EB5 Investors Magazine - Page 74

[ IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS ] Jinhee Wilde provides results-oriented and personalized immigration solutions. She began her legal career as a prosecutor for the City of Chicago, and then served as attorney advisor, special counsel, and inspector general designee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After entering the private sector as a partner at prominent Washington, D.C. law firms, Jinhee eventually founded her own firm, and is now the principal and managing partner of Wilde & Associates in Rockville, Maryland. Following her first EB-5 case in 2007, Jinhee’s attention to detail and her 29 years of diverse legal experience have resulted in a 100 percent approval track record on her EB-5 cases. This EB-5 success is due largely to Jinhee’s careful due diligence on each prospective project and insistence on substantial documentation. Indeed, Jinhee believes that EB-5 immigration attorneys should have a firm comprehension of the implications of every EB-5-related document, in order to explain all paperwork to their clients. In turn, Jinhee also provides a much-needed clarity when it comes to USCIS correspondence. She has developed a proprietary, customized chart that tracks the flow of EB-5 investment money through various accounts. For Jinhee, the beauty of EB-5 is that all parties involved can win: the United States attains economic growth through true job creation, and foreign investors receive immigration Bernard Wolfsdorf took on his first EB-5 case in 1993, saving all the jobs at a troubled business by getting approval in 48 hours. Bernie has seen the program evolve and develop since the early 1990s when little was clear, and feels it has recently matured with the entry of large, reputable developers. He expects that the industry will continue to grow with the addition of more professional firms. Bernie is managing partner at Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York. The firm is comprised of twenty attorneys, most of whom are involved in some aspect of the EB-5 investor practice. Bernie and his team primarily file I-526/I-829 applications, but also regularly file regional center applications and amendments. Jinhee Wilde benefits and good investment opportunities. She looks forward to USCIS streamlining the industry by providing additional resources to adjudicate individual petitions rather than approving an excess of unused regional center designations. To avoid any potential conflict of interest, Jinhee only represents immigrant investor clients and says she would feel uncomfortable placing an investor in a project that she had put together herself. She is a member AILA and is very active throughout the immigration law community. Jinhee is frequently invited to speak at legal seminars and conferences around the nation on immigration matters. She lives in Maryland, and has earned a reputation for exceptional customer service by responding to her clients in less than 24 hours. Ber nard Wolfsdorf Bernie enjoys the challenges of contributing to a variety of exciting projects, and particularly enjoys working with the top-notch professionals now entering the industry. His clients have directly contributed over $300 million in the last year alone. Bernie cites his comprehensive approach to working with his clients as a contributor to his success. delays in their parents’ cases, both among his clients and in the industry as a whole. He sees the EB-5 program as an unparalleled opportunity for immigrant children to gain a world-class education. Bernie brings much more to the table than just technical expertise. As an immigrant who is married to a Chinese immigrant, Bernie has a unique ability to connect with clients, especially investors from China. Apart from his work on individual cases, Bernie works hard to prevent investor children from aging out of green card eligibility because of Among many other accolades, Bernie has been named “most highly rated immigration lawyer in the world,” and “Lawyer of the Year” by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal, respectively. Bernie is also a past president of AILA; his involvement in the leadership of AILA has equipped him well for EB-5 work. 72 EB5 INVESTORS MAGAZINE