Douglas Hauer

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  • Boston University (JD, 2001)
  • Harvard University (MA, 1997)
  • University of Chicago (MA, 1994)
  • Ohio State University (BA, 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Doug is a Member in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice and Immigration Practice. On the corporate side, he focuses on private offerings and related securities work. Doug serves as counsel to developers and businesses seeking capital through the EB-5 investor visa program. He also counsels lenders, private equity firms and EB-5 Regional Centers on EB-5 compliance issues. In the immigration law space, Doug represents corporate, institutional and individual clients in routine and complex immigration matters. He has in-depth experience advising companies on the immigration consequences of corporate restructuring. In 2008, he counseled a leading financial institution on the immigration law aspects of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).

Doug also has experience counseling ultra high-net worth individuals on all aspects of the US visa process, dual nationality, expatriation from the United States, and green card relinquishment. He is frequently called on by tax lawyers and accountants to resolve novel immigration issues that arise in counseling individuals on US tax compliance. He also has experience representing investors seeking permanent residence status through the EB-5 program. He has successfully counseled EB-5 investors from countries with complicated currency export and control laws such as Vietnam, Thailand, India and Bangladesh.   

Doug serves as Co-chair of Mintz Levin’s Israel Business Practice and as Co-Chair of Mintz Levin’s EB-5 Financing Practice.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2014 – 2015)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (2011 – 2013)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor and Employment: Immigration (2013) 
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2009)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Bar Association, Member (2013)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Member (2013)
  • Board member, German American Business Council of Boston (2011 – present)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, American Immigration Council  (2009 – present)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • National Ethics Committee of AILA (2010 – 2011)