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the american economy – international transferees

Managing Partner Michael Wildes looks ahead at possible job opportunities for highly qualified individuals coming from companies abroad whose affiliate offices are in the United States. 

Millions have lost their jobs due to the tragic pandemic that has spanned for over a year. As 2021 slowly begins a new chapter for American lives, employment opportunity is at an all-time high. Every industry is desperately looking for an extra pair of hands to keep up with the demands of their businesses. While some will be looking locally, many industries are seeking international job transfers.

A company that has offices both in the United States and abroad can seamlessly relocate certain employers into the United States through an L-1 visa, if given the proper guidance. In order to qualify for an L-1 visa, which is available for temporary intracompany transferees who work in managerial positions or have specialized knowledge, the employee must have worked abroad for the company for at least one continuous year.

If the individual is transferring to the United States to fill a managerial position, he/she must prove that he/she has managerial capacity. This type of proof will generally come from past positions and certain documents from the individual’s employer.

If the individual is transferring due to certain specialized knowledge which he/she possesses, the person must have the necessary proof to ensure that his/her specialized knowledge fulfills the qualifications. Specialized knowledge either means knowledge you have about the petitioning organization’s product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management, or other interests and its application in international markets, or an advanced level of knowledge or expertise in the organization’s processes and procedures.

While the task of qualifying for an L-1 visa seems near impossible, Wildes and Weinberg has successfully transferred hundreds of individuals into the United States who have benefited their respective companies greatly. There has never been a more opportune time to take advantage of our growing economy in the United States.  The staff at Wildes & Weinberg is available to assist with these types of petitions.

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael Wildes’ father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings (the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries). The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.

In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is also currently serving his third term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field), is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms. Moreover, Michael is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Today the firm of Wildes & Weinberg has offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California, and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

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