Corporate Immigration Attorneys in Austin, TX

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The global spotlight is on Austin, highlighting the city as one of the fastest-growing innovation hubs with a rich talent pool. With the rapid growth of big tech giants in areas like Silicon Hills, NW Austin, and Round Rock, highly talented professionals are drawn to the Austin metro area like never before. 

At Alcorn Immigration, we are singularly focused on engineering creative, innovative visa solutions for Austin-based companies. Our corporate immigration attorneys work smarter to fulfill your business needs while balancing your long-term objectives and growth trajectory. To begin accomplishing, together, consider contacting our office at (855) 546-0015 today.

Corporate Immigration Visas

We provide tailored solutions rooted in a deep understanding of our clients’ industries and objectives. From Fortune 100 enterprises looking to hire the world’s top talent to multinational corporations developing new offices in the United States, we have the experience to get it done. We regularly advise HR teams and People Managers concerning the following:  

  • H-1B visa for employees with specialized knowledge. These visas are traditionally granted using the lottery system, but with the right strategy in place, you may be able to leverage cap-exempt employment to sidestep this randomized selection process.
  • O-1A visas for key employees who possess extraordinary abilities in their field.
  • L-1 intracompany transferee visas for managers, executives, and employees with specialized knowledge who wish to transfer intracompany to set up a new office for their company in the U.S.
  • TN visas for Canadian and Mexican citizens to engage in business with a U.S. employer.
  •  E-3 visa for Australian citizens and H1-B1 visas for Chile and Singapore citizens who work in specialty occupations. 
  •  E-1 trade visa, E-2 investor visa, and J-1 researcher visa for other types of business and employment in the United States.

Permanent Residence

Our corporate immigration attorneys recognize the practical business value of the employment-based immigration process, in addition to the personal importance to employees. We leverage our decade of experience to deliver targeted and strategic immigration solutions for companies looking to hire and keep the world’s best and brightest talent. Specifically, we enable our corporate clients to:  

  • Bring in talent with extraordinary ability using the EB-1A Green Card.
  • Hire outstanding professors and researchers through the EB-1B Green Card. 
  • Transfer key employees to fill new roles that require specialized knowledge and an understanding of the company’s work culture using the EB-1C Green Card. 
  • Recruit and hire innovators and professionals whose work will inherently benefit the national interests of the United States using the EB-2 NIW Green Card.
  • Hire degree-holding professionals with the PERM-based EB-2 and EB-3 Green Cards.

How Can Foreign Nationals Obtain Permission to Work in the United States?

Individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may secure permission to work in the United States through a range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options. While nonimmigrant work visas grant temporary work authorization, immigrant visas confer permanent residence status. Generally, the majority of work-based nonimmigrant visas require employer sponsorship, meaning a company will file for the visa on behalf of the foreign national. 

Immigrant visas, or Green Cards, are available for roles in identified occupations in which American workers are in short supply or for foreign nationals who possess a unique skill set that will benefit the U.S. workforce. Employment-based immigrant visas are divided by preference category, skill requirements, and per-country caps. 

How Can an Employer Help an Employee Get a Green Card?

The United States government grants approximately 140,000 Green Cards to foreign nationals every year. With ample opportunity for U.S. employers to sponsor employees in the immigration process, this is a common option for companies that want to attract and retain top talent from around the globe. There are three phases of this process: the PERM Labor Certification, the I-40 petition, and the I-485 adjustment of status. As long as employers are located within the U.S. and have a legal presence there, they can sponsor employees through this three-phase process.  

Legal Launch for Startups

We are internationally recognized for providing innovative solutions that help companies successfully mobilize global talent. To make our white-glove services more accessible for busy professionals, we created Legal Launch – a streamlined, four-week program designed for those who need a flexible, nimble approach to corporate immigration. Created with efficiency in mind, Legal Launch will help you assess your recruitment strategies, tailor an immigration plan, and move forward with confidence and clarity. 

How to Choose the Best Immigration Attorney for Your Company

The success of an immigration case can – and often is – entirely dependent on the quality of the corporate immigration attorney a business has on its side. Selecting the right lawyer requires asking questions and having direct conversations about your needs. During the process, it can be advantageous to consider the following: 

  • Does the law firm have a strong track record of success
  • Will the attorney manage your case, so you do not have to? 
  • Are they responsive and answer your questions promptly?
  • Can they relate to business-minded individuals and entrepreneurs?

About Sophie Alcorn

As an author, host of the Sophie Alcorn Podcast, TechCrunch contributor, and Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Sophie Alcorn founded Alcorn Immigration to transcend borders and connect the world through the practice of visionary immigration law. Sophie is an entrepreneur at heart, putting her passions into practice by supporting companies in their journey to tap into the rich talent base in Austin, TX. 

The Alcorn Method

Our title as the top law firm in California for tech startups was not bestowed in vain. When you work with an Alcorn corporate immigration attorney, you can expect white-glove service rooted in our proven four-step method:  

  • Strategize. We begin by creating a roadmap that establishes your recruitment goals and the actions necessary to get there.
  • Prepare. Our drive for success is paced by our need to be thorough, especially when preparing for the future of your company. We meticulously prepare each case to optimize your chance of success.
  • File. We will file all materials according to the strict requirements of the USCIS or State Department to maximize the chances of an efficient approval.
  • Win. The proof is in the numbers, and we are proud to have created winning strategies for our clients. 

Immigration Resources for Companies

Alcorn Immigration offers guidance and tools that empower HR and People Management teams to think ahead to address talent and business needs. Your guide to global mobility and strategic workforce planning:

Accomplish, Together

At Alcorn Immigration, our practice is fueled by innovative thinking, a close understanding of the immigration process, and in-depth knowledge of the law. To discuss your business’ recruitment strategies with an experienced corporate immigration attorney and begin accomplishing, together, consider connecting with our team at (855) 546-0015 today.