Immigration | Practices

Holland & Knight’s Immigration, Nationality and Consular Team is distinguished by the scope of the matters it handles and the diverse experience of its attorneys, including those who came to the firm after serving in leadership positions in immigration-related government agencies. As a result, we have a rich portfolio of experience and relationships inside the federal government that enable us to address almost any immigration problem encountered by businesses or individuals.

Business Immigration Solutions

Our Immigration, Nationality and Consular Team provides proactive and practical counsel on all types of business immigration law. In recent years, we have seen considerable disruption to legal immigration with unprecedented backlogs and delays of applications by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Unfortunately, this also has created challenges for many companies that need to bring foreign national employees to the U.S.

We understand that immigration issues are vital to companies that must bring talent to the U.S. from foreign affiliates or fill positions that require special skill sets. Our immigration lawyers advise clients in securing waivers or achieving other mitigation when visas or travel requests are rejected by immigration officials.

Our Immigration, Nationality and Consular Team works closely with the firm’s transactional teams in mergers and acquisitions to ensure appropriate due diligence and drafting of deal documents to protect key employees and executives. Clients benefit from a full-service and strategic approach that considers immigration in the context of a company’s cross-border operations. Over the past decade, we have worked with investors, startups and multinationals in finance and banking, law firms, entertainment, media and¬†communications, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy, technology, aviation and real estate. These engagements often work in concert with Holland & Knight’s practices that serve these industries in transactions, litigation or public policy.

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