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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor

Navigating the geographically specific difficulties of the EB-5 process can be particularly tricky for Investors in the Middle East. Domestic policies such as currency remittance limits and free trade zones, as well as United States trade restrictions, are some of the most common difficulties that Middle Eastern investors may face. Below is a discussion covering… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, General

EB5Investors Magazine has profiled four attorneys from Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its list of the “Top 25 Immigration Attorneys in the EB-5 Industry.” Kate Kalmykov, Genna Garver and Jennifer Hermansky were selected by industry stakeholders, investors and attendees of the 2013 Southern California EB-5 Conference, according to the publication’s website. The same edition of the… Continue Reading

Posted in I-924, Regional Center

GT would like to remind our regional center clients to submit their I-924A annual compliance filings on or before December 29, 2013.  The I-924A is used to demonstrate a Regional Center’s continued eligibility for the Regional Center designation granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). Each designated Regional Center must file the… Continue Reading

Posted in Speaking Engagement

This week, attorney Ali Brodie spoke at the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA) Annual Conference and Trade Show on “Immigration Update, Intro to EB-5 & Tips on Keeping ICE off your Tailgate”. The conference focused on the economy of Colorado and boasted more than 500 in attendance with speakers and representatives from a wide… Continue Reading

Posted in Marketing

The Business Immigration & Compliance Practice of Greenberg Traurig will host a 30 minute webinar entitled “Government Shutdown: How it Affects Foreign Nationals” this Thursday, October 17th from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT, presented by Laura Reiff and Ian Macdonald. Three weeks into the shutdown of the US federal government, the webinar will explore the… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Investor

GT Immigration attorney Kate Kalmykov is currently in Dubai attending Cityscape Global, the largest international real estate development and investment event in The Middle East. The three-day event includes nearly 25,000 real estate investors and attendees, as well as 225 exhibitors representing companies from around the world. Kate is representing Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team as… Continue Reading

Posted in General

The GT Business Immigration & Compliance Practice is hosting a webinar this Thursday, October 10th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET on the timely topic of the Government Shutdown. The webinar, entitled “Government Shutdown: How it Impacts Immigration and Global Business,” will be presented by Greenberg Traurig attorneys Laura Reiff, Ian Macdonald, Scott Decker and Rebecca Schechter. To register for the webinar, please click here…. Continue Reading

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

With Nataliya Binshteyn As the country waits for Congress to resolve the government funding and debt ceiling stalemate, immigration reform simmers in the background. This week, a group of Democrats introduced a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, H.R. 15, entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” This is not the much awaited work product… Continue Reading

Posted in General

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes four new attorneys to its Business Immigration & Compliance practice as the firm grows its Atlanta office to further address the market’s global capabilities. Attorney Ian Macdonald, previously Co-Chair of Littler Mendelson’s Global Mobility & Immigration Practice Group, joins as a shareholder. Scott Decker, Emily Liss and… Continue Reading

Posted in Immigrant Investor, Speaking Engagement

The N Group, a hospitality business solutions company, is hosting “What is EB-5?” on October 10th from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. at The Capital Club in Dubai. The event will highlight various components of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program and provide a forum for networking with EB-5 professionals. Kate Kalmykov will serve as a guest panelist alongside other… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, General

For the first time in 17 years the United States government has entered into a partial shutdown. All but “essential” government employees will be furloughed, and many government agencies will cease operation—including immigration agencies. Consequently, a number of aspects of the EB-5 process will be significantly delayed, or suspended altogether. Below is an outline of… Continue Reading