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Matthew T Galati

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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Matthew T. Galati is the principal of The Galati Law Firm. Representing immigrants to the U.S. is personal to Galati as he is the grandchild of and spouse of immigrants.
With his significant experience in immigration law, Galati has handled matters relating to nearly every visa type. Over the past few years, Galati has focused the majority of his practice on EB-5 and E-2 related matters, resulting in the preparation of hundreds of investor petitions, as well as regularly advising U.S. companies utilizing the EB-5 program. In addition, Galati has creatively utilized other visa types to obtain immigration benefits for his entrepreneurial clientele. His client base consists of scientists, musicians, athletes, medical professionals and entrepreneurs.

Galati also frequently litigates on behalf of immigrants facing denials and delays. His experience as a litigator predate his law school graduation. Galati’s previous representations have included representing clients before federal district court, in adversarial agency practice, appellate proceedings and EOIR. Most notably, Galati served as counsel pro hac vice in the seminal EB-4 Religious Minister case Shalom Pentecostal Church v. Beers, No. 11-4491 (D.N.J. Sept. 16, 2013), which resulted in the elimination of two USCIS regulations that the court held to be illegally published. Galati has also filed several mandamus/unreasonable delay actions which have successfully “broken the backlog” for aggrieved visa applicants, particularly arising from EB-5 delays.

He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on its EB-5 National Committee and the Philadelphia chapter’s executive committee as its vice chair.

Notably, Galati has been listed as one of SuperLawyers Rising Stars from 2016 to present in the field of business immigration. He was named a Top 25 EB-5 Attorney by EB5 Investors Magazine, and won its Rising Star award in 2018. In 2019, The Legal Intelligencer named him one of “Lawyers on the Fast Track.”

Following nearly two decades working in law firms in various capacities, and in realization of his own entrepreneurial goals, Galati founded The Galati Law Firm in 2020. He also remains of counsel to the U.S. offices of Toronto-based Green and Spiegel.

Galati obtained his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree in politics and history from the University of Virginia.

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