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Kelley Kronenberg Partner Sonia Oliveri Honored as Top 5 Rising Star by EB5 Investors Magazine

February 15, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Sonia Oliveri, a Partner with the business law firm Kelley Kronenberg, has been recognized by EB5 Investors Magazine as one of the Top 5 Rising Stars in the EB-5 industry. She was featured in a special Top 25 Attorney edition of the publication among the EB-5 industry’s most accomplished and influential legal professionals.

EB5 Investors Magazine’s Top 25 Attorneys list represents an elite group of attorneys from across the country who are making a significant impact in the EB-5 industry. Candidates for the Top 25 Attorneys list were evaluated based on their experience in the EB-5 industry, their track record and their reputation within the field.

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, administered by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, is an employment-based visa that provides foreign investors with a method of obtaining green cards through an investment of $500,000 or $1 million into the U.S. that creates at least 10 jobs. Enacted by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. Economy through job creation and capital investment, the program enables American developers to use vetted foreign capital for their construction development projects.

“To be recognized among this group of top industry professionals, and by a prestigious industry leader such as EB5 Investors Magazine, is a true honor,” said Oliveri. “I have dedicated my career to EB-5 matters and I look forward to continuing to make my mark in this rapidly evolving field.”

An Italian native, fluent in six languages, including Italian, Farsi, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English, Oliveri leads Kelley Kronenberg’s EB-5 Practice Group and is highly experienced in assisting investors and their families with all stages of the EB-5 process. She represents international clients and investors from all over the world and specifically from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Dubai, and India. Oliveri has been responsible for filing hundreds of EB-5 petitions and has consulted with countless foreign national clients on obtaining green cards through either direct investments, pooled investments, or EB-5 regional centers investments.

Outside of the office, Oliveri serves on the Business and Investment Committee of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) – South Florida Chapter, and the Board of Directors of OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade). Additionally, she is a member of NIABA (National Italian American Bar Association), and the Italian American Chamber of Commerce for the Southeast.

Oliveri earned her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy prior to moving to the United States. She later earned her second Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the District of Columbia, which allows her to service clients worldwide.