The “American Dream” is alive and well globally. The United States is widely recognized as one of the best places to invest and to start and grow a business. Almost one-half of all Fortune 500 companies were originally founded by immigrants to the US or their children – and immigrant-run businesses employ one in 10 American workers*. Think Google, AT&T, Yahoo, Nordstrom, eBay, and Comcast and you conjure conglomerates that were spawned by someone who emigrated to the United States.

There’s just one big problem: the complexities of U.S. Immigration policy and its many regulations. From green cards to entrepreneur visas to citizenship, Wilner & O’Reilly knows the law – and the process – and can even provide advice on the risks involved with an immigration audit, which can inadvertently identify a wide range of infractions and further legal risk. Minimizing these potential problems and achieving your goal is our only focus.

*Study by the Partnership for a New American Economy.

California, Idaho, and Utah Employment-Based Immigration Attorneys

Compliance with United States immigration laws is fundamental to the success of a business venture. At Wilner & O’Reilly, we support our clients’ success by representing them in a broad spectrum of employment-based immigration matters.

Our work includes the representation of employers and employees in the pursuit of immigrant visas, nonimmigrant visas, permanent labor certifications (PERM), ICE and DOL audits, work site enforcement issues, and waivers and petitions for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability.

We represent tech companies, apparel companies, sports and entertainment entities and other businesses and organizations in matters of immigration and nationality law. Adapting the approach we take to meet our clients’ diverse needs, we provide effective representation to individual entrepreneurs and investors, as well as to privately and publicly held businesses of all types.

Much of our work involves counseling business leaders regarding employer compliance with United States immigration and nationality laws.

Employment-Based Immigration Categories

Our business visa attorneys assist clients seeking legal counsel in a full range of employment-based immigration categories, including:

  • EB-1 — For individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational executives
  • EB-2 — For members of advanced degrees, individuals of exceptional ability, athletes, entertainers and academics seeking national interest waivers
  • EB-3 — For skilled workers, professionals and unskilled workers
  • EB-4 — For special immigrants
  • EB-5 — For immigrant investors and entrepreneurs
  • Schedule A Workers — For registered nurses and physical therapists

Our employment-based immigration practice group is chaired by Richard M. Wilner, a board-certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. Attorney Wilner uses extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the law to navigate complex immigration laws for employers throughout Utah, California and the Western United States.

Contact the lawyers at Wilner & O’Reilly by calling one of our four offices toll free at 800-352-7034 to discuss a work visa or employment-related immigration concern. You may also contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with our employment-based immigration lawyers, with offices in California, Utah, and Idaho. Our law firm is a trusted name in immigration law.

Employer & Employment-Based Immigration Services
Employer & Employment-Based Immigration Services


Citizenship / Naturalization / Family

``In the four-year process it has taken to get my wife approved for entrance to the U.S. we met all kinds of so-called lawyers or immigrations representatives, we were losing hope. Finally we were referred to Wilner & O'Reilly and within five months my wife was approved.``- — BRIAN W. (2/04/2014)
``Everyone, and I mean everyone, at Wilner & O'Reilly is nice, professional and understanding. No calls that are not returned, no e-mails or questions that are unanswered: just exceptional service and everything in the best interests of the client.``- — OKSANA V. (3/04/2014)

Employers, Investors and Entrepreneurs

``I respect men who know their craft, hone it, study it, live it and become the very best at whatever it is they do. This has served me well in my athletic life as well as in broadcasting. The lawyers of Wilner & O'Reilly are great examples of doing what it takes to become the best, to take the lead. For immigration they are the only choice and I highly recommend them to all my associates.``- — ROBERT ``ROBBIE`` EARL, FORMER PREMIER LEAGUE, WORLD CUP SOCCER STAR, CURRENT ESPN ANALYST
``Life is filled with blessings and I count among mine the friends I have at Wilner & O'Reilly, the best immigration lawyers! If you need immigration help there is no one else you should consider. They make things happen and remember: don't stop believing.``- — ARNEL PINEDA, LEAD VOCAL
``Salamat for making sure me and my family obtained our American dream. I can now rest easier knowing my immigration situation is taken care of, I can plan my career path with a heart made easy and safe by this great news.``- — FILIPINO SINGER, LANI MISALUCHA
``We have a business in an industry that is fast-paced and requires quick thought and quick solutions, the attorneys and staff of Wilner & O'Reilly are the only immigration firm that we trust to match this level of intensity. Immigration requirements have become more complicated, more time-consuming with greater risks to the employer. Our solution is quite simple, for peace of mind and saving time to be one of the fortunate clients of Wilner & O'Reilly. If your company has immigration requirements then you should drop what you are doing and call them immediately, it will be the best phone call you could make.``- — AARON BAKER, PRESIDENT, CANNON SAFE
``Me Senti em casa e entre amigos. This is easy. In professional fighting there are not many people I trust but for my immigration paperwork I know everything is OK because of my attorneys Wilner & O'Reilly. If you have immigration problems you should call them because they are the best, I only hire the best.``- — WANDERLEI SILVA, MMA CHAMPION FIGHTER