Arent Fox’s immigration practice regularly deals with issues relating to obtaining authorization to live and work in the United States through immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. In our service as outside counsel to a broad range of multinational clients, we provide comprehensive immigration and consular law services. We provide advice and representation on questions related to United States immigration and nationality law and procedure, assist clients in implementing IRCA or I-9 compliance programs, conduct due diligence audits in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and provide foreign visa assistance.
We also provide visa services for key personnel, with particular experience in facilitating the transfer or hire of temporary international personnel on E-1/E-2 treaty trader/investor visas; L-1 intra-company transferee visas, including USCIS-approved blanket L visa programs; H-1B specialty occupation or professional worker visas; O and P visas for accomplished artists and entertainers, scientists, scholars, business persons, and athletes; and TN visa status for Canadian and Mexican professionals qualifying under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
We have extensive experience in assisting clients through the processes for permanently hiring key international personnel (legal permanent residency), including multinational managers/executives, persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors or researchers, and skilled, professional or unskilled workers. We frequently counsel clients on the EB-5 program for immigrant investors, from the perspectives of the investor, the regional center, and/or the project. Language capabilities of the team include Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.