Karuna Chandani-Simbeck is an Associate in the Firm’s Philadelphia office and a member of the Firm’s EB-5 practice. As part of the EB-5 team, Karuna is involved in various stages of the EB-5 process, including the preparation and filing of I-526 Petitions (particularly the source and path of funds), for both regional center investors and individual investment opportunities. Karuna also assists in reviewing adjustment of status applications, and consular processing.
Before joining the Firm, Karuna was an Associate at a global immigration law firm in New York City, where she gained extensive experience in business immigration for the firm’s largest corporate client, a Management Consulting, Audit, Tax, and Financial Advisory firm. She focused on Permanent Residency and the PERM certification process, having worked on over 300 + PERM cases. She also gained experience in preparing Audit responses and Motions for Reconsiderations, as well as the supervised recruitment process. In addition, she participated in counseling foreign nationals and employers regarding scope of H-1B and L-1B visas and filing requirements. Karuna also prepared foreign national employees for global assignments to member firms and provided insight on repatriation with respect to L-IA visa and potential EB-1 Greencards processing.
Karuna received her Master’s in Law Degree (LLM) from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and her Bachelor’s in Law (LLB) from Government Law College, Mumbai, India. Prior to migrating to the U.S., Karuna was a practicing attorney in India, with over 9 years of diverse experience. During this time, Karuna focused on corporate law practice, including litigation. She was also extremely involved in complex real estate matters, including litigation on behalf of both corporate and individual clients. Karuna Conducted Property Title Searches and prepared Title Certificates as well as Researched and drafted court documents for initiating and defending legal proceedings. Karuna also participated in contract negotiations for large commercial property transactions with international clients.
Karuna is admitted to practice in New York, U.S.A as well as in India.