New York-based Ukrainian Habitat Fund (UHF) helps secure housing and provides vital assistance to support Ukrainian refugees who were forced to leave their homes because of the Russian invasion. UHF is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization founded by sisters Lidiya and Gabriella Oros, who were born and raised in Ukraine and have lived in New York City since 2000. Working with a volunteer board of directors and executive team, UHF collaborates with New York City landlords to provide apartments to Ukrainian refugees for at least one year at a significant discount, with rent support provided as needed. UHF also connects displaced Ukrainians with health care and mental health services, as well as educational, recreational, and work opportunities to ensure they resettle successfully.
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing pro bono immigration assistance to people displaced by the war in Ukraine, Greenberg Traurig has assisted more than 100 Ukrainian refugees in the United States file for either Temporary Protective Status, employment authorization, and/or advanced parole.
Kalmykov focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide-range of employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty investors and traders, persons of extraordinary ability, and immigrant investors. Kalmykov has deep experience working on EB-5 immigrant investor matters. She regularly works with developers across a variety of industries, as well as private equity funds on developing new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group is a multidisciplinary business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration-related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients. The team is composed of active thought leaders who write regularly for Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration blogs: Inside Business Immigration and EB-5 Insights.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm’s U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.