Global Immigration & Foreign Investment

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Guidance Throughout a Shifting Global Landscape

Growth and opportunity are driving factors for success in today’s expanding global economy. The prevalence of crossing borders to gain a competitive edge, sustain profitability, maximize investments or realize personal goals has resulted in a critical need for sophisticated counsel that can navigate this complex terrain. Saul Ewing’s Global Immigration & Foreign Investment Practice provides comprehensive services to help businesses and individuals achieve these goals. 

Our interdisciplinary team of multilingual professionals is experienced in immigration, corporate and securities, real estate, finance, international and tax matters and keenly understands the legal, political and business implications inherent in this field. We work closely with businesses that range in size from start-up companies to multinational corporations, foreign investors and individuals as they contend with complex regulations, evolving statutes and legislation, and increased government scrutiny to resolve issues quickly and efficiently, while remaining mindful of emerging developments that may affect a client’s interests.

Our primary services focus on:

  • Immigration matters, including the following areas:
    • Employment-based visas (Non-immigrant: L-1, H-1B, H-3, 0-1 P-1, R-1; Immigrant: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3)
    • Investor visas (Non-immigrant: E-2, E-3; Immigrant: EB-5)
    • Regional centers (I-924, I-526 template, 1-829 template, RC (USCIS) compliance)
    • Student and exchange visas
    • Waivers
    • Immigration litigation
    • Family-based petitions
    • Naturalization
  • EB-5 financing, including the following areas:
    • Immigration
    • Corporate securities
    • Financing/loan transactions/loan compliance
    • SEC enforcement/loan enforcement/proceedings and workouts
    • Pre-immigration tax planning
    • Real estate

In addition, our team advises on these areas:

  • Labor/employment (I-9 compliance, HR employment handbook and procedures relating to foreign workers, OCAHO)
  • Intellectual property (foreign entrepreneurs seeking patents and trademark protection, including technology transfers, IP litigation and patent infringement)
  • Litigation (immigration litigation (EOIR), including BIA appeals, FDC appeals and mandamus)
  • Business and financing (Business: corporate formation, corporate restructuring, choice of entities, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, licensing agreements; Franchise: franchise agreements (UFOC), area development agreements, licensing agreements; finance lending opportunities; private equity investment opportunities)
  • Real estate (acquisition of commercial and residential developments, real estate due diligence, real estate syndication)
  • Private client matters (Tax: international tax, pre-immigration tax planning, tax advice regarding doing business in the United States; Financial Planning: wills and transfers, estate planning, renunciation of U.S. citizenship, acquisition of foreign citizenship (Grenada); divorce and pre-nuptial agreements)

Fluent in Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, German, French, Italian, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Gujurati, our attorneys have deep experience handling a vast number of immigration and foreign investment matters for our global clients. We have structured and negotiated private securities offerings for more than 300 EB-5 projects, in which offerings have amounted in excess of $8 billion.


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