Laws, regulations, and guidance related to immigration are complex and always changing. The cost for noncompliance? Significant.
That’s why organizations seeking to move people across borders and investors seeking to obtain visa status need experienced legal advice. Established in 1985, our practice is highly ranked by Chambers USA.
We advise clients on issues from options for non-U.S. nationals to obtain authorization to live and work in the United States, to strategic advice on company-wide policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and enforcement issues. We serve as immigration counsel to U.S. and multinational clients, including nonprofit organizations, mid-size corporations, start-ups, sports teams, universities, hospitals, governments, and individuals.
We guide clients through the process of developing an immigration strategy, and applying for the appropriate visa, as well as assisting clients sponsoring employees for U.S. permanent resident or “green-card” status through an employment-based process, such as labor certification or first-preference immigrant petitions executives transferred from overseas operations. We advocate for clients before the U.S. government agencies, and consular posts responsible for processing and approving the required documentation. Our cross-disciplinary practice spans all industries and provides clients with the full range of immigration-related legal services and counseling on deemed export certifications required for immigration filings.
Our approach? Collaborative. We take time to understand your needs and objectives.
A Swedish real estate company will expand into the U.S. market because we secured an L-1 visa for its top executive.
We assisted a non-profit research organization defend its status as “cap exempt” for H-1B visa purposes after a USCIS challenge.
With our counsel a global aerospace and defense company has a new foreign student intern in a J-1 exchange visitor program.
We helped a popular technology company navigate through the process of acquiring a U.S. company with employees based outside the United States.
We advised a U.S.-based regional commercial airline on visa options for pilots.
A start-up company now has approval for permanent labor certification for its senior software developers.
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