About Dawei Gongsun
Dawei Gongsun is an EB-5 immigration attorney and partner in the New York, N.Y., office of Dai & Associates, P.C. Her practice encompasses business immigration, real estate, and litigation. She is experienced in both direct and regional center EB-5 investment immigration petitions, and she has also counseled numerous U.S. business owners and developers on matters related to raising EB-5 capital for investment projects. This includes regional center designation applications, regional center project pre-approval applications, the purchase of already-designated regional centers, and the adoption of projects by existing regional centers.
Attorney Gongsun has maintained a 100% approval rate thus far in her business immigration practice, and has successfully represented more than a hundred investors on their immigration applications. In addition to EB-5 visas, she has expertise in E-2, EB1, EB2, EB3, L-1, and H1B cases. She also handles real estate-related matters, having assisted various clients in the purchase of commercial, mixed-use properties, along with multi-million residential homes. She has extensive knowledge in various issues involved in foreigners’ U.S. real estate investments, and is also versed in New York cooperative apartments and condominium regulations.
Having spent the early years of her career as a litigator, Attorney Gongsun has represented business entities in complex Federal and State commercial and civil litigations. Her cases range across the industry spectrum from construction, to banking, to trademark and copyright infringement, to home furnishings, and more. She furthermore has been actively involved in pro bono work in the local Chinese community, and has served as a pro bono attorney to Sanctuary for Families. She has also offered her legal knowledge and services to new immigrants and low income families, helping them in the areas of immigration, child protection, and family law.
Attorney Gongsun serves as legal counsel to several local business associations and she frequently speaks at seminars. She is an active member of the New York State Bar, along with the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York. She earned her LL.M. from the College of William & Mary School of Law, and her LL.B. from the Dalian Maritime University School of Law. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Answers to EB-5 5 Questions Answered
- How much should I know about the other EB-5 investors in a project?
- How will two L-1 visa rejections impact an EB-5 direct application?
- How can I reapply for EB-5 if I already received permanent residency?
- How is the geographic area of an EB-5 regional center determined?
- What occupations cannot be counted towards EB-5 job creation?