Immigration



We manage the short- and long-term immigration aspects of hiring and retaining foreign national talent so that employers can build a workforce that will carry them into the future.

Our approach

In the coming years, companies competing in the global marketplace will increasingly depend on the skills and expertise of talent from around the world. Individuals will continue to seek the relative stability of the U.S. for investment and domicile.

We streamline and manage the processes associated with employing foreign nationals in the U.S., helping our clients to navigate the bureaucratic maze of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Labor and the Department of State.

We’ve helped employers to secure non-immigrant visas and green cards for employees from nearly every country in the world. So whether you’re looking to hire your first foreign national employee or your hundredth, we’ve got you covered.

And if you’re an entrepreneur or investor, we have the experience that you will need to travel through the maze to get your initial investor visa or your green card.

Who we work with

  • U.S. organizations looking to hire foreign nationals
  • Foreign companies expanding operations in the U.S. and transferring key foreign employees
  • Investors and entrepreneurs
  • NAFTA Professionals from Canada and Mexico
  • Foreign artists, athletes and entertainers coming to the U.S. to perform or compete

Representative experience

  • Advise regional center projects from I-526 approvals through I-829 filings for its EB-5 investors.
  • Represent foreign corporations seeking to expand operations to the U.S. obtain E and L visas for critical foreign employees; advise multinational clients on strategy to obtain blanket L qualification for worldwide subsidiaries.
  • Strategize with companies affected by the H-1B visa cap regarding alternatives; help employers navigate transition to H-1B status of foreign national students employed in OPT status pursuant to cap-gap and STEM extensions.
  • Facilitate employment of NAFTA Professionals in TN visa status.
  • Obtain P visas for foreign artists, athletes and entertainers coming to the U.S. to perform or compete.
  • Counsel clients on the impact of complex corporate organizational changes on employment authorization of foreign national employees.
  • Assist companies in obtaining permanent resident status for key foreign national employees including:
    • Strategic advice regarding the different employment-based categories and employee’s eligibility;
    • Representation before the U.S. Department of Labor in PERM labor certification processes; and
    • Preparation of immigrant petitions to USCIS in all employment-based categories and related adjustment of status applications.
  • Represent investors seeking temporary E visas or permanent EB-5 green cards with all aspects of their investment.
  • Provide training to human resources personnel regarding Form I-9 employment eligibility verification compliance and best practices.
  • Conduct I-9 audits and advise of necessary corrections for clients ranging from publicly held companies with 10,000+ I-9s to small independently owned farms and companies.
  • Represent clients subject to government investigations into immigration-related compliance issues.

Expanding in-person interviews

HR Executive | September 26, 2017

This article focuses on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decision to expand in-person interviews for certain immigration applicants.  Boston labor and employment counsel Courtney New provides commentary about the impact on the green card process.

Judge puts deportations of local Indonesians on hold

Portsmouth Herald | September 26, 2017

This article recaps a federal court decision to delay the deportation of dozens of Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire.  Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane, associate Nate Warecki and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero are providing pro bono representation to these immigrants.

Justice Bus marks 10 Years of providing free legal counsel to California immigrants

NPR’s All Things Considered | August 29, 2017

Our Justice Bus pro bono project in Los Angeles was featured in an audio segment on “All Things Considered.”

Hop on the Justice Bus: Next stop? Citizenship

NPR | August 27, 2017

Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy, partner Justin Thompson and associate Jessica Walker are quoted in this article about the Los Angeles office’s pro bono work with OneJustice’s Justice Bus to help low-income immigrant Green Card holders seeking U.S. citizenship.

Even if you win, you might lose: Understanding the Trump administration’s increased scrutiny of H-1B employers

New Hampshire Business Review | July 07, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation associate Nate Warecki authored this column about the increased scrutiny of H-1B employers under the Trump administration.

Illegal immigrant cases on docket

The Boston Herald | May 30, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about the recent media blitz from the Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office publicizing its work with illegal immigration cases.

Immigration in esports: Do gamers count as athletes?

Forbes | May 18, 2017

Boston labor and employment counsel Courtney New contributed this article about how the U.S. immigration system’s lack of a definition for “athlete” in the P-1 visa category presents challenges for the booming esports industry.

Trump moves to limit visa program for tech workers

The Boston Globe | April 19, 2017

Boston immigration counsel Courtney New provides commentary on President Trump’s executive order relating to the H-1B visa program and its likely impact on the number of overseas workers coming to the U.S. for entry-level technical jobs.

  • Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2017 as a national Tier 1 leader for Employment Law—Management, Labor Law—Management, and Litigation—Labor & Employment
  • Employment attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in their fields by Chambers USA/Global
  • Ranked by Law360 as an Employment 100 firm
  • National and metropolitan honors from publications like Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and other directories and publications
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