What we do
Whether you need help with your visa, or green card, we are here for you. We provide services in B1/B2 visa, H-1B visa, L-1 visa, EB-5 investor visa, family based petitions, employment based petitions, appeals and motion to reopen.
B1/B2 visa: B1/B2 visa is for temporary visitors to come for a short time visit either for business purpose (B1), for example, to negotiate contracts, to sign contracts, and to discuss business opportunities or for purpose of visiting family members, friends or just for pleasure or traveling (B2). H-1B visa: H-1B visa is a petition for work visa by a U.S. based employer for an employee who has a bachelor degree or higher to work in the U.S. temporarily, usually 6 years unless the employer sponsors green card application. The petitioning employer has to prove that the job offered is a specialty occupation and it meets the prevailing wage. L-1 visa: L-1 visa is for an overseas company which has a related subsidiary or parent company in the U.S. to internally transfer managers or executives from overseas to the U.S. There are certain requirements the petitioning company has to meet and to prove it is necessary to do it. Once L-1 visa is approved, the employee can adjust status to green card in the future.
EB-5 visas: EB-5 visa program was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy and to generate U.S. jobs. This category allows foreign nationals to receive "conditional" green card for a two-year period upon the investment of one million dollars (or $500,000 in areas of designated as high unemployment) in a U.S. business that creates at least 10 full-time permanent jobs per investor. Provided the investor sustains the entire amount of their investment for the required two years and actually creates the prescribed number of jobs, the condition is removed from their green card and they are accorded permanent green cards. Although the EB-5 visa program has been around for about two decades, it is only getting very popular since the depression of the economy. As of July 22, 2011 approximately 164 Projects have been approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- Real Estate
Our real estate practice encompasses a broad range of complex real estate transactions, as well as more traditional real estate development, purchase, sale, financing and restructuring transactions. We have represented very successful overseas Chinese entrepreneurs and senior executives for their private homes purchases, portfolio asset acquisitions and joint ventures. We manage their real estate in the U.S. of these overseas Chinese clients too. Our expertise and hard working have earned us the trust of our successful clients.
- Trust and Estate Planning
Our trusts and estates lawyers serve as legal counsel, advisors and trustees to several generations of families who built many of the world’s most important businesses. Our Trust and Estate Planning team continues today to represent domestic and international private clients, including successful entrepreneurs, senior executives and families. We help our clients to realize their estate planning and philanthropic goals by advising them in the creation and administration of trusts, estates and charitable foundations.
- Among the various services we provide for clients are:
preparation of simple and comprehensive modern wills and revocable and irrevocable trusts as well as any other testamentary substitutes;
advice on estate, gift and income tax consequences of a client’s estate plan;
fulfillment of a wide range of trustee and executor’s duties, including serving as a trustee and executor and providing trust and estate administration services;
structuring of family-owned businesses to achieve appropriate succession plans;
providing estate planning advice in connection with merger and acquisition transactions and other corporate restructurings.
- Commercial Litigation and Contractual Disputes
Our Commercial Litigation team has a long and distinguished history representing and advising clients involved in a wide variety of general commercial disputes. We regularly handle matters—for both plaintiffs and defendants—involving alleged breaches of contract and the ever-evolving category of business torts, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations claims. Frequently such claims arise in the context of wider litigation, involving related claims under various antitrust, securities or intellectual property laws. Our litigators are trained across a broad array of legal areas, the same team can handle the general commercial claims and the claims in more specialized areas of the law, allowing us to use small teams and be more cost-effective. Our team also advises corporate clients on how to structure business arrangements and practices in order to avoid litigation.