Kristi Quynh Ngo manages SKT’s Immigration Practice Group. She specializes in EB-5 investments, various employment-based visa categories, and family-based immigration matters. Ms. Ngo represents foreign investors in obtaining U.S. permanent residency through Regional Center and direct EB-5 investment. She also advises businesses on regional center formations and ensures immigration law compliance.
Ms. Ngo received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She subsequently earned her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law with an emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Ngo is a member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California. She is fluent in Vietnamese.
- Extensive experience in assisting individuals and companies in various employment-based and investment-based immigration matters, including L-1 intracompany transferee visas and EB-5 investment visas.
- Helps hundreds of families unite through family-based petitions and appellate-related work.
- Drafts rebuttals, appellate briefs, and motions to reconsider or reopen USCIS decisions.
- Knowledgeable in the adjustment of status and consular processing.
- Successful defense of clients before the Immigration Court in deportation and removal actions.
- Has represented foreign beneficiaries whose United States relative sponsors passed away before receipt of immigrant statuses resulting in humanitarian re-statement of immigration petitions and green cards for all beneficiaries.
- Advised and assisted foreign beneficiaries on challenging the admissibility of immigration-based misrepresentations and criminal history.
- Speaks at various conferences and seminars on I-526 petitions and source of funds issues, developments on EB-5 adjudication, and alternative visa options.
- Has litigated numerous marital dissolution, paternity, and domestic violence actions.
- Represented a spouse in a marital dissolution action involving over a million dollars in assets, which resulted in a favorable settlement with permanent spousal support and no reimbursement for Watts charges and Epstein credits.
- Represented owner of a national technology company accused of breach of contract and fraud, resulting in a favorable settlement for less than 10% of the damages sought.
- Represented defendant in a conversion action involving high compensatory and punitive damages, which resulted in the dismissal of the case with prejudice at the demurrer stage.
- Co-author, “House of Gold: Documenting Property-Related Source of Funds for Vietnamese Investors,” EB5 Investors Magazine.
- Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California.
- California Bar
- United States District Court for the Central District of California