Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend AILA conference in Boston

Scott Legal Services, P.C. will attend the American Immigration Lawyer Association’s annual conference in Boston in June. This four-day conference, which is the largest gathering of the immigration law community each year, offers a comprehensive educational program and CLE offerings with over 120 substantive sessions. Sessions will be located throughout

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program: 30 Years of Social Change Lawyering!

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H-1B Cap Met Even Before Filing Window Closes–Why Is There a Cap?

While America is often called the land of opportunity, immigration law often serves as a barrier for many who graduate from U.S. colleges and have to leave the U.S. after they have spent over $200,000 to be educated here.   In an editorial in The Washington Post, Facebook and CEO Mark

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Interested in an Investor Visa? Differences Between E-2 Visa and EB-5 Visa

While E-2 and EB-5 are both Investor visas, they have several differences.  This chart summarizes many of the key differences between the two investor visas.   Item E-2 Investor Visa EB-5 Investor Visa   Length of Visa Temporary Visa but can be renewed indefinitely.  Visa can be approved for 5

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Does an E-2 Visa “Lead To” A Green Card?

There are several differences between an E-2 and an EB-5 visa. For example, an E-2 is a non-immigrant visa so when you apply for an E-2 visa you are not applying for a green card. Also, unlike the EB-5 immigrant (green card) visa, the E-2 visa has a country requirement

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How Exceptional Is Exceptional? The O-1A & O-1B Visa Described

Overview/Description The O-1 visa is for individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.  The main O-1 categories are: O-1A:

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H-1B Visa When You Are Self-Employed or Have an Ownership Interest in the Company

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations.  This visa category requires that the beneficiary (the foreign worker) have a Bachelor’s degree, and the Petitioner (the U.S. company) can employ the worker for up to six years.  This is a very

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. has a New Address to Handle our Expansion!

To handle our expansion, we have acquired new office space. Our offices are now located at: Scott Legal Services, P.C. 40 Worth Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10013 We look forward to servicing you at our new location in Tribeca!

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Scott Legal Services to serve as ABA Moot Court Competition Judge

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Another Testimonial for Scott Legal Services, P.C.

A testimonial from one of our recent clients. “I would highly highly recommend Ian Scott of Scott Legal Services, P.C. as one of the FINEST and MOST COMPETENT Immigration Attorneys in the US.   I was particularly impressed with Ian Scott’s  professionalism,  thoroughness and proficiency  on all types of immigration

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The Latest Testimonial for Scott Legal Services, P.C.

We recently obtained an E-2 visa for a catering company with a low investment amount. The client wrote: “Ian and his team have been simply superb. Their efforts coupled with Ian’s precision and persistence have made this application process a success. His experience and consultations are second to none. A

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Adjustment of Status to Green Card The Three Steps to Obtain An Employment Based Green Card (EB-2, EB-3)

There are three main steps to obtain an employment-based green card: PERM Labor Certification (Assessment of whether or not there are qualified U.S. workers) I-140 petition (employer petition for permanent foreign worker) I-485 application (employee application for permanent residence (green card application)).  This step may include an application for advance

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Start-Up Raising Capital? Some Common Features of Preferred Shares & Why Some Select Preferred Shares over Convertible Debt

When you start a business and want to attract your first round of financing, Preferred Shares is one product that can be offered to Investors.  Many Founders have asked us to explain exactly what Preferred Shares are and compare and contrast Preferred Shares to Convertible Debt.  To this end, we

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to sit on New York City Bar Association Panel

On March 16th, Ian E. Scott from Scott Legal Services P.C. will sit on a panel to discuss the issues that law firms face.  The panel will be made up of lawyers from the New York area and will cover a wide range of topics.

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E-2 Visa Approved at Consulate for Catering Company with Low Investment Amount ($50,000)

Scott Legal Services, P.C. recently submitted an application for a catering company with a small investment amount of $50,000.  The application was approved without any request for additional information.  The consulate granted the Visa for a period of 3 years and the visa can be renewed after that time.

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend AILA Business Entrepreneur Conference in Cayman Islands

Scott Legal Services, P.C. will attend the AILA conference in the Cayman Islands. The 2014 AILA Midyear Conference takes place on January 24, 2014 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Designed for advanced immigration practitioners, the conference covers the optimal strategies for processing corporate, individual investor, innovator, and entrepreneur-based nonimmigrant and

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. represents investor in $1,500,000 Convertible Debt Offering

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Should You Use An Agency For Your Surrogacy Journey?

Surrogacy agencies typically perform a number of functions that are all geared towards organizing all aspects of the surrogacy journey.  This typically involves the selection of the surrogate, the selection of the carrier, assistance picking an IVF clinic, drafting of legal contracts and arrangement of travel for the various participants. 

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Starting A Business In the United States? The Top 6 Things You Should Consider

In addition to the regular business start-up issues, foreign nationals who want to start or expand their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate the complicated regulatory scheme that includes immigration law, dealing with the SEC when raising capital, obtaining trademark protection, hiring staff and understanding other U.S.

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The Top Six Things to Consider if You are Considering Surrogacy!

Here are a number of Tips you should consider if you are considering surrogacy. Reach out to one of our attorneys so that we can guide you through the various contracts and the legal part of the process. 1.     Find a Lawyer Who Can Navigate You Through The Various Contracts.

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Looking for Ways to Improve Your Business? A List of Things Every Business Owner Should Do At the End of the Year

As a business owner, all year you have likely been running around acting as manager, capital raiser, developer, business generator, marketer, human resource manager and administrative assistant.  Given the numerous roles, it is often difficult to sit back and look at the big picture.  For some businesses, the holidays and

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Lawyers Beware! A Con Artist is Just a Phone Call or Email Away

Everyone has either received, or knows someone who has received, an email from the relative of a deposed King (or Queen) of Nigeria where this royal relative is willing to pay you millions of dollars if you would only help them get their money out of Nigeria.   Although this scam

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Coming to America? Some Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs

Foreign nationals who wish to start their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate the complicated regulatory scheme that includes immigration law, SEC rules associated with raising capital, and understanding other U.S. laws.  One thing that is clear in this maze though is that in order to start

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How To Develop an EB-5 Immigration Compliant Business Plan

For every Business Owner, Investor & Entrepreneur, the thought of putting together a business plan is very daunting but is often a necessary evil for those who want to succeed.  There are a few popular Immigration Visas where you are required to put together a comprehensive business plan and the

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. obtains E-2 Visa for Tech company Investor & Employee!

We just had a consulate approval for an E-2 Visa for a tech investor and his CFO. This start-up was immediately approved and two of the three key executives were granted E-2 Visas. The CFO’s spouse was also granted an E-2 Visa.  Reach out to Scott Legal Services, P.C. or

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