Julia Park, Of Counsel

JULIA PARK, Of Counsel, serves within Drohan Lee’s Investment and Finance Practice with a particular focus on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa. Ms. Park assists immigrant investors in the EB-5 application process and facilitates Regional Center designation filings for real estate developers. Having spent her childhood in the Midwest and her adolescence and half of her adulthood in Korea, Ms. Park prides herself on her understanding of multicultural issues that arise in both the business and personal settings. Ms. Park is a frequent speaker on many different areas of immigration law.

Ms. Park is also the Managing Director of Advantage America New York Regional Center, an approved EB-5 regional center which received its federal designation in March 2013.

Ms. Park began her legal career as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City where she spent many hours providing sophisticated transactional legal services to Fortune 500 companies and global financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions from bank loans to equity IPOs. Ms. Park also served as Of Counsel at Levitt & Needleman, P.C., a premier immigration firm that has been serving a wide-range of business and individual clients nationally and internationally for over 30 years. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Park was a simultaneous interpreter in Seoul, Korea. As an interpreter, she facilitated communications in over 400 seminars and conferences for international organizations and corporations such as the WTO, OECD and IBM. She also worked for many VIPs visiting Korea including former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, as well as various industry leaders such as Lou Gerstner of IBM and Jeffery Katzenberg of Dreamworks Animation. Ms. Park also served as the youngest adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Interpretation & Translation at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea.

Ms. Park received a B.A. from Sogang University and an M.A. from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, both in Seoul, Korea. She received her law degree from Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, where she was a Senior Editor of the Boston college Law Review. Ms. Park is admitted in New York (Yong-hee Park), New Jersey (Yong-hee Park), and Massachusetts (Yonghee Park). Her current memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Association to Invest in USA (IIUSA) and New Jersey Special Education Practitioners Group (NJSEP).

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