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
May 18, 2020
U.S. Department of Education Releases Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Interruptions

Late on Friday, May 15, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released updated guidance on a host of issues arising from interruptions in institutional operations related to the COVID-19 national emergency.  This new 11-page document, along with an accompanying Q&A,…

May 15, 2020
Finally! Much Anticipated COVID-19 Guidance Provides Flexibility for Cafeteria Plan Elections, Additional Changes

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and employees have faced unprecedented financial strain, and employers have been looking for ways to provide flexibility with respect to cafeteria plan elections. This week, the IRS issued guidance designed to provide…