About Estelle McKee
Estelle McKee is an EB-5 immigration attorney and a senior associate at Lawler & Lawler, an immigration law firm based in San Francisco. Attorney McKee has practiced immigration law since 2000 and is an expert on EB-5 investor visas. She specializes in regional center applications and works to obtain targeted employment area (TEA) certifications. Throughout her career, she has worked with professionals from various industries to structure regional center projects and independent projects for direct investment throughout the United States. These regional centers have raised a total of about $50 million in EB-5 capital.
Attorney McKee has lectured for seminars and workshops on topics covering EB-5 and other legal matters for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, the Cook County Appellate Defenders Office, Amnesty International USA’s Refugee Program Training Weekend, and Immigration Law Weekly.
In addition to her work as a lawyer and lecturer, attorney McKee has published articles in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, and has contributed to the book Professionals: A Matter of Degree by Martin J. Lawler and Margaret Stock, the legal treatise Immigration Law & Procedure, and the book Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs.
Prior to practicing law, attorney Mckee was a pro se law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where she focused on immigration appeals. She taught lawyering for six years and co-founded the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic at Cornell Law School. She has also taught legal writing at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Attorney McKee received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her J.D. from Columbia School of Law in New York. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the California and North Carolina bars.