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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 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

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January 24, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval for Gas Station at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

January 20, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the Consulate in Toronto

January 19, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the Consulate in Toronto

January 13, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval for a Tobacco Smoke Shop

January 12, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the Consulate in London

January 6, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the Consulate in Toronto

January 4, 2022

I-140 approval for a Finance Professional

January 4, 2022

E-3 Visa approval for a Finance Professional


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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Portability – Changing Jobs while Adjustment of Status is Pending

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Portability allows certain employment-based adjustment of status applicants to change jobs. The new job must be in the same or a similar occupational classification.
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What is a PERM Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD)?

| Immigration, PERM | No Comments
Employers who sponsor foreign nationals for a green card through the PERM process are required to pay the prevailing wage (or higher) as determined by a Prevailing Wage Determination.
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Temporary Protected Status Applicants Can Now File Online

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Starting from November 29, 2021, all applicants who are eligible to file for temporary protect status may file online on the myUSCIS website.
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Do I Need to Work for a U.S. Employer on a TN Visa?

| Immigration, TN Visa | No Comments
One of the TN requirements is that the employer making the job offer must be a U.S. entity, meaning either a U.S. company or a U.S. individual.