The following is a list of the different legal services, which we
provide to our clients in the areas of Immigration Law and
If you know which area of law applies to your immigration or
business case, we suggest that you skip reading what follows and move
directly to the links that apply to your needs.
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hesitate to call or contact our office by e-mail (858) 412-1309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IMMIGRATION LAW SERVICES
Our Mr. Snaid immigrated to the San Diego in 1981. As an immigrant
to the USA he understands that immigration law cases have profound
consequences for his clients. While he has practiced business and
corporate law for close on 37 years, both in the USA and South Africa,
he knows that the outcome of an immigration law case can have far more
significant consequences than the consequences in most business,
corporate or other law case, because the outcome of an immigration law
case will affect the lives of many generations of people in a family.
Accordingly, we approach every immigration law case with the gravity
that it deserves.
Investor/Business Immigration Law:
We are often consulted in complex Business and Investor immigration
law, because of our extensive knowledge and experience of representing
clients in the trenches of business and corporate law. We know the
strategies and techniques of how corporations and LLC’s can be adapted
to comply with the immigration laws.
Sometimes it is necessary in Business Immigration law to fit a
square peg in a round hole, while complying with all the laws. In these
circumstances it is necessary to have an immigration lawyer, who also
is experienced and knowledgeable in corporations, LLCs and business law.
We represent clients in applications for Treaty Investor (E-2)
visas; Treaty Trader (E-1) visas; and intra company transfers for
multinational executives and managers (L-1) visas, which are all
temporary resident business visas. (See the link Working Visas)
In the area of Business Immigration Law, we apply for clients’ green
cards as multi-national executives/managers in the Priority Workers
category. This is sometimes referred to as converting a L-1 visa to
permanent residence. (See the link Employment/Permanent Residence)
Immigration laws were changed in 1990 to make it possible for
investors to get permanent residence by creating new businesses through
investing $1m. ($500k in certain targeted areas), which will employ 10
people. This is known as the Employment Creation Visa (EB-5 visa) it is
also known as the Investment Green Card.
In 1993 this immigration law was expanded to permit prospective
immigrants the right to invest in business ventures (Regional Centers),
where their involvement did not require daily management, but rather
limited their business involvement to making policy decisions. (Please
see the link Investors)
Family Immigration Law
Marriage and fiancé immigration law is the area of immigration law
that Mr. Snaid describes as “a joy to practice.” Why? Because it is
replete with love stories of how people of different cultures and
countries found each other.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Immigration Service does not share our view
on romance. There are complex immigration laws that can create havoc
and hardship on couples, if they innocently believe that love and
marriage to a U.S. citizen is all they need to get green cards. See our
We will only take on genuine marriage cases and our reputation for
integrity in this area of immigration law has been rewarded by the fact
that we have never once had a case where the Immigration Service have
investigated and interrogated our clients as to genuineness of their
Parents, children, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters of U.S.
citizens are other ways to immigrate to the USA (See our link Family
Working Visas (Employment Immigration Law)
This is the area in immigration law of both temporary work visas and permanent residence work visas.
Sometimes a temporary work visa prompts an employer to apply for a permanent residence work visa.
Temporary Work Visas in Immigration law include:
Professionals in Specialty Occupations (H-1B visas),
Interns/Trainees (J-1 visas), Extraordinary Skilled workers (O visas);
Entertainers, Athletes, Performers (P visas); Religious Workers (R-1
visas). (TN) for people from Canada or Mexico, who qualify under
(NAFTA, as well as other types of visas.
Permanent Residence Work Visas
Getting a green card through a person’s occupation under the U.S.
immigration laws generally requires a Labor Certification through a
PERM application, but there are employment green card categories, where
a person can apply for permanent residence straight off, without going
through the Labor Certification (PERM) process.
The Labor Certification process requires an employer to prove to the
Department of Labor that there are no U.S. citizens or permanent
residents who are ready, able and willing to do a particular job for
the prevailing wages and working conditions associated with the job in
a particular geographic area.
The categories of green card applications that do not require Labor
People of Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences, Arts, Education,
Business or Athletics;
People of Exceptional Ability and Outstanding Professors and
Researchers whose services will be in the National Interest and
Multinational Executives and Managers, certain Religious Workers and
Citizenship and Naturalization Law
Most of our work in the area is in applying for citizenship through Naturalization for our clients.
CORPORATE & BUSINESS LAW SERVICES
S Corporations, C Corporations, LLC’s & Partnerships
As Business lawyers we advise clients which business entities are the most advantageous for their particular business goals.
In Corporate law formations we provide a full and complete service
from Articles of Incorporation through creation of By-Laws and Minutes,
the initial Organizational Meeting, obtaining an Employer
Identification Number; filing the Statement of Information with the
Secretary of State and the Section 25102(f) Notice with the
Commissioner of Corporations.
In LLC formations we attend to the corresponding legal requirements.
Partnership Agreements are also negotiated and prepared by our law office.
In the area of business law we prepare contracts for different
situations. This includes reviewing and negotiating contracts on behalf
of our clients.
Here is a list of some of those contracts: Sales and Purchases of
businesses; Partnership contracts; Agreements between Stockholders;
Buy-sell Agreements; Merger and Acquisition contracts; Joint Venture
Agreements; Sale of Stock Contracts; Employee contracts, including
Management contracts; Dissolution of Partnership arrangements;
Affiliate Contracts for the Internet; Agency contracts; Independent
Contractor agreements; Professional contracts, Licensing agreements;
Immigration Law is federal law so the same Immigration laws apply in
all 50 states. Since all visa applications and petitions must be mailed
into the Immigration Service, it does not matter if you reside in
another state and use our services as your Immigration lawyers.
We have also represented clients from all around the world, but most of our clients are residents of the following areas:
San Diego County, San Diego North County, San Diego East County,
Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Bernardino