One of the major roles an immigration attorney plays for an EB-5 immigrant investor is strategizing and documenting the lawful nature of EB-5 capital invested in a new commercial enterprise. ...
About Joseph Barnett
Joseph “Joey” Barnett is an immigration attorney and a partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, a California-based full-service law firm.
Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP specializes in all types of U.S. immigration matters, including the EB-5 visa program, business immigration, work permits, employment-based visas, naturalization, waivers of inadmissibility and immigration litigation. The legal team at the firm serves multinational companies, small businesses and individuals in health care, education, technology, hospitality, entertainment and sports.
Practicing exclusively in immigration and nationality law, Barnett helps foreign investors navigate through the complex process of EB-5 and has filed hundreds of I-526 and I-829 petitions. He works closely with real estate developers, representing them in raising EB-5 capitals and structuring EB-5-compliant financing strategies. He has experience handling distressed EB-5 projects and regional center termination cases. In addition to his practice in EB-5, Barnett advises companies and individuals on the application of other types of U.S. visas, including E-2，EB-1, H-1B, L-1 and O-1.
Prior to joining Wolfsdorf Rosenthal, Barnett worked as an associate attorney at Kameli Law Group, LLC, where she advised entrepreneurs, regional centers and projects on a broad range of EB-5 matters.
Barnett is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Wisconsin. He holds a Juris Doctor and a master’s in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. He earned his bachelor’s in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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As USCIS often fails to adjudicate within its statutory deadline, many investors have started to turn to litigation with successful results....