Greenberg Traurig Packages EB-5 Services for Overseas Migration Agents

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Greenberg Traurig Packages EB-5 Services for Overseas Migration Agents

Over the course of 2013, the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Immigration Practice has assisted in forming multiple overseas EB-5 migration agencies across the world, including in the Middle East, Russia, North Africa and Asia. The team offers comprehensive support services to individuals and groups seeking to form overseas migration agencies, including:

Drafting of Placement Agency Agreements with Regional Centers and direct EB-5 projects

Drafting of Finder Agreements for local network referral sources

Drafting of Non-Competition Agreements for local finders

Drafting of Local Service Agreements for agents and EB-5 investors

Assisting with corporate structuring and selection of optimal jurisdiction for formation including Hong Kong, the British Virgin Islands and Luxembourg

Assisting with broker/ dealer registration

Counseling to U.S. persons on agency structure within the parameters of the U.S. securities laws

Assisting with negotiation of escrow agreements

Drafting of facilities agreements

Performing immigration, securities project and regional center due diligence on behalf of migration agencies looking to represent new EB-5 offerings

Training, in person and via webinar of local staff on I-526 source of funds processing and document gathering with GT EB-5 immigration attorneys

Training, in person and via webinar of local overseas migration agency staff on consular processing and document gathering with GT EB-5 immigration attorneys

Meeting with migration agency clients one on one to explain the EB-5 source of funds complexities and the immigrant visa process

Counseling EB-5 investors on global tax minimization techniques, international estate planning, including domestic wills for non-citizens, foreign trusts, foreign business entities and pre-immigration planning

Hosting in-country seminars on EB-5 process for finder networks and individual migration agency clients

Working with an extensive network of contacts at consular posts throughout the world to navigate the visa issuance process and gain quick resolution to the visa emergencies and delayed immigrant visa applications

Developing a customized, interactive software tracking solution for migration agents and their investor clients to track the status of cases through the I-526, immigrant visa and I-829 stages

Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 attorneys have more than a decade of experience in the industry. The firm’s Immigration Practice and attorneys are consistently recognized in industry publications and rankings, including the most recent accolades listed below. For more information please visit the team’s website and blog at

Practice Rankings

Ranked Tier 1, U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firm rankings for Nationwide, 2011-2014

Ranked Band 2, Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2013

Ranked Band 4, Chambers Global, Immigration – Business, 2008-2013

Ranked 2, The Legal 500 United States, “Labor and Employment – Immigration,” 2009-2012

Law360 “Employment Practice Group of the Year,” 2011

Ranked as “Leading Lawyers in Immigration” by Legal Times

Individual Awards

Kate Kalmykov, Steven Anapoell, Genna Garver and Jennifer Hermansky listed as “Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys,” in EB5 Investors

Steven Anapoell Team Member, Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting Inc., one of “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms,” 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Steven Anapoell listed in Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2009-2012

Laura Reiff listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2012-2013

Laura Reiff listed as “Top 20 Immigration Attorneys in America,” 2011-2013 by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon

Laura Reiff listed in Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Lawyers,” 2013

Kate Kalmykov listed in Super Lawyers, 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, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2013

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S. For additional information, please visit

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