Labor & Employment
For our corporate clients, we have obtained non-immigrant visas from the Department of Homeland Security in the H1B category for specialized occupations, the O category for extraordinary aliens, the P category for athletes and entertainers, the L visa category for intra-company transferees, the B category for business visitors, and the TN category under the North American Free Trade Agreement. We have also worked with treaty traders and treaty investors (E visa category) seeking expansion of their business in the United States, alien entrepreneurs seeking permanent residence in the U.S., and assisted in obtaining J-1 visa waivers. Organizations we have represented include a marketing and consulting firm in the high technology field, a Japanese chemical company, a German metal equipment manufacturer, a Canadian seafood distributor, a German medical supplies manufacturer, an Indian pharmaceuticals company, a multinational automotive product manufacturer, a multinational advertising agency, architectural and engineering firms, several hospitals and medical clinics, and entertainers. In addition, we have assisted numerous institutional clients with immigration issues, including several area colleges and universities, and various municipalities and government-related agencies.
Our services to individual clients have also included student visas (J and F visas), fiancé visas (K visa), and consultation for the obtainment of permanent residency for family members.
Recently, our immigration work has included assignments for clients from France, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, Korea, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Poland, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Germany, Australia, Spain, India, Iraq, and South Africa, among others.
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, also has the distinction of being a charter member of Lex Mundi, the world's largest international alliance and network of law firms. The organization currently consists of approximately 10,000 attorneys located in 350 offices around the world, and is made up of member firms who are typically the oldest and largest in their jurisdictions. Lex Mundi was founded to provide systematic contacts between firms across the globe and to open the channels of communication between its members in order to better serve client needs in every state and country in the world. We often utilize this affiliation for our clients' benefit by obtaining prompt and efficient advice on particular questions of foreign law from one of the many distinguished Lex Mundi members. In addition, members of our firm frequently lecture on immigration issues and are requested to participate in government panels and community programs. We also conduct in-house training for organizations and contribute frequently to various regional and state-wide publications.