Today’s ever-changing immigration laws can threaten your ability to find the right talent to help your business thrive. Hahn Loeser can help, by providing deeply experienced counsel who understand your business objectives and have a long and successful track record of helping clients navigate complex immigration regulations.
The attorneys in Hahn Loeser’s Immigration Law Practice Group 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.
Our team understands the nuances of immigration regulation and educates clients on their rights and obligations. We are skilled in building personalized solutions and strategies to meet our clients’ goals.
Hahn Loeser's Immigration Practice Group provides services relating to
- Nonimmigrant Business Visas
- Other Nonimmigrant Visas
- Permanent Residency
- Employer Compliance Matters
Nonimmigrant Business Visas
We advise U.S. employers in obtaining the business and work visas necessary to temporarily or permanently employ foreign nationals. Further, we help foreign investors select the best type of visa for their needs.
The Hahn Loeser team assists 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 extensive 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
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 clients 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 citizens and lawful permanent residents in petitioning for loved ones (children, parents, fiancés and spouses) to join them in the United States.
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
All employers must adhere to immigration-related regulations, whether they employ foreign nationals or not. We have substantial experience helping businesses create, implement and maintain the necessary immigration-related compliance practices. Our attorneys are also expert at 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.
We also can advise you on the best course of action when sending employees abroad. Using our contacts with immigration experts across the globe, we can introduce you to trusted foreign counsel in whatever jurisdiction you wish to do business.