How we work
We work with companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, educational (including universities and research institutes), information technology, health care (including hospitals), engineering, manufacturing, agricultural equipment, transportation, entertainment, scientific research, automotive, insurance, retail, property, and landscaping.
Our work has garnered global attention. The Firm was chosen as one of the top six business immigration firms in the country by the Chambers Global Guide to Lawyers. We believe–and more importantly our many loyal clients believe — that we make the immigration function work smoothly and predictably in a way that sets us apart from others-lessening the burden on their HR and legal departments.
Here are some reasons why our clients have selected us:
Our expertise runs the gamut from more routine H-1bs to complex O-1s; from developing Corporate Immigration Policies to defending corporations in I-9, LCA, and/or PERM audits.
We are leaders in the field. Recognized as a 2016 “Best Law Firm in America/ U.S. News and World Report”, the firm’s lawyers have received recognition in Chambers and Partners Global, HRE Executive Online and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. The firm Chairman, H. Ronald Klasko, was rated by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in the 2007 and 2008 editions as the most respected corporate immigration lawyer in the world. This rating was based upon nominations from both clients and other immigration lawyers. Our partners include the incoming president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a past AILA Chairman, the former Chairman of board of trustees of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF), current members of AILA’s Board of Governors, and current Chairs of AILA committees.
We have a well-deserved national reputation for creative solutions to difficult problems. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, usually offering one or more solutions to difficult problems presented by clients. We are particularly respected for our cutting edge solutions to difficult business immigration problems which include:
Lead counsel in the most famous precedent decision established existing law relating to corporate E-2 treaty investor visas;
Successfully developing and implementing a strategy to enable a Chinese steel company to bring 300 L-1 specialized knowledge employees to the U.S.;
Representing the H-2B Employers Council in developing legislative and litigation strategies for dealing with quota problems.
Each member of our Group is trained to respond to every telephone call and every e-mail promptly, and no more than 24 hours after receipt. We do everything possible to avoid emergencies by advance planning. Our turnaround time on routine nonimmigrant applications is a maximum of 3 business days or less if required for a specific case.
We work to streamline the immigration process; develop organizational systems to facilitate the immigration process and alleviate the burden on legal and human resource departments.
Value Added Services for Corporations
Included in our legal fees are many added services:
- Annual meeting, including in house seminar and/or training
- Problem resolution for delays or errors with government agencies
- Rescheduling interviews or biometrics
- Responding to non-substantive Requests for Evidence
- Initial application for employment authorization
- Initial application for advance parole
- Upgrade to premium processing
- Letter to DMV, mortgage companies, etc.
- change of address reports
- Desk References on I-9s
- Customized case status reports upon request
- Client Newsletters
- Client Seminars
We have a customized web-based case status monitoring system for our clients. With a password, our clients can access a secure Internet site to be apprised of the current status of all of their employees’ cases.
We make it our business to learn your business. We provide practical, clear suggestions for handling immigration matters, but always discuss with the client the alternatives, possible issues and business risks involved. We view our work as a team effort with the client, and seek to ensure that the client agrees with and understands our strategy decisions.
Through formal and informal means, we review our performance with our clients and request input on ways we can be even more responsive to their needs.
The best source of information on the quality of our service is our clients. Most of our clients chose us after being represented by other firms. They are our best source of references as to how we do things differently–and better. Please ask us for client references.