EB5 Investors Magazine - Page 67

[ IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS ] Jennifer Hermansky first began working on EB-5 investor cases in 2009, and subsequently added regional center matters to her repertoire. She has since been involved in more than 50 regional center projects and has handled hundreds of investor petitions. Jennifer works at the Philadelphia office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and is part of the firm’s EB-5 team. She has devoted her entire practice to EB-5 because she is truly passionate about it, allowing her to build a thorough understanding of the process. With a degree in finance and a background handling entrepreneurial cases for clients seeking E-2 or L-1 visas, Jennifer is intimately familiar with the business immigration process and applies this knowledge to all of her EB-5 cases. She is knowledgeable about the EB-5 program from start to finish, helping investors from the moment they decide to file until they become U.S. citizens, and counseling regional centers on issues of management, staffing and job creation. Because she has worked with so many individual EB-5 petitioners, and knows exactly what they are looking for in a project, Jennifer has a unique perspective in the area of regional center development. She assists with business plans, economic reports and securities offerings, ensuring that each is EB-5compliant and marketable to foreign investors. Jennifer finds it very satisfying to work on a successful project with tangible and profitable results, while also seeing immigrants receive green cards. David Hirson has been involved with EB-5 cases since the program’s inception in 1990, placing him among the most experienced active EB-5 immigration attorneys in the nation. He was present in the U.S. Senate when EB-5 legislation was originally proposed, and debated and subsequently filed one of the first ever cases for a family from Taiwan. In fact, David filed many of the EB-5 cases that received approval during the first 10 years of the EB-5 program. With over 30 years of experience practicing immigration law, David originally took on EB-5 cases because of the variety of legal work involved and the challenge of structuring compliant transactions, which he found to be far more interesting than regular business immigration work. He also appreciates the sense of achieving a win-win-win for the United States, developers and individual immigrants, at no cost to U.S. taxpayers. He sees the industry continuing to expand with the hope that the regional center program will become permanent, and the method of counting visa numbers for investors and their dependents will be improved. For more than 20 years David has been certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. He regularly travels to China and other countries, and has developed relationships with top providers who source investors for EB-5 projects in each country. Additionally, he attends trade shows, gives Jennifer Hermansky Jennifer has learned that t