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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Carolyn Lee is "highly regarded for her EB-5 investment immigration work", for which she is one of the foremost experts in the country.


Carolyn Lee, founder of Carolyn Lee PLLC, represents EB-5 regional centres, developers, investment funds, and immigrant investors. Internationally recognised as a leader in EB-5 immigration for over a decade, Ms Lee has helped US project clients raise over $2.5 billion in EB-5 capital. She is chair of the American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) national EB-5 committee, the 15,000-member association’s EB-5 visa advocacy arm. Ms Lee has also served as legislative counsel to Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the premier EB-5 regional centre trade association.

Ms Lee’s practice is dedicated exclusively to EB-5 investment immigration. Her representation spans the US, with project clients in rural and urban areas involved in commercial and residential construction, manufacturing, energy, logistics, and more. Ms Lee’s investor representation spans the globe, with clients from Asia, Europe, South America and Africa.

Ms Lee has prepared commentary on EB-5 legislative proposals since 2012. Through her written work and international speaking engagements, she has consistently advocated for EB-5 programme expansion. Based on her experience and renown in this complex area, Ms Lee is frequently asked to serve as an expert witness in EB-5 litigation.

Ms Lee is the recipient of various accolades, including WWL: Corporate Immigration (since 2008); WWL Thought Leaders: Corporate Immigration (2019); Best Lawyers in America (2012-2020); Immigration Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America (2018); Finance Monthly Global Awards, Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year (USA) (2017); 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business Award (2016); AILA Presidential Commendation (2015); and AILA Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award (2008).  

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