Partner Announcement – Congratulations to Attorney Joseph Barnett for his Promotion to Partner

February 01, 2018

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph M. Barnett has been named Partner at the firm.

Mr. Barnett practices out of Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP’s Los Angeles office.For the last seven years, Mr. Barnett’s practice has focused on EB-5 immigration, representing foreign nationals from a variety of countries including China, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Turkey, Iran, and South Africa with their immigration applications based on investment with individual businesses or through EB-5 regional centers.  Mr. Barnett also represents regional centers and developers in applying for initial and amended regional center designations (including approval of I-526 exemplar petitions) and on-going compliance issues.  This includes working with immigration business plan writers, economists, securities attorneys, and real estate and financial professionals to structure EB-5 capital raises in compliance with the EB-5 Program.  As the lead member on the firm’s Chinese EB-1 team, Mr. Barnett has successfully represented individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics who seek permanent residency in the U.S.  In addition, Mr. Barnett handles a variety of other non-immigrant matters, including intracompany transferees and family-based immigration applications.  He also assists clients with motions to reconsider/reopen, administrative appeals, and immigration litigation.

Mr. Barnett is a prominent immigration law blogger and has spoken at numerous national EB-5 conferences.  Mr. Barnett earned his J.D. and a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School in 2010 and his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Legal Studies in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is licensed as an attorney in the State of Wisconsin and the State of Illinois and practices exclusively in immigration and naturalization law.  He may be contacted at jbarnett@wolfsdorf.com or (310) 570-4081.

 

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