Practice Leadership

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

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

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

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

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7 December 2017

Successful EB-5 Appeal Paves Way for Thousands of Jobs

SGG achieved a recent victory on an appeal before the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).  A favorable outcome on appeal before the AAO is not a common occurrence, and thus it presents a real cause for celebration.  The decision – Matter of S-C-R-C, LLC (November 15, 2017) – pertains to an ... Read More

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7 December 2017

Pro Bono Win Helps Family of U.S. Army Veteran

At one of the many legal clinics SGG presents in immigrant communities, SGG attorneys met “Clara,” who had entered the United States without inspection as a teenager in the late 1980s.  She had married a U.S. citizen, “Dave,” in 2008 and they wanted to know how she could obtain permanent ... Read More

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7 December 2017

What’s Next for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program?

Under the EB-5 Program, entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for permanent resident status ("green card") if they: (1) make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States; and (2) plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. The Immigrant Investor Program, also ... Read More

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