About Julie C FergusonJulie C. Ferguson is an EB-5 immigration attorney at the Miami office of Carlton Fields. Attorney Ferguson handles a variety of services, including family-based and employment immigration, EB-5 petitions and representation of individuals in removal proceedings. Attorney Ferguson is highly skilled and has been practicing immigration law exclusively for over 15 years. She assists a wide range of clients, including business organizations and multinational corporations that employ foreign nationals on a temporary and permanent basis in the United States.
Carlton Fields is a leading provider of consultative and legal services to a wide variety of clients. The firm has represented Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and even individual clients. The firm has been nationally recognized for its leadership regarding diversity issues.
Attorney Ferguson is the head of the firm’s EB-5 practice team. She is responsible for representing developers seeking to raise capital and foreign nationals applying to gain permanent residency through the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. She advises investors seeking to directly invest in a project and investors who wish to invest through regional center projects. Attorney Ferguson also serves as counsel for clients who wish to apply for regional center designation. In addition to her ability to successfully prepare and file EB-5 Regional Center and individual petitions, attorney Ferguson also has a significant amount of experience litigating denials of I-829 petitions. She also advises on pre-immigration tax planning matters.
Attorney Ferguson’s educational background has provided her with a solid knowledge base for her current practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from De Paul University, located in Greencastle, Ind. She then went on to receive her Masters of Art from American University in 1996 and subsequently her Juris Doctor from the American University, Washington College of Law. She received her bar admission in the state of Florida and New York. She is also admitted to practice in Florida state courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Middle districts of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern district of New York.
In addition to her work with the EB-5 program, attorney Ferguson also represents individuals, including athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs, artists and professionals seeking either temporary or permanent residence. She has also defended non-citizens with criminal convictions and individuals seeking political asylum.
Attorney Ferguson is also an active member of the Association to Invest in the USA , an industry trade association of active EB-5 attorneys, regional centers and other EB-5 related service providers. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Lawyers Guild and was a former member of the Miami Dade County’s independent review panel. Attorney Ferguson also frequently writes articles pertaining to immigration and the impact of the EB-5 program on the United States.