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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP - Immigration Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Powerful force in corporate immigration with the capacity to handle a range of highly complex matters, with substantial consular, auditing and compliance experience. Regularly advises multinational companies on their immigration programs and global mobility strategies, offering data analytics, management reporting and training services.

Strengths Interviewee praise the “high-caliber" team and its ability to "address the needs of clients locally and nationally.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner David Berry has a wide-ranging immigration practice, with experience in regulatory matters and advising on immigration issues arising in corporate transactions. One commentator reports: "He's terrific. He's a good lawyer and he also understands business. I have a great deal of respect for him."

Interviewees describe Lynden Melmed as "a great attorney" and note his strong abilities in regulatory compliance matters. His practice includes wider strengths in advising corporates on global immigration plans and regulatory investigations.

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP - Immigration Department

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What the team is known for Commanding and geographically extensive presence in the market, regularly called upon by some of the largest multinational corporations across the globe. Handles an array of business immigration services and is well placed to advise on compliance strategy and enforcement defense, as well as policy development and global immigration program management. Its broad client base includes companies in the financial services, manufacturing and hospitality industries.

Strengths One interviewee notes: "I have never worked with a firm as attentive as this. Their customer-centricity never fails to make us feel as though we’re their one and only client!"

Sources report: "The team has been great to work with. The attorneys and support team are creative, responsive and helped us achieve our goals. The work was stellar and the firm’s unique experience allowed them to counsel us on difficult issues."

Work highlights Continued to advise Fogo de Chao in litigation against the US government, in a dispute over intracompany transferee visa eligibility for a class of its employees.

Notable practitioners

Firm chairman Austin Fragomen draws from over five decades of experience in immigration matters, frequently advising an array of corporate clients on a broad range of business immigration-related issues. Interviewees describe him as "terrific," saying: "In the field of immigration, there's nobody with as much experience or insight."

Atlanta-based Daryl Buffenstein is a "well-respected" and "very well-regarded" immigration attorney, according to impressed interviewees. He offers a wealth of expertise in a broad array of business immigration matters, including notable experience in legislative work.

Bo Cooper counts a number of corporations, healthcare providers and educational institutions among his diverse client base. His practice encompasses immigration strategy and regulatory issues, including audits and investigations. He leads the firm's government strategies and compliance group.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Immigration Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service group providing high-quality advice on employment-based business immigration to clients in a number of sectors, including pharmaceuticals and technology. Renowned for its EB-5 immigrant investor program and for implementing strategic mobility systems for multinational corporations, alongside strengths in government audits and legislative representation. Offers wider capabilities in family-based immigration and US citizenship issues, with niche expertise in tax planning matters.

Strengths Clients say: "They are problem solvers. Their ability to find a solution among the red tape and administrative delays of immigration is incredible. They really do think of everything that might go wrong, this could be the smallest issue to the worst case scenario but they lay everything out on the table."

Interviewees report that "their customer service is outstanding" and praise the team as "prompt and courteous."

Work highlights Engaged by the City of Miami to advise on its application to become an EB-5 regional center for foreign investment under the USCIS immigrant investment visa program.

Acted for Silverstein Properties to raise EB-5 funds for its $930 million Four Seasons hotel and condo project in New York City.

Notable practitioners

Martha Schoonover impresses sources for "going above and beyond to help the client," with interviewees describing her as "client-focused" and praising her for "striving to provide good customer service." Her broad practice includes strengths in nonimmigrant visa applications, permanent residency matters, due diligence and US citizenship and naturalization issues.

The "highly respected" Laura Reiff earns acclaim among peers for her experience in lobbying and legislative matters, with interviewees commending her experience appearing before administrative and regulatory bodies. Sources describe her as "a thought leader," esteeming her as "one of the leading voices in EB-5 issues."

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP - Immigration Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Fields several standout individual attorneys to advise a diverse roster of clients, from international companies and healthcare organizations to private individuals. Provides the full spectrum of business immigration services, with impressive compliance and consular-related experience. Esteemed for its EB-5 capability and considerable O-1 visa expertise.

Strengths Interviewees label the firm as "phenomenal," adding that "the attorneys they have are excellent."

Notable practitioners

Ronald Klasko is hailed as “an authority in the field of immigration” by interviewees, who note his distinguished reputation in the market and his excellent track record in immigration matters. He offers a wealth of experience in EB-5 issues, acting for a diverse array of foreign investors, business owners and municipal clients.

