For our many multinational clients, nothing can be more important than having their greatest asset—human capital—authorized to work in the U.S. when needed. Business immigration law is not, however, commodity-level work. It is, in fact, highly technical and requires sophisticated counsel. Recognized by Chambers USA as a “premier business immigration team,” Honigman’s Business Immigration practice group is a highly sophisticated and effective business immigration practice that provides far greater value than low-cost service providers.

Through a dedicated team of highly experienced Business Immigration lawyers and paralegals, each of whom practices exclusively in the area of business immigration law, Honigman provides unparalleled counsel to businesses operating on a global stage. Clients say, "Honigman is extremely proactive and deals with complex matters very professionally. The attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and professional," "There is no lapse in service or in expertise. Every member is part of the team and each has the capability and acumen to provide us uninterrupted, high-level service," and that "The team is very attentive and available to answer any questions and concern. The lawyers provide precise advice and directions." (Chambers USA) We distinguish ourselves by getting it right the first time and providing the highest-quality service available. That is our value proposition to our clients.

Our services include:

Our Business Immigration attorneys have substantial experience meeting the specific immigration needs of national and international companies in the following areas:

  • Counseling employers on immigration laws and regulations
  • Form I-9 compliance, internal audits and Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits, training, policies, and electronic vendors
  • E-Verify participation and compliance
  • First employment-based preference immigrant petitions for multinational managers/executives, outstanding researchers, and aliens of extraordinary-ability
  • PERM Labor Certification
  • Immigrant petitions based on the second and third employment-based preference categories
  • Adjustment of status, consulate visa processing, and commuter green card counseling
  • Reentry permits, advance parole and employment authorization
  • Intracompany transferee L-1A and L-1B individual and blanket petitions
  • H-1B and E-3 petitions and Labor Condition Application compliance
  • E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor petitions and consulate registration
  • O-1 visas for aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, and business petitions
  • J-1 foreign residence requirement waivers
  • TN status under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Honigman’s Business Immigration attorneys utilize the services of the American Immigration Lawyers Association to keep abreast of the rapidly changing area of immigration law, changes which often have a significant impact on how our clients operate their businesses. Our Business Immigration practice group members work as a team to ensure that client questions are addressed and work is completed in a timely and efficient manner. We are committed to providing world-class, timely, cost-effective, value-added services to our clients and being responsive to their needs.

Our attorneys understand that clients require answers to their questions as soon as possible and make themselves available to answer those questions, whenever they might arise. Specifically, they answer their own telephones and respond to emails and voicemails as quickly as possible, including during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Honigman also utilizes the latest technology options available to provide world-class immigration legal services. Honigman’s Business Immigration attorneys utilize AILA InfoNet and other media publications, webinars, and conferences to remain informed about changes in business immigration law practices and procedures. The firm subscribes to AILALink, which allows our immigration practice group members to perform research on multiple reference publications through one convenient source. Our attorneys and paralegals use the immigration case management system INSZoom to draft and store all immigration forms.

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