EB-5 immigration attorney Kate Stelmakh has earned a strong reputation as an immigration attorney and has helped individual and corporate clients from all over the world meet their U.S. immigration needs.
She has successfully represented domestic and foreign companies and individuals in all areas of business and family immigration matters. Prior to founding Stelmakh Associates, Ms. Stelmakh managed business immigration practice of an international law firm with offices in Philadelphia, Moscow, and Kiev, Ukraine. While with the firm, she counseled one of the world’s largest ferro-alloy and steel manufacturers on all international business personnel relocation matters and travel concerns.
Ms. Stelmakh also worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC, where she drafted loan and grant agreements with Russia and other CIS countries, including an $80 million loan for the Russian Hydromet Modernization Project. In addition, while with the World Bank, Ms. Stelmakh did research and drafting on matters of international armed conflict and refugee law and analyzed cases of for the International Criminal Court and South-African Truth & Reconciliation Commission International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and other courts.
Ms. Stelmakh received her J.D. and M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures degrees from The Ohio State University. While in a nationally ranked top-tier The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Ms. Stelmakh clerked in the litigation department of a prominent Ohio firm Bailey Cavalieri LLC.
In her native Belarus, Ms. Stelmakh received Masters in International Law degree summa cum laude from the Belarusian State University. She also earned a Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva – Duke Law School in Switzerland. While in Switzerland, Ms. Stelmakh visited and received lectures at the United Nations, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,International Committee of the Red Cross, and other international organizations. Her international law courses were taught by the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda War Crimes Tribunals Chief Prosecutor,Richard Goldstone.
Ms. Stelmakh is licensed in Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is authorized to practice immigration law in any US state. She is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is active in the American Business Association of Russian Professionals (AmBAR) and an international humanitarian organization Children International. Ms. Stelmakh is fluent in Russian, Belarusian and English and has a working knowledge of German and Ukrainian.