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Scott Legal, P.C. is a New York-based law firm founded by Harvard Law School graduate and attorney Ian E. Scott. We are an Immigration and Business Law Firm and provide legal services in Business Immigration for Investors & Employment, Family Based Immigration, Immigration Waivers, and Other Immigration Services. We also provide New Business Set-Up, Entrepreneurial Support, and Business Plan Drafting Services. Some of our clients are investors that start a business in the U.S. and require an investor visa and business support. We are here to help you with all of your immigration and business needs. We have over 100 five-star reviews and a long list of publications in major media.


Scott Legal, P.C. was founded on an E-2 Investor Visa so we know what you are going through.  In fact, our founder has personally held TN, H-1B, F-1, B-2, and E-2 visas.  Our immigration practice covers all areas of Immigration Law including the various Investor Visas (E-2, L-1, EB-5), Employment Visas (TN, H-1B, E-3, O-1), Employment Green Cards (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3), Family-Based Green Cards, as well as waivers and humanitarian immigration.  We are EB-5 Verified by EB-5 Investor Magazine, and our founder is a frequent speaker for advanced E-2 Visa panels.  Our staff also sit on various American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) committees.


Scott Legal, P.C. provides counsel to business owners and founders of new enterprises at various stages of development and we offer a full range of legal services, including entity set-up, investor agreements, business plan drafting, consultant and independent contractor agreements, contract drafting, due diligence services, and purchase/sale agreement drafting in New York. We have a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), a Chartered Accountant (C.A.), a Certified Financial Analyst, (C.F.A.), a Certified Financial Planner (C.F.P.), and an M.B.A. on staff and are ready to help. We have drafted hundreds of business plans and have set up entities in most states.

Firm Successes

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November 28, 2022

TN Visa Approved for Engineer

November 24, 2022

National Interest Waiver (NIW) Approved in 1 Month for a Tech Startup Entrepreneur

November 23, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval for a Podcast Publishing and Monetization Service Company

November 18, 2022

E-2 Approval from USCIS for Gas Station

November 17, 2022

EB1A Extraordinary Ability I-140 Approval for Entrepreneur

November 17, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for Waste Bin Rental Company

November 17, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney for Video Production Company

November 17, 2022

Approval for E-2 Dependent Visa at the Consulate in Toronto



See what our clients are saying about us:

“I hired Ian Scott in August 2014 for a Visa application to open RISE Sport Performance Training in Tucson, AZ. Right from the consultation, it was obvious that Mr. Ian Scott had expertise with regards to the Visa application process. Throughout my whole Visa application process, Mr. Scott provided expert service and was prompt, supportive, and courteous. I attended my interview feeling extremely prepared and confident. My (E-2 Visa) case was successful with an investment of $54,000. I will hire Ian for the renewal.”

Tammy V · Vancouver, Canada

“I cannot recommend Mr. Scott’s services enough. Our company was looking to open a subsidiary in the U.S., and Mr. Scott guided us through every step, from company creation to obtaining of an E2 visa. Mr. Scott was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. As a lawyer myself, I was truly impressed by the quality of his services. Our visa file was so complete and well organized that on the day of my interview the immigration officer only talked to me for a few minutes before granting my visa for 5 years. I highly recommend Mr. Scott’s services to any foreign entrepreneur looking to set up a business in the U.S.”

T.B. · Paris, France

“The moment I began utilizing Scott Legal P.C., they put my mind at ease. They assisted me with all of my complex business needs, including setting up an entity and drafting a complicated operating agreement. I dealt directly with a C.P.A. and this helped immensely. They also prepared my business plan. The entire team was very professional and informative. They take a client focus that I rarely see and I would not hesitate recommending them. Thank you Scott Legal, P.C. for starting my company off on the right path.”

Naomi · Toronto, Canada


Our Blog

Immigration & Business Law Articles

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The Devil is in the Details – How to Prove Your Work Is Of “National Importance” for STEM and Entrepreneur applicants

| Immigration, National Interest Waiver | No Comments
To maximize the chances of approval of an NIW green card petition, the applicant must take care to identify and present sufficient details on how his or her specific work will “impact the United States at a level commensurate with…
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TN Visa Approved for Engineer

| Approvals, Immigration, TN Visa | No Comments
TN Visa Approved for Engineer.
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Does an L-1 applicant need to do the same work in the U.S. that they did abroad?

| Immigration, L-1 Visa | No Comments
L-1 applicants can be transferred to the U.S. to work in a different role than the one they held while working abroad.
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What is the impact of filing an I-140 on maintaining non-immigrant status?

| Immigration | No Comments
If you filed a standalone I-140, you may still be able to enter the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa or extend status.