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Laura Foote Reiff has been involved in EB-5 since the program’s
inception in 1990. With roots as a business immigration
attorney assisting with EB-5 direct investments, Laura has
grown to become co-chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s business
immigration and compliance group, a co-managing shareholder
for the firm, and the leader of The EB-5 Coalition – a diverse
organization of trade associations and businesses working to
advance the EB-5 program.
A multi-disciplinary international law firm, Greenberg Traurig
is comprised of more than 1800 attorneys practicing in 36
offices worldwide. Laura collaborates with Greenberg Traurig’s
dedicated EB-5 team, which includes professionals such as
economists and securities attorneys, to assist both investors and
developers across the full spectrum of EB-5 matters.
As a founding member of The EB-5 Immigration Coalition,
Laura is actively committed to reforming one of the most
challenging aspects of EB-5: the program’s policy complexities.
She finds that the bureaucracy of interfacing with various
agencies is frustrating and works against the EB-5 program’s
underlying goal of creating U.S. jobs.
Despite the intricacies of navigating EB-5 policy, Laura finds
that working towards transparency in business immigration laws
and regulations is one of the most rewarding components of
her job. She has been involved with federal legislation for more
than 15 years, and her endeavors as a registered lobbyist for The
Laura Foote Reiff
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EB-5 Immigration Coalition
allow her to have a direct effect
in promoting and supporting the
continuation of the EB-5 Immigrant
The ability to see whole families obtain their green cards is
another reason that motivates Laura, and she also enjoys seeing
projects flourish from start to finish. With more than 25 years
of experience, she has gained a close understanding of how
the EB-5 program has changed. From only allowing direct
investments, to its revamp with the introduction of the Regional
Center Pilot Program, to a current industry populated by betterquality projects sponsored by reputable names, Laura feels that
EB-5 has developed in an overall positive direction.
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