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IMMIGRATION

Thompson Coburn’s immigration team provides creative, personalized, high quality immigration advice to corporations, businesses, individuals, investors and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. We work with large and small, domestic and international businesses, in various industry sectors, in developing and implementing comprehensive immigration strategies.

Our focus is on client service. We understand the need to promptly obtain necessary authorizations and approvals to meet our clients’ ultimate goals and ensure the smooth transition of international personnel. At the same time, we provide foreign workers with the information and guidance they need to comfortably make the transition to the U.S.

Our team offers extensive experience and legal services in immigration law, which includes involvement with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). We find that working with CIS, DOS and DOL – and staying abreast of their ever-changing laws, policies and procedures – provides us with the necessary edge in meeting our client objectives.

On a routine basis, our group obtains non-immigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) visas for individuals in a wide variety of careers, specialties and interests, including business executives and managers, engineers, computer professionals, scientists, health care professionals, specialized technical personnel, investors and students. We handle the whole range of filings, from the initial application filing, to obtaining extensions and devising a plan for keeping an employee in the U.S. while awaiting the green card.

Thompson Coburn’s immigration practice is currently ranked Tier 1 - Missouri in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

In order to obtain a permanent resident visa for E-2 investors, we obtained and developed financial reports, tax returns, business licenses, corporate documents, certificates of good standing, marketing brochures, foreign vendor invoices, and statements from a foreign embassy.

To enable a Middle East company and its personnel to establish a new business enterprise in Washington, D.C., we obtained and developed shareholder documents (with English translation), share certificates, certificates of good standing, charts of projected staffing needs, corporate hierarchy charts, lease documents, draft agreements with potential capital investors, strategic plans for expansion into the U.S. market, consultant proposals, reseller agreements, and software contracts.

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6469

Laura provides high-level strategic human resources counseling to executives and HR managers on the challenging legal questions that crop up during every phase of employm...

Laura provides high-level strategic human resources counseling to executive...

Laura Jordan
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6536

Paul represents employers in immigration matters and in litigation in a variety of state and federal courts across Missouri and Illinois.

Paul represents employers in immigration matters and in litigation in a var...

Paul Klein
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6107

Linda advises companies that provide goods or services to the federal government; she also has extensive experience in business immigration matters.

Linda advises companies that provide goods or services to the federal gover...

Linda Shapiro
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6537

Kelly uses her experience with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the US Department of Labor, and the US Department of State to gain compliance for employers with a...

Kelly uses her experience with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the...

Kelly Simon