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Laura Reiff
202.331.3100
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Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Attorney (Immigration)

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2101 L Street, N.W. Suite 1000, Washington, District Of Columbia, 20037
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Immigration Attorney

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Laura Reiff

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 34 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250.

BIO

Laura Reiff focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. 

Laura represents many businesses in creating, managing and using "Regional Centers" that can create indirect jobs toward the 10 new U.S. jobs whose creation can give rise to EB-5 permanent residence for investment. She coordinates this work with attorneys practicing in securities law compliance, with economists identifying "targeted employment areas" and projecting indirect job creation, and with licensed securities brokers coordinating offerings. She also represents individual investors in obtaining conditional permanent residence and in removing conditions from permanent residence.

Areas of Concentration

Advocacy and representation of clients' interests before legislative bodies, including administrative agencies
Corporate planning of both permanent and temporary international transfers of personnel
Compliance with the employer sanctions and antidiscrimination provisions of the immigration law (I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification)
Obtaining all types of U.S. nonimmigrant visas, including professional visas (H-1B), intracompany transferee visa (L-1), treaty trader/investor visas (E-1/E-2), student visas (F-1), scholar and exchange visas (J-1), cultural visas (Q), and extraordinary ability/artist/athlete visas (O and P)
Compliance with export control requirements pursuant to the deemed export rule
Obtaining U.S. permanent residence through employment, investment and family relationships
Outbound assistance with visa needs in other countries
Litigation before administrative law judges, as well as litigation in the federal courts
Advice concerning withholding of social security and taxation of foreign nationals and corporations
Corporate restructurings and impact on Immigration Status of Foreign National Workplace

Education

J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 1989
B.A., magna cum laude, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government, American University, 1986

Admitted to Practice

District of Columbia
Maryland
U.S. Court of International Trade

Mentions

  • Short Term Continuing Resolution Expected - Update on CR to Keep the Government Open and Extend EB-5 Beyond Dec. 8, 2017
  • 9 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon
  • Congress Proposes to Extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program Through the End of FY 2017
  • As deadline nears, EB-5 bills start hitting lobbyists’ inboxes
  • Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill To Nix EB-5 Investor Program
  • Senate Bill S. 232 Introduced to Abolish the EB-5 Program
  • Summary: Notice of Proposed Rule for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
  • OMB Sends Proposed Rule-Making for the EB-5 Program Back to USCIS for Publication
  • Another Clean extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program — Proposed
  • Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized as Law360 2016 MVPs
  • Congressional Research Service Analyzes Validity of EB-5 Program Extension
  • EB-5 Industry Speaks with One Voice on Renewal and Reauthorization
  • 5 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in EB5 Investors Magazine’s 2016 ‘Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys’ List
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on the EB-5 Program
  • EB-5 Integrity Reform Bill Introduced As Congress Adjourns for the Holiday - Summary of S.2415: EB-5 Integrity Act of 2015
  • Here’s what big NYC developers spent to keep EB-5 alive
  • The quick and dirty changes looming for EB-5
  • Where is the EB-5 Regional Center Reauthorization Program Headed as September 30, 2015 Approaches
  • Key EB-5 industry leaders encourage Congress to reauthorize the EB-5 program
  • Who Can Source Investors For EB-5 Projects: The World of Finders, Consultants, Attorneys, and Broker Dealers
  • New Report Validates the EB-5 Program as a Most Efficient Job Creation Program
  • 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco Discuss EB-5 Immigration Investor Program
  • Four Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Recognized by Human Resources Executive and Lawdragon
  • Angel Taveras, Greenberg Traurig Shareholder and Former Providence, RI Mayor, Presents at the 2015 Puerto Rico Investment Summit
  • Why EB-5 Legislative Reform is Very Possible This Congress
  • Miami brindará residencia a inversionistas extranjeros

