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TN Mechanical Engineer Case Summary 2.4.2020

Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi is back from the U.S./Canadian border! She met with a client who is applying for a TN work permit as a Mechanical Engineer. In this scenario, our client was entering the U.S. periodically to provide services on behalf of a U.S. company and was told by CBP that he needed a work permit.  […]

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TN Management Consultant Case Summary 2.4.2020

Did you know that the Management Consultant classification is the only TN classification that does not require a bachelor’s degree? This forces Customs and Border Protection to look at Management Consultant cases microscopically as it is the most “abused” classification. In this situation, our client has had multiple TNs so we showed that our client’s work […]

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TN Computer Systems Analyst Case Summary 2.4.2020

Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi discusses a recent TN application for a Computer Systems Analyst. This case is unique in the sense that the applicant did not possess a degree in computer science, rather, the applicant has an MBA and many years of work experience.  As some of you may know, the Computer Systems Analyst category requires […]

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The L-1 Category and “Doing Business”

The L-1 category allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive, manager, or specialized knowledge employee from an affiliated foreign office to one of its offices in the United States. To qualify, there are specific requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and the beneficiary employee. On the employer’s side, it must […]

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L-1 Renewal Case Summary 1.21.2020

Our office is happy to report another successful trip to the Peace Bridge for an L-1 renewal.  Over the last year, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has said their rules are changing regarding the adjudication of L-1 renewals.  Moving forward, if an individual has spent approximately six months or longer in the United States per […]

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L-1 Case Summary 1.21.2020

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli reports another successful trip to the border for a first-time L-1 applicant. When our team puts together an L-1 package, we want to be able to show several things: person holds a qualifying position the foreign entity and U.S.-based entity are properly affiliated; and the two entities are actively doing business.  […]

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TN Engineer Case Summary 1.14.2020

Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom discusses a recent TN application he submitted for an engineer. In this case, our client came to us after he was previously denied TN status at the border. Unfortunately, he submitted his application on New Year’s Day around 10pm, and the officer reviewing the application was not fully versed in the TN […]

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TN Biologist Case Summary 1.14.2020

Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom discusses a recent TN application he prepared for a biologist. Our client applied for status when a U.S. laboratory needed this individual to come to the United States to research cancer medications and the effects of these medications on the human body. To qualify as a biologist under TN status, we need […]

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TN Interior Designer Case Summary 1.3.2020

Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom was able to successfully secure our client’s TN work authorization for a three-year period by showing that the applicant possessed a bachelor’s degree in interior design and was coming into the U.S. to provide interior design services.

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TN Accountant Case Summary 1.3.2020

In addition to describing the TN category, Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom tells us about a recent case where our client is an accountant. He explains the educational requirements needed to show that an individual is qualified for this category. The application was approved for a three-year period and our client is happily working in the U.S.

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