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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

96 reviews
Sarah’s practice, Corstange Law, focuses on immigration for startups and businesses to help them come up with strategies to keep their founders, investors, and employees in the US. She provides all of the necessary advice to ensure her clients stay in compliance with the immigration laws. Her interest in international law inspired her to live and travel in the Middle East for years.
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Ursula T.

Ursula Trimming

64 reviews
Immigration is an area of the law that can have a serious impact on an individual's life and few attorneys understand that better than Ursula Trimming. Ms. Trimming specializes in employment-based working visas and green cards. She can also help with Marriage Green Cards, Fiance/Spouse Visas, and Family Sponsorship. Ms. Trimming provides effective services with compassion and drive.
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Shiyang G.

Shiyang Gong

2 reviews
Attorney Shiyang Gong has more than 9 years of experiences in Immigration Law practice. With a LLM from Vanderbilt University, she got admitted to the New York State Bar. A... read more
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Anthony N.

Anthony Nwosu

2 reviews
Dr. Nwosu (LL.M, SJD) is the managing attorney for US Immigration Services and is licensed to practice immigration law in all 50 U.S. states. He has represented countless immigrants before immigration courts all over the country. 70% of the business comes from referrals because his firm has been recognized for the results he has achieved on behalf of their clients.
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Konrad J.

Konrad Jarzyna

2 reviews
I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and The University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. Born and raised in Poland, I came to the United States in 1993 and gra... read more
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Stephen U.

Stephen Ukman

2 reviews
Stephen L. Ukman is a graduate of the University of Kansas and New York University School of Law. He is licensed in New York and AV rated by Martingale-Hubbell. He was in-h... read more
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Pedro A.

Pedro Alvarado

2 reviews
International attorney specialized in helping foreign business owners and entrepreneurs expand or start their business in the US by handling their corporate, immigration an... read more
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Mercedes S.

Mercedes Salem

Mercedes Salem is a general practice attorney in Menlo Park, California. She is experienced in a range of legal areas including immigration, real estate, employment, business, estate, and family law. Mercedes has experience working in both Silicon Valley and on Capitol Hill where she was was as a Legislative Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
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Andrew F.

Andrew Finkle

Andrew Finkle is a lawyer in Washington DC who specializes in immigration and nationality law. He also helps foreign nationals with investment and entrepreneur opportunities. His clients range from small startups to major corporations. Andrew is admitted to the Bars in the District of Columbia and Nebraska.
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Our Independence immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.

Some of the types of visas that the Independence immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.

Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.

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