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Immigration and Foreign Investments

Growth and opportunity are driving factors behind today’s global landscape. The prevalence of crossing borders to gain a competitive edge, sustain profitability, or realize personal goals has resulted in a critical need for immigration counsel. Whether it is a multinational corporation, a start-up company, or an individual seeking a successful, rewarding career, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr recognizes the unique prospects offered in the U.S. and abroad and provides comprehensive immigration services for professionals, entrepreneurs and investors.

Our attorneys understand the legal, political and business context in which immigration concerns arise. We work closely with businesses and individuals as they contend with complex regulations, evolving statutes and legislation and increased government scrutiny. The Immigration Practice attorneys apply their years of experience to analyze and resolve immigration-related issues, while remaining mindful of emerging developments that may affect a client’s interests.

Our reputation is based on more than the thousands of cases we have handled. Our counsel and perspective are sought after by legal peers, educational institutions and community organizations. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr has multi-lingual attorneys that are fluent in multiple languages.

Our Employer-Based Immigration Services 

Corporate Compliance

Under the watchful eye of the U.S. government, businesses must take appropriate measures to ensure proper employee authorization and verification. Establishing the suitable internal checks and balances is time-sensitive, and if not done properly, can expose businesses to substantial liability. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr works to protect its corporate clients by reviewing I-9 forms, preparing the necessary documents for any audits and developing an effective strategy to comply with all worksite enforcement actions. In addition, we provide employers legal guidance on anti-discrimination provisions contained in the I-9 compliance regulations.

In addition, our Immigration attorneys assist clients in drafting PERM labor certification applications, which require a higher level of involvement from employers and well-supported applications. Clients benefit from our particular insight into the complex recruitment and filing procedures implemented by the PERM Labor Certification system.

We are also sensitive to the immigration issues related to transactional matters and help clients work through the ramifications of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Non-Immigrant Visas

For those employers seeking worker status for a specific period of time and purpose, our lawyers provide support and instruction in the following categories:

  • Intra-company transfers and multi-national workers (L-1A and L-1B)
  • Professional workers (H-1B)
  • Traders & investors (E-1 and E-2)
  • Consular processing

Immigrant Visas

These types of visas are designated for foreign nationals seeking to live and work in the U.S. for an indefinite period of time based on a pending job offer from a U.S. employer or their qualifications. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr assists foreign nationals with processing applications and substantiating qualifications to help clients achieve legal status for any of the following visas:

  • Extraordinary ability aliens (EB-1)
  • Multi-national executives and managers
  • EB-5 investors 
  • PERM labor certification

EB-5 Regional Centers

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr represents real estate developers, venture capitalists, and investors in serving as corporate, securities counsel for multi-faceted industries in applications for regional center designations with USCIS and in EB-5 offerings.

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