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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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March 20, 2023

E-2 Extension of Status Petition Approved by USCIS for Company Offering Motorcycle Tours, Training School and Rentals

March 20, 2023

National Interest Waiver (NIW) Approved in 7 Days for an Aerospace Engineer & Entrepreneur

March 17, 2023

O-1 Petition Approved by USCIS for a Commercial Interior Designer

March 15, 2023

EB-5 Investor Visa Approval for an I-526 Petition

March 13, 2023

Green Card Approval for a Petition Based on Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

March 9, 2023

E-2 Change of Status from L-1 to E-2 Approved by USCIS

March 8, 2023

E-1 Treaty Trader Visa Renewal Application Approved for a Consulting Company at the U.S. Embassy in Serbia

March 7, 2023

E-2 Visa Approval at the Consulate in Toronto for Company Specializing in the Sale of Industrial Supplies



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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Can a letter of support from a local governmental office help strengthen an NIW petition?

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Letters of support from smaller or local levels of government, such as the City or regional, or community level, can also work in favor of a NIW petition.
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Can you fulfill the J visa 2-year home residency requirement by accumulating vacation time in your home country?

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J-1 visa holders must maintain their primary residence in their home country for 2 years to fulfill their requirement. Short and intermittent visit to their home country, while living elsewhere, may not qualify towards this period.
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What is an I-512L authorization?

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I-512L is an Advance Parole document that allows an Adjustment of status applicant to travel internationally while his green card petition is pending.
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Effects of Loss of Abuser’s U.S. Citizenship or Loss of Legal Permanent Resident Status on VAWA Applications

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The Violence Against Women Act also known as VAWA is a law that protects the rights of noncitizen victims of battery or extreme cruelty by certain U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident family members to help them obtain protection from…