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International & Immigration

As the trend toward a global economy continues unabated, so does the need for law firms that can help companies and individuals capitalize on the opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls of international business. Our services in this area include:

Immigration

  • H-1B nonimmigrant employment visas
  • Employment-based immigration visas
  • North American free trade-based visas (NAFTA)
  • E-1 & E-2 treaty trader/treaty investor visas
  • U.S. customs and entry-related matters
  • Family-based preference and priority-based visas
  • EB-5 investor visas
  • L-1A & L-1B multinational visas

Employment Immigration

  • DOL wage and hour division violation hearings
  • IRCA immigration-related unfair employment practices
  • Employer sanctions and document fraud violations

Trade and Commerce

  • Sales agent and distributorship agreements
  • Import/export controls
  • Anti-dumping matters
  • Free trade zones

General Corporate

  • Structuring relationships/partnerships and joint ventures
  • Facilitating U.S.-based companies in foreign markets, including:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Europe
    • Hong Kong
    • Scandinavia
    • Southern Africa
    • Taiwan
    • Zimbabwe
  • Facilitating foreign-based companies in U.S. markets
  • Formation of American subsidiaries for foreign-based companies
  • Development of foreign sales corporations
  • International mortgage transaction

Customs

  • Preparation/review of import/export paperwork
  • Appeal of alleged U.S. Customs laws violations

International Dispute Resolution

Attorneys

News

US CIS Implements Filing Procedures in Response to the Coronavirus Health Crisis Intended to Minimize Potential Adverse Immigration Consequences

The Novel Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) pandemic has had a devastating impact resulting in potential adverse consequences for anyone seeking immigration benefits during this time. One significant action taken by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in response to this crisis involves considering applicant or petitioner responses to Requests for Evidence (“RFE”), Notices of…

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Ian S. Ludd Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP Business Department

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Ian Ludd has recently joined the business department of Mackenzie Hughes LLP after graduating cum laude with both a Juris Doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. During Law School Ian was a member…

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Blog

Biden Immigration Bill

Two Key Features of President Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021: President Biden sent a bill to Congress on his first day as President that would modernize our immigration laws. The bill creates an earned roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals by permitting them to apply for temporary legal status with the ability to apply…

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Immigration Blog

The Department of Labor (DOL) reissued a rule previously struck down by three federal courts finding that the agency had violated the Administrative Procedures Act by failing to show good cause in not providing the public notice and an opportunity to comment as required before expediting implementation of a final rule changing the way in which…

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US CIS Implements Filing Procedures in Response to the Coronavirus Health Crisis Intended to Minimize Potential Adverse Immigration Consequences

The Novel Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) pandemic has had a devastating impact resulting in potential adverse consequences for anyone seeking immigration benefits during this time. One significant action taken by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in response to this crisis involves considering applicant or petitioner responses to Requests for Evidence (“RFE”), Notices of…

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