EB-5 Attorney Farah S. Abbas
Farah S. Abbas, the Owner of Abbas Law PLLC, is a highly sought-after attorney based in Chicago, IL. Ms. Abbas has served individuals and businesses throughout the country and the world and has helped hundreds achieve their legal goals.
Through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, Ms. Abbas has assisted clients in placing over $200 million in funding for major mixed-use construction and critical infrastructure projects across the United States.
Her expertise, dedication to excellent customer service, and attention to detail have enabled her to successfully represent over 300 individual investors who have obtained green cards through the EB-5 program.
A nationally recognized expert in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, Farah S. Abbas is among the premier attorneys in this practice area. Whether you are an individual interested in immigrating to the U.S. based on an investment, or you are a business seeking to raise funds from overseas investors, Ms. Abbas can assess your EB-5 eligibility and guide you through the process from start to finish.
Past EB-5 clients of Farah S. Abbas have included:
The EB-5 program is a pathway to obtain a green card by investing at least $1,000,000 into a U.S. company to help create at least ten (10) full-time jobs for U.S. workers. In some cases, the investment minimum may be reduced to $500,000, depending on the location of the job-creating activity.
The United States is limited to granting a small number of EB-5 visas each year – just 10,000, for the EB-5 investor, their spouse, and their unmarried children under the age of 21. Although the EB-5 program is relatively small, as compared to other U.S. immigration programs, it is quite complex and touches on many other areas of the law. Beyond immigration, you may need to consider the implications of the investment, securities law, corporate law, local and regional economic conditions, among other things.
Given the inter-disciplinary skills required to navigate the EB-5 program, it is especially important to work with an attorney that has broad EB-5 experience. If you are interested in learning more about the EB-5 program and whether it may be suitable for you, please contact Farah S. Abbas to setup a consultation.
Farah S. Abbas has counseled business people and executives from around the world on how to build capacity in the United States. There are multiple avenues to come to the United States temporarily to expand an existing company’s operations or to start a new company.
Ms. Abbas handles such business immigration matters, including:
The E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor program allows nationals of certain countries to come to the United States on a non-immigrant visa to engage in certain business activities. Your country of nationality must have a requisite treaty with the United States for you to be able to participate in the program.
The L-1 Intracompany Transferee program allows a company outside the United States to send its executives, managers or employees with specialized knowledge to the United States on a non-immigrant visa to setup or manage a branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of the company.
There are many options to come to the United States and partake in business activities, but it is critical to determine the appropriate visa program for your professional goals as well as your personal and family situation. Please contact Farah S. Abbas to discuss these options and determine what is the best immigration plan for you.
In her practice, Farah S. Abbas has handled a wide array of business matters. Some of the items Ms. Abbas counsels her clients on include:
Farah S. Abbas is the co-author of “Finding the TEA: ‘Targeted Employment Area’ Required to Claim Minimum Investment under the EB-5 Visa Rules,” a chapter in a leading guide book Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs. She has spoken at EB-5 industry gatherings and often gives counsel to other attorneys on EB-5 requirements and best practices.
Ms. Abbas also has professional experience on Wall Street, having previously worked at one of the leading investment banks in the world, Merrill Lynch. This background in finance has given her a broad vantage point to guide clients through complex corporate and securities law issues.
Simply put, Ms. Abbas knows what it takes to serve her clients, and she makes sure that what it takes gets done. She will personally work on her clients’ legal matters from start to finish, checking that every last detail is accurate and presented in the best possible way to accomplish the stated objective.
Farah S. Abbas is admitted to practice law in Virginia. Her legal practice is limited to matters of federal law.
DISCLAIMER: SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE DESCRIBES PAST MATTERS HANDLED FOR CLIENTS OF FARAH S. ABBAS. HOWEVER, EACH LEGAL PROBLEM IS DIFFERENT, AND PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS. PLEASE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS THE MERITS OF YOUR PARTICULAR CASE.
EB-5 Overview (American Immigration Lawyers Association, EB-5 Investors Summit, October 2016)
Preparing the EB-5 Case - Practice Tips and Documentation (American Immigration Lawyers Association, EB-5 Investors Summit, August 2014)
EB-5 101: Green Card Through Investment (Maryland State Bar Association, May 2014)
Diversity in Legal Careers (The George Washington University Law School, November 2013)
Investment based Green Cards and Immigrant Visas
EB-5 Best Practices
Lawyer Specializes in U.S. Immigration