William Stock comes highly recommended among peers as "a terrific practitioner," with sources recognizing his strengths in employment-based immigration petitions and residency matters. He acts for a range of employers and employees, including small businesses, multinationals, entrepreneurs and researchers.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Immigration Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service global firm with a well-known immigration practice, acting for a range of household names in sectors including technology, retail and financial services. Delivers high-end global business immigration services, together with employment, taxation and general corporate development advice. Noted for its US and non-US visa, PERM and compliance expertise.

Strengths One clients says: "They provide exceptional service to our company. They are a true partner with us and know our business and our people, which is important. They continuously exceed our expectations of service and advice and are very happy with our partnership."

Interviewees add that they receive "a very high level of customer service and they have an exceptional response time."

Work highlights Acted for Samsung Research America to draft a comprehensive immigration policy and to successfully obtain green cards for employees.

Advised Fujitsu and Fujitsu Microelectronics on the immigration consequences of recent corporate transactional work. The firm also advised on the impact of immigration reform on its global and domestic operations.

Notable practitioners

Clients regard Eleanor Pelta as "a wonderful resource" for immigration law advice, with interviewees describing her as "practical" and "extremely knowledgeable." She is called upon by an array of corporate clients to advise on transactional work and both individual and high-volume international staff transfers.

Eric Bord earns particular praise for being "extremely well-versed in the I-9 process," with interviewees valuing his "sound and well-sourced guidance" on immigration matters. He leads the firm's immigration compliance and risk management practice.

James Vázquez-Azpiri has a wide-ranging practice which includes strengths in labor certification issues, international staff transfers and the immigration aspects of M&A transactions. Clients say: "He has exceptional immigration knowledge and experience, superb customer service and he is genuinely concerned and thoughtful about our work."

About the Team (content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)

Global Scope. Morgan Lewis’s immigration practice helps multinational employers to manage the full range of business-related immigration and global mobility needs. We combine the personalized service and individual attention of a boutique immigration practice with the international resources of one of the world’s largest law firms. Our practice is tightly integrated with our elite global labor and employment practice—allowing us to provide our clients with cohesive advice on all of their international employment and immigration issues and needs. Our immigration team members are part of a multidisciplinary global workforce team that collaborates to provide integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning on all legal aspects of the global movement of personnel.

Global Focus. Our clients rely on our demonstrated ability to handle complex immigration matters regardless of jurisdiction. Beyond comprehensive, general business immigration services in the United States and the United Kingdom, we offer our corporate clients proficiency in several key immigration-related subspecialties—including non-US visas and work permits, foreign employment laws, British citizenship, taxation, compliance, personal immigration services, and the immigration consequences arising from corporate transactions. We offer experience in the immigration requirements and processes of more than 120 countries.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Immigration Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sizable group undertaking all aspects of business immigration for an impressive corporate client portfolio, calling upon a well-resourced team of immigration experts in major hubs across the USA. Recognized for its eminent compliance practice, comprising I-9 audits, work site raids and E-Verify expertise. Offers additional experience advising clients on global immigration policies, EB-5 issues and the immigration aspects of M&A transactions.

Strengths Sources reveal: "They treat us like we are their only client. They give us a lot of personal attention and really try to understand how our business is impacted by changes in the law."

One client adds: "They do a lot of things that go above and beyond the scope of the service. They have been really great partners."

Work highlights Represented Tom Cat Bakery before the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in a Form I-9 inspection, following the alleged use of suspect documents by certain employees.

Advised the government of Montgomery County, Maryland on sanctuary cities and funding for deportation defense in the wake of travel restrictions instituted by President Trump.

Notable practitioners

Fellow practitioners reveal that Angelo Paparelli is "considered as one of the stars in immigration law," with interviewees pointing out his skills as "an incredibly confident speaker" and his "very innovative" approach. He is particularly well versed in immigration issues arising out of M&A, alongside wider strengths in labor certification matters, consular issues, white-collar immigration and litigation.

About the Team (content provided by Seyfarth Shaw LLP)

For nearly twenty years, Seyfarth Shaw’s Business Immigration Group (BIG) has provided best-in-class legal services and portfolio management programs for a wide variety of US and global corporations, with workforces ranging from 10 foreign nationals to nearly 5,000 foreign nationals. We are well-versed in designing and building the necessary infrastructure (people, process and platform) for large or small program management needs, and in resolving nuanced and complicated immigration challenges that arise for companies with changing global mobility challenges.




