Immigration


Driven by shifting political forces, the framework of policies and regulations that make up U.S. immigration law is in constant flux. Businesses of all sizes, and the millions of talented professionals who make up today’s modern workforce, face numerous challenges when attempting to navigate these complex laws. Our immigration lawyers are dedicated to helping clients confront and overcome those challenges. Relying on expertise that stems from decades of in-depth immigration experience, Ulmer’s Immigration Practice Group delivers comprehensive services and focused solutions for multinational corporations, health care institutions, small and mid-sized businesses, and individuals.

Corporate Immigration Services

Companies must recruit, hire, and retain top talent to compete. Representing companies of all sizes based in the U.S. and abroad, Ulmer’s immigration attorneys take a business-oriented approach to helping clients secure the talent that drives their businesses. Our attorneys take the time to understand client goals, and design practical, cost-effective strategies for managing global workforces that align with those goals.

We counsel clients on obtaining temporary employment visas, lawful permanent residence, and U.S. citizenship. We also provide employers with immigration advice related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, international tax, I-9 compliance and other labor issues affecting the employment of foreign nationals. Our immigration attorneys routinely represent clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Labor, Department of State, and U.S. Consular Posts worldwide.

Individual Immigration Services

Many highly qualified, individual professionals seek to pursue their goals and expand their professional horizons by working in the U.S. Passing through the maze of constantly shifting U.S. immigration laws and regulations can be a daunting task. Our attorneys routinely represent individuals in a wide variety of immigration, visa, and citizenship matters.

Due in part to Ulmer’s deep experience representing health care institutions, our attorneys have particular expertise in representing physicians and international medical graduates in a variety of matters, including waivers of the J-1 two-year home residency requirement. Other individual clients include architects, business executives, engineers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors, and many other highly skilled professionals. Our goal is finding practical solutions to the significant challenges our clients face when seeking employment, residency, and citizenship in the U.S.

Removal Defense

We are dedicated to the zealous representation of immigrants facing deportation, and have successfully represented countless individuals charged with serious immigration violations before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and federal district and appellate courts. We are experienced in all phases of immigration litigation, including trials, administrative appeals, and federal court litigation. Our attorneys have strong track records of success litigating numerous applications for cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture, and Adjustment of Status.

Consular Practice

The rules and regulations governing visa eligibility and admission to the U.S. are complex. Our attorneys have years of experience successfully representing clients seeking nonimmigrant and immigrant visa waivers before U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. We have obtained waivers of inadmissibility for foreign nationals who have been found to be ineligible for entry to the U.S. based on fraud, past convictions, and other grounds of inadmissibility.

Ulmer in the News Immigration Pro Joins Ulmer & Berne’s Cleveland Office From Law360 By Kelly Knaub “Ulmer & Berne LLP announced Monday that it has strengthened its immigration practice with the acquisition of immigration law firm David Wolfe Leopold & Associates, whose founder, David W. Leopold, will be a partner in...

Press Release Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that it has acquired David Wolfe Leopold & Associates, the internationally-recognized immigration law practice led by David W. Leopold. The acquisition bolsters Ulmer’s already robust immigration practice, which provides businesses with integrated solutions for immigration, visa and consular-related challenges. Leopold...

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