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[HOT] Resume of Young Noh -- Southern CA (Irvine) based EB-5 Practitioner for www.eb-5center.com
"Young Noh has been voted as the best EB-5 immigration attorney in the universe -- by himself and his 13-year old son!" (A spoof on the art of promoting oneself. :))
Seriously, Young Noh is a Southern California (Irvine) based U.S. immigration attorney with over 20 years of work experience in advising and handling numerous EB-5 cases. He limits his practice to handling only EB-5 cases for investors around the world and refers other types of immigration cases to other immigration attorneys and professionals. Young has an in-depth understanding of both the legal and practical requirements of EB-5 law and procedures, and more importantly, potential problematic issues inherent in the EB-5 cases. Why do we say "inherent"? Because EB-5 has many hazy areas like the Seattle sky; and moreover, USCIS does not provide prompt pre-investment confirmations on many important issues that leads to predictability. [USCIS provides "pre-approval" process, but often even these pre-approvals are not given due deference by USCIS! Why have the "pre-approval" process then?]
Note that being based in Irvine has certain advantages (I can picket in front of the CSC dome building in the event your EB-5 case is not approved :); and no, CSC does not allow personal delivery of applications), because Irvine is less than 30 minutes drive from Laguna Niguel, CA where the California Service Center pyramid dome building is located. This means for the purpose of EB-5 practice, we are able to physically attend CSC EB-5 stakeholders meetings, so that we can ask questions on EB-5 law issues and obtain up-to-date information on new developments in the EB-5 law. As you may know, CSC has the exclusive jurisdiction to review and adjudicate all EB-5 cases.
Young's unique strength lies in having handled hundreds of Immigrant and Non-immigrant applications involving both USCIS and American Embassies, and being able to navigate around potential minefields of EB-5 law -- and being able to explain to his clients in advance, so they can take necessary actions to plan and avoid them. (Believe it or not, EB-5 law is silent on many important issues.) Young is especially adept at planning and structuring the EB-5 investor client's case in advance to increase the likelihood of the case proceeding smoothly and reduce the chances of unwanted surprises cropping up. Below is a brief resume of Young.
Educational & Work Experience
1982: Attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York -- a very cold place, although some would consider the campus picturesque -- butt-freezing year around except for summer, like Madison, Wisconsin. Cornell was ranked once as the number one campus for committing suicide by jumping off gorges, and the author must admit that he felt the urge to do so at least once but the drop was just too deep for his courage level.
1986: Despite having changed his major four times, Young managed to graduate from Cornell University with a B.A. in English Literature in four years. Young considers his having graduated in four years, despite having changed his major many times, as his greatest accomplishment in college.
1987: Having been accepted by New York University Law School and UCLA Law School, Young decided to attend George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., on a full Economic (not Academic) Scholarship, because he felt guilty having wasted too much hard-earned money lawfully earned by his economically struggling parents.
1990: Not doing full justice to the full Economic Scholarship kindly bestowed upon him, Young barely graduated from George Washington Law School with a J.D. degree, and promptly passed the Hawaii Bar, after which Young was happy to move to a temperate climate of Hawaii and focus on business law and business-based immigration cases until 2000. Besides, having watched many "Hawaii Five-O" episodes sparked an inner inkling that good things were going to happen once he moved to Hawaii. Once there, he learned that the state of Hawaii had more than one island and enjoyed wearing Aloha shirts to work.
2000 ~ Present: Worked almost entirely on business immigration cases, including EB-5 and E-2 visa cases. Has successfully handled numerous EB-5 cases and acted as advisor/consultant to various professionals.
Memberships and such
- Member of Hawaii Bar
- AILA EB-5 Liaison Committee Member for 2012 ~ 2013
- AILA EB-5 Liaison Committee Member for 2011 ~ 2012
- Member of American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1991
- AILA EB-5 Liaison Committee Member for 2008 ~ 2009
- Co-author of the Visa Processing Guide (a visa processing guide book published by AILA annually) chapter on American Embassy in Seoul, Korea, for 2003 to 2010
- Wrote numerous articles which were published at www.ILW.com, a leading internet U.S. immigration law newsletter
Founded www.eb-5center.com, one of the leading EB-5 websites.
Hobbies and interests
Doing hiking trails in Southern California to lessen belly fat; reading good historical and biography books; watching and interacting with my son as he grows up, and with my wife, as we grow older; watching British historic dramas, such as "Lark Rise to Candleford"; trying to explore as much of Western parts of the United States as work schedule allows; watching English Premier League and Champions League soccer games (including Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea), as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona soccer games; following Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. [One reason Young prefers soccer and tennis over NFL and basketball is because people of any physical sizes can be great in soccer and tennis (short, skinny guys can be just as good as tall, big players).]