Rivkin Radler represents corporations, individuals, religious institutions, and investors in a variety of immigration matters. We represent corporate clients seeking temporary immigration status for their executive, managerial and professional employees through nonimmigrant visas, such as H-1B and E-3 visas for highly skilled workers in specialty occupations; L visas for intra-company transferees engaged in managerial or executive employment or with specialized knowledge; O visas for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability; P visas for entertainers, musicians, 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 and applications for permanent residency for corporate clients seeking to sponsor employees for employment-based permanent residence under the employment-based first, second and third preference categories.
In this context, Rivkin Radler brings immigration experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including insurance carriers, staffing companies, symphony orchestras, medical device developers, manufacturers, engineering companies, technology providers and financial services companies.
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 option:
- E visas for treaty traders and investors, pursuant to bilateral trade agreements
- L-1A visas for executives seeking an intra-company transfer
- 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 objectives 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 represent religious institutions seeking to hire religious workers under and R-1 visa. We also help religious institutions sponsor religious workers for lawful permanent residency in the EB-4 category.
We 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.