EB5 Investors Magazine "Top 25 issue" Volume 9 Issue 1 - Page 70

TOP ATTORNEYS IN SPECIALIZED FIELDS
MARTIN LAWLER
LAWLER & LAWLER

Martin J . Lawler is an immigration law specialist with more than 32 years of experience . His practice is focused on securing temporary visas , permanent residence , naturalization , and passports for thousands of people from all around the globe . Lawler is also specialized in investor visas , family-based visas , asylum , and deportation defense . He is a frequent speaker at industry events and a lecturer on various visa matters at prestigious universities . In addition to writing numerous articles for leading publications , Lawler is the author of the book Professionals : A Matter of Degree , a prominent treatise on employment-based temporary visas and permanent resident status .

LINCOLN STONE
STONE GRZEGOREK & GONZALEZ

Since 1991 , Lincoln Stone has successfully helped several thousand families obtain U . S . permanent residency through investment . He specializes in achieving solutions for denied or challenged cases , and advising about complex business structures and litigation . He has been an immigration counsel for regional centers and organizations in raising $ 5 billion in EB-5 capital in over 200 different job-creating enterprises . Stone draws from broad private law experience in business litigation and transactions , and U . S . government experience in courts and litigation . His approach is interdisciplinary , international and focused on the goals of migrant families . His formal education is in law , business , humanities and global health .

CAROLYN LEE
CAROLYN LEE PLLC

Carolyn Lee is the founder of Carolyn Lee PLLC , an exclusively investment immigration firm . Lee has represented regional centers , developers , funds , and investors for 15 years , helping U . S . project clients raise $ 2.5 billion in EB-5 capital from thousands of overseas investor families . She has served as four-term chair of AILA National EB-5 Committee . She is also legislative counsel to IIUSA advising on EB-5 legislation . Lee is deemed an international expert on U . S . investment immigration and has authored numerous leading EB-5 publications and speaks internationally . She frequently serves as immigration expert in litigation . She has received awards including the AILA Presidential Commendation , Best Lawyers , Who ’ s Who International , and 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business .

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE EB-5 REFORM AND INTEGRITY ACT OF 2022 ?
It ’ s what we needed and worked very hard toward achieving . Yet there was a bit of a “ raisin in the sun ” feel with USCIS ’ s April 29 interpretation requiring regional center re-designation ( before it was overturned ).
WHAT IMPACT DO YOU THINK THE PANDEMIC AND THE PROGRAM LAPSE HAVE HAD ON THE EB-5 INDUSTRY ?
I ’ ll just speak for myself . It ’ s given me appreciation for this wonderful program that gives a good deal to all the participants . It ’ s reinforced the power of the collective . The lapse has brought together investor groups , industry groups , advisors , and individuals to speak about the responsibility we all have to keep this program going as long as there are investors in it .
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