We are an Immigration & Business Law Firm
that will help you achieve your dreams!
Founded by a Harvard Law School Graduate We are an Immigration & Business Law Firm that will help you achieve your dreams!
We are a full-service Immigration Law Firm ready to help you realize your Dream. IMMIGRATION SERVICES Entity Setup · Business Plan · Contracts We can help your Business realize its True Potential CORPORATE SERVICES by drafting a comprehensive Business Plan Let us Help you hit your Target BUSINESS PLAN DRAFTING Let us Help you hit your Target by drafting a comprehensive Business Plan BUSINESS PLAN DRAFTING Working together to accomplish your goals!



How Can We Help You?

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 and Other Immigration Services, New Business Set-Up, Entrepreneurial Support, and Contract Development. We also provide in-house general counsel services for small and mid-sized businesses. 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.

More About Our Firm Successes

Approvals & Firm Wins

Approvals and Wins
5 Star Ratings
Estimate of Clients Served
Articles Published
January 8, 2021

E-2 Extension of Status Approval with USCIS for a digital product development company based in Austin

January 4, 2021

National Interest Exception Application approved at the Atlanta International Airport

January 4, 2021

E-2 Approval with USCIS for a company offering motorcycle tours

January 4, 2021

B-1 Change of Status Approval with USCIS

January 4, 2021

O-1A Approval with USCIS for an individual with extraordinary ability in business

December 17, 2020

H1B approval for a Finance Professional working in the Food Industry

December 17, 2020

Marriage Based Green Card Approval

December 16, 2020

Green Card Renewal Application Approved


See for yourself what our clients are saying about their experience with 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 VVancouver

“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.”

NaomiToronto, Canada

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From Our Blog


I overstayed in the U.S. past my I-94. Is there any way how to get my status reinstated? What should I do?

Example 1 Let’s analyze the following scenario: Your E-2 visa is valid until January 1, 2023. You always thought that you can stay in the U.S. as long as your visa is valid. You most recently entered the U.S. on…
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What is a J-1 No-objection waiver? What is the J-1 waiver application procedure?

Participants of some J-1 visa programs are subject to a 2-year home residency requirement. This means, that these J-1 visa participants will have to return to their home country for at least 2 years after the completion of the exchange…
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Covid 19

Trump Administration Lifts Coronavirus Travel Ban on Europe and Brazil. President-Elect Likely to Reject the Proclamation

Late Monday night, President Trump ordered an end to the Coronavirus related travel ban put on non-citizen and permanent resident travelers from Europe and Brazil. For more information, please click here for Europe and here for Brazil. The proclamation will…
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How long can I stay in the U.S. on a B visa?

The B-1 classification is available to foreign nationals who desire to enter the U.S. for short-term business activities. For B-1 purposes, engaging in business generally means business activities other than performance of skilled and unskilled labor that are a necessary…