Scope of services and service philosophy
Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is a full service immigration law firm which represents and counsels a wide range of clients from individuals and families to U.S. domestic and multinational corporations, as well as investors, in all aspects of immigration law including complex immigration issues, which we particularly enjoy.
We are devoted to personalized, proactive and responsive client service, and to providing that service in a cost-effective manner that respects personal finances and the corporate bottom line. It is our pleasure, and we believe that it is also our privilege, to serve our clients. We value and appreciate our clients and the trust that they have placed in us.
For every domestic or multinational business affected by U.S. immigration law issues, whether through affirmative filings for key employees, or in seeking the peace of mind that comes from knowing that regulatory compliance satisfies government requirements and that corporate changes are made in a manner that proactively addresses immigration law considerations, a smooth and predictable process best supports business and financial goals. For every individual and family, successful U.S. immigration proceedings represent a dream achieved and a changed family tree.
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Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is highly skilled in analyzing an applicant’s current and historical information, in preparing visa applications, and in properly evaluating and assembling the supporting documentation for visa applications, whether for a temporary visa or an immigrant visa, with the goal of the smoothest and shortest path to visa approval. We take pride in comprehensively preparing each visa application and use our decades of experience to make your visa application a much easier process with the greatest likelihood of success that we can provide.
- Nonimmigrant Visas Overview
- B-1 Business Visitor & B-2 Visitor for Pleasure
- E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor
- F-1 Students
- H-1B Visas and H-1B Transfers
- J-1 Waivers
- K-1 Fiancé Visas
- L-1 Visas
- O-1 Extraordinary Ability
- P-1 Athletes and Entertainers
- R-1 Religious Workers
- TN Visas (NAFTA)
There are two principal bases upon which individuals can obtain lawful permanent resident (Green Card) status in the U.S. – employment in the U.S. and close relatives who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Under these two broad categories of potential eligibility appear numerous sub-classifications, each with its own eligibility requirements and strategic opportunities.
PERM Labor Certification
With limited exceptions, the filing of immigrant visa petitions for Second and Third preference employment-based immigrants must be based on an approved labor certification from the United States Department of Labor (DOL). At Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C., our mission is to support the employer at all stages of the PERM labor certification process, and to assist the employer’s human resource professionals in navigating the smoothest path through the multi-step process.
Adjustment of Status
Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. has represented countless individuals in adjustment of status filings and interviews over our many decades of immigration law practice. Whether drafting the application and documenting the legal bases to support an applicant’s eligibility to adjust status, or helping to reduce applicant anxiety during a government interview, we have greatly enjoyed the process including being present with our clients at the moment their lawful permanent resident status is granted.
Consular Processing of Immigrant Visas
At Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C., as part of every case involving the ultimate goal of lawful permanent resident (Green Card) status, we perform an in-depth analysis of eligibility for that status, identifying any impediments to eligibility, considering possible relief from inadmissibility, and focusing on the important choice of consular processing versus adjustment of status.
Conditional Lawful Permanent Resident Status
Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is sensitive to the uncertainty felt by both family-based and investment-based immigrants concerning the two-year period of conditional lawful permanent resident status. We have represented applicants in both types of filings for removal of the conditional basis of lawful permanent resident status.
At Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C., we recognize the deep personal significance of the decision to apply for U.S. citizenship and feel privileged to represent our clients in this process. We have represented clients in all facets of naturalization and citizenship proceedings, including cases which were clearly qualifying, others which had sensitive legal issues affecting eligibility, and those involving exemptions from the standard requirements.
Regulatory Compliance for Employers
Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. provides representation relating to all immigration law-related regulatory compliance responsibilities of employers. We provide comprehensive and critical human resources staff training relating to the correct procedures for completing the Forms I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, provide guidance in company program development and compliance for otherwise ensuring a rigorous employment eligibility verification protocol, and draft corporate polices addressing staff expectations and communication to reduce the possibility of unauthorized hires and continuing employment resulting in adverse actions against employers by the government.