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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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June 30, 2022

Approval of E-2 Visa Renewal at the Consulate in Toronto

June 30, 2022

Approval of a Complicated I-130 Family Based Petition

June 29, 2022

E-2 Visa Renewal Approved at the Consulate in Toronto

June 28, 2022

National Interest Wavier (NIW) Petition After NOID

June 27, 2022

Naturalization Certificate Issued for a National of South Africa

June 23, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval for a Residential and Commercial Interior Design Company

June 21, 2022

EB-5 Direct Investment Petition Approved for Farm

June 16, 2022

TN Approval from Mexico



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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Common Questions from E-2 Investors regarding Employees

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E-2 investors should plan to hire employees in the U.S. It is strongest for the E-2 application to hire full-time employees who are not related to the investor.
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Approval of E-2 Visa Renewal at the Consulate in Toronto

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Scott Legal, P.C. is happy to announce that we just received an approval on an E-2 visa renewal at the consulate in Toronto.
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Approval of a Complicated I-130 Family Based Petition

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Scott Legal is happy to announce that we obtained the approval of a complicated I-130 family based petition.
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What is the I-9 employment verification process, and what are the employer’s responsibilities when completing it?

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An overview of the employer’s requirements under the I-9 employment verification process.