About Melissa J Tsai
Melissa J. Tsai serves as corporate counsel and director of business immigration & compliance at J&C International Group, LLC. She joined the company in early 2014 and works out of the firm’s City of Industry, Calif. office. J&C currently operates three regional centers in New York, California and Texas.
Tsai’s immigration practice is focused on employment-based immigration and family-based immigration. She has represented clients on various employment-based, nonimmigrant, and immigrant visa matters, including artists and entertainers, students, individuals of extraordinary ability, professionals, treaty investors, managers and executives, and immigrant investors.
In particular, Tsai concentrates her practice on matters related to EB-5 investor program visas. She has experience preparing and filing I-526 petitions for EB-5 immigrant investors, both through regional center and direct investments. She works with developers who are seeking capital for new projects that qualify for EB-5 program investments.
She also provides counsel to clients on creating new regional centers and adopting developer projects by existing regional centers. Tsai works with securities and immigration counsel on regional center matters, including regional center recordkeeping, staffing, and management issues, along with job creation issues. In addition, she has experience in preparing nonimmigrant working visas such as H-1B, O-1 and L-1.
Tsai graduated with a double major in political science and international studies from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. She received her law degree from Whittier Law School in 2010 and was honored with the CALI Award for having placed first in constitutional law. Tsai is actively admitted to the California State Bar and she is also moderately fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.