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
December 4, 2020

Marriage Based Green Card Approval

December 4, 2020

Green Card approval for a National of India based on 204(l) reinstatement

November 19, 2020

I-140 Petition approved for an EB-1A extraordinary ability worker

November 18, 2020

E-2 Visa Approval at the Consulate in Toronto for Packaging Company

November 12, 2020

Green Card Approval at the New Jersey field office for a spouse of a U.S. citizen

November 9, 2020

E-2 investor Application & National Interest Exception Approved at the U.S. Consulate in Bern

November 5, 2020

Green Card Approval for EB3 Applicant & Spouse

November 5, 2020

Green Card approval at New York Field Office for Spouse of U.S. Citizen

October 30, 2020

National Interest Exception Application approved at the U.S. Consulate in London

October 27, 2020

E-2 Executive Employee Visa approved at the Consulate in Toronto

October 22, 2020

Green Card approval for Beneficiary of EB1A Extraordinary Ability Petition

October 13, 2020

TN Visa Approval for Lawyer at Canadian Border

October 5, 2020

E-2 Visa approval for a Digital Marketing & Business Strategy Consulting Company at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka

October 2, 2020

E-2 Visa Approval & National Interest Exception Approval for a Communication Design Studio at the U.S. Embassy in London for a National of Spain

September 30, 2020

TN Visa Approval for Lawyer at the Mexican Consulate

September 30, 2020

National Interest Exception Application approved at the U.S. Consulate in Netherlands


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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Do I need to pass an English language test to get a green card/U.S. citizenship? What about the civics test?

Applying for a green card You will not have to complete a language test at your green card interview. However, with your green card application (more specifically, with your I-944 form, you will have to submit evidence about your English…
E-2 Visa

How can an E-2 investor applicant who does not plan to hire employees for at least one year satisfy the “develop and direct” requirement?

I filed an E-2 investor visa petition with USCIS and received a Request for Evidence asking that I demonstrate that I will “develop and direct” the business. I won’t be hiring employees for at least a year after starting the…
E-2 Visa

I want to come to the U.S. to set up an E-2 business. Should I enter on a B-1 or B-2 visa? Can I change status in the U.S. if I entered on a B-2 visa?

If you want to come to the U.S. and explore E-2 investment opportunities, you should enter as a B-1 business visitor (either on a B-1 visaor as anESTA business visitor). Exploring investment opportunities is an activity that is specifically allowed…

Scott Legal Will Host Two Free Webinars a Month

Scott Legal will host two free webinars every month on different topics. You can find all of our webinars on our new Webinars page here. Here is what we have coming up for December and January: Everything you need to…