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.
ONE PRACTICE. ONE FOCUS. ONE PASSION: IMMIGRATION LAW.
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.
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.
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.