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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Posted in Events, Firm News

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team will sponsor the 2016 Invest in America Summit and Exhibition, the largest USA-themed investment conference and exhibition in China, with attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Laura Reiff as VIP speakers. The Summit will again travel to three Chinese cities in 2016. Event dates and locations are: • March 12-13, 2016 | Shanghai, China |… Continue Reading

Posted in Events, H-1B Cap, Immigrant Visa, Immigration, USCIS

As the US economy recovers, the demand for H-1B visas is skyrocketing.  Please join our experienced immigration attorneys for this seminar which will provide important legislative updates and share effective strategies for succeeding this upcoming H-1B cap season. Topics will include: Lessons learned from the last cap season New fee schedule affecting certain employers Compliance and… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Program, Immigration

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is an excellent vehicle for investors with the requisite capital (either $500,000 or $1 million depending on where the destination project is located) to lawfully immigrate to the United States by supporting the U.S. economy through investment and job creation. While all EB-5 applicants must satisfy the same set of… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig was proud to support and attend the China General Chamber of Commerce Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey Celebration Gala in New York City.  Shareholder Kate Kalmykov served on the organizing committee for this year’s gala.  Hundreds of guests within the Chinese and U.S. Business communities attended to support the CGCC and their… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) each published their 2016 exam priorities letters. Each agency publishes an exam priority letter annually in which they identify topics of examination focus for the coming year, recurring challenges faced by firms, and perceived areas of heightened risk to… Continue Reading

Posted in Firm News

Greenberg Traurig is excited to welcome former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giulani to the Greenberg Traurig family as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to the firm’s Executive Chairman Richard A. Rosenbaum. Also joining the firm is former supervisory federal prosecutor Marc L. Mukasey who will… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, USCIS

Last week, USCIS announced the first EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program teleconference of 2016, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (ET). USCIS promises EB-5 program updates to be followed by a question-and-answer session. This is the first stakeholder call since the EB-5 Regional Center Program was schedule to sunset… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Job Creation, EB-5 Program

Created by Congress in 1990, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Since its inception, the Program has impacted thousands of foreign nationals and, in its current form, is extended through Sept. 30, 2016. Though we have previously addressed the many… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program, Immigrant Green Card, State Department

The Department of State (DOS) recently published its annual report of immigrant visa applicants (2015 Annual Immigrant Visa Report), which tallies up the number of total applicants—including spouses and children—who are waiting for their respective priority date to become current, allowing for them to obtain their green card. The annual report, which totals the number… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

Laura Reiff and Matthew Virkstis recently authored an article on EB5investors.com’s blog entitled “The Path to Reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program in 2015.”  The article addresses immigration policy and politics in the 113th and 114th Congresses and the 2015 Reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program To read the full article, please click here.

Posted in Firm News

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Rosanna Michelle Fox to the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice as it continues to grow its New York Immigration Practice. Fox, previously a partner at Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP, joins as a shareholder. Fox focuses her practice on EB-5 compliance, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and employment compliance. She advises… Continue Reading