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Duane Morris LLP - Immigration Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected immigration department offering expertise across the full spectrum of corporate immigration matters, as well as visa and deportation issues for individuals. Supports a broad roster of clients, including corporations, nonprofits, religious organizations and educational institutions. Offers additional strengths in immigration litigation and regulatory compliance.

Strengths Clients say: "They have a great team. They're very personable, hands-on and responsive."

Work highlights Continued to advise Nodal Exchange on a broad range of immigration issues, including H-1B cases, labor certification matters and green card applications.

Acted for Inova to handle a J-1 audit by the Department of State and assisted with I-9 compliance matters.

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Denyse Sabagh leads the firm's immigration practice, calling upon over 30 years of experience in the field to advise on areas including corporate immigration, consular processing and immigration issues arising out of criminal charges. Clients say: "There is no immigration question she can't answer. She really takes care of our company - we are a top priority for her. She is a true partner."

About the Team (content provided by Duane Morris LLP)

Duane Morris' Immigration Practice Group serves a diverse group of clients including multinational and Fortune 500 publicly-traded corporations, medium-sized privately-held companies, and smaller sized start-up ventures. Our attorneys have experience in a wide range of industries, including: information technology, biotechnology, security, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, market research, banking, shipping, healthcare, entertainment and food and beverage. In addition, we represent numerous universities, embassies, religious organizations, and other non-profit entities, as well as individuals, with immigration needs. We also handle immigration-related litigation and government compliance matters.

Range of Immigration Services

  • U.S. Non-Immigrant Visas
  • U.S. Immigrant Visas
  • Global Visas
  • Immigration and Training and Workshops
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Removal (Deportation) Counsel, Hearings, Waivers and Litigation
  • Special Immigration Services

Our worldwide immigration practice has attorneys throughout the U.S. ,including our California, Florida, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. offices, as well as local resources in our Singapore and London offices, and comprises lawyers and paralegals with long and varied experience that uniquely positions us to address our clients' immigration needs globally.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Immigration Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialist business immigration practice housed within a full-service firm, acting for a range of multinationals and major financial institutions. Offers extensive experience working with clients to tailor optimal workforce mobility strategies, alongside wider expertise advising on the immigration aspects of corporate restructurings.

Notable practitioners

Practice cochair Theodore Ruthizer is a highly regarded immigration attorney, calling upon considerable strengths in strategic workforce planning, staff transfers and regulatory enforcement. Fellow practitioners label him "a good strategic thinker" and "a pretty astounding attorney."

Mark Koestler enjoys a solid reputation for his knowledge of complex immigration laws and policies, with expertise in workforce mobility issues, M&A and employment verification programs. His clients include companies in the insurance, advertising and financial services sectors. He cochairs the firm's business immigration practice.

About the Team (content provided by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP)

With the globalization of the United States economy, companies have an increasing need to bring talented foreign national executives, managers and professionals to the United States. But these needs are often challenged by restrictive immigration laws and policies. As a result, the field of business immigration law has taken on increasing importance. Our internationally recognized Business Immigration Group meets the requirements of leading companies and other organizations operating in the United States, particularly multinational companies with locations throughout the world.

We represent corporate clients in all phases of the hiring and transfer of foreign nationals -- executives, managers, professionals, investors and performing artists--to the United States. We also represent individuals who, because of their extraordinary ability in their fields or because of their substantial investments in the United States, do not require corporate sponsorship to immigrate.

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Mayer Brown LLP - Immigration Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly capable team offering guidance on all aspects of business immigration, including compliance and audits, as well as visa and residency issues. Advises major corporations, startups and high net worth individuals, offering clients the advantage of the firm's wide global network and technology-based tracking system.

Strengths One client reveals: "They are an extension of our team. The advice is practical and they understand our brand."

Sources commend the firm's "great expertise" and its "real commitment to quality and client service."

Work highlights Assisted Mead Johnson Nutrition in a range of immigration matters, including visa filings, compliance issues and the development of an end-to-end US immigration program.

Acted for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce to manage its portfolio of visas, advise on audits and assist with international business travel.

Notable practitioners

The “very well-regardedPaul Virtue leverages over three decades of experience in immigration law to advise corporate clients on a wide range of of compliance and risk management matters, alongside niche expertise in defending enforcement in emerging economies such as India, the Middle East and Eurasia. His standing in the market is considerably enhanced by his prior role serving as general counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Elizabeth Espín Stern heads the firm's global mobility and migration practice, garnering accolades among clients for her "very creative" approach and for being "very measured in times of uncertainty." Her broad immigration practice includes advising on employee transfer programs, work permit issues and compliance matters.

