Immigration Law

Immigration Law

Waller's immigration practice provides pragmatic, tailored and comprehensive solutions to multi-national and domestic companies, their employees and private individuals, including foreign investors and entrepreneurs, IT professionals, engineers, researchers, physicians, nurses, musicians and athletes.

Our immigration attorneys serve as trusted advisors in all facets of corporate immigration law, making complex issues more manageable for clients. We place a premium on the close connections between a client's immigration needs and other essential business operations, including internal employment policies, corporate compliance and governance, and plans for expansion, corporate development and growth.

For over two decades, our practice has served as trusted advisors in all facets of corporate immigration law, making complex issues more manageable for clients, including:

  • Analysis and processing of U.S. visas, permanent residence applications and other immigration benefits
  • Immigration training and compliance, including I-9 and E-verify compliance and Social Security no-match counseling
  • Drafting employment verification compliance policies
  • Conducting internal I-9 audits
  • Assisting during government audits and investigations, including I-9 audits, immigration-related unfair employment practices investigations, H-1B Labor Condition Application Wage & Hour audits and H-1B on-site fraud inspections
  • Evaluating immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate changes
  • Developing corporate policy and immigration strategy 

We work with companies in a variety of industries to assist with the acquisition of international talent through the sponsorship of U.S. work visas, permanent residence applications and other immigration benefits. In the healthcare arena, Waller helped to develop Tennessee's Conrad State 30 program for J-1 physician waivers and secured the first physician waiver in the state under that program.

Waller's immigration attorneys represent high-net worth individuals wishing to gain access to the United States by investing in or establishing a commercial enterprise. While there are many challenges and opportunities for high-net worth foreign investors and entrepreneurs seeking to immigrate to the U.S., we assist these individuals in obtaining U.S. permanent residency through the EB-5 investor program.

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