Kai Lo

Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP 

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West Wacker Drive 333
Chicago 60606 IL US

Kai Lo concentrates his immigration law practice on employment-based immigration matters. He represents a diverse base of clients across a variety of industries, including sole proprietorships, start-ups, small to medium-size enterprises, multinational companies, publicly traded companies, public school districts, higher education institutions, think tanks and nonprofit organizations.

His practice encompasses nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1 and TN), PERM labor certifications, immigrant visas, citizenship and I-9 compliance. He assists clients with high-volume nonimmigrant visa filings, complex L Blanket, L-1A and L-1B petitions, PERM filing and audits and BALCA appeals.

He also has counseled corporate clients on establishing corporate immigration policies and handbooks inclusive of immigration-related legal and LGBT issues.

In addition, Kai has represented clients of outstanding achievement in their EB-1A and EB-1B filings, and has filed immigrant petitions with a National Interest Waiver for certain foreign entrepreneurs.

He also represents individual foreign investor clients in their EB-5 immigrant petitions through direct investment or regional center pilot projects.

Kai serves as a pro bono attorney for eligible DACA applicants for the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Resurrection Projects, and participates in naturalization workshops. He also has served as a pro bono attorney at the Immigration Clinic of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Kai speaks, reads and writes English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Obtained L-1 new office and extension approvals for corporate clients based on complex affiliation relationships
  • Oversaw and managed the high volume filing of H-1B, L-1A, L-1B and E-2 visa applications for a global construction company
  • Assisted public school districts to obtain J-1 two-year foreign residence waivers and H-1B visa status for their Mandarin Chinese teachers
  • Counseled and established immigration and PERM strategies for a property management company
  • Represented multiple international companies in their E-2 visa applications before the U.S. Consulates in Europe and Asia

EDUCATION:

  • University of Illinois, College of Law | J.D., 2005
  • National Taipei University, College of Law | Master of Law, 2002
  • National Taipei University, College of Law | Bachelor of Law, 1999

 

Bar Admissions: Illinois

Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Supreme Court of Illinois

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Co-Chair, Custom and Border Protection Liaison, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2012-present
  • Former Co-Chair, Department of Labor and Illinois Department of Employment Security Liaison, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2012-2013
  • Former Chair, New Members Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2011-2012
  • Former Co-Chair, New Members Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2010-2011
  • Former Member, LGBT Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2009-2010
  • Former Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago Chapter), 2009-2010

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