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Proskauer Rose LLP - Immigration Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prominent firm handling complex employment-based immigration cases and compliance issues for a number of well-known organizations, spanning the entertainment, financial services and technology industries. Proficient in advising clients on corporate immigration plans, regulatory compliance issues and immigration arising out of M&A work.

Strengths Commentators praise this "very helpful" and "very respected" team for "doing a terrific job for clients."

Notable practitioners

David Grunblatt is labeled "a top lawyer in the field" by fellow practitioners, who note his "terrific reputation" in immigration matters. He advises corporate clients on a full range of immigration law work, including record-keeping programs, regulatory compliance and issues arising from mergers and corporate restructures.

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Senior Statesperson

Margaret A Catillaz

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Margaret Catillaz of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a veteran immigration law practitioner, with clients benefiting from her deep experience in employment visa issues, regulatory compliance and corporate transactional work. Her clients include a range of major businesses, healthcare institutions and educational organizations.

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Senior Statesperson

Foster LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Foster serves as chairman of immigration boutique Foster LLP. He is a seasoned expert in immigration law, with a distinguished reputation for his track record in advisory and disputes work.

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Senior Statesperson

Quan Law Group, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gordon Quan is a highly respected immigration practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the field. He is based in the Houston offices of Quan Law Group, PLLC.

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Eminent Practitioner

Austin T Fragomen Jr

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Firm chairman Austin Fragomen draws from over five decades of experience in immigration matters, frequently advising an array of corporate clients on a broad range of business immigration-related issues. Interviewees describe him as "terrific," saying: "In the field of immigration, there's nobody with as much experience or insight."

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Star Individuals

Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt

From the Chambers USA guide

Ira Kurzban of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt is hailed as an "absolute star" in immigration law, with sources highlighting his tremendous expertise in litigation matters. He offers wider strengths in civil rights law, human rights issues and employment discrimination.

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Daryl Buffenstein

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Atlanta-based Daryl Buffenstein is a "well-respected" and "very well-regarded" immigration attorney, according to impressed interviewees. He offers a wealth of expertise in a broad array of business immigration matters, including notable experience in legislative work.

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Grunblatt is labeled "a top lawyer in the field" by fellow practitioners, who note his "terrific reputation" in immigration matters. He advises corporate clients on a full range of immigration law work, including record-keeping programs, regulatory compliance and issues arising from mergers and corporate restructures.

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Klasko is hailed as “an authority in the field of immigration” by interviewees, who note his distinguished reputation in the market and his excellent track record in immigration matters. He offers a wealth of experience in EB-5 issues, acting for a diverse array of foreign investors, business owners and municipal clients.

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Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Cyrus Mehta is the founding partner of Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC and has attained a stellar reputation for his expertise in business and family immigration matters, naturalization issues and asylum claims. Fellow practitioners recommend him as "one of the brightest immigration lawyers in the country," describing him as "a creative thinker in immigration law."

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Fellow practitioners reveal that Angelo Paparelli is "considered as one of the stars in immigration law," with interviewees pointing out his skills as "an incredibly confident speaker" and his "very innovative" approach. He is particularly well versed in immigration issues arising out of M&A, alongside wider strengths in labor certification matters, consular issues, white-collar immigration and litigation.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients regard Eleanor Pelta as "a wonderful resource" for immigration law advice, with interviewees describing her as "practical" and "extremely knowledgeable." She is called upon by an array of corporate clients to advise on transactional work and both individual and high-volume international staff transfers.

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Duane Morris LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Denyse Sabagh leads the firm's immigration practice, calling upon over 30 years of experience in the field to advise on areas including corporate immigration, consular processing and immigration issues arising out of criminal charges. Clients say: "There is no immigration question she can't answer. She really takes care of our company - we are a top priority for her. She is a true partner."

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Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Stock comes highly recommended among peers as "a terrific practitioner," with sources recognizing his strengths in employment-based immigration petitions and residency matters. He acts for a range of employers and employees, including small businesses, multinationals, entrepreneurs and researchers.

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The “very well-regardedPaul Virtue leverages over three decades of experience in immigration law to advise corporate clients on a wide range of of compliance and risk management matters, alongside niche expertise in defending enforcement in emerging economies such as India, the Middle East and Eurasia. His standing in the market is considerably enhanced by his prior role serving as general counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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Kathleen Campbell Walker

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathleen Campbell Walker of Dickinson Wright PLLC is hailed as a "powerhouse lawyer" in immigration work, with fellow practitioners describing her as "absolutely brilliant." Her "very highly respected" practice incorporates a wide range of business and family immigration matters, alongside deep expertise in consular issues, audits and enforcement work.

