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Immigration
OVERVIEW

Maynard Cooper’s immigration practice group represents domestic and international business entities, organizations, and individuals seeking practical solutions to complex immigration matters. We help our clients obtain non-immigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) visas, provide outbound immigration services for employers who require work authorization for their employees abroad, and assist businesses with immigration-employment compliance under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. We also advise high-net worth individuals, investors and entrepreneurs, developers, and regional centers regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. We provide a full-range of immigration services to clients across many industries, including technology, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education, government contracting, and research and development. Representative immigration services include:

  • Business and tourism visas, including travel under the Visa Waiver Program
  • Temporary employment-based visas, including treaty traders and investors (E), specialty occupations (H-1B), temporary workers (H-2), intra-company transferees (L), persons with extraordinary ability (O), and Canadian and Mexican professionals under NAFTA (TN)
  • Study and exchange-based visas under the F, M and J categories
  • Internal I-9 audits and consulting, including establishing I-9 compliance policies and procedures
  • Internal H-2B audits, compliance and consulting
  • Representation in government audits, investigations and inquiries conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Labor (DOL), and/or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Permanent employment-based immigration for priority workers (EB-1), persons with advanced degrees (EB-2), professional and skilled workers (EB-3), religious workers and special immigrants (EB-4), and investors (EB-5)
  • Permanent family-based immigration for spouses, fiancés, children, parents, and siblings of U.S. citizens and/or lawful permanent residents
  • Consular legal services at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad
  • Outbound immigration services for employers and government contractors with employees abroad
  • U.S. citizenship and naturalization procedures
October 15, 2019
Maynard Cooper & Gale Expands Footprint to Nashville

National law firm opens tenth office with the addition of Nashville-based McKenzie Laird Ottinger + Leach Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) has expanded its national footprint to Tennessee with the opening of a Nashville office and the addition of…

October 11, 2019
LAUREN DEMOSS AND LELAND MURPHREE NAMED “RISING STARS OF LAW”

Maynard Cooper’s Lauren DeMoss and Leland Murphree were named “Rising Stars of Law” by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) for 2019. The list highlights talented lawyers in the Birmingham area selected for their contributions to their firms and their potential to…