Business Immigration: Law and Practice

Business Immigration: Law and Practice

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Release Date 6/1/11
ISBN 978-1-57370-260-7
Length 2,336 pages
2 volumes
Format Print
SKU 52-60

Business Immigration: Law & Practice by Daryl Buffenstein and Bo Cooper fulfills a long-standing need within the business immigration community for a "one-stop shop" for practical advice, legal citations, legislative and adjudicative history, detailed guidance on recent developments, AND strategic approaches to get results for clients while managing their expectations. Beyond just telling you what to do, this authoritative treatise by two veritable giants in business immigration law will (1) provide you with a strong foundation in the area of business immigration law, (2) give you essential explanations of why the advice provided is sound and good practice, and (3) serve as your gateway to:

  • cited materials
  • detailed explanations and summaries of requirements and interpretations
  • legislative history and shifts in USCIS policy and interpretation
  • common pitfalls and strategies to avoid them
  • managing client expectations
  • completing necessary forms

Business Immigration: Law & Practice comprehensively covers this vast and varied area in two volumes:

Volume 1

  • Basic Nonimmigrant Concepts
  • B Visas
  • The Visa Waiver Program
  • E-1, E-2, and E-3 Visas
  • The Labor Condition Application
  • H-1B, H-2B, and H-3 Visas
  • J-1 Visas
  • L-1 Visas
  • O and P Visas
  • TN Visas

Volume 2
  • Basic Immigrant Visa Concepts
  • The Labor Certification Application
  • The Immigrant Visa Petition
  • Consular Processing
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Permanent Residence Issues

Peer reviewed by some of the biggest names in business immigration law, this treatise is a must for your reference library.

"Business Immigration Law & Practice combines detailed and thorough legal analysis with practical advice designed to allow the practitioner to give the client the best possible service. This book is indispensable for anyone who does business immigration or would like to expand their practice in this area."-Dagmar Butte, Parker, Butte & Lane PC

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Daryl Buffenstein is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and also served a four-year term as AILA’s general counsel. He has been a trusted immigration advisor to business for approximately 30 years. He has testified on numerous occasions before Congress on business immigration issues and has written key business provisions in most major pieces of immigration legislation over the past 20 years. As AILA president, Mr. Buffenstein led a successful national campaign to defend legal immigration. He was the recipient of AILA’s Founders Award, which honors the person or entity having the most significant impact on immigration in the preceding year. He was one of the original founders of the Business Immigration Coalition, a predecessor of Compete America, the alliance of major national business organizations dedicated to business immigration reform. Mr. Buffenstein repeatedly has been named one of the country’s top immigration lawyers in the Human Resource Executive/ Lawdragon listing of the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in America, and in numerous other listings such as Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and the International Who’s Who in Business Law. Mr. Buffenstein is a partner in Fragomen Global’s Atlanta office. He served for 23 years as a leader of Paul Hastings’ national immigration group, prior its merger with Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP (BAL).

Bo Cooper had a prominent career in government before private practice, serving as general counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (legacy INS) during two administrations. He was twice the recipient of the Commissioner’s Exceptional Service Award, the agency’s most prestigious award. On behalf of the United States, Mr. Cooper was involved in negotiating immigration-related agreements with other governments and was frequently a U.S. delegate to international organizations. After leaving government, he headed Paul Hastings’ Washington, D.C., immigration practice before joining Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, where he was chair of the Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Cooper currently is a partner with Fragomen Global’s Washington, D.C. office. He continues to provide strategic immigration advice and representation to a wide variety of businesses and organizations as well as immigration regulatory and legislative assistance. He has testified frequently before Congress and has made many television, radio, and print media appearances. He is the Washington, D.C., representative of the Global Personnel Alliance and co-chairs the legal and policy committee of Compete America. He has taught immigration law at the University of Michigan Law School, the Georgetown Law Center, and the Washington College of Law at American University. Mr.Cooper received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School and clerked for the Chief Justice of the High Court of American Samoa. He also has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s top immigration counsel, in the Human Resource Executive/Lawdragon listing of the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in America, and in other national and global listings.

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 Great exposition on the fundamentals

This treatise has been worth every penny. While it does not contain every possible strategic consideration, it gives a great overview of the requirements for each type of visa, and was sufficient to make me competent to consult with clients on visas I have not handled before. I love the checklist of questions to ask the client for each type of visa, and the sections on managing client expectations which detail potential pitfalls. I attribute most of my early successes with business immigration matters to this treatise. It could be made even more useful with a section that reverse engineered the process, so to speak, and gave a list of options to consider for different types of professions.

Amy   on  4/25/2014


 Doesn't cover EB-5 Visas

For $400, this supposed treatise doesn't cover EB-5 visa work. That's Business Immigration, isn't it. I'm told we all need to buy another AILA book to get that. A lousy deal.

Anthony   on  10/17/2012