Immigration and Naturalization

Gardere assists corporations, investors and startup companies with obtaining the proper work permits and visas for hiring, transferring and training employees in the United States temporarily and permanently. Our team coordinates with foreign immigration specialists to obtain the proper work permits and visas for transferring U.S. employees abroad and counsel corporate clients on I-9 issues, hiring and termination decisions with regard to foreign nationals, and employer sanctions and anti-discrimination issues. In addition, we assist clients with family-based immigration, green card and naturalization applications.

Our immigration team provides first-rate representation in a wide range of services including:

  • Short and long-term planning of both permanent and temporary international transfers of personnel for corporate companies.
  • Obtaining U.S. non-immigrant visas including:
    • Business visitor/pleasure visas (B-1 and B-2)
    • Treaty trader/investor visas (E-1 and E-2)
    • Student visas (F-1)
    • Professional visas (H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3)
    • Trainee visas (H-3)
    • Trainee and exchange visas (J-1)
    • Seasonal and agricultural visas (H-2B and H-2A)
    • Intracompany transferee visas (L-1)
    • Artist/athlete visas (O and P)
    • Religious worker visas (R-1)
  • TN North American Free Trade Agreement work authorizations
  • Obtaining U.S. permanent residence through employment, investment or family relationships
  • I-140 immigrant petitions
  • Program Electronic Review Management labor certifications
  • National interest waivers
  • I-485 adjustment of status
  • I-539 extensions/change of status
  • Visa applications or extensions
  • I-131 advance paroles and reentry permits
  • I-765 employment authorizations
  • N-400 applications for naturalization
  • N-470 applications to preserve permanent residence
  • N-600 applications for certificate of citizenship
  • I-9 and employer sanctions issues

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You may use the wildcard symbol (*) as a root expander.  A search for "anti*" will find not only "anti", but also "anti-trust", "antique", etc.

Entering two terms together in a search field will behave as though an "OR" is being used.  For example, entering "Antique Motorcars" as a Client Name search will find results with either word in the Client Name.


AND and OR may be used in a search.  Note: they must be capitalized, e.g., "Project AND Finance." 

The + and - sign operators may be used.  The + sign indicates that the term immediately following is required, while the - sign indicates to omit results that contain that term. E.g., "+real -estate" says results must have "real" but not "estate".

To perform an exact phrase search, surround your search phrase with quotation marks.  For example, "Project Finance".

Searches are not case sensitive.

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