I represent domestic, international, multinational corporations, and other organizations that employ foreign nationals on a temporary or permanent basis. My work is comprehensive; we work with other professionals, including accountants and/or experts in national and international corporate taxation, to design immigration strategies that minimize costs, decrease tax exposure, and ensure compliance with the complex immigration and nationality laws of the United States.
Experienced in Complex Cases
I have the knowledge and ability to assist with even the most complex corporate immigration cases. I can use a wide range of strategies, from E-1 treaty trader visas, H-1B professional visas, and EB-5 investor cases to get my clients what they need.
For example, large companies can work with blanket L-1 visas. L-1 is a type of work visa that allows for intra-company transfers of corporate employees from foreign branches to United States branches. Blanket L-1 visas allow holders to bring over large numbers of employees without the trouble of filing individual applications for each.
My corporate immigration services include:
- Visa Processing: preparation and filing of U.S. employment visa applications with U.S. Consulates across the world. I have the experience to evaluate your situation and advise as to the best possible course of action to achieve permanent residency through immigrant visas or to obtain nonimmigrant visas;
- Immigrant Visas (Business and Employment-Based): the immigration visas more commonly used by companies to get employees on a road toward a green card (permanent residency) and eventual citizenship include EB-1 Foreign Nationals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Executives and Managers, EB-2 Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business, EB-3 Skilled Workers and Professionals, EB-4 Special Immigrant Visas for Religious Workers, and EB-5 Investor/Employment Creation Visas;
- Non-Immigrant Visas (Business & Employment-Based): the class of U.S. employment visas known as “non-immigrant visas” enables holders to live and work within the United States for a set period of time, but do not help them achieve green cards or citizenship. The non-immigrant visas used most often in corporate immigration lawyers in New York and throughout the United States are E-1 / E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation or Professional Visas, J-1 and Q-1 Exchange Visitor Visas, L-1 Intra-company Transfer Visas, O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Visas, P-1 Artists and Athletes Visas, R-1 Religious Worker Visa, and TN Status Under the North American Free Trade Agreement;
- Other Temporary or Non-Immigrant Visas: other non-immigrant US employment visas that could be used by companies to bring workers into the country temporarily include B-1/B-2 Visitor’s Visas, B-1 in lieu of H-1B, C Transit Visas, D Crewmen’s Visas;
- Regulation compliance/Worksite Enforcement: I represent business organizations seeking to employ foreign individuals and ensure compliance with immigration regulations, including Form I-9 compliance and H-1B Labor Condition Application documentation. I advise clients on the best practices necessary to assure compliance with Department of Labor LCA regulations and the tools necessary to run a successful H-1B program, including the preparation of Public Access Files. Moreover, I represent clients before the Department of Labor in LCA audits thereby ensuring compliance with the H-1B program.