Immigration Law

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Our Immigration Law Practice Group provides immigration services to a variety of clients. The objective in each matter is to ensure that the client's interests are protected and furthered, using the experience and knowledge of our attorneys to create and execute strong immigration-related strategies and representation. Because immigration regulation is solely a matter of federal law, our practice group can represent clients in any state and jurisdiction. Our services include the following:


Businesses

Our lawyers provide immigration compliance assistance to businesses. We assist and counsel in connection with I-9 regulatory requirements and in drafting compliance policies and procedures. SS+D attorneys can also represent and assist businesses that are audited.

Our attorneys have experience assisting with employment-based immigration and non-immigrant work authorizations. We have assisted with green card, H1-B, L-1, O, H-3, and numerous other visa processing matters.


International Business

As a member of the Meritas organization, an affiliation of independent law firms worldwide, we can also coordinate with our fellow Meritas member law firms abroad to assist US-based businesses and business people operating and traveling abroad. For more information on Meritas, click on the following link: www.Meritas.org


Individuals and Families

Our attorneys also provide immigration assistance to individuals and families. We have experience with family-sponsored immigration. With its strong litigation background, we can also assist clients with deportation and removal proceedings.


Alternative Billing/Flat Fees

In addition to its standard hourly rates, we have been a leader in offering alternative billing options in lieu of the typical hourly rate. Our firm will offer a flat rate for most visa processing projects.


Please follow the link below to access SS+D’s online Immigration Law Center for more details. http://ssdlawimmigration.com

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