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Kate Kalmykov is an EB-5 immigration attorney and
shareholder in the New York City area offices of Greenberg
Traurig, LLP, a top-ranking international law firm. She is an
active member in the immigration law community and has
been working on EB-5 cases for a decade. Kate recognized the
opportunity that the EB-5 program offered to immigrants
who did not have the option of obtaining a visa through
family or employment connections, while simultaneously
contributing to the growth of the U.S. economy through
job creation. These factors prompted her involvement in the
EB-5 program and serve as continued motivators.
Kate finds EB-5 to be a fascinating field that has experienced
exponential growth, and she is rewarded by helping investors
fulfill their dreams. As an immigrant herself, Kate can
personally relate to her clients, and she also finds a certain
satisfaction in seeing projects develop from the ground up.
She understands investor concerns and motivations for
seeking immigration through investment and that insight
fuels her unique approach to investor filings. Longtime client
Dan Fulop says that working with Kate means more than
just hiring someone to get the job done; she becomes a real
partner in whatever project she is working on.
As part of Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 team, Kate represents
both immigrant investors and regional center clients. She is
adept at navigating her clients through a process where the
Recognized among the nation’s most influential
immigration attorneys, Ron Klasko brings over 30 years of
immigration law experience to all his cases. As cofounder and
managing partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP
in Philadelphia, Ron leads a team of 21 attorneys who work
on a full range of immigration law issues, 10 of whom work
exclusively on representing EB-5 investors or regional centers
and project developers.
Ron has built up his EB-5 expertise over the life of the
program and it is this long-term perspective that gives him
unique insight into the evolving field, changing USCIS
policies and exciting developments.
Ron enjoys getting involved on the ground floor of projects
and making an impact, improving practices, and crafting
creative and effective ways to interpret the law. Embracing the
spirit of the program, Ron is rewarded by seeing projects come
to fruition that otherwise would not have, were it not for EB-5
capital. Similarly, he recognizes that EB-5 is often the only
immigration route available to immigrant investors.
Because EB-5 is both an immigration and a development
program, Ron says it is essential to understand EB-5 law and
policy, as well as deal structure on a detailed level. After the
deal is done, however, the job is not over, and Ron and his
firm have established a compliance team—complete with
auditors, software, and monthly reviews of regional center
rules are constantly changing based on government
adjudication trends. Her
experience runs the gamut
of EB-5-related applications
and takes her all over the
world. She has traveled to
China, Hong Kong, Vietnam,
Qatar, Cambodia, Taiwan,
Brazil, Mexico and the United Arab
Emirates to attend EB-5 events and
network in the community.
Kate writes for EB5Investors.com, EB-5insights.com and
has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street
Journal, and on CNN, among other prominent publications.
For the past three years she has been a panelist speaker at
Southern California’s EB-5 Conference, and served as cochair in 2014. Apart from EB-5, Kate is passionate about
raising her three-year-old, yoga and boxing.
H. Ronald Klasko
operations—to ensure that
their regional center clients
are adequately prepared for the
filing of investors’ I-829 petitions and
developers’ I-924A petitions.
Often cited as an authority on EB-5 matters, Ron is
routinely invited to speak at conferences, and he is recognized
as a leader in the EB-5 community. Chair of AILA’s EB-5
Committee for four of the last five years, Ron previously
served as the national president for the organization. He has
been invited by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee
on the Judiciary to testify on immigration reform and is one of
three attorneys to be honored with the AILA Founders Award
for his contributions to immigration jurisprudence.
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