EB5 Investors Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 - Page 69

TOP IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS VIVIAN ZHU the filings of over 3,000 investor petitions that represent $1.5 billion in investments in U.S. companies. She also practices in the areas of the E-2 investor visa, L-1 intra- company transferee visa, and EB-1 petition for alien worker with an extraordinary ability. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals, investors, executives and highly-skilled professionals. Zhu has several years’ experience in corporate and securities laws primarily working with Chinese companies. Her experience includes reverse mergers, PIPEs, initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings and exchange act filings. Partner Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP V ivian Zhu is a partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP and is the supervising attorney of the firm’s EB-5 department. She specializes in EB-5 cases, including representation of investors, regional centers and projects, distressed projects, complex age-out cases, mandamus litigation, consular inadmissibility, response to request for evidence, notice of intent to deny and notice of intent to revoke. Zhu supervises WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE OF THE EB-5 INDUSTRY LOOKS LIKE? EB-5 law practice will shift its focus from I-526 filings to I-829s and troubled projects. The EB-5 regional centers and projects will face new challenges such as site visits, redeployment and material changes. The costs of developing a project and operating a regional center under EB-5 program will increase significantly. Reforms I’d like to see include: enhancing EB-5 integrity and protect good faith investors, relief for aged-out children, bringing the EB-5 program back to its original congressional intent by counting 10,000 petitions and not 10,000 applicants, removing the 7 percent per country limit, relief for Chinese investors such as parole for I-526 approved investors. WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE EB-5 INDUSTRY? Before joining Wolfsdorf Rosenthal, I had several years’ experience in corporate and securities laws primarily representing Chinese companies in mergers, private offerings and IPOs. I am glad that I can take advantage of my securities law experience in my EB-5 immigration law practice. As our office represents thousands of EB-5 investors, as well as regional centers and projects, I strive to solve their problems, handhold them through difficult visa backlog situations and help them become a U.S. permanent resid e n t . B e in g an E B - 5 law ye r is challenging, yet rewarding. EB5INVESTORS.COM 68