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Smith Moore Leatherwood provides immigration representation and counsel to individuals, small companies and large corporations with multinational interests. We provide advice for companies regarding all aspects of their immigration needs, including corporate structure and restructure, hiring, inbound and outbound employee transfers, employment-  and family-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and consular contacts to maximize a company's ability to take advantage of the various visa opportunities available to foreign workers.

We assist companies with employment authorization obligations and in resolving issues that may arise with undocumented workers, ICE and DOL investigations, worksite enforcement, discrimination claims and inquiries from the Social Security Administration and other agencies.
The areas in which we provide support and counsel include:

Visas and Permanent Residence

  • H-1B Professional Visas
  • L-1A and L-1B Transfer Visas & Blanket L Petitions
  • E-1 and E-2 Treaty Investor & Trader Visas
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas
  • Training Visas
  • TN-NAFTA Visas
  • Religious Worker Non-immigrant & Immigrant Visas
  • J-1 Visa Waivers
  • Labor Certification
  • Employment Authorization
  • National interest Waivers
  • Non-immigrant & Immigrant Visas for Foreign Medical Graduates & Nurses
  • Employment-based Immigrant Visas in all Preference Categories
  • Marriage-based Immigrant Visas
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Consular processing of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas
  • Applications for U.S. Citizenship

Immigration Compliance

  • I-9 Compliance and Counseling
  • Corporate Immigration Policy Development & Implementation
  • Social Security No-match Counseling
  • E-Verify & IMAGE
  • Training


(336) 378-5566

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