About Cory A Richards

Cory A. Richards is an EB-5 immigration attorney at the law office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, located in New York City. Attorney Richards primarily focuses on EB-5 investor-based immigration. He aids his clients through the EB-5 process by assisting them in filing their I-526s, I-829s, and other necessary applications for permanent residency in the United States.

Attorney Richards is highly versatile and has experience working with developers across a wide variety of industries. Attorney Richards’ experience allows him to aid in a number of EB-5 matters, including creating new regional centers, helping to create new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments for private equity funds, and adopting projects by existing regional centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. Attorney Richards also has experience with other forms of employment-based immigration including OPT, H-1B, PERM, CPT, EB-1 and EB-2.

In addition to his EB-5 practice, attorney Richards collaborates with professionals in order to expand his knowledge base. He works with attorneys that practice in securities law compliance, economists that project indirect job creation and identify “target employment areas,” and licensed securities brokers that coordinate offerings.

Before becoming involved with EB-5 matters, attorney Richards worked on developing business plans for Canada’s immigrant investor program, and also worked as a business consultant for Micon International. He works closely with universities and other companies regarding I-9 verification of employment issues.

Attorney Richards graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State University, located in Detroit, in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2012. After gaining experience working for a large-scale EB-5 migration consulting firm, Attorney Richards joined Greenberg Traurig. He now has over five years of legal, sales and marketing experience. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and specializes in federal immigration and nationality law.

Attorney Richards plays an active role in the immigration law community. He is a regular contributor to both EB5Insights.com and EB5Investors.com. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is admitted to practice in Illinois and specializes in federal immigration and nationality law; not admitted to practice in New York; practice is limited solely to federal immigration and nationality law. Attorney Richards offers a unique combination of both academic and transactional expertise to support large and complex initiatives.

He speaks Spanish, in addition to English, allowing him to build closer relationships and better communicate with his international clients.

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