Greenberg Traurig Continues to Grow Business Immigration & Compliance Practice’s EB-5 Group

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Attorney Joins Firm’s Los Angeles Office Following Two Recent Additions in Philadelphia and Houston

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its EB-5 group with the addition of Catharine Yen in the Business Immigration & Compliance practice. Yen joined the firm this week from FosterQuan.

Yen, who joined as an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office, focuses her practice on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. She has broad experience filing EB-5 petitions for direct and regional center investors, submitting Regional Center Formation applications, and assembling I-526 Exemplars for Regional Center projects. Yen is well-versed in form I-924 Amendments and USCIS Notifications for Regional Center clients, filing applications for Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing. Yen earned her B.A. from Rice University and J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

“Catharine’s addition will expand the group’s West Coast presence to offer the full scope of EB-5 legal services in the region.” said Orange County-based Corporate & Securities shareholder Steve Anapoell. “Her experience and skills paired with our EB-5 Corporate & Securities practice will be well-served in one of the largest EB-5 markets in the U.S.”

The addition of Yen is the third in the firm’s trend of EB-5 expansion, following the recent hiring of Matthew Galati in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Galati joined the firm from Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP. His experience includes the full gamut of the EB-5 Program, including the preparation of Form I-526 and Form I-829 petitions in unusual or complicated situations.

Christian Triantaphyllis also joined the firm this week from FosterQuan. Triantaphyllis, who resides in the firm’s Houston office, focuses his practice on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and is experienced in EB-5 immigrant investment petitions pertaining to direct investments and investments though regional centers.

“The continued growth of the firm’s Business Immigration Practice and EB-5 Group is a testament to both the gaining popularity of the EB-5 Program and Greenberg Traurig’s capabilities in this arena,” said shareholder Kate Kalmykov. “Our goal is to provide top-tier service through an experienced team to our clients, and the addition of these attorneys positions us to continue to do so.”

The Greenberg Traurig Business Immigration & Compliance’s EB-5 Group represents developers and business owners across a variety of industries, including hotel, office building, casino, manufacturing, retail, restaurant, technology, professional sports teams and alternative energy companies to obtain capital through the EB-5 Program. As an international, multi-practice law firm, Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team is positioned to collaborate with the firm’s Corporate & Securities, Real Estate, Labor & Employment, and Tax practices to develop customized solutions for EB-5 clients.

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