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L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY.

Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. An interesting component to this case was the fact that our client had “Manager” in his title, even though his duties were not necessarily managerial in nature. In this circumstance, it is important to look at the job duties to determine if the majority of the duties are hands-on and managerial or are more geared towards specialized knowledge. Gabriella was able to make this determination and our client was successfully approved for the remainder of the L-1 period of authorized stay.

If you believe you may qualify for either the L-1A or L-1B visa, be sure to contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys!