About Charlene Bu
Charlene Bu is an EB-5 immigration attorney who operates her immigration practice in Irvine, Calif. She has over 10 years of legal experience focusing on immigration, business transactional and corporate law in both China and the United States. She has dedicated her practice solely to U.S. immigration law since 2004. Attorney Bu has focused her practice more heavily on EB-5 immigration over the past five years.
Attorney Bu has worked as a filing attorney/in-house counsel for four EB-5 Regional Centers that successfully received USCIS designation, advises foreign investors regarding U.S. immigration law and supervises the filing of their EB-5 petitions. She also handles a wide array of immigration matters including non-immigrant work visas, employment-based immigration, removal defense and family-based immigration. She handles PERM, EB-5, EB-4, EB-2, EB-1C, EB-1B, EB-1A, H-1B, R-2, R-1, E1/E2, TN, O-1 and L-1A/L-1B visas. Attorney Bu’s clients include investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, entertainers and academics seeking residence within the United States.
Attorney Bu earned her law degree from Zhejiang University College of Law, which is located in Hangzhou, China. She earned her Juris Master in 2003 from Zhejiang University, the Chinese equivalent of a Juris Doctor degree, and was vice president of the J.M. Student Association. Attorney Bu then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign College of Law where she earned her LLM Master of Laws degree in 2004. She has worked at as an attorney at Lee & Kent, as legal counsel at the U.S. Employment Development Lending Center, as compliance officer and analyst at Promontory Financial Group and as an attorney at Zhengyi Law Group.
Attorney Bu is active in the immigration law community. She is a member of legal organizations such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Orange County Bar Association.
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