About Cecilia Shang Benting
Cecilia Shang Benting runs a private immigration law practice, located in Portland, Ore., with most of her work dedicated to EB-5. Attorney Benting manages immigration accounts for multiple individual investors and companies. She has experience helping companies adhere to immigration law guidelines in their start-up and expansion of operations, and she also has expertise in investor case processing, such as filing of Form I-526. Attorney Benting works with clients both in the United States and in China, advising on the immigration process, the EB-5 program, and investment opportunities.
Before becoming a private legal consultant, Attorney Benting served as an international trade specialist at Ater Wynne LLP, also located in Portland. In this role, she conducted intensive legal research in the areas of international business and immigration work, including EB-5 and EB-1. Attorney Benting practiced law in China for fifteen years before immigrating to the United States, working as a senior legal consultant for the Globe-Law Law Firm in Beijing, China, where she helped expand the firm’s North American business and represented clients in U.S. business matters. She also worked as an attorney at Jincheng Law Firm (now Jincheng Tongda and Neal) in Beijing, and was a founding partner and attorney at Kingdom Law Firm. Attorney Benting’s Shanghai-based law practice handled a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisition, international business, intellectual property rights, and initial public offerings.
From 1994 to 1998, Attorney Benting also served as a law lecturer at Shanghai Customs College in Shanghai, and she currently teaches Mandarin at an Oregon private school. She is fluent in Mandarin and English, and provides translation services for her clients. She received her Bachelor of Law from the Law School of Fudan University, and then went on to earn her Master of Law from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University located in Philadelphia. Attorney Benting has an active attorney license from the state of New York.
Answers to EB-5 5 Questions Answered
- When can an EB-5 investment come from unsecured loans?
- What criminal charges preclude immigration through EB-5?
- What is a NOID and how does it differ from an RFE on an EB-5 application?
- What are the capital requirements for forming an EB-5 regional center?
- How can I perform due diligence on EB-5 projects for my son''s visa application?