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Matthew Galati Esq.

Senior Associate
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Philadelphia
1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US

Matthew T. Galati is a Philadelphia-based immigration attorney at Green and Spiegel, LLC. Matt leads the Firm’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, dedicated to representing individuals and companies seeking use of foreign investment in the immigration context.

Matt has experience with nearly every aspect of immigration law and focuses the majority of his practice on EB-5-related matters. Matt has handled the preparation of hundreds of Form I-526 and Form I-829 petitions, as well as regularly advising project principals utilizing the program. Further, Matt has creatively utilized the H-1B, O-1, E-2, L-1, National Interest Waiver, and EB-1-C visa classifications in order to secure immigration benefits for his entrepreneurial clientele.

He is also active in the immigration law community. Matt is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on the Philadelphia chapter’s Executive Committee as its Vice Secretary. He was named a 2016 “Rising Star” in the field of business immigration by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine.

In 2010, Matt earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 2007, with a double major in Politics and History. While in law school, he studied abroad as part of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law’s Capitals of Europe Summer Program, focusing on comparative European Union law.

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2010
  • University of Virginia, BA, 2007

Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Philadelphia Chapter, Executive Committee - Vice Secretary

Awards

  • "Rising Star", Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, 2016

Blogs

Aug 08, 2017

More Pessimism Regarding the Israeli E-2 as Delays in Implementation Continue

By: Matthew Galati This year has proven to be a series of false starts for prospective Israeli E-2 investors. In January, we expressed optimism tha...

Aug 04, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Matthew Galati Co-Authors Article with CanAm’s Walter Gindin for EB-5 Investors Magazine

Manager of Green and Spiegel’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, Matthew Galati recently co-authored an article for EB-5 I...

Jul 24, 2017

Green and Spiegel's MATTHEW GALATI TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL EB-5 CONFERENCE AND PANEL IN VIETNAM AND TAIWAN

Senior Associate Attorney and Manager of the Firm’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, Matthew Galati (马修 加拉蒂) ha...

Jun 22, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Matthew Galati Opines on Inaccurate USCIS Data in The Real Deal Interview

U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division manager Matthew Galati was featured in a June 21, 2017 article published in The Real Deal, &ldq...

Jun 15, 2017

Big News for Projects and Chinese Investors: USCIS Finally Issues EB-5 Redeployment Guidance

Determining options after an EB-5 loan is to be repaid has been one of the most vexing points of advising clients in how to utilize immigrant capit...

Jun 05, 2017

Based on Geography, EB-1C Processing Times are Quite Lopsided

Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present. This development has resulted in vast...

Jun 02, 2017

Is the International Entrepreneur Rule in Jeopardy?

By: Matthew Galati Earlier this year, we covered how the Obama Administration finalized the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule shortly befor...

May 23, 2017

Green and Spiegel Attorneys, Jonathan Grode and Matthew Galati named 2017-2018 Rising Stars for Business Immigration

Super Lawyers Magazine has selected U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode and Senior Associate Matthew Galati to the 2017-...

Apr 26, 2017

USCIS Backtracks on Change in I-924 Policy That Would Lead to I-526 Denials, to an Extent

In a rare public reversal, USCIS has backed away from a policy change which required I-924 amendments to be approved prior to the filing of Form I-...

Apr 25, 2017

Gazing Into the Abyss: How USCIS Would Handle an EB-5 Regional Center Program Lapse

The USCIS Regional Center Program is scheduled to sunset this Friday, April 28, at 11:59 PM. To a large extent, we have been here before. The Progr...

Apr 17, 2017

Update on Israeli E-2 Visa: We are Still Waiting, Perhaps until October

April 17, 2017- Shortly after New Year’s Day we brought you news that the E-2 Visa is moving forward for Israeli nationals, with a projection...

Apr 04, 2017

Moving the Goalposts Yet Again: USCIS Issuing RFEs on Currency Swap Cases, Departing from Years of Accepted Practice

USCIS has ostensibly enacted a new policy with profound consequences for EB-5 investors from countries such as China and Vietnam facing currency re...

Mar 27, 2017

No, Congressman, Canada’s Investor Programs Do Not Require Million-Dollar Plus Investments

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives held a public hearing on the proposed DHS regulations that would raise the minimum EB-5 inves...

Mar 01, 2017

For the Indian-born, Entrepreneurship is the Fastest way to a Green Card

Every month, hundreds of Indian families await the issuance of the Visa Bulletin. Employment-based immigrants to the U.S. are subject to annual quo...

