Founded in 1909, Williams Mullen has 230 attorneys, a national and international practice and a focus on representing foreign companies in connection with their direct investments in the United States, whether by acquisition (M&A), joint venture or the setting up of a U.S. subsidiary. Our offices are in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington D.C.

Eliot Norman has focused his practice on U.S. immigration law and related Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) matters since 1986. He frequently works with the M&A team at Williams Mullen on acquisitions and joint ventures to help foreign companies enter and accelerate their growth in the U.S. market. He also handles EB-5 Green Cards for high-net-worth investors, in addition to various other employment-based Green Cards such as EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3. He advises on transfers of intra-company personnel using L-1 visas, as well as advises investors on attainment of E-2 visas and the use of E-2 visas to transfer eligible employees to the U.S. Finally, he advises companies on how to retain global talent using various Green Card strategies.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School, cum laude. In addition, he holds a certificate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. He is fluent in French and regularly travels to France to meet with French and other European clients.