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Stephen W Yale-Loehr

Miller Mayer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Yale-Loehr of Miller Mayer LLP is praised as "a recognized leader in EB-5 issues," with sources describing him as "a lead expert" and "as knowledgeable as anyone" in immigration law. He advises a range of individuals and business clients on professional and family-based immigration matters.

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Susan Cohen chairs the immigration practice of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC and offers strengths in I-9 issues, E-Verify compliance and wider visa, residency and naturalization matters. Clients say: "She's fantastic. She's always available and at the top of her game. She makes things happen and she makes you feel important."

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Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bo Cooper counts a number of corporations, healthcare providers and educational institutions among his diverse client base. His practice encompasses immigration strategy and regulatory issues, including audits and investigations. He leads the firm's government strategies and compliance group.

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Tammy Fox-Isicoff

Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Tammy Fox-Isicoff of Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff PA has a broad immigration practice, with notable strengths in advisory work and litigation. Interviewees describe her as "very energetic and smart."

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Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez

From the Chambers USA guide

Josie Gonzalez of Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez is labeled as "one of the top lawyers in the country in terms of defending employers in I-9 litigation." Clients call upon her deep expertise in disputes work, with her experience in the area significantly bolstered by prior roles serving as a public defender and in criminal defense roles.

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Hammond Young Immigration Law, LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Denise Hammond of Hammond Young Immigration Law, LLC is acclaimed among peers for her "extraordinary abilities" in the field, with clients benefiting from her 30 years of experience in business immigration work. One client says: "She really takes personal interest in your story and gives a lot of support and help on a friendly basis. She's always happy to answer your questions and really puts you at ease."

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Band 2

Kuck Baxter Immigration

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Kuck is managing partner of Georgia-based immigration boutique Kuck Baxter Immigration. He regularly acts for employers and employees on a wide range of corporate immigration matters, including visas, labor certifications and US citizenship issues. He offers considerable expertise in litigation, having argued numerous times before the immigration courts.

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Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sharon Mehlman of Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman, LLP is a "very knowledgeable and respected" immigration practitioner, according to peers. Clients call upon her expertise in a full range of immigration law work, including establishing corporate immigration plans, regulatory issues and the recruitment of foreign nationals.

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Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

New York-based Deborah Notkin of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP is a "strong practitioner" who has a "prolific and well-respected" international immigration practice, according to peers. She focuses on corporate immigration issues, drawing from over 30 years of experience in the industry.

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Theodore Ruthizer

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Practice cochair Theodore Ruthizer is a highly regarded immigration attorney, calling upon considerable strengths in strategic workforce planning, staff transfers and regulatory enforcement. Fellow practitioners label him "a good strategic thinker" and "a pretty astounding attorney."

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Martha J Schoonover

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martha Schoonover impresses sources for "going above and beyond to help the client," with interviewees describing her as "client-focused" and praising her for "striving to provide good customer service." Her broad practice includes strengths in nonimmigrant visa applications, permanent residency matters, due diligence and US citizenship and naturalization issues.

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The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Carl Shusterman advises clients on a full range of corporate immigration matters. He benefits from over 40 years of experience in the field, including a prior role serving as a trial lawyer in the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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Siskind Susser, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "extremely well-regarded" Gregory Siskind has long-standing expertise in a broad spectrum of immigration law work. He is based in the Memphis, Tennessee offices of Siskind Susser, PC.

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Bernard Wolfsdorf

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Bernard Wolfsdorf is managing partner of immigration boutique Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP. He offers particular strengths in EB-5 investment visas and wider corporate investigation matters.

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Zulkie Partners LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources report that Paul Zulkie of Zulkie Partners LLC has a "terrific reputation" in the market. He specializes in business immigration matters and wider corporate law.

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Fredrikson & Byron PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Aronson of Fredrikson & Byron PA offers niche expertise advising international physicians, IT professionals and academic institutions on employment-based immigration matters. Sources commend his expertise in the healthcare field, saying: "He is one of the top lawyers in doctors' immigration" matters.

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Band 3

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alexis Axelrad of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP is proficient in a broad range of corporate immigration work. Fellow practitioners describe her as "knowledgeable" and "very well regarded."

