Over the last decade, the South Korean business community has grown exponentially in Houston, thanks in large part to the increase in the value of Houston’s mineral fuel exports and iron and steel imports, as well as Houston naming Ulsan, South Korea its 19th sister city.
Jackson Walker’s partner, Sang M. Shin spoke to KHOU 11 about South Korea’s growing business community and his role in helping companies navigate the U.S. legal system and providing guidance on the best ways to succeed.
“So a lot of these companies, even though they’re huge, sophisticated international companies overseas, and in Korea, they’ll come and say, ‘I don’t know where to start.’ The culture here is very different and the way people do business is not just based on a handshake but something of a contractual nature,” noted Sang.
For the full story, see “Houston’s business with South Korean companies nearly quadruples over last decade” by KHOU 11.
Sang M. Sheen is a business immigration attorney with extensive experience managing immigration matters for companies, individuals, investors and institutions in the US and internationally. Sang handles a wide range of nonimmigrant visas and petitions, and also provides advanced and strategic advice to clients on various immigrant visas and labor certifications (PERMs). He handles family and US citizenship matters, and regularly represents companies in connection with US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Department of Labor (DOL), US Department of State (DOS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I audits -9 (Eligibility check during employment).