Barton’s business immigration practice supports our international clients and investors who wish to expand their activities into the U.S., whether those activities be in the technology, real estate, finance, logistics, manufacturing, or multi-media industries.

We aid these clients in starting and maintaining their U.S. operations with the personnel so vital to their success. Barton also provides global immigration solutions for multinational corporations, small businesses, academic and research institutions, artists, and other individuals.

Barton has had success both in partnering with human resource departments and in independently overseeing foreign national personnel programs. Our attorneys are knowledgeable regarding the processes of obtaining virtually every kind of work-related visa for various personnel, especially those serving in a business, managerial, or executive capacity.

At the intersection of employment and immigration, Barton attorneys help to facilitate a smooth employee-employer relationship and ensure that clients are in compliance with current immigration regulations as they pertain to employment and business. Our practice covers all areas of Business Immigration Law including the various investor visas (for example, EB-5, E-2, and E-1 options) and other permanent (green card) and temporary employment-based visas (H-1B, E-3, L-1, O-1, TN, EB-1, EB-2, and others) for individuals and companies.

Our business immigration services include advice and counseling related to:

  • Investor visas (EB-5)
  • Direct or regional center investments
  • Naturalization
  • Consular processing and visa issuance
  • Trainee visas and student-related matters
  • Legal solutions for short and long-term work assignments
  • Reentry permits, advance parole, and employment authorization document
    (EAD) applications
  • Security clearance issues
  • Translation, legalization, and acquisition of documents
  • Passports
  • Dependent visa processing for family members
  • Employment-based immigration, including:

Non-Immigrant Visas

    • B-1 – Temporary Business Visitor
    • E-1 – Treaty Trader Visa
    • E-2 – Treaty Investor Visa
    • E-3 – Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia
    • F-1 – Student Visa (Occupational Practical Training)
    • H-1B – Specialty Occupations
    • H-1B1 – Professionals from Chile and Singapore
    • H-3 – Nonimmigrant Trainee or Special Education Exchange Visitor
    • J-1 – Educational and Cultural Exchange for Trainees, Interns and Research Scholars
    • L-1A – Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
    • L-1B – Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
    • O-1 – Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
    • P-1A – Internationally Recognized Athlete
    • P-1B – Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
    • Q – Cultural Exchange
    • TN – NAFTA Professionals

Immigrant Visas

    • EB-1 – Aliens with Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers and Multinational Managers & Executives
    • EB-2 – Advanced Degree Professionals, Exceptional Ability and National Interest Waivers
    • EB-3 – Skilled Workers, Professionals and Unskilled Workers
    • PERM Labor Certification
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Representative Matters
  • Assisted with Visa Amendments for Foreign Tech Group
    • Represented HHS Technology Group, a nationwide leading software and solutions company serving the needs of commercial enterprises and government agencies. Assisted with corporate restructuring-related immigrant and nonimmigrant visa amendments for the all-foreign technology group, including but not limited to: an L-1 blanket petition amendment; I-140 immigrant petition amendments; new H-1B, L-1B blanket visas; and new PERM applications.
  • Obtained Investor Visa for Startup Company Founder
    • Represented FISCH,a Swedish swimwear designer with a focus on sustainable fabrics (such as Econyl—a fully regenerative nylon fibre made from abandoned fishing nets) in response to the destruction of the coral reefs in the Caribbean. Aided the startup company and its founder in obtaining an E-2 Investor visa as well as with general business planning.
  • Aided in Securing Trainee/Manager Visas and Green Card Application
    • Represented Panache North America Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a UK lingerie company with products sold in 53 countries, in obtaining a J-1 trainee visa, an L-1 multinational manager visa, and completing an EB13C multinational manager green card application.
  • Successfully Secured Outstanding Researcher Green Card
    • Represented Riverside Research Institute, a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research for the benefit of the U.S. government and in the public interest. Successfully filed and secured approval of an Outstanding Researcher green card application for a German national in less than a week.
  • Advisor Regarding L-1A Petitions and Extensions
    • Represented Rosenthal Sambonet USA Ltd., a U.S. subsidiary of an Italian manufacturer of high-quality, luxury items for the tabletop and kitchen (for both the catering industry and the home). Advised and assisted with filing L-1A petitions and extensions.
  • Successfully Filed Applications and Petitions for Consulting Firm
    • Represented Community Resource Exchange Inc., a nonprofit consulting firm that provides the strategies and tools needed to build sustainable, high-performing organizations that improve people’s lives and drive social change. Successfully filed a TN visa application for its Canadian employee, a PERM based green card application, an I-140 petition, and an I-485 adjustment application.
  • Obtained E-2 Executive Manager Visa in Korea
    • Represented MCM Products USA Inc., a subsidiary of the MCM Worldwide leather luxury goods brand, in applying for an E-2 executive manager visa in Korea.