transactions

  • The Hoffman Companies
  • Financing and purchase of 60 Temple Place, Boston, MA
  • Apollo Security International, Inc. of Massachusetts and New York
  • Stock sales to Universal Protection Service, LLC d/b/a Allied Universal Services
  • Sheehan Health Care Group
  • Sale of 5 nursing homes and 2 hospice companies

Immigration Law

Overview

Posternak’s business immigration practice is focused on providing businesses and their foreign national employees with the legal assistance needed to obtain temporary and permanent work authorization and assisting businesses in complying with the myriad of immigration regulations, laws, rules, and practices.  We are results-oriented and work to find solutions in a cost-effective and timely manner, while being mindful of business goals.

Posternak’s immigration practice provides a high level of service in all areas of business immigration law.  Our extensive experience includes working with local, regional, national, and multi-national companies in a wide range of industries, including accounting, financial services, information technology, management consulting, energy and other scientific research and technology, healthcare, manufacturing, architecture, import/export companies, institutions of higher education, and pharmaceuticals.  We utilize the most advanced case management and tracking data systems to provide a superior level of value at competitive flat-rate fees.  We provide clients periodic immigration status reports to ensure they are aware of their foreign nationals’ immigration status, employment expiration dates, and next steps.  We have checklists and fact sheets to streamline processes and effectively communicate application requirements. 

Business advice and guidance

In addition to obtaining temporary work visas and green cards, we work with our clients to develop immigration policies and practices, and audit clients’ practices to ensure compliance.  We offer training sessions and guidance for our clients on immigration requirements, compliance, and potential penalties, including I-9 and E-Verify compliance, Social Security No-Match letters, anti-discrimination practices, and any other topic that is important to the client’s specific business or concerns.  We assist our clients in government audits and investigations as they relate to immigration and employing foreign nationals, including Department of Labor Wage & Hour audits, I-9 audits, and ICE investigations.  The Firm advises businesses on immigration issues as they relate to corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings, including issues of employment eligibility verification, H-1B successor-in-interest rules, green card portability, and maintaining the continuity of employment authorization for intra-company transferees.

Comprehensive, inter-disciplinary approach

We take advantage of our full-service Firm, utilizing the expertise of other legal practice groups here when appropriate, offering employment, tax and corporate advice, for example, to provide comprehensive solutions in the most cost-effective way.  This allows us to see the big-picture and understand how the immigration question fits within our clients' businesses and operations.

Outbound immigration

In addition to obtaining work authorization for foreign nationals working in the U.S., we belong to, and have relationships with an international network of law firms and professionals to assists our clients in obtaining work authorization for their U.S. workers abroad.  Again, we utilize an inter-disciplinary, comprehensive approach, partnering with corporate and tax professionals, for example, when appropriate.

Related Services Areas

Professionals

Berin Romagnolo

Partner617.973.6105 fax 617.722.4929bromagnolo@pbl.com

Publications

Tips for Employing Foreign Nationals

Berin Romagnolo, April 12, 2017

Employing Workers on H1B Visas

Berin Romagnolo, January 24, 2017

New Immigration Path for Foreign Entrepreneurs

Berin Romagnolo, January 20, 2017

Immigration Options For Foreign Entrepreneurs

Berin Romagnolo, December 20, 2016

From I-9 To E-Verify: On The Immigration Frontlines

Financial Management Network, Berin Romagnolo, December 14, 2016

New I-9 Form Published Today

Berin Romagnolo, November 14, 2016

New Guidance on How to Conduct Internal I-9 Audits

Berin Romagnolo, December 17, 2015

Proposed H-4 Visa Expansion Proves Controversial

Society for Human Resource Management, Berin Romagnolo, April 29, 2015

Ease and Speed Up the U.S. Entry Process

Berin Romagnolo, September 19, 2014

E-Verify Resumes Today After Government Shutdown

Berin Romagnolo, October 17, 2013

Reprieve from Deportation for Immigrants

NECN, Berin Romagnolo, August 15, 2012

On the Immigration Frontlines: From Silent Raids to e-Verify

Financial Management Network, Berin Romagnolo, October 1, 2011

Time to Assess H-1B Work Visa Needs Now

Berin Romagnolo, March 2, 2011

Helpful Tips by the CBP for Holiday Travel

Berin Romagnolo, December 15, 2010

No-Match Is Different Than No Work Authorization

Berin Romagnolo, December 8, 2010

TPS and I-9 Forms - New Guidance

Berin Romagnolo, August 13, 2010

I-9 Goes Green

Berin Romagnolo, July 22, 2010

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