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With the globalization of the U.S. economy, companies have an increasing need to bring talented foreign national executives, managers, and professionals to the United States. But these needs are often challenged by restrictive immigration laws and policies. As a result, the field of business immigration law has taken on increasing importance. Our internationally recognized Business Immigration Group meets the requirements of leading companies and other organizations operating in the United States, particularly multi-national companies with locations throughout the world.
We represent corporate clients in all phases of the hiring and transfer of foreign nationals—executives, managers, professionals, investors, and performing artists—to the U.S. We also represent individuals, who, because of their extraordinary ability in their fields or because of their substantial investments in the United States, do not require corporate sponsorship to immigrate.
We counsel our clients about the best short- and long-term visa strategies for their specific needs. We advise them on a wide range of business immigration matters, including H-1B specialty occupation matters, treaty investor visas, intracompany transferee status, and other types of nonimmigrant and permanent residence strategies. We also advise on the retention or relinquishment of permanent residence status, and on naturalization and loss of nationality matters. We provide a broad range of services related to compliance issues, including employment verification audits. And we provide advice related to the immigration-related aspects of corporate restructurings, such as mergers and acquisitions, due diligence reviews, divestitures, and other related matters.
We maintain close relationships with prominent business immigration lawyers in all major countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia, and can thus provide full global immigration services—both inbound and outbound—including comprehensive advice on the international aspects of cross-border personnel transfers.
We believe that our clients should be kept abreast of all important changes and proposed changes to the immigration laws. To that end, we regularly send out Client Alerts with updates on all important developments, and we conduct client seminars—both in our offices and at client sites—throughout the year.