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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Posted in General

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

Posted in Speaking Engagement

Greenberg Traurig EB-5 attorney Laura Reiff is slated to present at EB5Investors Magazine’s 2014 Las Vegas Conference on Saturday, March 8th at the Encore Resort Las Vegas. The conference features Keynote Speaker Congressman Jared Polis, Chair of the NewDem Coalition’s Immigration Task Force, and a Breakfast Keynote Address by Steve Hill, Executive Director at the Nevada… Continue Reading

Posted in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Weeks of ups and downs and high points and low points in the Immigration Reform debate have left the stakeholder community wondering how next to proceed. Last week, Washington Post opinion writer George Will crystalized the issues raised by House Republicans, and addressed the reasons not to move forward. See article here and key items… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

As part of a continuing look at the EB-5 Regional Center Program, the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has recently sent out letters to Regional Centers that have been designated by the Department of Homeland Security seeking information about the Center and the projects. Specifically, the letters request:… Continue Reading

Posted in General

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

Posted in EB-5 Program

On February 12, 2014, the Canadian Government terminated its current Investor and Entrepreneur programs calling them inefficient and backlog-ridden. See article here. Canada will be implementing two new pilot programs that focus on experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs. Details of these new pilot programs have yet to be released. Investors who were thinking about the… Continue Reading

Posted in EB-5 Program

Processing Times Improvement. This year we saw the establishment of the EB-5 program office in Washington, DC. I-924 transfers to the new program office have resulted in decreased processing times for initial regional center application as well as amendments. However, I-526 petitions and I-829 petitions are at an all-time slowdown and are now taking 18… Continue Reading

Posted in Events

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team is pleased to co-host the upcoming U.S. Investment Immigration Forum Conference on March 17-19th in Shenzhen, China. Conference organizers have received tremendous response, and recently released additional conference details. The event webpage below includes registration forms and hotel accommodations, as well as additional opportunities to participate in the conference by purchasing… Continue Reading

Posted in Events, Speaking Engagement

The Greenberg Traurig EB-5 team will sponsor the 2014 Invest in America Summit and Exhibition, scheduled for March 22nd and 23rd in Shanghai, China at the Jing An Shangri-la Hotel. The event welcomes U.S. investment projects, regional centers, real estate brokerage firms, franchises, private equity and venture capital companies, financial services, attorneys, CPAs, international trade… Continue Reading