Investors & Entrepreneurs

Investors & Entrepreneurs

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.

We provide our investor clients with detailed guidance and checklists based on our experience of having successfully represented over 4,000 families in the EB-5 application process, and countless others in pursuing non-immigrant visa options such as the E-2 visa.  Capital-raising groups benefit tremendously from our thorough, systematized due diligence review of EB-5 eligibility drawn from years of hard-won experience represents clients that have raised over $5 billion in EB-5 capital. Perhaps more importantly, those groups find our guidance invaluable not only in developing approvable templates and exemplars, but in navigating challenging issues in the era of re-deployment, visa backlogs, and changed business circumstances

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.

Elsie Hui
Arias

Elsie Hui Arias is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. She has been certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board.

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.

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