Fort Lauderdale, Fla. —Sonia Oliveri, a Partner at Kelley Kronenberg, has been recognized by EB5 Investors Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 25 Immigration Attorneys of 2019. She was recently 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 included distinguished immigration attorneys who primarily file investor petitions. Last year, Oliveri was recognized on the publication’s Top 5 Rising Star list.
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 $900,000 or $1.8 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.
“I am truly honored to once again be recognized by the leading publication in the EB-5 field,” said Oliveri. “Immigration law and working with investors is my passion. Now, as we move forward and face the new issues surrounding the current pandemic, I strive to continue helping businesses and individuals navigate this constantly evolving area of law.”
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. Oliveri also heads Kelley Kronenberg’s Immigration Department and routinely handles E-2 Treaty investor visas, L-1, H-1B, and other employment-based visas as well as Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certifications.
Outside of the office, Oliveri serves on the Strategic Alliances 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), the Italian American Chamber of Commerce for the Southeast, and the Italian Consular Committee for Italians Abroad.
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.
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Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with more than 160 attorneys and 11 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, our firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida, built on relationships and committed to exceptional client service. We serve all types and sizes of public and private companies, as well as small businesses and individuals nationwide. Kelley Kronenberg has been recognized amongst the “Largest U.S. Law Firms” in the Law 360 450 in 2019, National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 in 2019, and in the Top 10 in NLJ’s Women’s Scorecard 2019. The firm has been the recipient of many awards and honors most recently including: America’s Top Corporate Law Firms in 2019 by Forbes, Top 20 “Largest law Firms” by Florida Trend, South Florida Business Journal, South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, and Daily Business Review’s “Review 100” in 2019. For more information, visit www.kelleykronenberg.com.
Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Relations Officer