Immigration Cases

Mr. Adams has handled thousands of immigration cases during the course of his more than two decades of practice as an immigration lawyer. Mr. Adams' experience includes the following: 

• Managing the nationwide business immigration sponsorship programs for an array of publicly-traded companies and privately-held enterprises including companies in the Global Positioning System technology; publishing; freight forwarding; paper and pulp; public health; film technology; packaging design; and software fields;

• Assisting companies in developing and administering immigration sponsorship policies; 

• Helping companies engaging in corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs to plan for and execute strategies to protect the immigration status of valued foreign national workers; 

• Advising companies on I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) compliance matters, and providing I-9 training; 

• Handling a large volume of all types of L (intracompany transferee) work visa cases on behalf of executives, managers, and specialists with multi-national organizations, including for companies with new U.S. offices and multi-national companies that qualify for L blanket status; 

• Handling a large volume of H-1B (specialty occupation professional) work visa petitions of all types including those involving complex degree equivalency issues and for start-up companies, as well as for Singaporean and Chilean nationals under the special treaty that applies to them; 

• Handling a large volume of TN (Trade NAFTA) work visa applications for a wide array of occupations on the NAFTA list of occupations; 

• Handling a large volume of E-1 and E-2 (treaty trader/investor) visa applications for foreign companies that make an investment in a U.S. company; 

• Handling a large volume of O-1 (extraordinary ability) work visa cases for entertainers, athletes, artists, engineers, scientists, business professionals and others; 

• Handling a wide array of B-1 (business visitor) visa applications including for persons with special challenges such as past denials, security check issues, and unusual dynamics; 

• Handling a large number of J-1 (exchange visitor) visa applications and related J-1 waiver issues; 

• Preparing appeals for filing with the U.S. Administrative Appeals Unit; 

• Counseling F-1 foreign students on work authorization and maintenance of status issues; 

• Securing K-1 and K-3 visas for fiancées and relatives of U.S. citizens; 

• Assisting foreign nationals who have criminal records in securing waivers of ineligibility to permit the issuance of U.S. visas; 

• Assisting foreign nationals in applying for and securing U.S. visas of all types at U.S. Embassies around the world; 

• Handling a very large number of PERM-labor certification exempt Immigrant Petition-based permanent residence applications including for persons in the Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waiver, Outstanding Professor, Outstanding Researcher, and Multinational Executive and Manager immigrant classifications; 

• Handling a very large number of PERM labor certification based cases (and the precursor conventional labor certification application) based cases; 

• Handling immigration cases for professors and researchers, including special handling labor certifications;

• Handling a very large number of adjustment of status to permanent resident applications; 

• Handling a large number of consular-based immigrant visa applications; 

• Handling family-based permanent residence applications for foreign nationals who marry U.S. citizens, as well as joint petitions to remove status; 

• Handling follow-to-join immigrant visa applications; 

• Handling Diversity Lottery based permanent residence applications; 

• Handling naturalization applications including ones for persons who have eligibility issues such as with regard to continuity of residence, Selective Service registration, and past offenses; 

• Handling derivative citizenship applications for persons who have a U.S. citizen parent or parents but were born abroad; and 

• Advising U.S. permanent residents on strategies relating to their maintenance of their status upon their temporary assignment abroad, including the acquisition of re-entry permits.

Immigration Projects

Our firm represented inbound non-US, typically European, companies with respect to immigration projects, both business and individual. Speedy and efficient resolution stemming from years of similar issues and projects.