Key Matters

  • Advise corporate entities regarding the immigration impact of corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Assist start-up and foreign companies with the establishment of U.S. operations, corporate entity formation, regulatory compliance and recruitment of talent
  • Counsel human resources and legal departments on compliance issues pertaining to DHS, FDNS, DOL audits and ICE raids
  • Advise on global mobility and outbound immigration
  • Secure temporary work visas and permanent residence for foreign workers
  • Develop corporate communication and immigration strategy during corporate downsizing and layoffs
  • Secure Blanket L approval status for multinational corporations
  • Devise business immigration strategies for multinational, Fortune 500 and privately held companies
  • Assist hospitals, medical research organizations and academia with visas, Section 212 (e) J-1 waivers and permanent residence for medical doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists and researchers
  • Work closely with medical residents to ensure compliance with the terms of residency programs, as well as negotiate contract terms and select best professional offers upon completion of residency
  • Draft independent contractor, service provider and physician service agreements
  • Provide in-house training for personnel, human resources, benefits and compensation managers, including the development of training programs
  • Conduct LCA and I-9 employment-eligibility verification audits
  • Counsel U.S. permanent residents throughout and during their temporary assignment abroad, international relocation, complex family issues and citizenship process
  • Counsel spouses of international transferees at the onset as well as throughout international assignment in and outside of the U.S., including immigration assistance for domestic staff
  • Obtain approvals on Waivers of Inadmissibility for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visa purposes through the USCIS, as well as U.S. Consulates
  • Pursue temporary and permanent residence on behalf of tenure-track and research faculty members, researchers and support personnel
  • Counsel foreign student advisors on best practices of addressing immigration needs of foreign students and scholars
  • Assist offices of international students and scholars with complex immigration law issues
  • Advise incoming and graduating foreign national students on all aspects of immigration law and assist universities in placement of foreign students and scholars
  • Prepare "outstanding researcher or professor," "extraordinary ability" and "national interest waiver priority workers” preference petitions
  • Advise U.S. investors on the formation of EB-5 regional centers and requirements to attract foreign investment