Immigration

  • Holland & Knight's Immigration, Nationality and Consular Team provides highly experienced, proactive counsel on all types of business immigration law and many family matters.
  • Our team represents multinational corporations, foreign and domestic companies, start-up businesses and individuals.
  • Our lawyers prepare and file a variety of pertinent immigration documents for clients and remain actively involved in every step of the adjudication process.

Immigration, nationality and consular laws are well known for their complexity, and for being subject to policy and regulatory changes. As a result, it can be difficult for both companies and individuals to take effective action in important matters relating to these areas of the law.

Highly Experienced Representation

You can be assured of highly experienced, proactive counsel on all types of business immigration law and many family matters, including formulation of migratory strategies, preparing and filing applications and representation of clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Departments of State and Labor, and representation at U.S. Consulates throughout the world.

Our immigration attorneys and practitioners serve the needs of clients ranging from large multinational corporations to start-up companies and individual clients. We represent both foreign and domestic corporate clients, including well-known entertainers and athletes, entrepreneurs, professionals, persons who possess extraordinary ability, investors, and those looking to be united with family members in the U.S. In addition to helping clients obtain visas for their employees (or themselves), we advise businesses on compliance with employment eligibility verification procedures and visa-related aspects of corporate transactions.

Areas of Expertise

  • determination of most appropriate visa category and strategy (long-term and short-term)
  • B-1 (Business Visitor) visas and strategy
  • treaty trader and treaty investor (E-1 and E-2) visas and professional worker (E-3) visas for Australians
  • professional temporary worker (H-1B) visas
  • trainee (H-3) visas
  • individual (L-1A and L-1B) and blanket intracompany transferee visas
  • extraordinary ability worker (O-1 and P-1) visas
  • TN visas under NAFTA
  • permanent residency (green cards) based upon employment including labor certification (PERM) and exceptions
  • permanent residency (green cards) based upon family relationships
  • employment eligibility verification (Form I-9)
  • naturalization

Goal-Oriented

In immigration, nationality and consular law matters, you need representation that does not end once documents are filed. Our team will remain actively involved in every step of the adjudication of each immigration document we file on your behalf, and we will put our many years of experience to work toward achieving the desired goal.

A Legal Team Immersed in Immigration

Bringing your matter to Holland & Knight means working with a legal team that keeps close track of the latest developments in immigration and nationality laws, and related employment law. Being vigilant about tracking changes that could affect you and participating in liaison activities with relevant government agencies are other ways that we are focused on your success. In addition, our immigration attorneys frequently lecture about this area of the law and are active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).