Cammisa Markel PLLC is a business immigration law firm in downtown Manhattan with a sophisticated and dynamic clientele concentrated in the Advertising, Creative, Tech, Finance, Design and Hospitality fields. With an Australian-born founder and principal, the firm has become known for its work with Australian clients. However, it represents clients from every country. We are looking for an experienced Associate to join our team to handle a diverse and complex case load and provide legal advice and guidance to a wide range of clients from large corporations to small start-ups.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Consult with clients and advise, strategize, prepare and file a wide range of NIV and IV petitions and applications focused mainly but not exclusively on E-1/E-2, L-1A/L-1B, Blanket L, PERM, EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories taking care to anticipate and avoid RFEs
Counsel clients through the PERM Labor Certification process and subsequent I-140, I-485 processes with thorough understanding of timing, visa bulletin issues and strategy related to maintaining NIV status until the beneficiary’s priority date becomes current to file the I-485
Counsel clients who wish to change employers who may have already started the immigrant visa process with their current employer and advise on consequences based on where the foreign national is in the IV process to help develop a strategy moving forward
Draft and file responses to RFEs when needed
Research complex immigration issues, apply keen and informed analysis and develop creative and appropriate solutions to clients’ cases
J.D. degree (NY bar admission preferred) and minimum of 3 years professional legal experience representing clients in all aspects of business immigration law
Impeccable writing and communication skills
Ability to research and solve complex legal issues
Ability to supervise and guide junior associates, paralegals and/or other staff
Highly organized with impeccable client, case and time management skills
Must be able to provide redacted writing samples for consideration
Please put “Business Immigration Attorney Position” in the subject line of the email.
Internal Number: AUG19
About Cammisa Markel, PLLC
Cammisa Markel, PLLC is a boutique immigration law firm in downtown Manhattan. We specialize in business immigration and some family based petitions. Our predominant work is for companies and individuals in the creative, hospitality, tech and finance industries. We assist many companies with setting up in the US and individuals with starting companies in the US.The founder of the firm is originally from Australia and as a result, we process many E-3 visas. Other main non-immigrant visa categories are: H-1B, O-1, L-1, TN, E1/E2, J-1 and H-3. We work with clients to obtain green cards via EB1 or via PERM/EB2/ EB3.