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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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August 11, 2022

E-2 Visa Approved at the U.S. Consulate in Madrid, Spain

August 8, 2022

H-1B Extension Approved by USCIS for a Nanotechnology Engineer

August 5, 2022

E-2 Change of Status Approved for a Home Renovation Company

August 3, 2022

Marriage Based Green Card Approved without Interview by the Brooklyn Field Office

August 2, 2022

E-2 Employee Visa for an Executive Approved at the US Consulate in Prague

July 28, 2022

E-2 Change of Status Approval from U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

July 26, 2022

E-2 Visa Renewal Approved at the Consulate in London for Dog Grooming Service

July 25, 2022

E-2 Visa Approvals at the Johannesburg Consulate for Two E-2 Co-investors



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

An office full of 3 employees

Do I need to work full-time on an H-1b visa? Can I get a second job?

| H-1B and E-3 Visa, Immigration | No Comments
You don’t need to work full-time on your H1B visa and you can also start another H1b employment if the new employer sponsors you.
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E-2 Visa Approved at the U.S. Consulate in Madrid, Spain

| Approvals, E-2 Visa, Immigration | No Comments
Scott Legal, P.C. is happy to announce that our client, a national of the United Kingdom, was approved for an E-2 visa at the U.S. consulate in Madrid, Spain.
Uneployment benefit form

Question: If I have applied for and received unemployment benefits in the past, will this trigger a “Public Charge” finding when I apply for a green card?

| Immigration | No Comments
Many types of public benefits may be claimed by a non-immigrant without triggering the “public charge” ground of inadmissibility, including unemployment benefits and other forms of earned benefits.
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I am an F-1 student, how can I show ties to my home country?

| Immigration | No Comments
The standard to show ties to a home country is much lower for a F-1 students than for a B visitors.