- J.D. – Vermont Law School, 2010
- Masters of Environmental Law and Policy – Vermont Law School, 2010
- B.A., Economics and Legal Studies – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
- Wisconsin, 2010
- Illinois, 2011
- Northern District of Illinois
Joseph “Joey” Barnett is a partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP and a member of the firm’s EB-5 and business immigration practices. He is licensed as an attorney in Illinois, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, and practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law.
Mr. Barnett has extensive experience representing immigrant investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through USCIS-designated Regional Centers and investment in their own businesses. Mr. Barnett also counsels U.S. businesses and developers in creating, managing, and using Regional Centers for the receipt of EB-5 capital to create jobs for U.S. workers.
Mr. Barnett’s practice includes the representation of foreign nationals under other employment-based green card categories, such as executive and managerial transferees in multinational companies as well as researchers, professors, medical professionals, engineers, musicians and artists, media and public relations professionals, and others with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
Mr. Barnett is also responsible for a variety of other immigration matters, including temporary work visas (B-1, E-2, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O-1, P-1), F-1 reinstatements, administrative appeals, and federal writ of mandamus lawsuits and APA actions against the U.S. government.
Articles, Publications, & Speaking Engagements
– Who’s Who Legal Corporate Immigration: World Events, Not Trade and Commerce, Shape Immigration Policy in the 21st Century
– NES Financial eBook: An Explanation of the EB-5 Immigrant Visa Backlog for Chinese EB-5 Investors – How Did We Get Here?
– NES Financial eBook: Troubled Regional Centers and Failing EB-5 Projects
– Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Immigration 2017, An Era of Uncertainty: Potential US Immigration Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration
– NES Financial EB-5 Insider-2017 Market Outlook and Trends: The Simplest and Most Straightforward Solution to the Current Chinese EB-5 Backlog: Do Not Count Derivative Beneficiaries Toward the Annual EB-5 Visa Limit
– IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – I-924A Season
– AILA’s Consular Practice Handbook-The State of Consular Processing in the Twenty-First Century: The New Era of “Extreme Vetting”
– IIUSA 7th Annual EB-5 Industry Forum in Miami, FL: Regional Center Trends in 2017: Terminations More Popular Than Approvals (and everything else you need to know)
– NES Financial Webinar- EB-5 Redeployment: Best Practices for Success Webinar
– ILW’s USA EB-5 Expo in Los Angeles, CA on Frequently Asked Questions in EB-5
– Presented at over 40 EB-5 seminars with foreign migration agents in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Chengdu, Wuhan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chongqing, Xiamen, and Saigon
– IIUSA’s 11th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference “Redeployment and Project Restructuring: How to Get it Right,”
– AILA, Member
– Member, IIUSA Editorial Committee