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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

Approvals & Firm Wins

Approvals and Wins
5 Star Ratings
Estimate of Clients Served
Articles Published
May 27, 2022

E-2 Visa Approval at the U.S. Embassy in Rome

May 26, 2022

H-1B Approval for a Software Engineer Working for Consumer Goods Company

May 24, 2022

TN Approval for an Accountant

May 24, 2022

E-2 Approval with USCIS for a Business Consulting Company

May 24, 2022

E-2 Investor Petition Approved by the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

May 19, 2022

L1A Visa approval for a Consulting Business at Trudeau International Airport

May 18, 2022

TN approval for an Accountant

May 18, 2022

E-2 approval with USCIS for a Business Consulting Company


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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E-2 Visa Approval at the U.S. Embassy in Rome

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Scott Legal, P.C. is pleased to announce that we recently received an approval of an E-2 Visa at the U.S. Embassy in Rome. The client will operate a coffee roasting business in Colorado and was issued the visa for five…
An E-2 Spouse working

Do E-2 Spouses Need Work Authorization?

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E-2 spouses who entered the U.S. after January 30, 2022 can work in the U.S. incident to their status and don’t need to apply for a work authorization.
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H-1B Approval for a Software Engineer Working for Consumer Goods Company

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We just had an H1B approval for an extension of status with USCIS. The applicant is a software engineer working for a consumer goods company based in New York.
Employees celebrating a win

Do I Need to Hire Employees Before I Apply for an E-2 Visa?

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Your E-2 company does not have to have employees when you apply for the E-2 visa but should be able to hire employees in the next 5 years.