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Immigration

We provide a wide range of immigration legal services, for clients wishing to transfer personnel from Canada to United States and personnel from the United States to Canada. Paul Ramacieri, head of our Immigration Law practice is admitted to practice law in Ontario and the State of New York. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade in New York City.

Our focus is on executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, skilled labour with specialized knowledge and expertise, investors, senior management, intra-company transferees - as well as their families. Our Canadian clients include large and small privately held companies in all sectors, associations, partnerships, public companies and subsidiaries of foreign corporations. Clients in the United States include Fortune 1000 corporations, business owners, professionals, and other individuals in unique situations such as academics, entertainers, athletes and students.


Services include:

CANADA - Business & Professional

  • All matters relating to inbound visa applications, temporary visas, permanent residence, maintenance of lawful immigration status and other immigration needs of employees
  • Advising and preparing appropriate supporting documents for entry to Canada as a business visitor
  • Advice as to maintaining status in Canada, while travelling abroad for business or personal reasons
  • Applications for work permits under NAFTA, GATS and other international trade agreements
  • Canadian citizenship application, including complex nationality cases
  • Canadian employment, workplace and labour relations advice and support
  • Counseling on corporate immigration policies and procedures
  • Intra-company transfers
  • Planning international movement of personnel
  • Strategic Immigration law advice regarding mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, salary cuts and reductions in work force or other corporate actions
  • Strategizing on immigration laws and on immigration compliance practices
  • Study permit applications to Canada
  • Troubleshooting in urgent and specialized circumstances, particularly at the Border point
  • Various types of work permit application under the Immigration Act

UNITED STATES ENTRY - Business & Professional

  • Appearing in U.S. Immigration Court
  • All issues affecting or relating to inbound and outbound visa applications, temporary visas to the United States, U.S. permanent residence, maintenance of lawful immigration status and other immigration needs of employees
  • Counseling and assisting Artists and Celebrities and other special cases on complex matters regarding their transfer to the United States
  • Development of, and counseling on, corporate immigration policies and procedures
  • Immigration compliance practices
  • Immigration implications of any corporate changes, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, salary cuts and reductions in force
  • Intra-company transfers
  • Planning international movement of personnel to the United States
  • Preparing green card petitions for Aliens of extraordinary ability, academics, foreign nationals holding advanced degrees, medical specialists and physicians
  • Resolving border-crossing emergencies
  • Strategizing with human resources staff and other employees on the immigration laws
  • Troubleshooting in urgent and specialized circumstances, particularly at the Border point
  • H-1B Labor Condition Application compliance
  • L-1A and L-1B Visas and Blanket L Petitions for intra-company transferees
  • E-1 and E-2 Treaty Investor and Trader Visas for foreign investors
  • L-1A and L-1B petitions for work permits to the United States
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas for entertainers, actors, scientists, researchers, and others
  • TN work permits to the US for Professionals under NAFTA

     

    Paul Ramacieri  RamacieriP@simpsonwigle.com  Ext: 313