Rimon

Immigration and Nationality Law is a complex and constantly changing area of law. Our multilingual Immigration attorneys represent businesses as well as individual foreign nationals and their families in the full scope of U.S. immigration and nationality law matters, including:

  • Family-based immigration petitions
  • Fiancé visas
  • Naturalization and citizenship
  • Non-immigrant visas
  • E-1/E-2 treaty trader/ treaty investor visas
  • Employment-based non-immigrant visas
  • Employment-based immigrant visas
  • Labor certifications
  • Extraordinary ability petitions
  • Petitions for multinational managers and executives
  • EB-5 immigrant investor program

Business Immigration

Our  immigration attorneys counsel foreign individuals, investors, employees and corporations on their business immigration issues, serving as a partner to provide efficient processing of foreign nationals for temporary and permanent employment. We are highly experienced in representing foreign individuals and employees with their business and employment applications, specifically with their employment-based and investment visas. We support corporations in hiring and transferring foreign national personnel to company branches within the United States, including executives, managers, and other professionals. Our attorneys also support our immigration clients with compliance, training employers on best practices and processing and filing paperwork as required.

  • Counseling U.S. groups developing a marketing structure to attract Brazilian and Latin American investors.
  • Counseling and acting as general counsel for international corporate clients needing a point of contact in the U.S. fluent in their native language.
  • Counseling and acting as strategist for international clients creating a U.S. team of professionals for investment ventures: securities counsels, corporate counsels, business plan writers, and economists.
  • Counseling a large Italian renewable-energy company creating a U.S. branch on all immigration matters.
  • Developing and conducting I-9 compliance and immigration compliance training programs for human resource managers, general counsels and supervisory-level employees for a Fortune 200 company.
  • Counseling a global yacht manufacturer concerning all immigration matters, including L-1 visas, H-1Bs, TNs, C-1s, EB-1Cs and (PERM) labor certifications.
  • Counseling a private equity company on all immigration matters, including E-2 visas, H-1Bs, O-1s, TNs, and (PERM) labor certifications.
  • Counseling the U.S. branch of a top UEFA champion league football team concerning visas for players and coaches.
  • Counseling a $500 million U.S. company on all immigration needs for its specialized employees (H-1Bs, O-1s, L-1s, PERMS).
  • Obtaining approvals for national interest exceptions to the presidential proclamations imposing travel restrictions (i.e., Schengen Ban).
  • Counseling large Indian companies creating a U.S. branch for purposes of L-1 visas and other business immigration matters.
  • Obtaining difficult-to-receive B-1/B-2 visa application approval under extreme circumstances for a high-profile Italian client who had been denied U.S. visa with prior counsel. The client had an important contract with an international star performing on a U.S. tour. Due to the denial, the client had been barred from entering the U.S. Despite the urgency of the matter and various other difficulties, we assisted the client in obtaining the same visa in less than a week.

EB-5

The EB-5 visa process is a multifaceted, complex area of law entailing the crossover of several highly specialized practice areas, including immigration, corporate law, business transactions, and U.S. securities regulations.

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is an employment-based visa that provides foreign investors with a method of obtaining green cards through an investment of $900,000 to $1.8 million in the U.S. economy that creates at least 10 jobs. Congress enacted the EB-5 program in 1990 in order to stimulate the U.S. economy by bringing in foreign capital for job creation purposes. The program not only benefits the U.S. economy because of the job creation element, but it also allows developers to create new projects by injecting vetted foreign capital into their construction development projects.

For wealthy foreign nationals, the EB-5 program is often the best visa option available to obtain permanent resident status and a pathway to U.S. Citizenship. Rimon’s EB-5 Practice Group guides clients through the complex EB-5 process and assists in all aspects of obtaining residency through an EB-5 Investment.

Rimon’s EB-5 Practice Group represents developers, established regional centers, entities pursuing USCIS regional center designation, as well as individual EB-5 Foreign investors and their families, offering a full-service EB-5 Immigration Practice, which includes:

  • Regional Center Set-Up & Designation
  • Targeted Employment Area Designation
  • Annual Reporting Requirements (I-924A)
  • Project Exemplars
  • Amendments (I-924)
  • EB-5 through Regional Center or through Direct EB-5 Projects
  • Investor Petitions (I-526 and I-829)
  • Source of Funds Analysis and Report
  • Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status
  • Compliance Services
  • Coordination with other EB-5 Professionals including: EB-5 Business Plan Writers, Economists, Securities Counsels, Licensed Broker-Dealers, U.S. and/or Foreign Certified Public Accountants, Tax Attorneys for Pre-immigration Tax Planning Issues, and Translation Service Companies.
  • Foreign Language Services: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian and Farsi. Access to Russian, German, Hindi, Gujarati and Mandarin.
  • Rimon’s EB-5 attorneys are experienced and highly skilled in assisting investors and their families with all stages of the EB-5 process such as source of funds identification and preparation, adjustment of status and consular processing. Further, our attorneys are familiar with recurring and common issues of certain countries including India, China, Brazil, Vietnam, Iran, and Venezuela.
  • Counseling a national dairy manufacturer on EB-5 investment program creation, structure, and compliance.
  • Counseling a national developer concerning the group’s $130 million EB-5 regional center project capital structure for a two-tower hotel project in western Florida.
  • Counseling a private Canadian real estate investment and management company on all EB-5 and U.S. immigration-related matters including structure of new commercial enterprise, capital stack, business plan, economic forecasts, and compliance.
  • Counseling and filing EB-5 direct visa applications for clients interested in creating stand-alone EB-5 projects.
  • Counseling a Florida developer on EB-5 immigrant investor visa program and on the acquisition of regional centers in Massachusetts and California.
  • Counseling, structuring, and filing corporate structure for “E-2 to EB-5” visa upgrades.
  • Counseling a large number of Mexican investors, individually and pooled, for their investment immigration corporate structures (E-2s, EB-5 & L-1 visa).
  • Counseling Argentinian investors, individually and pooled, for their business investment corporate structures (E-2s, EB-5 & L-1 visa).
  • Filing four EB-5 visa applications in 10-15 days, under incredible pressure, to meet a deadline to invest at the $500,000 level and be grandfathered in under past EB-5 regulations.
  • Acting as EB-5 counsel for immigration attorneys interested in learning the EB-5 visa program.

Attorneys in Rimon’s Immigration Law Team