The Investor & Entrepreneur Group at SGG is a fully-diversified practice group that serves both immigrant investors and entrepreneurs on the one hand as well as US-based enterprises that raise EB-5 capital on the other hand. While the SGG experience in this practice area is unique in terms of depth, volume, breadth and span of time, SGG is a cutting-edge industry practice leader focused on the rigors of immigration compliance, professional responsibility and Best Practices.
The attorneys at SGG have published numerous cutting-edge articles on the subject of investor and entrepreneur immigration, and we are frequently invited to speak at leading EB-5 industry and professional conferences. Mr. Stone is Editor-in-Chief of the book Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, now in its third edition and widely regarded as the seminal work in the field. Mr. Stone regularly shares his expertise at professional seminars and meetings of immigration lawyers and is nationally recognized as a thought leader in the area of investment immigration..
Lincoln Stone is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law as recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Lincoln also is recognized as a preeminent immigration lawyer by peer-based ratings such as Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers publications. Lincoln’s experience as a lawyer dates back to 1986 and ... Read More
Elsie Hui Arias is a partner of Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. She has been certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2007. Ms. Arias has extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. immigration law, including employment- and ... Read More
Michele Franchett is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. She is admitted to the California Bar, and is a Certified Specialist in the practice of Immigration and Nationality Law. She has over twenty years of experience in the field, and her current practice is focused on investor and ... Read More
On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation replacing his previous Travel Ban Executive Order (“EO-2”), though it is substantially similar in many respects. The proclamation serves to make the Travel Ban indefinite and modifies the list of countries affected. Individuals from the designated countries with valid visas may continue to ... Read More
SGG boasts some of the best and brightest legal talent in the industry. Our highly sought after attorneys do more than provide excellent service to our clients. They are also leaders in a multitude of professional associations: Elsie Arias: Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee; Chair, 2017 AILA EB-5 ... Read More
On May 31, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it had posted to its website in the interest of program transparency the notices of terminations of dozens of Regional Centers. Our experienced EB-5 immigration attorneys have authored an article on protecting immigrant investors, originally published in the Regional ... Read More