May 28, 2019
Matthew Galati Elected Vice Chair for the AILA Philadelphia Chapter; Renamed to National EB-5 Committee
Green and Spiegel Senior Associate Matthew Galati was not only re-selected for the national American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) Immigrant Investor (EB-5) Committee, but also tapped to hold the position of Vice Chair of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter for 2019-20.
On May 23, 2019, during the organization’s annual elections, Matthew was elected Vice Chair by the membership, ending a year-long term as Treasurer. Matthew ended 2018-19 as being among the youngest lawyers nationally to hold a Chapter executive committee position; progressing through the ranks of chapter leadership since 2016. Similarly, AILA’s National leadership has re-selected Matthew to its Investor (EB-5) Committee for the 2019-20 term, kicking off at the organization’s June Annual Conference in Orlando. Matthew is only one of 10 members selected to this committee and its youngest.
Speaking on behalf of the cross-border firm, Green and Spiegel Managing Partner Stephen Green said “Our firm has always been a leader in investment immigration in Canada, but we hadn’t focused much on the U.S. side until Matt joined the firm in 2016. It’s simply amazing how much he’s accomplished in less than three years. We’ve been able to now distinguish ourselves from our competition as the go-to firm for high net worth individuals on both sides of the border.”
As described on its website, AILA is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. The organization consists of more than 15,000 lawyers nationally and over 400 throughout its Philadelphia Chapter.
Matthew T. Galati is an attorney at Green and Spiegel, one of North America's oldest immigration law firms offering comprehensive immigration solutions in the U.S. and Canada. Galati currently serves as a Senior Associate and EB-5 Section Head, dedicated to representing individuals and companies seeking use of foreign investment in the immigration context. Under Matthew's leadership, the firm's EB-5 volume expanded over 20-fold and is now regarded as an elite firm in this industry. Throughout his career, he has filed hundreds of EB-5 petitions and has experienced almost every aspect of immigration law. Galati is nationally recognized thought leader in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, as he frequently speaks at reputable EB-5 conferences around the world.