Immigration and Global Migration

We assist corporate and individual clients nationwide and from around the world with U.S. immigration and nationality law. We are a full service practice group offering services and counseling ranging from securing employment-based temporary and permanent visas, to workforce compliance issues such as Forms I-9, E-Verify and related audits and investigations to tax and import/export controls compliance. We also provide government affairs representation in Washington, DC representing clients both before the U.S. Congress and federal regulatory agencies.

Our commitment to the industry includes a strong presence with, and participation within, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern U.S., the German American Cultural Foundation and the German School of Atlanta. Our team members serve or have served in leadership roles and on committees and boards of these organizations.

The Immigration and Nationality practice team is committed to helping our clients compete in the global market and can assist with the migration of employees to and from the United States, as well as helping clients understand employee workforce issues to maintain a legal workforce and a workplace free of immigration-related discrimination. 

Our clients are diverse, representing various industries, including automotive, construction, hospitality, information technology, public housing, universities to name a few. We represent Fortune 500 companies, mid-size employers, public employers, small businesses and trade associations.

We assist clients in developing comprehensive employment eligibility verification and visa compliance programs. We provide counsel and strategic advice to clients on immigration policy issues such as comprehensive immigration reform, the J-1 program, E-Verify, international student visa issues.

We assist corporate clients with immigration-related matters including Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, due diligence arising from mergers and acquisitions, anti-discrimination matters, and response to government audits and investigations.

Our attorneys are thought leaders in this area, frequently speaking and writing on topics as well as actively engaged in the field.  Montserrat Miller is on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s national liaison committee and the Verification & Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee, which focuses on immigration worksite compliance. Ms. Miller previously served as Co-Chair of the Immigration Litigation Committee under the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Teri Simmons was Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Atlanta Chapter from 1999-2001. Ms. Simmons has served on multiple liaison AILA committees including the Immigrant Investor and Customs & Border Protection Committee. Currently, she is a member of AILA Atlanta's Liaison Committee for Customs & Border Protection.

The practice offers the Immigration Compliance Insights blog and sponsors the Employment Law Seminar.

Our immigration team is fluent in written and spoken English, German, Spanish, French, Hindi, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.