H. Ronald Klasko
H. Ronald Klasko, one of the country’s top EB-5 immigration lawyers and founding partner of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, recently participated as a speaker at the Investment Migration Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Ron provided an update on the U.S. EB-5 and E-2 immigrant investment programs to the gathering of government officials, wealth managers, lawyers, accountants, academics and other professionals from around the globe. The Investment Migration Council is the worldwide association for Investor Immigration and Citizenship-by-Investment.
H. Ronald Klasko (Ron) is one of the country's leading EB-5 lawyers. Ron represents thousands of foreign investors from all around the world, over 50 approved regional centers and numerous U.S. developers and business owners who have sought his counsel in connection with using the EB-5 program to raise capital for investment projects. Ron’s counsel has included applications to designate new regional centers; applications for pre-approval of projects within regional centers; having projects adopted by existing regional centers; structuring projects to be EB-5 compliant; preparing template I-526 petitions; and advice on successfully marketing EB-5 projects. Ron has successfully represented many direct individual EB-5 investors, direct pooled EB-5 investors and regional center investors. Ron has served five terms as Chair of the EB-5 Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In this capacity, he has led advocacy efforts with USCIS to improve the EB-5 program. As Chair of the Best Practices Committee of IIUSA, the association of EB-5 regional centers, from 2012 to 2013, Ron worked with regional centers, developers and EB-5 professionals to develop the first comprehensive list of best practices in the EB-5 industry. One of the most prolific EB-5 bloggers, Ron is a sought-after speaker and regularly speaks on EB-5 topics around the country and around the world. Ron has been interviewed by U.S. and Chinese media on numerous occasions and has been quoted in Forbes Magazine and other media on his views on EB-5 matters. A founding member of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP, Ron serves as both its Managing Partner and Chair of the 25 person EB-5 Team of the firm. He has practiced immigration law exclusively for over three decades. A graduate of Lehigh University (B.A. 1971), he received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1974).
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP has offices in Philadelphia and New York, and provides top-tier legal services to individuals, multinational corporations, small companies, universities and hospitals. The firm has been selected as one of the top 5 business immigration law firms in the United States by the prestigious Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers and Partners) for the past ten years. The firm serves as the North American Regional Representative of the Investment Migration Council, the worldwide association for Investor Immigration and Citizenship-by-Investment. For more information, please see www.klaskolaw.com.