A look at what challenges EB-5 investors and applicants may face when it comes to demonstrating that their filings are credible. ...
About Walter Gindin
Walter S. Gindin is the in-house immigration counsel for CanAm Enterprises, based in New York, N.Y. Founded in 1987, CanAm has over 25 years of experience in administering and promoting both government and private immigration-linked investment funds, with a focus on the EB-5 immigrant investor program since 2002. At CanAm, Attorney Gindin is responsible for developing and overseeing all aspects of the preparation of Forms I-924, I-526, and I-829, as well as providing guidance on immigration law and policy to the company’s project development and client relations departments.
Prior to joining CanAm, Attorney Gindin was an associate attorney at Klasko, Rulon, Stock, and Seltzer, LLP, where he worked with EB-5 immigrant investors, regional centers, and developers. Attorney Gindin handled both the preparation and filing of direct and regional center-based EB-5 petitions. In addition, he helped initiate the firm’s EB-5 compliance practice to provide instruction and guidance to regional center clients about their key compliance functions, responsibilities, and best practices at each major stage of the EB-5 petition process lifecycle.
He furthermore has experience working with companies across different industries to secure a variety of employment-based immigration benefits for their employees – including E-2, H-1B, L-1A (including new office), L-1B, and B-1 visa classifications. Attorney Gindin also has assisted clients with family-based immigration matters, and has litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Previously, Attorney Gindin worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit), serving as an immigration staff attorney. In this role, he drafted bench memoranda and orders which included legal analysis, case background, and disposition recommendations for motions and appeals involving diverse immigration law issues.
Attorney Gindin received his bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University in 2005, along with his master’s degree in political science in 2008. He then attended the University of Iowa - College of Law and received his Juris Doctor with Distinction in 2011. While earning his law degree, Attorney Gindin served as a member of the law school’s Immigration Clinic, and was also an editor for the Iowa Law Review. He is an active member of the New York State Bar and of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Answers to EB-5 5 Questions Answered
- What options are available to someone who has invested in their own EB-5 project and is struggling to create the required jobs?
- How does the amount of money you invest affect your chances of having your I-526 approved?
- What is the standard for loan repayment?
- Do I already need to have 10 employees at the time of initial investment?
- How can you applying for a B1 or B2 visa while filing for an EB-5 visa?