Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm has deep expertise and decades of experience representing foreign companies, Fortune 100 companies and a host of small businesses throughout the United States, in multiple industry sectors.

The Firm’s team of board-certified immigration law specialists, attorneys and staff work closely with in-house counsel and human resource professionals to develop immigration strategies that meet short and long-term business needs in a cost-effective manner.

Top client service is and always will be our primary focus. We partner with businesses of all sizes and place a high priority on providing proactive, responsive assistance.

Some examples of our Employment-Based Immigration services include:
Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas

Nonimmigrant visas are generally temporary in nature, with specific periods of validity.  There are multiple categories of visa, all with detailed and highly specific eligibility requirements.  Garfinkel Immigration helps employers navigate the complex environment to identify solutions that best meet current business needs.

Some nonimmigrant visas require the holder to demonstrate intent to return to his or her home country at the conclusion of their U.S. stay. Most employment-based nonimmigrant visas are employer-specific, while others are also job- and location-specific. Each temporary or nonimmigrant visa has specific qualifying criteria.

Some available nonimmigrant work-visa options are:

  • B-1/B-2 Visitors Visa
  • Blanket L Visa
  • E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Visa
  • H-1B Temporary Worker Visa
  • H-2B Temporary Worker Visa
  • H-3 Trainee Visa
  • L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visa
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa
  • R-1 Religious Worker Visa
  • TN-1/TN-2 Trade Visa

The team at Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm has more than 85 years of combined experience developing innovative legal solutions while guiding employers and employees through the process of applying for a wide range of nonimmigrant work visas.

Permanent Employment Certification (PERM) and Employment-Based Green Cards

Lawful Permanent Residence (green card) in the United States can be gained through an offer of permanent employment from a U.S. company.

U.S. Immigration Law requires, with limited exceptions, that individuals who seek to immigrate to the United States through an offer of permanent employment must first, through their prospective employer, obtain clearance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Garfinkel Immigration has a dedicated set of attorneys and paralegals who focus exclusively on the Application for Permanent Employment Certification (PERM).

The Garfinkel PERM team careful examines DOL decisions and audit trends to proactively address challenges and avoid case pitfalls; files the required forms, obtains evaluations and provides needed templates; and administers the labor market test seamlessly from start to finish.

The team then continues to monitor the progress of the case post-filing and maintains the required files for at least five years.

Partnering with Employers to Develop Immigration Policy

Employers should consider developing a formal immigration policy to address company and employee needs as they continue to hire more foreign nationals.

Immigration is an area of substantial risk, subject to vigorous oversight by various government agencies. Employers must proactively manage risk throughout the life cycle of employment for foreign nationals, both by ensuring lawful presence at the onset and by then managing compliance requirements and documentation.

At Garfinkel Immigration, we work closely with employers to review and implement immigration policies, procedures and best practices. The Firm also can partner with businesses to analyze current and projected future spending based on anticipated caseloads.

The Firm communicates consistently and candidly with employers through regular calls with HR managers/immigration coordinators to review the status of cases, policies and/or other issues and challenges.

We develop effective, forward-looking and cost-efficient strategies to meet the requirements specific to each employer.

Further Details and Information

Garfinkel Immigration also assists employers and employees in the following areas:

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“Garfinkel's team made it possible. The efficiency and professionalism of everyone involved was extremely high throughout the last four years. It paid off with the best of results. My family and I are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with the Garfinkel Firm and would recommend the Firm (and already have) to anyone looking for professional advice and support leading to concrete results.”
- L-1, I-140, Green Card Client
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“It’s hard to put into words the enormity of the weight that is lifted off our shoulders. The team that supported me in this long process has been absolutely stellar (and) so accommodating with every turn, all while maintaining the utmost professionalism and, more importantly, being on top of things.”
- Employment-based client
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"Your team was fabulous -- top level professionals -- very, very passionate and very committed to clients. It was truly a pleasure working with them. The work they put in was phenomenal.”
- H-1B/EB-1 Client