Rivkin Radler represents corporate and personal clients in a variety of business immigration matters. We represent corporate clients seeking temporary immigration status for their executive, managerial and professional employees through nonimmigrant visas, such as H-1B visas for highly skilled workers in specialty occupations, L visas for intra-company transfers engaged in specialized employment, O visas for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability, E visas for treaty traders and investors, P visas for entertainers and athletes, and TN visas for highly skilled Mexican and Canadian professionals. We also prepare applications for permanent residency and labor certifications through the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) system for corporate clients seeking to sponsor employees for employment-based permanent residence.
Working together with our Employment & Labor Practice Group, we advise corporate clients on compliance with E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. We perform comprehensive audits to ensure I-9 compliance and avoid discrimination lawsuits.
Investors depend on our strategic advice about available immigration options. Due to the many options available to investors, we describe the risks and opportunities associated with each, which includes:
- E visas for treaty traders and investors, pursuant to bilateral trade agreements
- Lawful permanent residence through the EB-5 program for investors
- Lawful permanent residence through the EB-1 program for executives
- Lawful permanent residence through the EB-2 program with national interest waiver
This advice equips investors to make business decisions that align with their personal and business objective for the short, medium, and long term. After providing the necessary strategic advice, we craft the strongest possible applications by leveraging our experience, legal judgment, and legal analysis of the statutes, regulations, and administrative appeals decisions.
We also represent individuals seeking permanent residency (also known as a “green card”) through consular processing and adjustment of status. Individuals hire us to provide high-end, personalized legal services related to the sponsorship of spouses, fiancées, siblings, children, or parents. In addition to preparing the strongest possible applications, we provide first-class customer service, giving clients peace of mind during the intense, emotional experience of sponsoring a close family member.