How to Deal with the Top Mistakes Made by Business Immigration Practitioners (.PDF)

How to Deal with the Top Mistakes Made by Business Immigration Practitioners (.PDF)

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Release Date8/16/13
Length8 pages

This article discusses a random sampling of issues that affect a variety of petitions and clients and offers tips to avoid difficult situations. While the focus is primarily on business cases, many of the lessons apply equally to family, naturalization, removal, and special benefits cases.

Among the issues discussed:

  • Keeping up with cross-agency changes
  • Developing and using tickler systems
  • Memorializing strategy discussions
  • Managing expectations on fees
    and more

This article, written by Dagmar Butte, Marketa Lindt, and Palma Yanni, is reprinted from Immigration Practice Pointers (2013–14 Ed.).

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Dagmar Butte, a shareholder of Parker, Butte & Lane in Portland, Oregon has practiced immigration law, with a focus on business immigration, since 1992 and is an elected member of the AILA Board of Governors. She has been listed as a "SuperLawyer" since 2008, is listed in Who's Who Among Business Immigration Lawyers and Chambers USA and received the Oregon AILA Chapter's 2009 Gerald Robinson Excellence in Immigration Advocacy Award. She writes and speaks frequently for AILA national, regional, and local seminars, and has chaired and been a member of several national AILA Committees.

Marketa Lindt is a partner at Sidley Austin in Chicago, where she leads the immigration group's worksite compliance practice and advises employers on business immigration strategy. She is chair of AILA's Verification Liaison Committee, and previously served on a number of other national liaison committees. She is a former chair of the AILA Chicago Chapter. Ms. Lindt is a frequent speaker and writer in the field of immigration, and has authored two business immigration law treatises. She is named in the international and Illinois editions of Who's Who Legal as a leading business immigration lawyer. She is committed to pro bono work and serves on the Leadership Board of the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Palma Yanni leads Dickstein Shapiro LLP's immigration practice in Washington, DC. With more than 30 years of experience, she represents large and small businesses as well as individuals on employment- and family-based immigration matters. A former president of AILA, she is a frequent author and speaker and has testified before the U.S. Congress on immigration matters. In 2008, Ms. Yanni received AILA's Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law.

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