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Jan 20, 2018

Government Shutdown Triggers EB-5 Regional Center Program Lapse

A continuing resolution that would have funded the U.S. government and extend several immigration programs until February 16 has failed in the Sena...

Jan 8, 2018

Green and Spiegel Attorney Matthew Galati Named in EB-5 Investors Magazine as One of Industry’s Top 5 Rising Stars

Matthew Galati

PHILADELPHIA - January 8, 2018 – EB-5 Investors Magazine has selected U.S. Senior Associate Matthew Galati as one of the industry’s Top...

Dec 22, 2017

Holiday Gift? EB-5 Regional Center Program To Be Extended for Four More Weeks (Jan. 19, 2018)

Matthew Galati

Congress has bestowed a small holiday gift for EB-5 stakeholders as both houses today voted to extend the federal budget until January 19...

Dec 7, 2017

CR Passed by House and Senate, EB-5 Regional Center Program to Face New Dec. 22 Sunset

Matthew Galati

Today both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that will leave the EB-5 Regional Center Program operati...

Dec 6, 2017

District Court Ruling Revives “International Entrepreneur” Parole

Andrew Clancy Rodgers

Foreign-owned start-up companies seeking to establish their headquarters in the United States received a bit of positive news on Friday when the U....

Dec 4, 2017

Green and Spiegel LLP Ranked Number One in Canadian Business Immigration by The Legal 500

Stephen W. Green

We are very excited to announce that Green and Spiegel LLP was named #1 in Canadian business immigration by The Legal 500 Rankings. Our firm was re...

Dec 4, 2017

This Week – and Month – Will Be Critical for the EB-5 Program

Matthew Galati

Funding for the federal government runs out at midnight on Saturday, Dec. 9. We have been here before: the EB-5 Regional Center Program’s ong...

Nov 9, 2017

U.S. AND TURKEY RESUME LIMITED VISA SERVICES

Joshua H. Rolf

On November 6, 2017, nearly one month after suspending nonimmigrant visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the U.S. Consulates i...

Oct 30, 2017

CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA): REDUCING BARRIERS TO LABOUR MOBILITY

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free-trade agreement between Canada, the European Union (EU), and its member state...

Oct 30, 2017

WELCOME CHANGE IN DEFINITION OF DEPENDENT CHILD EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 24TH, 2017

October 30, 2017-  ​Effective October 24, 2017, the definition of dependent child has increased from 18 to 21 years of age. To be dependent, t...

Oct 26, 2017

The Cost of Citizenship in Antigua- Barbuda has been Lowered Significantly

Eren Sari

October 26, 2017- Antigua- Barbuda, the independent Commonwealth state in the Eastern Caribbean will cut the investment threshold for its National ...

Oct 25, 2017

Department of State Announces Vietnam EB-5 Retrogression Likely by September 2018

Matthew Galati

In remarks before the IIUSA Industry Forum held this week, U.S. Department of State Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division Chief Charlie Opp...

Oct 24, 2017

An Alternative Solution for PEI Quota Woes

Matthew Galati and Eren Sari

This year brought an unprecedented development in Canadian Investor Immigration. Long considered to be the one of the country’s best kept sec...

Oct 18, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide (Again)

Matthew Galati

Two District Courts have halted the third iteration of the Travel Ban, which was set to go into effect today. In a 91-page opinion i...

Oct 10, 2017

U.S. AND TURKEY SUSPEND VISA SERVICES

Joshua H. Rolf

On October 8, 2017, the U.S. Mission to Turkey announced the immediate suspension of all nonimmigrant visas services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, as well as its Consulates in Istanbul and Adana...

Sep 27, 2017

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode Moderates Panel at Startup Global Philadelphia

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode recently had the honor of serving as moderator in a panel discussion titled “Legal Considerations for Global Startups” hosted by the Global Innovation Forum. Jonathan’s panel took place during the Startup Global Philadelphia forum...

Sep 11, 2017

Big EB-5 News: Regional Center Program to Be Extended Without Change to December 8; New Regulations May be Finalized by April 2018 (UPDATED)

By Matthew Galati On the legislative front, this year continues to mirror the previous two, as the EB-5 Regional Center program is virtually certai...

Aug 10, 2017

La Vida and Green & Spiegel Announce Partnership for EB-5

Leading European advisors La Vida recently added EB-5 to their portfolio of Golden Visa offerings, appointing Green and Spiegel as their ...

Aug 8, 2017

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

Matthew Galati

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...