Over the last decade, the South Korean business community has grown exponentially in Houston, thanks in large part to the increase in the export value of mineral fuel and Houston’s import of iron and steel, as well as Houston naming Ulsan, South Korea its 19th sister city.
Jackson Walker partner Sang M. Shin spoke with KHOU 11 about the growing South Korean business community and his role in helping companies navigate the U.S. legal system and providing guidance on the best ways to succeed.
“So, a lot of these companies, even though they’re huge, sophisticated international companies abroad, and in Korea, they’ll come and they’re like, ‘I don’t know where to start’. The culture is very different here and how people do business is not just based on handshakes but based on something contractual in nature,” Sang noted.
For the full story, see “Houston’s Business With South Korean Companies Nearly Quadrupled Over the Last Decade” by KHOU 11.
Sang M. Shin is a business immigration attorney with broad experience managing immigration matters for companies, individuals, investors, and institutions through the U.S. and internationally. Sang handles a wide range of nonimmigrant visas and petitions, and also provides advanced and strategic advice to clients on a variety of immigrant visas and labor certification (PERM). He handles family-based cases and U.S. citizenship matters, and regularly represents companies in connection with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of State (DOS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) audits.