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Global Immigration Associates

USA 2022
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Provided by Global Immigration Associates

Managing Partners: Sara Herbek and Ryan Bay
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 31
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Global Immigration Associates offers the full scope of legal services to support employment-based immigration matters. These services include, but are not limited to H-1B, L-1, Es, green cards and related dependent visas. GIA also provides clients with strategic guidance to manage their immigrant programs for the long term. The firm supports clients during rapid scale-up of their immigration programs, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and much more. GIA’s service philosophy is to be a true partner and develop an exceptional immigration program that delivers the very best service to its clients and their employees.

Additionally, the firm supports its clients with strategic guidance to manage their immigration programs for the long term. This includes supporting clients during periods of rapid scale-up, M&A, divestitures, re-organizations and much more. GIA serves 1,000+ clients across the US, from fast-growth tech start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. The firm’s attorneys understand the unique needs of its clients, especially when it comes to talent profiles, rapid scaling, efficiency and employee experience.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Employment-Based Immigration 

Dependent Support
Work with Envoy Global for international or outside the US matters. Employment-based immigration matters, including but not limited to visa types such as:

■ H-1B: The H-1B is designated for individuals working in a specialty occupation, which is defined as the position requiring at least a bachelor’s degree in a specific or related field (or its equivalent) and that the foreign national being sponsored has at least a bachelor’s degree in that specific or related field (or its equivalent).

■ L-1A and L-1B: The L-1 visa is available for employers wishing to transfer employees from a foreign branch, subsidiary, affiliate, parent or related corporate entity to work at a related U.S. Entity.

■ E Treaty Trader: The E visa is for treaty traders and investors who come to the U.S. under a treaty of commerce and navigation between the U.S. and the country of which the treaty trader or investor is a citizen or national.

■ The E visa category also includes Australian specialty occupation workers.

■ TN: The TN visa is a special classification for citizens of Canada and Mexico as part of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). USMCA replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020.

■ O visa: The O-1 visa category is for people who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business and athletics.

■ P visa: The P visa category is used for internationally known athletes and entertainers.

■ Green cards: A green card is officially known as a Lawful Permanent Resident Card. By having a green card, individuals can live and work permanently in the U.S.

■ Individuals who have a green card are also referred to as Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

■ Related dependent visas such as the H-4.

Employment Immigration:
2 Managing Partners; 5 Partners
Offer the full scope of legal services to support nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based immigration matters.
Contact: Sara Herbek
Tel: 312 722 6302
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
Work with Envoy Global for international or outside the U.S. matters.

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USA - Head office
  • Chicago
    230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2800, Chicago, Illinois, USA, IL 60606
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