When reviewing EB-5 project documents, it is important to not reflexively dismiss a project because there are certain guarantees. This article will distinguish the difference between permissible and impermissible guarantees in the EB-5 field so that EB-5 practitioners and investors can better evaluate projects and projects can offer their investors more assurances regarding the investment....
About Catharine Yen
Catharine Yen is an immigration and real estate attorney. She currently works in Jackson Walker LLP's Houston office, where she specializes in foreign investment and immigration matters.
At Jackson Walker, Yen represents foreign nationals and immigrant investors in all aspects of the EB-5 process. She also works with regional centers, agents, securities attorneys, economics and business plan writers to help her clients achieve their goals.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Yen managed the immigration practice group at Sullivan, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner, LLP, where she also focused on EB-5 investment cases.
Yen’s professional experience covers I-526 immigrant investor petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status and I-829 petitions. Yen has aided clients form their regional centers. She has also counseled existing regional centers and project developers on how to comply with EB-5 immigration law. Yen has spoken at national conferences about EB-5 and co-authored professional articles about the EB-5 program.
Yen has experience in assisting multinational companies in business immigration cases, including H status, L status, TN status and M status. Yen has also assisted clients in family-based immigration cases.
Yen is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Los Angeles. She is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Texas.
Yen earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rice University and her Juris Doctor at the University of Houston Law Center. She speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.
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