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The Mark Morais Law Firm is fully capable to provide complete services to foreigners and investors in the United States. The founder and principle attorney of the firm, Mr. Mark Morais, has extensive experience with immigration and international laws. Mr. Morais is a unique and second to none professional when it comes to the expatriation needs of individuals and companies. Perhaps he is the only Brazilian-American lawyer in both countries who worked for the three main federal immigration agencies within the Department of Homeland Security of the United States. Mr. Morais worked as an immigration prosecutor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was also an immigration, asylum and refugee officer with USCIS. His first position with the federal government was as a federal police officer with Customs and Border Protection.
We help companies, organizations and individuals navigate the myriad of complex immigration laws and policies, as well as the maze of government agencies involved with immigration services. We help businesses through all phases of the hiring and transfer of skilled foreign employees, such as engineers, scientists, educators, executives, and other professionals in business, medicine and technology. We also represent individuals unique qualified and skillful and because of their abilities in their fields or industries, or because of their substantial investments in the United States, do not require employer sponsorship to immigrate. We are in the business of counseling clients on the immigration-related aspects of corporate restructurings, such as mergers and acquisitions, due diligence reviews, and divestitures. We advise clients about the best visa strategies for their specific needs and counsel them on a wide range of business immigration matters, including:
- EB-1 (Extraordinary Ability; Outstanding Professors and Researchers; Multinational Managers or Executives);
- EB-2 (Advanced Degree; Exceptional Ability; National Interest Waiver);
- EB-3 (Skilled Workers; Unskilled Workers; Professional Workers);
- EB-4 (Religious Workers; Special Immigrants Juveniles; Broadcasters);
- EB-5 (Immigrant Investor Program);
- H-1B specialty occupation matters;
- Treaty investor visas (E-1 and E-2);
- Intracompany transferee status (L-1);
- Nonimmigrant and permanent residence strategies;
- Family-Based visas.
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