Carolyn Lee

Carolyn Lee

  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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Her practice focuses on EB-5 regional centers, developers, funds, and investors. Ms. Lee is currently the Co-Chair of American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) EB-5 Committee and has previously served as Chair. She also serves on the Public Policy Committee of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the leading EB-5 trade association. Ms. Lee has been actively advising the industry on current EB-5 legislation, identifying priorities and drafting comments to S. 1501. Under her leadership, the EB-5 Committee has advanced important improvements to the EB-5 program reflected in the final USCIS EB-5 Policy Memorandum. Ms. Lee is a prominent national and international speaker and on EB-5 matters and is considered a preeminent authority on EB-5 law. Ms. Lee is the author of leading EB-5 publications, including Material Change: Managing the Inevitable During EB-5 Visa Retrogression (PLI, December 2014), State Designations of EB-5 Targeted Employment Areas (IIUSA, March 2014), Effect of Material Change Doctrine in EB-5 Deference Policy (AILA 2012), “Material Change” in EB-5 Petitions: A Need to Return to the Drawing Board (AILA 2010), and The Meaning of “At Risk” in EB-5 Investment (AILA 2009). She is also a co-author of EB-5 publications, including Relevance of U.S. Securities Laws to Immigrant Investors, EB-5 Regional Centers and Their Advisors (2009) and the comprehensive EB-5 update article for the AILA annual conference handbook. She frequently authors EB-5 articles published by IIUSA, AILA, and Bender's Immigration Bulletin.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Education
Williams College
B.A.
Exeter College
Visiting Scholar
University of Oxford
Visiting Scholar
Cornell University
J.D.
Awards
Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Presidential Commendation
American Immigration Lawyers Association
International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
Who's Who Legal
The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Immigration Law
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association
Member
Current
Tompkins County Bar Association
Member
Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee # 17278
Co-Chair
Current
Public Policy Committee of Invest in the USA (IIUSA)
Current
New York State Bar # 3004595
Member
- Current