We are a small team of three attorneys and two paralegals based in NYC and San Francisco. Our practice focuses on nonimmigrant and immigrant business visas for tech startups, as well as a smaller number of family-based cases. Our clients most appreciate our approachable, informal, and transparent communication style and our clear written work. We use technology to make the administrative aspects of case prep as efficient as possible so we can use our time to craft detailed, high-quality filings. We believe that the best way to maintain the high quality we are known for is to invest in ongoing professional and personal development and to place a high value on truly sustainable work-life balance for everyone who works here. You can see a bit more about us at startupimmigrationattorney.com.
The Position Offered:
You will handle a range of nonimmigrant visas types including H1B, O1, L1A/B, E2, and TN, as well as non-PERM based green cards in the EB1A, EB1C, and EB2 NIW categories.
Ability to handle PERM and/or advise on I-9 and E-Verify compliance would be a big plus.
You will be supported by a team of paralegals who will handle the initial drafting of forms and support letters for most case types, communication with clients regarding administrative details like obtaining basic documents and original signatures, and printing, compiling, and scanning applications for your review.
Your primary role will be formulating case strategy, reviewing and editing paralegal work, and most importantly, building a relationship of trust with your clients through clear, friendly communication. Our clients are almost all early-stage tech startups and small businesses, so instead of interfacing with an HR representative, your primary client contact will typically be the company's founder or CEO.
Due to the nature of the types of businesses we work with, few of our cases are cookie-cutter. You will need to be able to think outside of the box to create clear and compelling narratives about our clients that go beyond a standard support letter template.
We place a very high value on clear, concrete, and concise communication, whether through written work submitted to USCIS, or emails and phone calls to clients. You must have the ability to clearly and thoroughly explain legal issues in everyday language to clients, and to craft concise and compelling written work to submit to USCIS.
Although not required, entrepreneurial attorneys who enjoy participating in business development will have opportunities to participate in marketing and/or networking activities, and will be compensated for new client origination.
We have a slight preference for New York City or San Francisco where we currently have offices, or Austin or Denver where our largest concentrations of clients are outside of NYC and SF. We will, however, consider remote applicants from any location. Exact location is less important to us than finding someone who is a good fit for our culture.
Pre-tax health expense reimbursement account that can be used to pay health insurance premiums or cover other medical expenses for you and your family
Annual professional development allowance
Compensation for new client origination
Respect for work-life balance, including flexible hours and work location if desired. We are happy to consider part-time schedules if desired. Those on a full-time schedule are typically not expected to exceed 40 hours per week (outside of the busy lead up to April H1B filings). Our focus is on efficiency and exceptionally high-quality work product, rather than face time in the office
Must be licensed to practice law in at least one US state.
2+ years experience with nonimmigrant business visas.
Very strong written and oral communication skills.
Preferred but not required:
Experience with PERM.
Experience with I-9 and E-Verify compliance.
Experience with tax or business law.
Competence in a language other than English.
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Telecommuting is allowed.
About Corstange Law Group
Small firm focusing on business immigration for startups and small businesses. startupimmigrationattorney.com