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  • Infoscitex Corporation
  • Merger with DCS Corporation
  • The Hoffman Companies
  • Financing and purchase of 60 Temple Place, Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center
  • Series A Preferred Stock Investment in 7AC Technologies, Inc.

Service Areas

Immigration Law

Posternak’s business immigration practice is focused on providing businesses and their foreign national employees with the legal assistance needed to obtain temporary and permanent work authorization and assisting businesses in complying with the myriad of immigration regulations, laws, rules, and practices.  We are results-oriented and work to find solutions in a cost-effective and timely manner, while being mindful of business goals.

Posternak’s immigration practice provides a high level of service in all areas of business immigration law.  Our extensive experience includes working with local, regional, national, and multi-national companies in a wide range of industries, including accounting, financial services, information technology, management consulting, energy and other scientific research and technology, healthcare, manufacturing, architecture, import/export companies, institutions of higher education, and pharmaceuticals.  We utilize the most advanced case management and tracking data systems to provide a superior level of value at competitive flat-rate fees.  We provide clients periodic immigration status reports to ensure they are aware of their foreign nationals’ immigration status, employment expiration dates, and next steps.  We have checklists and fact sheets to streamline processes and effectively communicate application requirements. 

Business advice and guidance

In addition to obtaining temporary work visas and green cards, we work with our clients to develop immigration policies and practices, and audit clients’ practices to ensure compliance.  We offer training sessions and guidance for our clients on immigration requirements, compliance, and potential penalties, including I-9 and E-Verify compliance, Social Security No-Match letters, anti-discrimination practices, and any other topic that is important to the client’s specific business or concerns.  We assist our clients in government audits and investigations as they relate to immigration and employing foreign nationals, including Department of Labor Wage & Hour audits, I-9 audits, and ICE investigations.  The Firm advises businesses on immigration issues as they relate to corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings, including issues of employment eligibility verification, H-1B successor-in-interest rules, green card portability, and maintaining the continuity of employment authorization for intra-company transferees.

Comprehensive, inter-disciplinary approach

We take advantage of our full-service Firm, utilizing the expertise of other legal practice groups here when appropriate, offering employment, tax and corporate advice, for example, to provide comprehensive solutions in the most cost-effective way.  This allows us to see the big-picture and understand how the immigration question fits within our clients' businesses and operations.

Outbound immigration

In addition to obtaining work authorization for foreign nationals working in the U.S., we belong to, and have relationships with an international network of law firms and professionals to assists our clients in obtaining work authorization for their U.S. workers abroad.  Again, we utilize an inter-disciplinary, comprehensive approach, partnering with corporate and tax professionals, for example, when appropriate.

Immigration Law: Related Services Areas

Immigration Law: Professionals

Berin S. Romagnolo

Partner 617.973.6105 ext.   fax 617.722.4929 bromagnolo@pbl.com

Immigration Law: Publications

E-Verify Resumes Today After Government Shutdown

Berin S. Romagnolo, October 17, 2013

Immigration & Employment Impact of Government Shutdown

Berin S. Romagnolo, October 1, 2013

Reprieve from Deportation for Immigrants

NECN, Berin S. Romagnolo, August 15, 2012

On the Immigration Frontlines: From Silent Raids to e-Verify

Financial Management Network, Berin S. Romagnolo, October 2011

Time to Assess H-1B Work Visa Needs Now

Berin S. Romagnolo, March 2, 2011

Helpful Tips by the CBP for Holiday Travel

Berin S. Romagnolo, December 15, 2010

No-Match Is Different Than No Work Authorization

Berin S. Romagnolo, December 8, 2010

Traveling Tips for Labor Day Weekend (And Always)

Berin S. Romagnolo, August 31, 2010

TPS and I-9 Forms - New Guidance

Berin S. Romagnolo, August 13, 2010

I-9 Goes Green

Berin S. Romagnolo, July 22, 2010