Summary

Navigating immigration laws has never been more challenging as businesses compete in an increasingly global marketplace. Today’s ever-changing and complex immigration regulations and policies can threaten your ability to find the right talent to help your business thrive. You need sophisticated immigration counsel who understands your business objectives and the intricacies of these regulations. Hahn Loeser can help.

At Hahn Loeser, the attorneys in our Immigration Law Practice Group have the breadth and depth of experience needed to navigate this complex area of law and help our clients achieve the most favorable outcomes possible.

We represent multinational corporations; Fortune 500 companies, healthcare and research organizations; nonprofits, universities, academic institutions; professional service firms, technology firms, start-ups, entrepreneurial investors, as well as individuals in a full range of immigration-related services. With years of experience handling complex immigration matters, Hahn Loeser is able to understand the nuances of immigration regulation and educate clients on their rights and obligations. We are skilled in building personalized solutions and strategies to meet our clients’ goals.

Nonimmigrant Business Visas

We advise employers in obtaining the business and work visas necessary to temporarily or permanently employ foreign nationals in the United States. Further, we help foreign investors select the best type of visa for their needs.

We assist employers in securing foreign national talent using a variety of work visas, including:

  • E-1: Treaty Traders
  • E-2: Treaty Investors
  • H-1B: Specialty Occupation Individuals
  • H-2A and B: Temporary Guest Workers (Agricultural and Non-Agricultural)
  • L-1A and B: Intracompany Transferees
  • O-1: Individuals of Extraordinary Ability
  • P-1: Professionals Athletes and Entertainers
  • R-1: Religious Workers
  • TN: North American Free Trade Agreement Treaty (NAFTA) Visas
 

Other Nonimmigrant Visas

Our immigration attorneys also have experience assisting clients obtain non-employment visas under a wide range of classifications, including:

  • B-1: Business Visitors
  • B-2: Visitors for Pleasure
  • F-1: Students
  • H-3: Trainees
  • J-1/M: Exchange Visitors
  • K-1 and K-3: Fiancé(e)s
  • Q: Exchange Visitor
 

Permanent Residency

We advise and represent businesses and individuals in obtaining lawful permanent resident (“green card”) status in the United States through employment or family relationships, including marriage to a United States citizen or a lawful permanent resident. We assist aliens who qualify under nearly every immigrant category, such as EB-1 for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers or Professors and Multinational Executive Transferees; EB-2 for Exceptional or Advance Degreed Aliens, or whose work is in the national interest; and EB-3 professional and skilled worker aliens.

We also assist United States citizens and lawful permanent residents in petitioning for loved ones (children, parents, fiancés and spouses) to join them in the U.S.

In addition, we help clients with the following immigration matters:

  • Naturalization:We advise and represent lawful permanent resident aliens throughout the process of becoming naturalized citizens of the United States.
  • EB-5 Employment Creation Investors: We assist foreign nationals wishing to invest either directly in a new enterprise or through qualified economic Regional Centers to qualify for lawful permanent residence.
  • Consular Processing: Obtaining benefits (visas) at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad has become more difficult and we are able to assist our clients in these matters.
 

Employer Compliance Matters

We have substantial experience helping businesses create, implement and maintain the necessary immigration-related compliance practices. Such practices are required of all employers irrespective of whether or not foreign nationals are part of the employer’s workforce. We have expertise defending businesses during I-9 audits by government authorities and helping companies conduct self-initiated internal I-9 audits to avoid compliance problems.

On behalf of employers and employees, we work with numerous government agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of State (DOJ) on a broad range of immigration matters.

For clients wishing to send employees abroad, we can advise you on the best course of action or, using our contacts with immigration experts across the globe, we can introduce you to trusted foreign counsel in whatever jurisdiction you wish to be doing business.