Feb 21, 2017

The Next EB-5 Stakeholder Meeting is on March 3. Here are the questions we would like to be answered…

On March 3, 2017, USCIS will have its first EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Stakeholder engagement of the year. Of course, this engagement will als...

Feb 14, 2017

Checking the Current Temperature of the EB-5 Program

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we would be remiss to not mention our ongoing love for the EB-5 Program, a vital job creator for U.S. workers t...

Jan 20, 2017

Final International Entrepreneur Parole Rule Published, In Effect as of July 17, 2017

Effective July 17, 2017, a new immigration-related option will be available for international entrepreneurs. The Department of Homeland Security ha...

Jan 17, 2017

DHS Moves to Raise EB-5 Investment Minimums, Change TEA Designation Procedure

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with respect to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pr...

Jan 04, 2017

The Israeli E-2 Visa is Finally Moving Forward

An important new source for foreign investment immigration is now about to take hold. News broke in the New Year that the Israeli government will f...

Dec 29, 2016

It Sure Looks Like New EB-5 Regulations are Coming in 2017 (Part 2)

In our earlier post, we discussed that USCIS is moving forward with what portends to be a major overhaul of the EB-5 regulations. As promised, we&r...

Dec 27, 2016

It Sure Looks Like New EB-5 Regulations are Coming in 2017 (Part 1)

Last week, USCIS moved forward with an important procedural step in the regulatory rulemaking process by sending proposed EB-5 regulations to the O...

Dec 15, 2016

Green and Spiegel Attorneys Featured in Chinese-Language Newspaper

For the past month, the hottest question in the immigration realm has been “What can we expect after Trump is inaugurated?” Metro Chine...

Dec 08, 2016

House Passes Short Term CR That Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program Until April 28, 2017 (UPDATED 12/9/16)

Today the House of Representatives passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2028). Upon enactment, the CR will extend the EB-5 Regional Cent...

Nov 22, 2016

What Does Trump’s Election Mean for EB-5? Actually, Probably Not That Much

In continuing our post-election series, we come to the literal million-dollar question: What effect will a Trump Administration have on the EB-5 Im...

Nov 18, 2016

Why the E-2 Visa Will Become Critical in the Trump Years

We are continuing our analysis of what to expect for business immigration from the Trump Administration. Previously, Jonathan Grode discussed what ...

Nov 17, 2016

Congress Eyeing Another CR; Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program to March 31, 2017

GOP members of the House of Representatives are eyeing another short-term spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through March 31, 2017....

Nov 15, 2016

Green and Spiegel Investor team presents at 2016 IMS Conference in Beijing

Matthew T. Galati of the Green and Spiegel Investor Team (“GANDSInvestors”) led two sessions regarding immigration options for investor...

Nov 10, 2016

So You Want to Move to Canada...

Like clockwork, after every U.S. Presidential Election, disappointed voters exclaim “I’m moving to Canada!” This year was no exce...

Oct 10, 2016

U.S. Department of State Favorably Amends Interpretation for O-1 Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of State has added a very favorable interpretation in its Foreign Affairs Manual for entrepreneurs seeking admission to the Uni...

Sep 28, 2016

Overnight Reversal: Senate Advances Continuing Resolution (UPDATED)

In a happily surprising reversal from yesterday’s developments, the U.S. Senate today has advanced the Continuing Resolution which will exten...

Sep 27, 2016

Senate Rejects Continuing Resolution – Stakeholders Await New Compromise as Lawmakers Hash Non-Immigration Issues

The U.S. Senate today has failed to obtain sufficient votes to invoke cloture and advance the Continuing Resolution that would fund the U.S. govern...

Sep 22, 2016

U.S. House Releases Continuing Resolution; Would Extend EB-5 Regional Center Program to Dec. 9, 2016 Without Changes

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations released a much-awaited draft of a Continuing Resolution that would ext...

Sep 14, 2016

Update: Goodlatte Bill Formally Introduced; Committee Markup Postponed

As an update to our earlier post, on Monday, September 12, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) officially introduced H.R. 5992, "The American Job Creation an...

Sep 09, 2016

Congressman Goodlatte of Virginia Floats EB-5 Reform Bill

On September 9, 2016, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)’s office circulated the “American Job Creation and Investment Promotion Reform Act of ...

Aug 31, 2016

Visa Backlog and Redeployment: Important issues for Investors and Agents

Senior Associate Attorney Matthew T. Galati co-authored “Visa Backlog and Redeployment: Important issues for Investors and Agents,” pub...

Aug 31, 2016

GAMECHANGER: USCIS Publishes Advance Version of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for International Entrepreneurs

Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published an advance copy of their proposed new regulatory rule that would allow certain in...