About Ekaterina Powell
Having immigrated from Russia, Ekaterina Powell has the first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by foreign nationals coming to the United States. Powell handles a variety of immigration cases, including family-based, investment-based and employment-based matters. Her specific focus of work is on investment visas, extraordinary ability petitions, employment-based green cards and national interest waivers. Powell has worked extensively with startups, entrepreneurs and IT professionals. She is committed to providing a personal service that makes the immigration process as easy as possible for her clients.
Powell has garnered many achievements throughout her career, including being named one of the “Top 40 Immigration Lawyers under 40 in California” by the American Society of Legal Advocates for the past two years in a row. She has also published several articles on her firm’s blog, as well as in ILW.com, one of the leading immigration law publishers. Powell’s article “Start-up Companies Still Fight for H-1Bs” was featured as the cover page story for VOICE, a professional journal published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Powell has also presented seminars and lectures for fellow immigration lawyers on various facets of U.S. immigration law. Powell also maintains a consistent 10/10 rating (based on professional achievement and positive client feedback) on Avvo, the largest online lawyer directory in the United States.
Answers to EB-5 5 Questions Answered
- Can EB-5 investors invest in a pre-existing business?
- Can an EB-5 investor be employed for compensation at the business they invest in?
- Which family members can qualify for an EB-5 immigrant investor visa?
- Can I stay in the U.S. while going through the EB-5 program?
- What is the difference between U.S. citizenship and permanent residency?