About Elaine H Chang

Elaine H. Chang is an EB-5 immigration lawyer and leads her own law firm, the Law Office of Elaine H. Chang, based in Gaithersburg, Md. Attorney Chang practices and concentrates in the areas of U.S. immigration law and international law. Attorney Chang’s law firm focuses on providing nonimmigrant visas and global immigration services. She helps clients with a variety of immigration concerns. She has assisted clients with their immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications, green card applications, family-based petitions, and employment-based petitions. As an EB-5 lawyer, she assists foreign businesses and firms to operate legally in the United States.

Before immigrating to the United States and practicing law, attorney Chang worked as a district court judge in Taipei, Taiwan. She handled, judged, and heard different civil cases involving land disputes, transaction performance, lease, patent, international investment, sale of goods, contract interpretation, surety, copyright, and corporations. Moreover, she also heard and judged family law cases including marriage, succession adoption cases, juvenile criminal cases, and divorce. It was her responsibility to supervise and guide probation officers in executing and carrying out probation procedures during their collection and investigation of data. Attorney Chang also reviewed and processed foreclosure applications she received, and supervised the auction procedures of both immovable and movable properties.

In addition to being a district court judge, attorney Chang was also a public prosecutor of the District Court in Taiwan. She was a prosecutor from 1985 to 1987 and from 1990 to 1993. She handled many controversial cases concerning prominent individuals. The cases she handled included copyright, commercial fraud, copyright, trademark law, patent law, and various violations of the corporate law. Aside from prosecuting criminal cases, she also pursued and investigated indictments of different criminal cases and wrote several discharge and indictment documents.

Attorney Chang completed her Bachelor of Law degree at National Cheng-Chi University Law School in Taipei, Taiwan in 1980. She also obtained her Master of Laws degree at National Cheng-Chi University Law School in Taipei, Taiwan in 1983. In 1992, she received her master’s degree in Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. In her LLM, she concentrated on international trade law and regulation, international law, international transportation law, international telecommunication regulation, immigration law and refugees, and international criminal law.

Attorney Chang is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and of the Taipei Bar Association. Attorney is bilingual and can communicate well in both English and Chinese Mandarin.

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