Anton F. Mertens

Of Counsel

Atlanta
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Anton is of counsel in the Immigration & Global Mobility practice and a member of the Global Commerce industry team. With over 30 years of experience, he assists corporations and individuals from around the world to craft immigration solutions.

Anton has experience representing international clients in a variety of immigration matters, including business visas and immigration options for large and small corporate clients, investor visas, and green card applications for a variety of executives, managers, and key employees. Anton also obtains fiancé visas, permanent resident status for spouses, children, parents and siblings, and he files removal of conditions on residence petitions, applications for renewal of green cards, and naturalizations.

Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, Anton first came to America as a high school exchange student. He fell in love with America and became a U.S. citizen in 1994. He is passionate about helping others immigrate to America.

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Credentials

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Mercer University, Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics
  • State of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • President, Mercer University National Alumni Association Board of Directors  (2019-present)
    • Belgium advisor for Economic Diplomacy in the State of Georgia (2015-present)
    • Member, Georgia-Alabama Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Immigration Law Section and International Law Section
    • Member, Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
    • Founding member, Atlanta United Football Club
    • Board of directors, former president of the Mercer University Law School Alumni Association
    • Former president of the Belgian-American Chamber of the South
    • Former chair of the Brussels, Belgium Sister City Committee and former chair of the Atlanta Sister Commission Foundation
    • Former co-chair of the Global Commerce Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
    • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • French
  • Dutch

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers (Immigration), 2013-2021
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (Immigration), 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2019
  • Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite (Immigration Law), 2015-2019
  • Corporate America News, Legal Elite, Immigration Attorney of the Year – Georgia (2016)
  • Officer’s Cross of the Order of Leopold (Kingdom of Belgium)

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