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Immigration Law

Representing Employers in Employment-Based Immigration

At Cotney Construction Law, we practice in the areas of corporate immigration and family-based individual immigration. Our attorneys can help you navigate through complex rules and regulations involved in immigration law, whether you need to use visas to bring workers in from other countries or you need assistance in ensuring that you are complying with the current immigration laws in the United States. Cotney Construction Law attorneys can assist businesses and families with:

Regulatory Compliance/I-9 Audits
Assist employers with I-9 compliance, audits, investigations, and immigration consequences following corporate restructuring.

Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas
Prepare visa petitions/applications to work and study in the US: B-1 – Temporary Business Visitors, E-1/E-2 – Treaty Trader/Treaty Investors, E-3 – Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia, H-1B – Specialty Occupation, H-2B – Temporary/Seasonal workers, J-1 – Educational and Cultural Exchange, L-1A/L-1B – Intracompany Transferee Manager/Executive or Specialized Knowledge, L Blanket visa applications, O-1 – Individuals with Extraordinary Ability/Achievement, P-1/P3 – Internationally Recognized Athletes, Entertainment Groups or Culturally Unique Artists/Entertainers, Q – Cultural Exchange, R-1 – Religious Workers, and TN – NAFTA Professionals.

Employment-Based Permanent Residence
Provide counsel in obtaining US permanent residence through employment, working closely with Human Resources and Global Mobility Managers to develop and implement strategies for employees. Assist foreign nationals filing for permanent residency based on business investments. Prepare PERM labor certification applications with the US Department of Labor, immigrant visa petitions and applications for adjustment of status filed with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Assist with Immigrant Visa Processing at US Embassies/Consular posts, and legal representation at USCIS interviews.

Nonimmigrant Visas
Assist with B-1/B-2 visitor, E-2 investor, and F-1 student visa applications. Counsel on non-immigrant strategies for family members where permanent visas are backlogged. Assist in resolution of I-94 card errors in the Customs and Border Protection database following entry to the US.

Permanent Residency
Prepare visa petitions to secure US permanent residence through family based petitions, including sponsorship of relatives, K-1 fiance visas before marriage, and marriage petitions. Prepare applications for adjustment of status to permanent residency in the US and Immigrant Visa processing with consular posts overseas. Prepare filings for removal of conditions on permanent residence, green card replacement/renewal, and US re-entry permits to confirm permanent intent following extended periods of time outside the US.

Naturalization/Citizenship
Legal representation in connection with applications for US citizenship, and representation at USCIS interviews.

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