Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Learn more about E-2 classification for treaty investors

California residents may be interested in learning about the E-2 non-immigrant classification. This allows an individual from a country that maintains a treaty of navigation and commerce with the United States to enter and reside in the U.S. if they invest in a business. Some qualifying organizations or employees of such a person may also apply for this classification.

A treaty investor must be actively investing or have already invested a substantial amount of money or assets into an improved enterprise in the U.S. in order to qualify for E-2 classification. Other general qualifications include being a national of a country that maintains a treaty of commerce with the U.S., seeking to enter the U.S. with the sole purpose of directing or developing the enterprise, and having the ability prove at least 50% ownership of the enterprise.

The enterprise must be bona fide. It needs to be an active and real commercial or entrepreneurial undertaking that is in operation. It has to produce goods or services for a profit. It would need to meet legal requirements that are applicable to businesses under its jurisdiction.

If a person is currently outside of the United States, he or she cannot request an E-2 classification using the I-129 form. If the treaty investor is currently in the U.S. and has a lawful non-immigrant status, the I-129 form can be filed by the individual or a qualifying employer in order to request a change of status.

Many foreign nationals who are in the United States want to pursue business opportunities. They could speak with an attorney in order to get more information about employment immigration. The attorney may help the individual file the appropriate paperwork and let them know what immigration options they have, allowing the individual to focus on their business venture.


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For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.