Cleveland Business Immigration Attorney
Hammond Law Group’s primary focus is business, or employment-based immigration. We’ve been in this business since 1991. In essence, we speak employment-based immigration!
Our headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio but we have a national practice including strategic locations in Cleveland, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland. HLG currently represents Fortune 100 companies, numerous Fortune 500 companies, IT companies (large and small and those just into IT staffing) and HLG maintains one of the largest healthcare immigration practices in the country. Whether it’s a large corporation looking to bring L-1 multinational managers or executives to the United States or the local IT shop looking to bring on a software developer who just graduated from the local college and is working on OPT, we make each case our mission.
We have developed a reputation as a fun, caring, fast-paced place to work where integrity and due diligence still counts. We pride ourselves on timely and responsive communications, transparent billing procedures and our continued quest to make you, the client, achieve the obvious goal; making more money! These character traits are reflected in our client relationships as many of our corporate clients have been with us for decades. We have come to think of many of our clients as friends and we revel in your successes and feel the pain of your failures. We are in this together!
We know corporate counsel, human resource managers and staffing teams remain challenged to find the best talent for their businesses. We know many times that means hiring a foreign national who is living and working abroad or is still in school here in the U.S. It’s at this critical juncture where you need quality and experienced legal service with exceptional customer service. And that should be the bare minimum. You want a team like ours who is vested in seeing your business succeed.
As partners, we’ll work together to turn your immigration challenges into appropriate solutions by obtaining the appropriate employment-based visa for your staff. Our experienced immigration attorneys will work to get your current employees working abroad to the U.S. or, if they’re already here, we’ll work to get the appropriate change or extension in non-immigrant status approved as quickly as possible so that potential employee can work or continue to work for you as soon as legally possible.
The class of US employment visas known as “non-immigrant visas” permits these visa holders to live and work within the United States for a set period of time, and in some cases allows them to remain working here while their employer begins working on their green cards. The non-immigrant visas used most often in corporate immigration lawyers are listed below. Visit each webpage to learn more about these visas.
- E-3 Specialty Occupation Professionals Visa from Australia,
- H-1B Specialty Occupation or Professional Visas,
- H-1B1 Specialty Occupation Visas for Chile and Singapore,
- J-1 Exchange Visitor Visas,
- L-1 Intra-company Transfer Visas,
- O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Visas,
- P-1 Artists and Athletes Visas, and
- TN Visa status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
In the case of an employee who already works for you and an employee for whom you want to provide them the ultimate immigration benefit, our Cleveland immigration lawyers can help you navigate the employment-based green card process. We’ve done thousands of those cases in our 25 years of existence. The immigrant visas most commonly used by U.S. employers to get their employees on a road toward a green card (lawful permanent resident status) and eventual possible citizenship include the below. Visit each of these pages to learn more about these visas.
- EB-1 (Foreign Nationals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Executives and Managers),
- EB-2 (Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business),
- EB-3 (Skilled Workers and Professionals),
- EB-4 (Special Immigrant Visas for Religious Workers), and
- EB-5 (Investor / Employment Creation Visas). Our team at Hammond Law Group works extensively with foreign national investors as well. There are a multitude of visa and status options available to those entrepreneurs who are either just beginning a new business or are investing in a “going concern.” Visas such as the non-immigrant E-2 or the immigrant version, the EB-5 are prime examples. So is the new Entrepreneurial Parole Program set to go into effect later this year. There are other options including the O-1 visa and the B1-B2 depending on the nature of the employment. Essentially we cover the gamut of employment-based immigration work. Here’s a sampling of the webpages available on this site but by no means is this exhaustive!
Some of the areas of expertise include:
- H-1B Visas
- H-1B Visa Stamping
- O’s, L’s, E’s and Other Temporary Work Visas
- Employment Based Green Cards
- I-9 Compliance
Hammond Law Group maintains a decades’ long track record of helping corporate entities and individuals resolve immigration issues and we’ve provided hundreds of thousands of people a pathway to this country to work and many times obtain U.S. citizenship. Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about our immigration law team. We welcome the opportunity to have you as a client. Contact Hammond Law Group, LLC via email or call 216-970-7102 to learn how our law firm can help your business manage the U.S. immigration process in any of these areas.