About Elsie Hui Arias
Elsie Hui Arias is an EB-5 immigration attorney and partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, located in Los Angeles. In 2007, the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certified her as a specialist in immigration and nationality law.
Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP was founded by two experienced immigration attorneys who have been certified as specialists in immigration law. The firm has more certified specialists in immigration law than any other law firm. Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP’s expertise encompasses a broad range of issues, including employment, investor and family-based immigration, along with removal proceedings, federal court appeals, I-9 and IRCA compliance, naturalization and asylum. The attorneys of the firm are frequently sought after as speakers before lawyers and professional audiences regarding complex subject matters in the immigration law field. The firm is dedicated to assisting clients with even the most challenging legal matters and achieving the best possible solution. The firm’s staff is able to speak multiple languages, including Vietnamese, Urdu, Taiwanese, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Gujarati, French, Farsi, Burmese, Armenian and Arabic.
In addition to their business work with the firm, the professionals at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP also participate in volunteer and public service activities. Each attorney has pledged to provide a minimum of 50 hours a year in pro bono services and volunteer legal activities. They also serve in various volunteer positions for the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Through her legal career, attorney Arias has accumulated an extensive amount of experience in all aspects of U.S. immigration law. She has experience with employment and family-based immigration, citizenship and naturalization, and removal defense before Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Arias’ practice currently emphasizes EB-5 immigration. She has successfully assisted clients with their I-526 and I-829 petitions for both direct investments and investments through regional centers. She also has experience assisting regional centers in obtaining initial and amended designations, along with exemplar petitions through USCIS.
Attorney Arias graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis. During her time in law school, she worked as an extern for the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also worked as a teaching assistant for the Asian American Studies department at UC Davis.
Attorney Arias has been a member of the California State Bar for 13 years. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits. She has also authored multiple articles, including “Transitioning the E-2 Investor to an EB-5 Entrepreneur” and “Navigating the Lawful Source Requirement for EB-5 Immigration.”