Immigration

We handle a wide variety of immigration-related legal issues for individuals, families, companies, and religious organizations, from citizenship (temporary and permanent) to family or work-related matters. From the outset, we sit down with our clients in order to effectively assess the appropriate level of service they require from our various practice groups. We prepare all temporary visa petitions including B-1 (business visitors), E-1/E-2 (treaty traders/investors), F (student), H-1 (temporary professional workers), H-3 (trainees), K (fiancé(e)s), L-1 (intracompany transferees), O/P (accomplished artists, scientists, educators, business people, and athletes), R (religious workers) and TN (certain Canadian/Mexican workers).

We also prepare applications for permanent residence, provide immigration policy guidance, and offer strategic planning advice, program support and counseling on compliance issues including Form I-9 and H-1B Labor Condition Application documentation compliance. We help our clients determine if and how U.S. laws affect their work-related immigration status. Representation in this area includes Form I-9 employment eligibility verification compliance, Unfair Immigration Related Employment Practice compliance and Labor Condition Application (LCA) file maintenance. In addition, we also provide a wide range of personal and family based immigration legal services. For example, we help our clients determine whether they are, or are eligible to become, U.S. citizens. We also assist U.S. permanent residents to apply for naturalization, as well as help clients to discover and claim their U.S. citizenship through their parents or grandparents. We guide permanent residents hoping to become citizens through the various requirements, especially when residence in the country is interspersed with lengthy trips to other countries. We represent U.S. citizen parents in international adoptions, working with state and local social service agencies and foreign counsel to process the adoption abroad and secure clearance to bring home a foreign-born child.

We represent our corporate and individual clients before the U.S. government agencies and consular posts that must process and approve the required documentation. We are committed to providing creative and effective solutions to a full range of immigration issues confronted by businesses and individuals alike.