About Ekaterina Powell
Attorney Ekaterina Powell is a California-based EB-5 immigration attorney working at the Law Offices of Jacob Sapochnick, located in San Diego. As a Russian immigrant, attorney Powell is well aware of the complications a foreign national may experience upon moving to the United States. It was her experience as an immigrant, coupled with a desire to pursue law, that inspired her to enter the field of immigration law.
In 2007, attorney Powell graduated from Samara State University in Samara, Russia with a degree in English legal translation as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law. She subsequently moved to California and attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she graduated cum laude in 2009 with an LL.M. degree. Upon completion of her schooling, she was accepted as a California State Bar member.
In June 2010 she began work at the Law Offices of Jacob Sapochnick, primarily focusing on employment-based, investment-based and family-based immigration visas. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the issues she has addressed include EB-5 investor visa cases, H-1B compliance issues, immigrant and non-immigrant work visas, citizenship cases, asylum, permanent residency, reconsiderations of previously denied cases, and deportation matters. Attorney Powell has produced a number of articles regarding these very processes, many of which can be found on the practice’s site.
The Law Offices of Jacob Sapochnick practices immigration and citizenship law exclusively, meaning clients will be served by attorneys with extensive experience in immigration visas. In order to facilitate the immigration application process, the staff is multilingual and able to aid clients in Mandarin, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, French or Arabic.
In addition to the work attorney Powell does with the Law Offices of Jacob Sapochnick, she also takes part in non-profit organizations, providing legal assistance to foreign nationals seeking to immigrate to the United States. In addition to her non-profit work, attorney Powell enjoys travelling, gardening and hiking.
Answers to EB-5 5 Questions Answered
- Can EB-5 investors invest in a pre-existing business?
- Can an EB-5 investor be employed for compensation at the business they invest in?
- Which family members can qualify for an EB-5 immigrant investor visa?
- Can I stay in the U.S. while going through the EB-5 program?
- What is the difference between U.S. citizenship and permanent residency?