EB-5 Investors and Entrepreneurs
At Zamith Fischer Law, we bring a unique perspective to EB-5 investments. Our expertise is informed by:
- the creation and management of regional centers,
- the representation of foreign investors in a multitude of regional centers throughout the United States, and
- the representation of foreign investors in the creation and operation of their own business enterprises, which qualify as EB-5 investments.
Our experience includes the successful approval of BirchLEAF Miami 31, LLC, one of the first successful regional centers in South Florida, which financed $20 Million in the construction of the University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park through the EB-5 Program. It also includes our success in attaining Regional Center designation for Leaf Fischer Investment Group, LLC, one of the few regional centers among USCIS’s 18% approval rate in 2012.
Temporary Visas for Entrepreneurs and Innovative Paths to Permanent Residence
Zamith Fischer Law is highly esteemed for its work with entrepreneurs. We have extensive experience working with clients on nonimmigrant visa solutions, including E, H and L visas; and crafting long-term solutions for permanent residence through EB-1 Multinational Manager/Executive Petitions, and more innovative strategies, including EB-1 Petitions for Extraordinary Ability in Business, EB-2 Petitions requesting National Interest Waivers, and EB-5 classification through qualifying investments.
We have a history of advising entrepreneurs in a broad array of industries. Clients include entrepreneurs in the following industries:
- pharmaceutical manufacturing
- financial institutions
- oil and gas
- automotive industry
- franchise owners
- small individual retail shop owners
- chefs and restaurateurs
As a leading business immigration firm, servicing multinational companies is a core practice area. Our clients include global companies, small and large, many of which operate in the financial sector, and Fortune 100 companies. At Zamith Fischer Law, we advise clients in all aspects of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Our representation includes ascertaining the employment eligibility of foreign nationals, working with corporate clients on all aspects of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and advising clients on I-9 compliance, assisting clients to document their I-9 files. Zamith Fischer Law works with employers, providing advice on employment verification, hiring and termination, as well as consequences of corporate restructuring. We advise on new laws, procedures, and practices involving employment verification programs such as the E-verify program, I-9 compliance issues, and general business immigration matters of interest to HR personnel.
We bring extensive experience with PERM (Labor Certification) Applications and a wide variety of nonimmigrant petitions, including petitions for H-1B Professionals, E-2 Treaty Investors, L-1A Executives and Managers, Canadians and Mexicans entering under the North American Free Trade Agreement (TN visas), and Individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, athletics, movies, and television (O).
Zamith Fischer Law specializes in handling newly-emerging issues in this practice area, such as innovative strategies to help companies retain their valued employees in backlogged visa categories; complex strategies in the rapidly changing world of PERM applications; annual limitations on specific visa categories such as the H-1B; as well as compliance issues for companies using temporary workers.
Zamith Fischer Law clients also include self-petitioners, such as internationally recognized individuals pursuing lawful permanent residence in the United States as Individuals of Extraordinary Ability (EB-1); and individuals who will serve the National Interest of the United States (NIW EB-2s). We have extensive experience representing leading experts in their respective industries.
Self-Petitioners in Business
We pride ourselves for thinking outside the box. Example of successful strategies for self-petitioners in Business include:
- National Interest Waivers for numerous professionals in the financial industry
- National Interest Waivers for experts in unconventional oil and alternative energy resources
- National Interest Waivers for international lawyers
- National Interest Waivers for entrepreneurs
- National Interest Waivers for economists
- National Interest Waivers for experts in cross-border financing
- National Interest Waivers for experts in logistics
- Extraordinary Ability Petitions for entrepreneurs
- Extraordinary Ability Petitions for numerous professionals in the financial industry
- Extraordinary Ability Petitions for IT professionals
These strategies proved to be very successful during a time when the acceptance of TARP funds prohibited financial institutions from filing employment-based petitions. They continue to be successful today, as individuals look to these strategies for the freedom they give them to be their own petitioners, irrespective of sponsorship from their employers.
Self-Petitioning Educators, Entertainers, Athletes & Artists
In addition to sponsor-based applications under the O, P and Q visa categories, Zamith Fischer Law provides permanent residence solutions to athletes, artists, educators, actors, and other entertainment industry specialists, under the first preference category through extraordinary ability and achievement, and under the second preference category through national interest waivers.
Notable clients have included:
- specialists in developing large-scale educational programs
- prominent artists in visual arts
- experts in mosaics
- notable investigative journalists
- renowned artist in augmented reality
- distinguished models and celebrities
Zamith Fischer Law assists families – Spouses, Parents, Children, Siblings, Same-Sex Couples – to reunite and stay together by seeking family-based immigration solutions based on the U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence of a petitioning family member. We also provide solutions for reunification and the attainment of lawful permanent residence for Cuban nationals and their spouses under the Cuban Adjustment Act.
Citizenship and Naturalization
Zamith Fischer Law assists clients to realize their dream of achieving U.S. citizenship. We provide expert guidance in the complex nuances of the statutes concerning citizenship. Our services include both applications for naturalization, as well as the examination of potential claims of citizenship by derivation.