Employment immigration is an essential part of doing business in a global economy. Our law firm has been helping business clients navigate immigration and global mobility issues for more than 25 years. Pierce Atwood attorneys provide comprehensive immigration services for temporary international business travel, short- and long-term international assignments, permanent transfers and the local hire of foreign workers. Our experience working with clients on legal, regulatory and business immigration issues allows us to provide strategic advice and cost effective immigration solutions that help our clients succeed in the global marketplace.
Our lawyers use leading edge technologies that are customized for each client to streamline the immigration process, increase efficiency, facilitate communication, and reduce cost. We are committed to continuous improvement in client service and have recently engaged with corporate clients on the application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies to our business immigration services as a method of achieving continuous improvement while reducing cost.
Areas of Expertise
Compliance & Enforcement
Maine Forest Products Council
We provide a full range of corporate immigration services, including policy guidance and support for corporate immigration programs, audit support, and assistance with immigration related compliance issues such as IRCA/I-9 and Labor Condition Application documentation. We provide training and educational services for in-house staff and employees. We have substantial experience representing employers in ICE and DOL audits and enforcement actions.
Corporate Immigration Services
BTS USA, Inc.
Bushmaster Firearms International
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
Woodard & Curran
We provide corporate immigration services for clients with multi-national business operations or whose business needs require local hire of foreign workers. Our clients include publicly traded Fortune 500 companies with annual revenue in excess of $10 billion, as well as small businesses, foreign investors and start-ups. An important aspect of our business immigration practice is obtaining appropriate employment-based visas for foreign workers needed by clients in labor-short or special skills occupations, as well as for executives, managers, and key employees on cross-border assignment.
An important aspect of our business immigration practice is obtaining appropriate employment- and investment-based visas for foreign investors. We take a multi-disciplinary approach and work closely with foreign investors to develop and implement individualized immigration strategies designed to accomplish specific business, personal, and tax objectives.
Down East Community
Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Martin’s Point Health Care
We serve as general outside immigration counsel for more than a dozen health care organizations in New England, including Maine's largest health care organization, as well as health care organizations serving remote and rural HPSA/MUA communities. We work with health care organizations, physician practices, and physicians to meet employment-related immigration needs.
US-Canada Business Immigration
N.B. Southern Railway
Portland Pipe Line Corporation
Our US immigration practice is global, but due to our relatively close proximity to the Canadian border, we have substantial experience assisting businesses and business investors with US-Canada business immigration needs. By working regularly with US-Canada business immigration issues, we are able to help our clients take full advantage of the many unique immigration opportunities available to US and Canadian citizens under the North American Free Trade Act.