About Stephanie Lee
Stephanie Lee is an EB-5 immigration attorney and founder of the Law Office of Stephanie Lee, located in Irvine, Calif. Attorney Lee focuses her practice on corporate and investment immigration. She represents corporate clients undergoing the regional center designation process and assists individual entrepreneurs and investors through all stages of the EB-5 visa program.
The Law Office of Stephanie Lee prides itself on handling each EB-5 visa case efficiently and professionally. Attorney Lee’s corporate clients include industrial, information technology, manufacturing, medical, research, and engineering institutions of all different sizes.
Attorney Lee has been recognized for her contributions to the EB-5 visa community. Attorney Lee served on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s EB-5 Committee from 2008 to 2009. She currently advises the State Bar of California’s International Law Section on immigration matters. She has been featured in Korean newspapers and on Korean radio programs regarding current issues in immigration. She has represented clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, and before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Prior to opening her law firm, attorney Lee represented corporations and individuals from all over the globe—including Iran, Canada, Korea, England, South Africa, and China—while practicing at Frank, Greenberg, Simone & Stefanski. Attorney Lee is active in the Orange County Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Korean American Bar Association.
Attorney Lee earned her law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Before entering law school, Stephanie served in the Judge Advocates General Corps for the United States Army. During law school, Attorney Lee was elected to the Dean's Honor List and was also a writer for the Loyola Law Review. She also externed for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz and for U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Erithe Smith while in law school.
Attorney Lee is fluent in Korean.
Answers to EB-5 22 Questions Answered
- How do you verify the validity of an EB-5 project?
- How can I use the ACS appointment system to schedule a biometrics appointment for a re-entry permit?
- Can I borrow $250,000 from a relative for my EB-5 application?
- What requirements should a start-up meet in order to use EB-5 funds?
- How can I apply for a re-entry permit with an immigrant visa?
- Can I travel in and out of the U.S. with a valid tourist visa and a pending E-2 application?
- Are Hong Kong applicants subject to an EB-5 backlog?
- What factors determine the adjudication time of I-526 cases?
- When can I, as a conditional green card holder, leave the country with a pending I-131?
- What should EB-5 investors pay attention to while selling a property in the U.S.?
- Do I need to inform USCIS or my EB-5 attorney that I changed my address and will get a new I-20?
- Do I need to start creating jobs in a direct EB-5 investment before filing my I-526 petition?
- How can I switch attorneys at the I-829 stage?
- Can an EB-5 dependent be enrolled in a public school with B-1/B-2 visa?
- How can I apply for an H-1B transfer with a pending EB-5 I-485?
- Can regional centers redeploy EB-5 money without the consent of investors?
- How can I use money from U.S. sources to invest in EB-5?
- When can an EB-5 investor sell his share in a direct investment without impacting his green card?
- How can I change my name without impacting my pending I-829 case?
- Do I need to get an I-551 stamp with a pending I-829 if I do not plan to travel?
- Will aged-out EB-5 dependents be moved to a family-based immigration category automatically?
- Why does the U.S. consulate in Islamabad still claim that the EB-5 regional center program has expired?