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



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
February 19, 2021

NIE approved by the CBP office at Atlanta International Airport

February 18, 2021

TN Visa Approval With USCIS

February 18, 2021

E-2 Change of Status Approval with USCIS for E-2 dependents

February 18, 2021

E-2 Visa Approval for Tourism Company and Ice Cream Shop at the Consulate in Norway

February 9, 2021

B-2 extension of status approval with USCIS

February 8, 2021

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

February 4, 2021

E-2 visa and National Interest Exception approved at the U.S. Consulate in Switzerland

February 2, 2021

E-2 Approval for a Home renovation business with USCIS


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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March 1, 2021 in Extraordinary Ability, Immigration, National Interest Waiver, Questions & Answers

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) – Top Questions and Answers

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an employment based green card category that permits self-petitioning. The waiver part of the name is based on the fact that this green card is granted based on a waiver of the job offer…
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March 1, 2021 in Extraordinary Ability, Immigration, National Interest Waiver

How can a National Interest Waiver applicant show that it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the requirement of a job offer ?

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an employment based green card option in the EB-2 category. To qualify for an EB-2, the applicant must have an advanced degree or its equivalent (a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate, progressive…
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March 1, 2021 in Family Immigration, Immigration

Does “Unmarried” Include Those Who are Divorced?

Marriage and Green Card Preference Categories U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can petition for certain family members to receive green cards. These family members include married and unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and unmarried sons and…
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February 26, 2021 in Immigration, Immigration Litigation

I have written a mandamus complaint in response to the government’s unreasonable delay in deciding my immigration petition. What happens now? How is the government likely to respond?

As discussed in an earlier blog post, one option to respond to the government’s unreasonable delay on adjudicating an immigration petition is to sue them through a mandamus action. The first step in doing so is to file a complaint…
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