Expert Discussed Business Immigration Options at June 27 GABB Meeting

Elena Kochutin

Immigration attorney Elena Kochutin discussed immigrant and non-immigrant options for business owners at the June 27, 2017, meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

Hear her speech here.

The GABB is the state’s only association of professionals who work to facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. The group includes business brokers as well as lenders, attorneys, business appraisers, insurance agents, environmental specialists and other professionals. GABB’s member business brokers work with businesses of all sizes to help them through all steps of selling their company — valuation, marketing, financing, and closing. Aspiring business owners also work with business brokers to purchase existing businesses at a fair price.

Ms. Kochutin is the founding attorney of EK Law Office, and she specializes in Immigration and Nationality Law. She gave a brief overview of the immigrant and non-immigrant options for business owners, briefly covering the EB-5 investor program, and two non-immigrant visa classes, E-1/E-2 for treaty traders/investors and L-1A for multinational executives or managers.

Ms. Kochutin received her JD from Georgia State University, College of Law and is a member of the State Bar Association of Georgia. Ms. Kochutin is fluent in English and Russian. Ms. Kochutin also has an MBA in International Business from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MA in Linguistics from the Urals State Pedagogical University in Russia. Ms. Kochutin helps businesses, entrepreneurs, families, and individuals with their U.S. immigration needs. Because the U.S. immigration law is federal in nature, Ms. Kochutin can assist clients in all fifty states of the United States as well as in any other country of the world.

GABB meetings start at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Realtors Center at 5784 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30328. The meeting will be preceded at 9:45 a.m. with a free networking session with coffee and pastries.

GABB Treasurer Thomas Crumpton of Commercial Experts, Inc., sponsored the meeting.

Directions to the GABB meeting location at the Atlanta Realtors Center:

From the South: I-75 north to I-285 east or I-85 north to I-285 west. Exit at Roswell Road south and turn right onto Northwood Drive. Turn right onto Lake Forrest. The Atlanta REALTORS® Center on the left at the stop sign (intersecting Allen Road).

From the North: Take GA 400 south and change to I-285 west. Continue as above via Roswell Road.

From East or West: I-285 to Roswell Road. Continue as above.

There is no charge for parking.

For more information about the GABB, contact Diane Loupe at or GABB President Mike Ramatowski at 770-634-0428.

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