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Carolyn Lee PLLC was founded to embrace the complexities and opportunities in EB-5 immigration. Principal Carolyn Lee has helped clients raise over $2.5 billion EB-5 capital for diverse projects across America and achieve unconditional U.S. residence for thousands of investors and family members. American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National EB-5 Committee Chair and Vice Chair for an unprecedented 6 terms, Carolyn has led EB-5 advocacy through a transformative decade.

Suited to her experience, Carolyn specializes in complex EB-5 representation including project restructuring, responses to USCIS actions, and litigation support as EB-5 expert. She personally counsels special handling EB-5 investor cases.

EB-5 Services

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E-2 Services

Traditional E-2

Developed with the hands-on entrepreneur in mind, Carolyn Lee PLLC’s traditional E-2 solution is designed for those individuals seeking to actively manage their business on a day-to-day basis.

Hybrid E-2

With the investor in mind, Carolyn Lee PLLC designed the hybrid E-2 solution for those individuals wanting to develop and direct an E-2 company without having to actively manage the business daily.

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IER Services

The International Entrepreneur Parole rule (the “IER”) creates a way for entrepreneurs to work on their rapid-growth start-ups. If parole is granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the entrepreneur receives an initial stay of 30 months, extendable by an additional 30 months to oversee and grow the start-up. Finally – a way for entrepreneurs to develop their promising ideas free of traditional employer sponsorship.

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About

Carolyn Lee PLLC is founded by Carolyn Lee. Carolyn has vast experience in EB-5 representation and has served as industry leader and EB-5 commentator for over a decade. She is Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National EB-5 Committee and has led the Committee for 6 terms. She has steered clients through the most dynamic period of growth in EB-5 program history and is an advocate for long-term reauthorization and expansion of the EB-5 program.

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Client Feedback

“We had great a experience working with Attorney Carolyn Lee on our EB-5 Petition.  When we started our current EB-5 application process, we were concerned about our particular situation including a previous denial. With the recommendation from an EB-5 industry expert, we reached out to Carolyn Lee and during our initial phone consultation, we knew right away that she was the right lawyer for us.”

C. Lam, Hong Kong

“It was a great experience working with Carolyn Lee! Her patience, kindness, and understanding were really outstanding. So was her ability to provide solutions to challenging situations.”

F.D., Lagos, Nigeria

“Carolyn Lee is an exceptional attorney and a true leader in the EB-5 community whose unique insights, comprehensive knowledge of immigration law/policy, and determined advocacy continues to drive our industry forward. CanAm has worked with Carolyn to successfully navigate some of the most complex matters in EB-5 and she has always provided us with thoughtful and well-reasoned guidance that we greatly value.”

Tom Rosenfeld, President and CEO of CanAm Enterprises

“Hiring Carolyn Lee PLLC was a decision that truly moved the needle in my EB-5 case. Carolyn’s empathy, professionalism, experience, and network in the field proved to be invaluable in helping us overcome the challenges along the way.”

F. Freire, Brazil

“Carolyn Lee has represented Birch Capital, LLC in our sponsorship of several highly successful EB-5 development projects since 2014.  Carolyn has helped structure the EB-5 financing transactions, secured prompt USCIS approval of our projects and assisted our investor clients in resolving often complex issues related to their visa petitions.  Carolyn is responsive, thoughtful, and creative in her approach to both the immigration law aspects of EB-5 and the business challenges of the program as well.  We could not be more pleased with her representation of Birch Capital as our immigration counsel.”

Bruce Ricciuti & Ben Cummings, Birch Capital, LLC

“I would like to say thank you to Carolyn Lee PLLC for the invaluable support and quick response in resolving my urgent EB-5 case. I am very fortunate to have found counsel like Carolyn.”

H. H., Vietnam

“There are very few people you meet in life who are absolutely transparent, honest and “super nice”. Carolyn is “the expert” in her field, but more importantly, is a super kind and “nicest” person you will ever meet in your life. Her office staff is very efficient and deadline sensitive. I highly recommend her law firm to everyone.”

S. Singh, USA

Awards & Recognition

Webinars

Tuesday, November 2nd @ 12:00 PM ET

Once again, Carolyn Lee PLLC is proud to sponsor and participate in IIUSA’s annual industry event, this year the Virtual EB-5 Industry Forum. On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET, Carolyn and other distinguished panelists will kickoff this week long event with their thoughts and insights regarding the EB-5 program during the panel discussion EB-5 Regulations: Back to the Future.

IIUSA is the leader in EB-5 advocacy and education, and we are looking forward to learning from respected industry colleagues about trends, best practices, and adapting to the changes and challenges in the EB-5 landscape.

Along with the entire industry, we’re also looking forward to hearing the latest in the legislative push to reauthorize the EB-5 regional center program. We look forward to seeing our friends soon.

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