EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Foreign investors and their families have been able to obtain permanent residency in the United States through the 5th Employment-Based Preference (EB-5) visa program established in 1990. EB-5 visas have many advantages: Foreign investors do not need sponsorship from an employer or family member. There are no language, business, or education requirements for applicants. Investors who receive a Green Card through the EB-5 program are permitted to work and live anywhere in the US. Investors who receive a Green Card can travel to and from the United States without a visa. After establishing residency in the United States, investors and their children may be able to pay lower college and university tuition rates than foreign students.

GAO Calls for Better Assessment of Fraud Risks, Economic Benefits From EB-5 Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that calls for additional actions to better assess fraud risks and report economic benefits in the EB-5 program. The GAO noted that fraud risks are constantly evolving and that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continually identifies new fraud schemes, but the agency does not […]

Bankruptcy and Debtor Rights

Allow our Bankruptcy and Debtor & Creditor Rights attorneys assist you in finding a personalized solution to your unique situation.  We represent individuals, Corporations and Trust for all insolvency related issues.   Our Bankruptcy Attorneys! Justin Mishkin  

5 Common Child Support Myths in Washington State

Child support is more than just about monthly payments, it is a father’s or mother’s obligation to place the child in the same position she or he would have been had the parents stayed together. There are many child support myths and below are some of them.

Favorite Tax Provision Expired: Avoiding Taxes on Cancelled Mortgage Debt

If your debt to someone else has been canceled or forgiven, the canceled amount may be taxable. Generally, to the extent that a loan from a lender is not fully satisfied and a lender cancels the unsatisfied debt, you have cancellation of indebtedness income. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows to exclude […]

The TOP 5 Pros and Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy

To file or not to file, that is the question… The decision of whether or not to file for Bankruptcy depends heavily on your personal situation. For some, filing for Bankruptcy can be just the helping hand they need to get out of the hole and get their financial life on track. For others, Bankruptcy […]

5 Things to Always Avoid When Getting Ready To File

There’s a lot to pay attention to if you’re getting ready to file for Bankruptcy. Ultimately, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything by the book so as to avoid any and all risks you may be taking. Filing for Bankruptcy is designed to give you a fresh start, so the last thing […]

5 Steps to Take After Declaring Bankruptcy

About 1 million Americans filed for bankruptcy in 2013. If you were one of them, you’ve likely heard that bankruptcy will stay on your credit reports for 10 years. You might be assuming your life is over — at least financially — for the next decade, but you’d be wrong. Bankruptcy does do major damage to your credit scores, […]

Eric Acuario – Associate Attorney

2033 6th Ave, Suite 920 Seattle, WA 98121 eacuario@ilgseattle.com (206) 838-8118 (206) 395-5445 (206) 838-7459 Landlord Tenant Law Meet Eric Acuario, Northwest native, community leader, music lover, sports fan, and the newest Associate Attorney at ILG. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Eric went on to graduate from the William S. […]

How Chapter 11 Works

A chapter 11 case begins with the filing of a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a domicile or residence. A petition may be a voluntary petition, which is filed by the debtor, or it may be an involuntary petition, which is filed by creditors that meet certain requirements. […]