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Band 3

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner David Berry has a wide-ranging immigration practice, with experience in regulatory matters and advising on immigration issues arising in corporate transactions. One commentator reports: "He's terrific. He's a good lawyer and he also understands business. I have a great deal of respect for him."

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Bord earns particular praise for being "extremely well-versed in the I-9 process," with interviewees valuing his "sound and well-sourced guidance" on immigration matters. He leads the firm's immigration compliance and risk management practice.

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Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ted Chiappari of Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP advises individuals and businesses on issues including work permits, permanent residency and citizenship matters. He offers additional expertise in tax issues arising out of staff transfers.

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The Law Office of Cheryl R. David

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Cheryl David is described as "one of the country's leading experts in deportation and removal law." Her wider practice includes strengths in immigration and naturalization matters for both family and business clients.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Koestler enjoys a solid reputation for his knowledge of complex immigration laws and policies, with expertise in workforce mobility issues, M&A and employment verification programs. His clients include companies in the insurance, advertising and financial services sectors. He cochairs the firm's business immigration practice.

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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees describe Lynden Melmed as "a great attorney" and note his strong abilities in regulatory compliance matters. His practice includes wider strengths in advising corporates on global immigration plans and regulatory investigations.

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Pryor Cashman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Avram Morell of Pryor Cashman LLP receives plaudits for his "extremely strong" immigration practice, with fellow practitioners describing him as "very well regarded" in the field. His clients include domestic and multinational corporates, startups and professionals.

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The Law Offices of Thomas Moseley

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Thomas Moseley is held in high regard for his skills as an immigration litigator. His practice includes broad strengths in removal defense and naturalization law.

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Clark Hill PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Nowlan is based in the Detroit offices of Clark Hill PLC, offering expertise in corporate and family immigration matters to a range of major corporates, religious institutions, entrepreneurs and wider professionals. One commentator reports: "He's been great to work with. He is very good at providing an overall strategic response and balancing that with our business needs."

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Jackson Lewis P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Amy Peck is based in the Omaha offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. and cochairs the firm's immigration practice. She focuses on a wide range business immigration and worksite compliance matters.

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Pivec & Associates PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Pivec of Pivec & Associates PLLC concentrates her practice on immigration compliance and aiding employers facing immigration enforcement investigations. She earns impressive praise from market sources for her abilities in litigation.

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Laura Foote Reiff

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "highly respected" Laura Reiff earns acclaim among peers for her experience in lobbying and legislative matters, with interviewees commending her experience appearing before administrative and regulatory bodies. Sources describe her as "a thought leader," esteeming her as "one of the leading voices in EB-5 issues."

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The Seltzer Firm, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Suzanne Seltzer of The Seltzer Firm, PLLC demonstrates considerable strengths in visa issues, with notable experience in areas including EB-1A, EB-1B and EB2 petitions. She offers particular expertise acting for research organizations and academic institutions.

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Elizabeth Espín Stern

Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Elizabeth Espín Stern heads the firm's global mobility and migration practice, garnering accolades among clients for her "very creative" approach and for being "very measured in times of uncertainty." Her broad immigration practice includes advising on employee transfer programs, work permit issues and compliance matters.

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Stump & Associates

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Stump of Stump & Associates focuses on family and corporate immigration matters, alongside experience in deportation issues. Fellow practitioners describe him as "really bright and really accomplished."

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Sarah Lea Tobocman

Gunster

From the Chambers USA guide

Sarah Lea Tobocman of Gunster garners accolades for her "very thorough and clear" advice, with sources commending her ability to "explain things very well." Her clients include a range of public and private companies, who call upon her solid expertise in compliance, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions and the development of corporate immigration strategies.

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A James Vázquez-Azpiri

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Vázquez-Azpiri has a wide-ranging practice which includes strengths in labor certification issues, international staff transfers and the immigration aspects of M&A transactions. Clients say: "He has exceptional immigration knowledge and experience, superb customer service and he is genuinely concerned and thoughtful about our work."

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Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Wada is senior counsel to Tafapolsky Smith Mehlman, LLP and calls upon a considerable amount of industry expertise to advise clients on a broad range of immigration and residency issues. Fellow practitioners cite his "national reputation in labor certifications" as a key area of strength.

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Palma Yanni PC Attorney at Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Palma Yanni is a Washington, DC-based sole practitioner with considerable expertise in business and family-based immigration, with particular skills acting for healthcare and research professionals. Interviewees describe her as "a terrific lawyer."

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