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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Immigration

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded immigration firm with a strong focus on employment-based immigration. Frequently assists clients from the retail, manufacturing and hospitality sectors, among others. Due to the partners' fluency in Japanese, the team is well placed to assist Japanese-speaking clients. Also advises on employer sanctions law, and demonstrates complementary skills in family-based immigration.

Strengths

Market sources note: “The team is very professional and supportive; they respond quickly and show a sense of urgency in their work,” adding: “They truly go above and beyond to provide excellent service.”

A client says: “They are efficient, and provide reasonable and well thought-out solutions to our problems.”

"They have expert knowledge, understand our business very well and we really enjoy working with them," confirms another client.

Work highlights

Served as lead counsel to NEC Corporation and its subsidiaries on all immigration matters, including the preparation of immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions and applications for employees, as well as advising on policies and procedures.

Notable practitioners

Japanese speaker David Cook is highly regarded for advising both companies and individuals on immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. He demonstrates further experience in I-9 regulations and policies.
“Mr. Cook has a good depth of knowledge of immigration laws, and he always goes the extra mile to help his clients.” “He is an experienced attorney with great substantive knowledge.”

Sachiyo Peterson has deep experience in employment-based immigration, and frequently advises on how corporate reorganizations impact upon immigration matters. She is further experienced in family-based immigration.
“She’s great: she's always available, answers questions right away, and provides very useful guidance.” “She is very knowledgeable about this complex area of the law. She communicates proactively and in a way that is easily understandable.”

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Immigration Department

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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106 South Main Street

Suite 1100

Akron

Ohio

USA

OH 44308

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Immigration


David Cook
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Sachiyo Peterson
Band 1