News & Updates

Short Term Continuing Resolution Expected - Update on CR to Keep the Government Open and Extend EB-5 Beyond Dec. 8, 2017
Short Term Continuing Resolution Expe...
A Continuing Resolution (CR) has ...
 December 04, 2017
9 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon
9 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recogni...
Nine attorneys from global law fi...
 June 23, 2017
Congress Proposes to Extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program Through the End of FY 2017
Congress Proposes to Extend the EB-5 ...
Congress is poised to extend the ...
 May 01, 2017
As deadline nears, EB-5 bills start hitting lobbyists’ inboxes
As deadline nears, EB-5 bills start h...
After months of close to no actio...
 April 19, 2017
Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill To Nix EB-5 Investor Program
Sen. Feinstein Introduces Bill To Nix...
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ...
 January 25, 2017
Senate Bill S. 232 Introduced to Abolish the EB-5 Program
Senate Bill S. 232 Introduced to Abol...
On Jan. 24, 2017, Senators Grassl...
 January 25, 2017
Summary: Notice of Proposed Rule for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Summary: Notice of Proposed Rule for ...
The Department of Homeland Securi...
 January 12, 2017
OMB Sends Proposed Rule-Making for the EB-5 Program Back to USCIS for Publication
OMB Sends Proposed Rule-Making for th...
On Jan. 9, the Office of Manageme...
 January 11, 2017
Another Clean extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program — Proposed
Another Clean extension of the EB-5 R...
The U.S. House of Representatives...
 December 07, 2016
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized as Law360 2016 MVPs
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognize...
Four attorneys from global law fi...
 December 06, 2016
Congressional Research Service Analyzes Validity of EB-5 Program Extension
Congressional Research Service Analyz...
The most recent continuing resolu...
 October 05, 2016
EB-5 Industry Speaks with One Voice on Renewal and Reauthorization
EB-5 Industry Speaks with One Voice o...
Yesterday, the leading EB-5 Trade...
 July 06, 2016
5 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Included in EB5 Investors Magazine’s 2016 ‘Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys’ List
5 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Include...
Global law firm Greenberg Traurig...
 May 19, 2016
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on the EB-5 Program
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hear...
The first hearing of the second s...
 February 05, 2016
EB-5 Integrity Reform Bill Introduced As Congress Adjourns for the Holiday - Summary of S.2415: EB-5 Integrity Act of 2015
EB-5 Integrity Reform Bill Introduced...
On Dec. 17, 2015, two days after ...
 December 22, 2015
Here’s what big NYC developers spent to keep EB-5 alive
Here’s what big NYC developers spent ...
Related, which raised $600M for H...
 December 02, 2015
The quick and dirty changes looming for EB-5
The quick and dirty changes looming f...
What's in store for the popular v...
 September 29, 2015
Where is the EB-5 Regional Center Reauthorization Program Headed as September 30, 2015 Approaches
Where is the EB-5 Regional Center Rea...
Democratic and Republican Negotia...
 September 14, 2015
Key EB-5 industry leaders encourage Congress to reauthorize the EB-5 program
Key EB-5 industry leaders encourage C...
The EB-5 Investment Coalition, co...
 August 10, 2015
Who Can Source Investors For EB-5 Projects: The World of Finders, Consultants, Attorneys, and Broker Dealers
Who Can Source Investors For EB-5 Pro...
Use of EB-5 as part of the capita...
 August 05, 2015
New Report Validates the EB-5 Program as a Most Efficient Job Creation Program
New Report Validates the EB-5 Program...
A June U.S. Policy Metrics/Hamilt...
 June 26, 2015
83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco Discuss EB-5 Immigration Investor Program
83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors in San...
The United States Conference of M...
 June 24, 2015
Four Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Recognized by Human Resources Executive and Lawdragon
Four Greenberg Traurig Shareholders R...
Four shareholders from the intern...
 June 17, 2015
Angel Taveras, Greenberg Traurig Shareholder and Former Providence, RI Mayor, Presents at the 2015 Puerto Rico Investment Summit
Angel Taveras, Greenberg Traurig Shar...
Angel Taverasa shareholder inGree...
 May 22, 2015
Why EB-5 Legislative Reform is Very Possible This Congress
Why EB-5 Legislative Reform is Very P...
EB-5 has been alive for 25 years....
 March 27, 2015
Miami brindará residencia a inversionistas extranjeros
Miami brindará residencia a inversion...
La Ciudad de Miami, conocida dura...
 August 08, 2014

Updates 26

Summary: Notice of Proposed Rule for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Summary: Notice of Proposed Rule for ...
The Department of Homeland Securi...
 January 12, 2017
Congress Proposes to Extend the EB-5 Regional Center Program Through the End of FY 2017
Congress Proposes to Extend the EB-5 ...
Congress is poised to extend the ...
 May 01, 2017
The quick and dirty changes looming for EB-5
The quick and dirty changes looming f...
What's in store for the popular v...
 September 29, 2015
Here’s what big NYC developers spent to keep EB-5 alive
Here’s what big NYC developers spent ...
Related, which raised $600M for H...
 December 02, 2015

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