Stevenson Silva LLP counsels corporate clients in the acquisition of global talent and the management of increasingly diverse workforces. We assist both employers and employees in obtaining the visas and authorizations needed to begin new employment in the U.S., and we help to transfer executives, managers, and key personnel to the U.S. We are committed to handling immigration matters as quickly and efficiently as possible, and we strive to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to any immigration issue that may arise.
Our services include the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant applications in virtually any employment-related category, assistance with immigration-related regulatory compliance, representation in Department of Homeland Security investigations and other agency work site enforcement actions, and guidance on the immigration consequences of reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Our lawyers also have experience representing executives and employees involved in immigration detention and removal proceedings.
Our firm provides consultation, preparation, and filing services for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researcher, EB-1 Multinational Executive and Manager, EB-2 Exceptional Ability, EB-2 Advanced Degree, EB-3 Skilled Worker, PERM Labor Certification, National Interest Waiver, J-1 Waiver, Physician National Interest Waiver, H-1B Professionals in a Specialty Occupation, H-1B3 Fashion Model, H-1C Nurse, H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker, H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker, H-3 Trainee, L-1A Executive or Managerial Intracompany Transferee, L-1B Specialized Knowledge Intracompany Transferee, B-1 Business Traveler, B in Lieu of H-1B, TN Professional Workers under NAFTA, O-1A Extraordinary Ability, O-1B Extraordinary Ability in Film, P-1 Athlete and Entertainer, P-2 and P-3 Artistic Exchange, I Foreign Media Representative, Q-1 Cultural Exchange Program, E-1 Treaty Trader, E-2 Treaty Investor, and EB-5 Immigrant Investor applications and petitions.
Stevenson Silva LLP guides U.S. businesses in the creation and implementation of immigration compliance policies, and can assist in the event of agency enforcement operations. Our law firm's regulatory compliance services include I-9 compliance and employment eligibility verification training, I-9 internal audits and risk assessments, and drafting of I-9, Social Security No-Match Letter, and E-Verify corporate policies.
Additionally, we offer guidance to clients subject to export control regulations, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), with an emphasis on the issues involving dual and third country nationals (DN/TCN), foreign visitors, citizenship status discrimination, and the prevention of personnel-related deemed export violations. We offer consultation and policy evaluation on ITAR and EAR export control compliance, can assist with specific personnel issues that might arise with the hiring of a foreign worker, and can aid clients in response to export compliance-related investigations.
Investors & Entrepreneurs
Stevenson Silva LLP can assist in the establishment of entirely new U.S. business operations for foreign investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate entities, and we have helped dozens of foreign entities wishing to expand existing foreign business in to the U.S. Our firm handles not only the immigration of business owners, their families, and their employees, but also aides in coordinating the establishment of business entities, the transfer of assets and personnel, and the protection of company assets and intellectual property. Additionally, we have experience in assisting both individual investors and investor groups with navigation of the EB-5 Investor Program.
We provide consultation, preparation, and filing services for E-1 Treaty Trader, E-2 Treaty Investor, EB-5 Immigrant Investor, L-1A Executive or Managerial Intracompany Transferee, and EB-1 Multinational Executive or Manager applications and petitions.
Researchers & Academics
With clients that include accomplished professors, postdoctoral researchers, research scientists, and even researchers requiring Department of Defense, Department of State, or other agency security clearances, Stevenson Silva LLP is well equipped to help those involved in research and higher education to immigrate to the U.S. Our lawyers have represented not only individual educators and scientists, but also institutions of higher learning and government-affiliated research facilities. Furthermore, our immigration practice includes two doctoral degreed lawyers who are highly sensitive to the needs of academics and academic researchers.
Our firm provides consultation, preparation, and filing services for EB-1 Outstanding Professor or Researcher, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, Special Handling Labor Certification, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, H-1B Professionals in a Specialty Occupation, O-1 Extraordinary Ability, and J-1 Waiver applications and petitions.
Foreign Physicians & Healthcare Professionals
Stevenson Silva LLP can help with the immigration of foreign physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, and our lawyers are uniquely experienced regarding Physician J-1 Waivers and Physician National Interest Waivers. We have successfully obtained J waivers through Interested Government Agency (IGA) sponsorship for many International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians subject to the two-year home residency requirement, with the cooperation of a state Conrad 30 program or a federal agency program. We routinely work with not only individual doctors, but also private medical groups, hospitals, universities, and staffing companies.
We provide consultation, preparation, and filing services for J-1 Waivers, O-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-2 Exceptional Ability, EB-2 Advanced Degree, National Interest Waivers, and PERM Labor Certification applications and petitions.
Artists & Entertainers
Stevenson Silva LLP lawyers have helped hundreds of extraordinarily talented artists, musicians, and entertainers, as well as many amazing performance troupes and technical crews, come to the U.S. to work, perform, and even to permanently immigrate. Our clients have included musicians, actors on both film and stage, dancers, composers, directors, documentary crews, and even cultural arts programs.
Our firm provides consultation, preparation, and filing services for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-2 Exceptional Ability, O-1A Extraordinary Ability, O-1B Extraordinary Ability in Film, P-1 Athlete or Entertainer, P-2 and P-3 Artistic Exchange, I Foreign Media Representative, Q-1 Cultural Exchange Program applications and petitions.
Family-Based Immigration & Naturalization
Stevenson Silva LLP works with clients on a wide variety of family-based immigration matters, as well as naturalization and recognition of U.S. citizenship. Whether seeking permanent residency through marriage to a U.S. citizen, applying for a fiancé(e) abroad, petitioning for permanent residency for a foreign relative, or applying for U.S. citizenship through naturalization, we can help to determine the best option available to you and your family, and work with you to achieve a timely and successful resolution.
We provide consultation, preparation, and filing services for K-1 Petitions for Fiancés / Fiancées of U.S. Citizens, K-3 Petitions for Spouses of U.S. Citizens, I-130 Petitions for Alien Relatives, I-485 Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residence, N-400 Applications for Naturalization, and N-600 Applications for Certificate of Citizenship.