About Jerry Z Zhang
Jerry Zhang is an EB-5 immigration attorney and the founding partner of Zhang & Attorneys, L.P., an immigration law firm headquartered in Houston. Attorney Zhang has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, overseeing their immigration needs both overseas and within the United States. His central areas of focus include filing petitions for investors, software engineers, Ph.D. students, researchers and technical professionals. He frequently conducts seminars and gives speeches on immigration topics to high-tech companies throughout the United States.
Attorney Zhang is an immigrant himself; he was born in Nanjing, P.R. China and grew up in the Heilongjiang province. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Jilin University in 1978 and subsequently earned his master’s degree in solid state physics from Peking University. He then immigrated to Seattle with only $50 dollars in his pocket, where he conducted research for four years on solid state physics at the University of Washington. During this period, he performed research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California and at the Brookhaven National Lab in New York, and also published articles in the Physics Review.
In 1990, attorney Zhang left the University of Washington to found a small information technology firm. Attorney Zhang then worked as a deckhand on an Alaskan fishing vessels, where a realization took him into the legal field. He subsequently earned his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he earned Dean’s Achievement Awards and ranked first in several classes.
Attorney Zhang is licensed in both Illinois and Texas and is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Aside from immigration areas, attorney Zhang is extremely knowledgeable on matters regarding corporate laws, intellectual property, business transactions, contracts, commercial litigation and real estate transactions.