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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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May 26, 2023

Diversity Visa Lottery Green Cards Approved by the USCIS San Antonio Field Office

May 18, 2023

Green Card Approval Based on EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver)

May 16, 2023

E-2 Investor Visa Approved at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for Technology Consulting and Software Development Firm

May 15, 2023

E-2 Approval for Marketing Company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

May 15, 2023

E-2 Approval at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney for Car Repair Franchise

May 11, 2023

L-1B Visa Approval for a Welding Specialist

May 9, 2023

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

May 9, 2023

E-2 Petition Approval at USCIS for a Home Care Services Company by a National of the Philippines



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

Entrepreneur looking at his options on a tablet

How can an entrepreneur win an NIW case based on creating benefits to an economically depressed area? 3 Points To Remember.

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To succeed in an NIW petition, an entrepreneur can submit evidence of job creation plus evidence that the jobs will be in an economically depressed area, proof of grants or awards, and letter of support from government agencies.
Business success

How do you measure “business success” in an NIW petition? How does the government evaluate the merits of a business endeavor?

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USCIS measures entrepreneurial endeavors in terms of revenue generation, profitability, valuations, cash flow, or customer adoption, but other metrics can be of equal importance as well.

Consular Fees Will Increase as of May 30, 2023

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The Department of State increased fees for non-immigrant visas and border crossing cards.
finance analyst

Can a I qualify for a NIW (National Interest Waiver) green card as a finance analyst?

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it is possible for finance and investment professionals to qualify for an NIW case, but there is a higher risk the benefits of their endeavor may appear limited to the applicant’s business and its clients.