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Greenberg Traurig expands their immigration and EB-5 practices with the addition of four new attorneys in the New York, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offices. Joining Greenberg Traurig’s growing immigration team are Shaoul Aslan, Jordi Bayer, Lauren Tetenbaum, and Matthew Virkstis. Virkstis, Bayer, and Tetenbaum will work with our broad-based EB-5 team serving our EB-5… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced that it will open in Germany on Oct. 1, 2015. The firm will serve the German market from Berlin with more than 50 lawyers and current staff from the Olswang office in Berlin. The new Berlin office will complement our existing platform in London, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and, through… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Ian Macdonald was interviewed for the Law360 Q&A to discuss his practice and what he believes to be on the horizon for immigration law. Macdonald identifies various areas of immigration that require reform and addresses the importance in the global mobility space. Read Law360’s Q&A With Greenberg Traurig’s Ian Macdonald.

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Laura Reiff provides insight into her career as an immigration attorney in the recent Law360 Q&A article.  Law360 was interested in learning more about the challenges Reiff faces, what areas of the immigration practice are in need of reform, and other important topics. Read Law360’s Q&A With Greenberg Traurig’s Laura Reiff.

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been named as one of America’s top corporate law firms in the 2015 Annual Law and the Boardroom Study conducted by NYSE Governance Services and FTI Consulting, Inc. “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” reflects the views of more than 500 participating directors and general counsel of publically traded… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team will sponsor the 2015 Invest in America Summit and Exhibition, the largest USA-themed investment conference and exhibition in China, with attorney Kate Kalmykov serving as Summit Co-Chair. In celebration of the event’s fifth anniversary, the Summit will travel to three Chinese cities. Event dates and locations are: March 14 – 15th, 2015… Continue Reading

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced this week the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo office is the firm’s third in the Asia region and will work collaboratively with existing teams in Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea. As Greenberg Traurig’s 37th office worldwide, Greenberg Traurig Tokyo Law Offices will be operated by Greenberg Traurig Horitsu Jimusho, an affiliate of Greenberg… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team thanks our clients, colleagues and  fellow EB-5 industry members for a successful 2014 and looks forward to the new year ahead. For a holiday greeting, please click here.   美国GT律师事务所EB-5 投资移民团队对于2014年的成功业绩向我们的客户、同事以及行业同仁表示深深的感谢并希望来年取得更大的收获!节日问候请点击此处。

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Members of Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team met last week for their annual East Coast Team Holiday Party. Nearly thirty team members representing the firm’s Philadelphia and New Jersey offices were in attendance, not including team members in additional U.S. locations serving clients from Los Angeles, Orange County, Denver, Boca Raton and Northern Virginia. In 2014,… Continue Reading

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We are pleased to announce that the Business Immigration & Compliance Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP earned a first-tier ranking from the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 Best Law Firm rankings nationwide, as well as the Washington, D.C. and Miami metropolitan areas. The Immigration Practice has consistently been ranked in the first-tier for… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Laura Reiff were recently featured in the first edition of Immigration Times magazine*. The magazine is published in China and features industry expert articles, immigration Q & A, regional center success stories and more. The magazine exists to provide key updates on EB-5 regulations and policies, educate investors… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig attorneys Kate Kalmykov and Jennifer Hermansky served as editors for the recently released What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law reference book. The publication highlights the primary areas of immigration law encountered by attorneys of varying disciplines and the impact immigration law has on each, including complex mix of statutes, regulations,… Continue Reading

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Last week, members of Greenberg Traurig’s growing EB-5 team held a strategic meeting in Chicago. The group included more than two dozen attorneys from the firm’s Business Immigration & Compliance, Corporate & Securities and Real Estate practices representing ten Greenberg Traurig offices, including Boca Raton, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, New York,… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig continues to grow the firm’s Business Immigration & Compliance practice and EB-5 group with the addition of Matthew Galati in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Galati joins the firm this week from Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP. “We are pleased to add Matt to our EB-5 team and Immigration Practice,” said shareholder Kate… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration & Compliance practice and several attorneys were included in the 2014 Chambers USA Guide. The 2014 guide includes more than 180 Greenberg Traurig attorneys and more than 30 practice areas across various markets in the United States. According to its website, Chambers and Partners selects attorneys and practices for inclusion based… Continue Reading

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In greater frequency, broker-dealers are participating in EB-5 financings.  These broker-dealers engage foreign finders and foreign affiliates to locate suitable investors.  Engaging foreign finders and foreign affiliates can pose compliance risks which may elevate a firm’s AML risk level and create suitability concerns for the broker-dealer. In recent literature, FINRA has reminded firms that the… Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig EB-5 Attorney Kate Kalmykov was recently quoted in a CNNMoney article entitled “Rich Chinese overwhelm U.S. visa program,” which outlines the surge of interest among the Chinese in the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. According to the article, Chinese nationals account for more than 80% of EB-5 visas issued by the United States…. Continue Reading

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Greenberg Traurig Co-Chairman Cesar Alvarez was honored in Miami, Florida for having recently received the 13th Annual Keepers of the American Dream Award with fellow Miami award recipient chef and restaurateur Jose Andres. The award is given by the National Immigration Forum, an organization that promotes responsible federal immigration policies, addressing today’s economic and national security… Continue Reading

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The Business Immigration & Compliance Practice of Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce that Kate Kalmykov has been elevated to shareholder. Kalmykov is a seasoned business immigration attorney who has spearheaded the interdisciplinary EB-5 practice at the firm. She is well-respected in the immigration bar and within the field as a leader in the… Continue Reading

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On December 16, 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed Jeh C. Johnson, the former general counsel of the Pentagon, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a resounding 78-16 vote. (As reported earlier, the confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas to become DHS Deputy Secretary is also expected to move forward after a Senate committee… Continue Reading