March 2015 – Speaker – “Extended Nonimmigrant (B-1/B-2 and F-1) Visa Validity for Chinese and Chinese Visa Cut-Off” and “Investor Interests and Project Trends in EB-5 2015” - Overseas Investment and International Wealth Management Forum, Beijing, China
  • March 2015 – Panel Discussion Leader – EB-5 Panel - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Bangkok District Chapter, 3nd Annual Conference, Manila, Philippines
  • January – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Beijing
  • October 2014 – Speaker – “Thinking Globally: Competition from Immigrant Investor Programs & Investor Market Diversification” – IIUSA 4th Annual EB-5 IIUSA's 4th Annual EB-5 Market Exchange, San Francisco, California.
  • September 2014 – Speaker –“Key Factors to Consider for Investors Choosing an EB-5 Project” and “Investor Interests and Project Trends in EB-5” - Overseas Investment and International Wealth Management Forum, Beijing, China
  • August 2014 – Attendee - American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • August 2014 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Beijing
  • June 2014 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Chengdu
  • April 2014 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Guangzhou and Shenzhen
  • March 2014 – Attendee - Invest in America 2013 (Shanghai) EB-5 Summit
  • February 2014 – Panelist; EB-5 Panel - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Bangkok District Chapter, 2nd Annual Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
  • January 2014 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Shanghai
  • December 2013 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Shanghai
  • December 2013 – Seminar on EB-5 Law - Zhengzhou
  • November 2013 – Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • October 2013 – Panelist - New York State Bar Association Annual Conference International Section Seasonal Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • September 2013 – Exhibitor – 17th China International Fair for Investment & Trade Fair with AmCham South China and IIUSA
  • June 2013 – Attendee - IIUSA 3rd Annual EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • March 2013 – Attendee - Invest in America 2013 (Shanghai) EB-5 Summit
  • December 2012 – Attendee – EB- 5 Investment Beijing Expo sponsored by Immigration Law Workshop - Beijing
  • July 2012 – Seminars on EB-5 Law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • June 2012 – Seminar on EB-5 Law – Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
  • May 2012 – Speaker – “Basic Requirements to Qualify for the EB-5 Visa” and “Common Misunderstandings in US Immigration Law” - 2012 China International Immigration Expo, Tianjin, China
  • May 2012 - Panelists – “Investor Profiles: Observations from Abroad” - IIUSA 2nd Annual EB-5 International Investment & Economic Development Forum, Laguna Hills, CA
  • March 2012 - Presenter - "Capturing EB-5 Capital in China & Korea" - Artisan Business Group, Portland, Oregon
  • March 2012 – Attendee – "Unlocking Foreign Capital through the Federal EB-5 Program" – Attendee - Portland, Oregon
  • March 2012 - Seminars on EB-5 law - Beijing
  • February 2012 – Attendee - Invest in America 2012 (Shanghai) EB-5 Summit
  • February 2012 - Seminar on EB-5 law - Chengdu
  • December 2011- Seminar on EB-5 law – Shanghai
  • November 2011- Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • October 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Beijing
  • September 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Shanghai, Wenzhou
  • July 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • June 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Beijing, Suzhou
  • June 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law - Tianjin
  • May 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Shanghai, Fujian
  • April 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Xiamen
  • February 2011 – Presenter – “Workshop on EB-5 Development and Marketing” Las Vegas, Nevada
  • January 2011 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Xiamen
  • November 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Wuhan, Beijing, Shanghai
  • October 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Beijing, Jinan, Qingdao
  • September 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • September 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law - Shanghai, Nanking
  • August 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • June 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Zhongshan, Jiangmen
  • May 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Beijing
  • March 2010 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • March 2009 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • February 2009 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • September 2008 - Trainer -Taiwan Immigration Consultants Association licensing training – general survey of US Immigration Law
  • August 2008 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou
  • July 2008 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha
  • May 2008 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen
  • April 2008 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen
  • November 2007 - Seminar on EB-5 law – Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan

Personal Growth

  • Toastmasters International (Public Speaking Club); Adv. Toastmaster-Bronze (ATM-B) and Competent Leader (CL) Awards
  • Toastmasters International District 67, 2010 Table Topics Contest Champion
  • Model United Nations of the Southwest, University of Oklahoma, President of the General Assembly
  • International Order of DeMolay (Fraternal Masonic Organization for young men)

Certificates

  • University of Oklahoma - Bachelor of Arts

  • University of Oklahoma - Juris Doctor

  • McGeorge School of Law - Master of Laws

  • Member of AILA

  • Letter from Governor State of Oklahoma

  • Certificate in State of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Department of Commerce