The global marketplace continues to expand.  Innovations in technology and communications have resulted in the rapid formation of business relationships across continents.  As a result, the need for foreign nationals to travel to the United States to do business here continues to increase.

Montgomery McCracken seeks to assist our clients in maintaining their competitive position in the global marketplace by ensuring the efficient transfer of foreign nationals across borders.  The Immigration practice provides legal services and counseling to corporations and their employees.  Among other things, our immigration law team specializes in obtaining employment visas for foreign nationals and assisting them and their families in converting to permanent resident status.

Employment of foreign professionals raises complicated legal issues involving numerous government agencies. Our immigration attorneys regularly deal with officers of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the State Department, the U.S. Department of Labor, and state employment service offices.

We counsel clients on matters relating to:

  • employer sanctions and compliance
  • employment-based immigrant petitions
  • nonimmigrant visa petitions and extensions
  • permanent residence applications (green cards)
  • labor certification procedures
  • naturalization
  • immigration aspects of mergers and acquisitions
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) compliance
  • visa overstays
  • violations of nonimmigrant visa status

The laws and regulations governing employment authorization for foreign nationals are complex and change frequently.  Non-compliance with these regulations can result, for example, in the inability of a foreign national to gain entrance to the United States and, therefore, potentially hinder a company’s ability to do business here.  Our immigration attorneys can provide clients with up-to-date advice on compliance procedures and visa processing. We have internet, electronic database and fax connections to the Department of Homeland Security and the American Immigration Law Association (AILA) that keep us abreast of changes in the law, regulations and filing procedures.

At Montgomery McCracken, our work in these subject areas has been with employers and companies of various sizes ranging from some of the largest corporations both nationally and internationally, to individual applicants and petitioners.

Our Immigration & Nationality Law practice is uniquely qualified to service a variety of immigration needs.  We carry on Montgomery McCracken’s fine tradition of quality service on a timely basis at a reasonable cost.  We take great pride in our work in this area and look forward to assisting you if the need arises.

Recent engagements

  • Assisting a large pharmaceutical company in obtaining work visas for a new international research and development facility; and
  • Analysis of and interaction with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service in connection with the merger of two large international corporations.

Representative clients

– rapidly growing high technology companies
– engineering firms
– educational institutions
– health care professionals
– individual investors
– a variety of professional practice groups

For More Information

For details on how the Immigration practice can help you transcend borders and overcome barriers,  please contact Gregory J. Fox at 215-772-7528 or