Business Immigration


Honigman's Business Immigration practice group provides a full range of legal services to national and international companies throughout the United States.

In our increasingly global economy, acquiring and retaining multinational talent is essential for companies to maintain a competitive advantage. Honigman's business immigration lawyers are highly skilled in assisting companies with managing the complex and evolving immigration process of obtaining temporary and permanent work authorization in the U.S. A hallmark of our practice is creating an integrated immigration process for organizations with a multinational workforce. We take a unified view of the overall goals of an organization and coordinate immigration services with the strategic priorities of the client.

Our attorneys serve as immigration counsel for major publicly traded and many privately held companies. Among our many clients are a Fortune 500 international biotechnology company and an international robotics industry leader. We serve as immigration counsel to numerous automotive suppliers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, high-technology companies, international nonprofits, and consulting firms.

Honigman's business immigration lawyers provide comprehensive assistance to enable our clients to achieve world-class immigration compliance programs. They are active members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and keep abreast of the rapidly changing area of immigration law, which can significantly impact how our clients operate their businesses. We use advanced immigration software and record-keeping technology to provide our clients with the highest-quality work product and timely case status updates.

Our services include:
  • Counseling employers on business immigration laws and regulations
  • First employment-based preference immigrant petitions for multinational managers/executives, outstanding researchers, and extraordinary-ability aliens
  • Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certification
  • Immigrant petitions based on second and third employment-based preferences
  • Adjustment of status and consulate visa processing
  • Reentry Permits, Advance Parole, and Employment Authorization
  • Intracompany transferee L-1A and L-1B individual and blanket petitions
  • Professional employee H-1B petitions and Labor Condition Application compliance
  • E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor petitions and consulate registrations
  • O-1 alien of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, and business petitions
  • J-1 foreign residence requirement waivers
  • TN status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Representation at the Detroit border to obtain work authorization for Canadian employees to work in the U.S.
  • Temporary entry into Canada and Mexico under NAFTA
  • Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, audits, policies, and training
  • Evaluating and recommending electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify vendors 
  • Counseling companies on the impact of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate reorganizations on immigration matters

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