The Miami and Jacksonville based attorneys of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. have been national leaders in helping businesses with any immigration matter for over a quarter century. We represent talented individuals, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors who have decided to invest, start a business venture, expand business operations, explore business opportunities, and/or work in the United States.
Named Top Immigration Lawyer in Florida
The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (Fifth Edition) recently named our partner, Mr. Ira J. Kurzban, as the top corporate immigration lawyer in Miami and Florida and one of the world's twenty three (23) most highly regarded corporate immigration lawyers. Mr. Kurzban and the firm have also been rated first tier in Chambers, the respected British journal.
Representing Companies across the United States
Our attorneys represent domestic, international, and multinational corporations, universities, and other organizations that employ foreign nationals on a temporary or permanent basis. Our work is comprehensive; we work with other professionals, including accountants and/or experts in national and international taxation, to design immigration strategies that minimize costs, decrease tax exposure, and ensure compliance with the complex immigration and nationality laws of the United States.
Experienced in Complex Cases
The corporate immigration lawyers of our Miami law offices have the knowledge and ability to assist with even the most complex cases. We can use a wide range of strategies, from E-1 treaty trader visas, H-1B professional visas, and EB-5 investor cases to get our clients what they need. Contact our attorneys to get their insights on your case.
One example of our proficiency is our work with blanket L-1 visas. L-1 is a type of work visa that allows for intra-company transfers of employees from foreign branches to United States branches. Blanket L-1 visas allow holders to bring over large numbers of employees without the trouble of filing individual applications for each.
Other services provided by the firm's attorneys include:
- Visa Processing: Preparation and filing of US employment visa applications with U.S. Consulates across the world. We have the experience to evaluate your situation and advise as to the best possible course of action to achieve permanent residency through immigrant visas or to obtain nonimmigrant visas.
- Immigrant Visas: Business and Employment-Based: The immigration visas more commonly used by companies to get employees on a road toward a green card (permanent residency) and eventual citizenship include EB-1 Foreign Nationals of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, and Multinational Executives and Managers, EB-2 Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business, EB-3 Skilled Workers and Professionals, EB-4 Special Immigrant Visas for Religious Workers, and EB-5 Investor / Employment Creation Visas. Visit our Immigrant Visas: Business and Employment-Based to learn more about these visas.
- Non-Immigrant Visas: Business & Employment-Based: The class of US employment visas known as "non-immigrant visas" enable holders to live and work within the United States for a set period of time, but do not help them achieve green cards or citizenship. The non-immigrant visas used most often in corporate immigration lawyers in Miami and throughout the United States are E-1 / E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation or Professional Visas, J-1 and Q-1 Exchange Visitor Visas, L-1 Intra-company Transfer Visas, O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Visas, P-1 Artists and Athletes Visas, R-1 Religious Worker Visa, and TN Status Under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Visit our Non-Immigrant Visas: Business and Employment-Based page to learn more about these visas.
- Other Temporary or Non-Immigrant Visas: Other non-immigrant US employment visas that could be used by companies to bring workers into the country temporarily include A Diplomatic Visas, B-1/B-2 Visitor's Visas, C Transit Visas, D Crewmen’s Visas, F-1 Academic Student Visas, G Visas, I-1 Journalist/Representatives of Media Visas, M-1 Vocational Student Visas, N Visas, S Visas, T Visas, U Visas, and V Visas. Visit our Other Temporary and Non-Immigrant Visas page to learn more about these visas.
- Regulation compliance/Worksite Enforcement: Our attorneys represent business organizations seeking to employ foreign individuals and ensure compliance with immigration regulations, including Form I-9 compliance and H-1B Labor Condition Application documentation. The immigration lawyers of our Miami offices advise clients on the best practices necessary to assure compliance with Department of Labor LCA regulations and the tools necessary to run a successful H-1B program, including the preparation of Public Access Files. Moreover, the firm represents clients before the Department of Labor in LCA audits thereby ensuring compliance with the H-1B program. We can also help with IRCA and I-9 compliance for U.S. employers.
- Immigration policy guidance and program support: Beyond regulatory compliance, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to assist businesses in creating a cost-effective and streamlined immigration policy. We can help with the creation of corporations and other organizations, with Articles of Incorporation / Corporate Kit, advise as to the impact of immigration law on mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions, and much more.
- Litigation: It is no exaggeration to declare that Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. is a national leader in immigration related litigation services representing businesses or individuals before administrative agencies and the federal courts. In his 33 years of work as an immigration lawyer in Miami, firm partner Ira J. Kurzban, Esq., has litigated over 50 reported immigration cases before federal district courts, federal courts of appeals, and/or the United States Supreme Court including the leading case involving EB-5 investors Chang v U.S.. Mr. Kurzban has argued more immigration related cases before the United States Supreme Court than any other private practitioner in the country. His cases have included class action lawsuits for thousands of convicts who were illegally deprived of a fair hearing in their effort to obtain permanent residency.
Using the Latest in Technology to Serve Our Clients
Our immigration attorneys use the most sophisticated tools available to serve our clients, serving nonimmigrant and permanent resident matters in a highly organized, efficient manner while ensuring maximum access to information. We provide flexible, customized online portals providing access to all relevant information including automated case tracking, reporting, 24/7 access to case information, fact and data gathering, news and client alerts, links to other immigration related Web sites and client specific immigration policies and procedures.
The greatest asset to our firm is the experience and dedication of our immigration lawyers. For more than 30 years, our lawyers have worked one-on-one with our immigration clients, addressing their every concern and alerting them to issues they may not be aware of, all with our characteristic efficiency and thoroughness.
Contact our attorneys for your initial consultation in any immigration issue. Our immigration lawyers are in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, but our famed practice spans the United States, from Miami to Los Angeles, and the whole world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Venezuela and much more. Locally, we work in Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, The Florida Keys, Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County, Volusia County, Deland, and Daytona Beach, FL.