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Lawyers specialized in immigration law, George Ganey
George Ganey
Partner

Dennis Tristani
Senior Attorney

Lawyers specialized in immigration law, Benjamin Hu
Benjamin Hu
Of Counsel

George Ganey

  • Licenses: State Bar of California; District of Columbia Bar.
  • Law School: American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • Undergraduate: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Memberships: American Immigration Lawyers Association. Federal Bar Association.
  • Languages: English (native), Spanish, and Catalan.
  • Personal Interests: Golf, reading, spending time with wife, and kids.

George Ganey is a partner at Ganey Law Group. He is a passionate advocate for his clients. He has significant experience advising individuals and businesses on all types of immigration matters, including investment-based immigration, waivers of inadmissibility, family and employment-based visa petitions, and asylum. George designs creative and effective legal strategies for his clients and is deeply committed to helping each client achieve their goals.

George is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Federal Bar Association. When George is not working with clients, he enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and family.

George earned his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where he was an Articles Editor of the International Law Review and a classroom legal rhetoric fellow, and his Bachelor of Arts at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. George is fluent in Spanish and Catalan.

Recently, George has:

  • Convinced Office of Chief Counsel to join motions for administrative closure and grant prosecutorial discretion to clients in removal proceedings.
  • Successfully prepared and filed a high volume of I-526 petitions on behalf of immigrant investors from P.R. China, Mexico, and India.
  • Responded to requests for evidence from USCIS regarding Regional Center-sponsored projects, investors’ source of funds, investors’ prior immigration activity, and direct investment projects.
  • Assisted in filing a high volume of I-829 petitions, successfully obtaining unconditional permanent residence on behalf of immigrant investors and their family members.
  • Obtained a TN visa on behalf of a foreign attorney from Mexico.
  • Obtained an I-601A extreme hardship waiver for an individual from El Salvador who had accumulated unlawful presence in the United States.
  • Convinced U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, P.R. China to reverse its finding that EB-5 investor was inadmissible based on unlawful presence in the United States.

 

Dennis Tristani

  • Licenses: Maryland State Bar; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
  • Law School: American University, Washington College of Law.
  • Undergraduate: Yale University.
  • Memberships: American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Languages: English (native), Spanish (fluent), and Portuguese (proficient).
  • Personal Interests: Sports, traveling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Dennis is a senior attorney with Ganey Law Group and his primary areas of concentration include U.S. immigration petition filings for investors, entrepreneurs, executives, managers, and high-skilled professionals. Before joining Ganey Law Group, Dennis was a partner with a high-volume business immigration law firm in Bethesda, Maryland. He has counseled thousands of EB-5 clients on company organization and corporate structure strategy, business plan preparation, complex source of funds issues and documentation requirements, redeployment and at-risk rules, and TEA designation. Dennis has presented at numerous immigration conferences and seminars in the U.S., India, China, Brazil and Latin America.

Dennis has been practicing immigration law since 2012, is barred in the State of Maryland and, and is admitted before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Dennis received his B.A. from Yale University in 2007, and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2012.

His immigration experience includes:

  • Preparing legal memoranda for EB-5 investors and Regional Center clients concerning compliance with and changes to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) EB-5 policy and regulations including: source of funds documentation requirements, Regional Center I-924 application due diligence and annual reporting requirements, sustainment and at-risk rules, job creation, redeployment of EB-5 capital, material change, TEA designation, I-829 corporate and financial documentation preparation, Child Status Protection Act age-out analysis, and minor investor representation by legal guardians.
  • Preparing legal briefs for appeals filed with the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider filed with USCIS.
  • Drafting responses to and advising clients on strategies to respond to USCIS Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, and Notices of Intent to Revoke, and Denial decisions.
  • Drafting federal writs of mandamus and mandamus complaints for clients in preparation for federal litigation.
  • Counseling clients concerning compliance with USCIS, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection polices and regulations.
  • Employment petition filings including: EB-5 (I-924, I-526, I-829), EB-1A, EB-1C, EB-2 NIW, H-1B, E-1, E-2, L-1, and TN.
  • Family and Humanitarian petition filings including: I-130, I-129F, I-485, N-400, N-600, I-601 waivers, and asylum.

Benjamin Hu

  • Licenses: Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar.
  • Law School: University of Maryland.
  • Other Degrees: Master of Arts, Missouri School of Journalism; Bachelor of Arts, Durham University (U.K.).
  • Languages: English (native), and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Personal Interests: Sporting clays, krav maga, cooking.

Benjamin Hu, Esq., is Of Counsel at Ganey Law Group, and is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. As the son of immigrants to the U.S., he has practiced immigration law since 2012, including three years in Guangzhou, China. He holds academic degrees from the U.S. and the U.K. and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

His immigration experience includes:

  • Green cards for skilled workers and advanced degree holders (EB-2, EB-3, PERM).
  • Specialty Occupation workers seeking work permits (H-1B).
  • Physicians and doctors seeking to waive their J-1 two-year home residency requirement.
  • Foreign journalists employed by the U.S. federal government
  • Family-Based green cards (I-130).
  • Managers and executives seeking to come to the U.S. to oversee a business or department (L-1A, EB-1C).
  • Investors seeking to obtain Green Card residency via investment of lawful funds (EB-5).
  • He has also provided immigration law solutions to individuals facing inadmissibility issues for their lawful entry to the U.S. (I-601, I-612).

 

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