For the second consecutive year, Christian A. Triantaphyllis has been recognized among EB5 Investors Magazine‘s “Top 25 Immigration Attorneys List.” To be eligible, distinguished immigration attorneys needed to primarily file investor petitions.
A partner in Jackson Walker’s Houston office, Christian has first-hand experience representing foreign nationals and immigrant investors in cross-border and business immigration matters, usually dealing with regional centers and direct investments. He has become particularly experienced assisting foreign nationals from around the world through the EB-5 visa program, preparing and filing I-526 petitions and I-829 petitions for regional centers and direct investors.
Christian serves as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the National Peace Corps Association. He attended Southern Methodist University and obtained his J.D. from New York Law School.
In the “Top 25 Immigration Attorneys” article, EB5 Investors Magazine included a brief Q&A with Christian involving trends within the EB-5 industry. He also shared personal insights about his background in immigration law and what led him to EB-5. Here is what he said:
EB5 Investors: What trends are you seeing in the EB-5 industry?
Christian: “Over the last year a significant amount of education and awareness about the EB-5 program was spread into new and already existing investor markets. With this increase in education and awareness, different types of EB-5 investors have entered EB-5 program who are focused on project-specific characteristics, such as the I-924 exemplar, opportunities for higher investment returns, timing of the exit strategy and redeployment of investment funds, as well as an increased interest in alternative investment options other than the EB-5 program.”
EB5 Investors: Why did you get involved in the EB-5 industry?
Christian: “I got involved in the EB-5 industry because of my background as an immigration attorney coupled with previously working in the corporate lending section of a law firm. I gravitated toward EB-5 work early on in my career because I was familiar with the types of contracts and funding structures involved with financing various types of projects, and so EB-5 was a natural fit that I wanted to be involved with because it creates jobs in the U.S. I also enjoy working with and getting to know people from around the world as they pursue a life in the U.S.”
“EB-5 was a natural fit that I wanted to be involved with because it creates jobs in the U.S.”
To view Christian’s profile and the full list of honorees, click here.