Chun Fruto Law Corporation
Mathew Ho graduated from Southwestern University School of Law and from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 2002. He has been practicing immigration law since 2006 and his prior immigration experience includes family-based and employment-based immigration, removal, and appellate practice. Since 2011 his immigration practice focuses heavily in the motion picture, television and new media fields. He has represented major studios, large and small independent production companies, and A-list cast and crew members. He has presented CLE seminars for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Orange County Bar Association.
Richard R. Fruto is one of the managing partners of the firm. Leveraging his background as a writer and reporter, Richard works on the firm’s complex O-1 and EB-1 immigration cases. His clients include top researchers, university professors, and creative and business talent in the entertainment industry. He has served as counsel for O-1s supported by top production companies for motion picture, streaming media, talent agents, film finance, and management companies. He also has 16 years of civil litigation experience as a law and motion attorney, and before establishing Chun Fruto Law, he was an attorney for 14 years at Gianelli & Morris in Los Angeles, one of a few law firms in California specializing in insurance class action litigation on the plaintiffs' side. At Gianelli & Morris, Richard represented consumers in individual and class action lawsuits against insurers in state and federal courts. Over the years, he helped consumers obtain multimillion-dollar settlements against disability, life, and health insurance companies, HMOs, and annuity companies, including a $12 million settlement in a class action against Blue Cross of California and a $92 million settlement in a class action against a large mutual life insurer.
Richard attended Loyola Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the Entertainment Law Journal. Before law school, he worked for seven years as a reporter, including two years as a news wire service reporter covering Los Angeles City Hall. He has a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois.
Eileen Chun-Fruto is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. She has practiced immigration law since 1998, representing individuals and corporations in the entertainment, social media, finance, high tech, health and science, and liberal arts. Prior to establishing Chun Fruto Law, Eileen co-founded Fong & Chun, LLP in Hollywood, California and practiced with several nationally recognized immigration law firms. She has served as Of Counsel to an entertainment-based immigration law firm focused on procuring work visas and green cards for individuals working in the motion picture, television, streaming media, and theater industries.
Eileen's practice is devoted primarily to employment-based immigration law and she remains active in local bar leadership. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Immigration Section for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) since 2008. She is frequently sought as a speaker for local CLE courses, addressing both basic and advanced topics of employment-based visas. Listed as a Rising Star Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine and as a Top Attorney in Immigration Law by Pasadena Magazine, Eileen has extensive experience in all types of business-based immigration, with a focus on the entertainment industry. She is a published author in the area of immigration issues facing entrepreneurs and start-ups in the United States. Eileen graduated cum laude from UCI and earned her law degree at UC Davis.
Select Speaking Engagements:
Panelist, Seminar on O-1 Artists and Entertainer Visas, August 2016, Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Section
Speaker, Business-based Nonimmigrant Visas, April and October 2015 AILA Southern California Chapter Meeting
Speaker, Recent Trends for H-1B Adjudication, 2014 AILA California Chapters Conference
Speaker, Visa Options for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners 2013 AILA Southern California Chapter Conference
Moderator, Reverse Engineering the Perfect H-1B Case: From RFE back to Nuts and Bolts 2013 Los Angeles County Bar Association Seminar
Panelist, EB-1 Workshop: Extraordinary, Outstanding, or Exceptional? 2012 AILA California Chapters Conference, 2012
Speaker, Immigration Basics for Realtors Seeking Foreign Investor Clients, West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors, 2012
Panelist, Current Issues in Employment-Based Immigration: How to Increase the Likelihood of Success for your Clients, 2012 Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Seminar
Panelist, “RFE’s. What? Are You Kidding?,” 2011 Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Seminar
Lauren Matevosyan joined Chun Fruto Law Corp. in 2018 to handle all aspects of non-immigrant and immigrant business immigration matters including: H-1B Visas, L-1A and L-1B Visas, TN Visas, E-3 Visas, O-1 Visas, Citizenship, and PERM (green card).
Lauren has been exclusively practicing business immigration law in Los Angeles, California since 2017. Lauren was born to an immigrant family and her experiences have fostered a passion to work on behalf of the immigrant community. She is committed to helping improve the lives of immigrants who strive to contribute to the American workforce in a rapidly changing legal environment. Lauren helps navigate these complex laws to access their full benefits, while simultaneously being a zealous and accessible attorney.
Lauren’s professional associations and memberships include serving on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Section, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). While in law school, she served as a law clerk for the Office of the Attorney General of California in Los Angeles. Lauren received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Irvine in 2016.
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Colombia
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court of North Dakota
Professional Associations and Memberships
Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Section Executive Committee
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Bar Association
Whittier Law School, California, 2016
University of California, Irvine, 2012
Helen He has had a successful legal career for more than 15 years. She is an experienced bilingual English-Mandarin immigration attorney. Ms. He possesses significant experience in a wide variety of immigrant and non-immigrant matters. Ms. He represents corporate clients or individuals in all types of employment- or investment-based visas such as H-1B, L-1A/B, O-1, E1/E2, J-1, R-1, TN, etc. In the employment-based immigrant petitions, Ms. He has specialized in EB-1 (extraordinary ability individuals or outstanding researchers/professors), EB-2 (PERM labor certification or exceptional ability individuals), EB-3, I-485 adjustment of status in the U.S., etc. Ms. He also represents clients in family-based immigration visa applications and citizenship applications. In addition, Ms. He has assisted a large number of EB-5 investors in obtaining their permanent resident status in the United States. She is the co-author of “Representing Investors and Entrepreneurs from China Amidst a Market Enthralled by EB-5.”
Her legal practice also includes several years of experience with corporate law and securities law at two top tier law firms in mainland China and Hong Kong, wherein she specialized in securities offerings, private placements, SEC filings and compliance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and reorganizations, as well as cross-border transactions between the United States, Hong Kong, and mainland China.
Ms. He has four law degrees. She earned Juris Scientiae Doctor and Master of Laws degrees from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Ms. He also holds degrees from two prestigious law schools in China: Master of Laws degree from Fudan University School of Law and Bachelor of Laws degree from Nankai University School of Law. Ms. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Helen He 律师有着15 年以上法律从业经验。她是可以用英语和普通话交流的双语移民律师，在移民和非移民事务上有着广泛和丰富的经验。何律师代表公司和个人处理所有类型的基于就业或投资的签证，例如H-1B, L-1A/B, O-1, E1/E2, J-1, R-1, TN等。在基于就业的移民申请中，何律师专长处理EB-1 (非凡能力人士或杰出研究人员/教授), EB-2 (PERM 劳工证或特殊能力人士), EB-3, I-485在美身份调整等。何律师也代理亲属移民申请和公民入籍申请。此外，何律师帮助过大量的EB-5投资移民申请来获得美国的永久居民身份。何律师是“在繁荣的EB-5市场中代表来自中国的投资人和企业家”的文章作者之一。