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EB-5 Insights Where Government Policies and Business Realities Converge

About

Ranked among the top Immigration practices in the United States by Chambers and Partners in its 2015 Chambers Global guide, Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration & Compliance Group regularly works with clients to establish Regional Centers from start to finish.

GT has broad experience:

  • forming and obtaining Regional Center designations from USCIS
  • amending regional center designations to include additional covered industries
  • obtaining project pre-approvals from USCIS
  • representing investors in connection with the EB-5 program and their investments in qualifying regional center projects

We also work with developers, private equity funds and organizations to determine the options available to them for developing new projects that might qualify for EB-5 investment through either new or existing Regional Centers. We represent many regional centers and have a long track record in counseling sponsors on developing the appropriate EB-5 vehicle to meet their goals.

Regardless of the method or strategy selected to take advantage of the EB-5 program, ongoing immigration, tax and securities compliance is the key to creating and maintaining a thriving and successful center or project. Our EB-5 team includes experienced immigration, securities and tax counsel capable of helping clients understand the appropriate laws, structure transactions that minimize regulatory oversight and implement efficient compliance programs.

To discuss EB-5 Regional Center opportunities, as well as options for immigration through the EB-5 program or to inquire about any of our services, please contact Kate Kalmykov.

Our Practice

  • Ranked Tier 1 U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firm rankings for Nationwide, 2011-2014
  • Ranked Band 1 Chambers USA Guide for District of Columbia, 2006-2014
    • “The business immigration team at Greenberg is extremely knowledgeable and provides wonderful customer service.”
  • Ranked Band 2 Chambers USA Guide for Nationwide2012-2014
    • “A very solid practice.”
  • Ranked Band 4 Chambers Global, Immigration – Business, 2008-2014
  • Ranked 2 The Legal 500 United States, “Labor and Employment – Immigration,” 2009-2013
    • “I believe its knowledge and customer service far exceeds other immigration law firms and it is the reason we have retained its services for a very long time”
  • Law360 “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” 2011, 2013
  • Ranked as “Leading Lawyers in Immigration” by The Legal Times

Our Attorneys

  • Best Contribution to EB-5,  U.S. Investment Immigration Forum in Shenzhen, China
    • Laura Reiff
    • Kate Kalmykov
  • Summit Ambassador Award, Invest in America in Shanghai, China
    • Laura Reiff
    • Kate Kalmykov
  • Significant Contribution to EB-5, Invest in America in Shanghai China
    • Kate Kalmykov
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law
    • Laura Reiff, 2008-2015
    • Martha Schoonover, 2011-2015
  • Chambers USA Guide
    • Laura Reiff, 2006-2014
    • Martha Schoonover, 2009-2014
    • Kate Kalmykov, 2013-2014 – “Very detailed, extremely responsive, very thorough and extremely attentive.”
  • Chambers Global
    • Laura Reiff, 2008-2015
    • Martha Schoonover, 2012-2015
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Laura Reiff, 2009-2014; “Leading Lawyers,” 2012-2014
    • Martha Schoonover, 2009-2014
  • Kate Kalmykov, Genna Garver, Jennifer Hermansky, and Laura Reiff listed as “Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys,” EB5 Investors magazine
  • Laura Reiff listed in Super Lawyers magazine, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Laura Reiff listed as “Top 20 Immigration Attorneys in America,” 2011-2015 by Human Resource Executive Magazine and Lawdragon
  • Laura Reiff and Martha Schoonover listed in Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Lawyers,” 2013
  • Kate Kalmykov listed in Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2012-2013
  • Kate Kalmykov listed as “New Leaders of the Bar” by New Jersey Law Journal, 2012
  • Jennifer Hermansky listed in Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2013-2014

About the Editor

Kate Kalmykov is Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Kate works with developers, private equity funds and organizations on developing projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing centers and individual EB-5s. Kate regularly helps to prepare I-924 amendments, exemplar petitions, and develops compliance programs. She also counsels foreign nationals on individual or Regional Center EB-5s, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions.