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.