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Kate Kalmykov Co-Chairs the Immigration & Compliance Practice. She focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability and immigrant investors.

Kate has deep experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. This includes creation of new Regional Centers, having projects adopted by existing Regional Centers or through pooled individual EB-5 petitions. For existing Regional Centers, Kate regularly helps to prepare amendment filings, file exemplar petitions, address removal of conditions issues and ensure that they develop an internal program for ongoing compliance with applicable immigration regulations and guidance. She also counsels foreign nationals on obtaining greencards through either individual or Regional Center EB-5 investments, as well as issues related to I-829 Removal of Conditions.

Kate also works with various human resources departments on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance. She regularly counsels employers on due diligence issues including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations.

  1. USCIS Filing Fee Increase and Premium Processing Expansion – In 2023, USCIS issued a proposed rule to increase the required filing fees for many applications. The proposed increases for employment-based
Continue Reading 5 Trends to Watch: 2024 Business Immigration

This post provides the latest update with respect to consular section operations in Israel. After closures caused by the Oct. 7, 2023, attacks on Israel and subsequent security concerns, the

Continue Reading US Consulate in Tel Aviv Resumes Limited Operations for US Citizens and Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

With Israel under attack and the consequential war between the country and Hamas, Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance team has prepared the below guidance for U.S. citizens and Israeli and

Continue Reading Israel at War: Emergency Guidance for US Citizens, Israelis on US Travel

On May 8, 2023, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 264 relating to interests of foreign countries. The new law, effective July 1, 2023, generally restricts

Continue Reading Florida Governor Signs Law Restricting Investment by Certain Foreign Entities and Individuals

On May 10, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 1718, which, among other things, mandates E-Verify enrollment and participation for a considerable number of employers across Florida. See 

Continue Reading Immigration & Compliance FAQs on the Recently Signed Florida E-Verify Enrollment Mandate for Certain Employers

On Jan. 12, 2023, USCIS announced its plan to expand premium processing service availability for certain immigrant and non-immigrant benefits in 2023. Beginning Jan. 30, 2023, USCIS will be implementing

Continue Reading USCIS Announces Final Phase of Premium Processing Expansion for EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions and Future Expansion for F-1 Students Seeking OPT and Certain Student and Exchange Visitors

Greenberg Traurig Immigration & Compliance Practice Shareholders Kate Kalmykov and Nataliya Rymer were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Consular Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and tour

Continue Reading GT Visits the U.S. Embassy In Paris, France