Joel is a Member of the Murthy Law Firm. He regularly speaks with foreign nationals and employers to determine how the Murthy Law Firm can help them attain their immigration goals. With experience in a variety of immigration practice areas, he has a unique ability to reassure clients, guiding them through the process of engaging our services. Joel works closely with clients who are foreign national investors and entrepreneurs. Joel also keeps a watchful eye on MurthyDotCom, helping to draft, edit, and update our legal content.
Joel was awarded a full scholarship to Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he earned his Juris Doctor. An article he co-authored for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review was subsequently made part of the required curriculum for an Access to Justice Seminar at the University of Washington School of Law.
Prior to joining the Murthy Law Firm, Joel spent several years at an immigration firm in Los Angeles which focused on corporate immigration matters.
Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, English (Writing), George Mason University
State bar admissions
State Bar of California
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AN EB-5 OFFERING IS AN INVESTMENT IN A PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF SECURITIES CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR APPLICANTS TO THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES ("USCIS") FIFTH PERMANENT WORKER VISA PREFERENCE ("EB-5 PROGRAM") AND ARE SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS INVOLVING A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK. INVESTORS MUST BE PREPARED TO BEAR THE ECONOMIC RISK OF SUCH AN ILLIQUID INVESTMENT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND A TOTAL LOSS OF THEIR INVESTMENT. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT AN INVESTOR'S EB-5 APPLICATION WILL BE APPROVED BY THE USCIS. SEE OFFERING DOCUMENTS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
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"EB-5 investments" refer to a type of private placement investment, typically created by developers or sponsors in the construction, hospitality, or other job creating industries, that are designed to meet the requirements of the fifth among five Permanent Worker Visa Preference Categories (eb-1 through EB-5) established by the USCIS. Its official title, the Employment-Based Immigration: Fifth Preference (EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program - https://www.uscis.gov/EB-5 to find out more) offers high-net worth non-U.S. persons, including members of their immediate families, the opportunity to obtain U.S. "green-cards" or permanent residence status. One of the requirements of this specific visa category is that the applicant must invest (the minimum EB-5 investment amount is $1.8m, or that amount is reduced to $900,000 if the new commercial enterprise being invested in is located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA)) in a new commercial business that generates 10+ jobs per investment for U.S. workers. Accordingly, the construction, hospitality, and other similar industries, have responded by designing private placements that raise capital for EB-5 compliant projects. EB-5 private placement investments are high risk investments with a holding period of at least five to seven years and are generally illiquid. The immigrant investor would make such an investment with the placement issuer while simultaneously submitting, typically through their immigration attorney, the EB-5 application to the USCIS.