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Bracewell LLP

711 LOUISIANA STREET, STE 2300, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Work +1 713 223 2300
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Fax +1 800 404 3970
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www.bracewell.com

Nelli Nikova

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Work +1.713.221.3326
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Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Immigration

Position

Nelli Nikova specializes in employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. Nelli works closely with corporate clients providing guidance on emerging immigration policies and I-9 compliance issues. In the course of her daily practice, she advises employers and their employees through the green card process, EB-3 skilled workers and EB-2 workers with advanced degrees, as well as the EB-1 category for individuals with extraordinary ability and multinational executives and managers. Nelli’s experience with non-immigrant employment visas includes H-1B specialty occupation, O-1 exceptional abilities, H-2B temporary non-qualified workers, L-1A/L-1B intracompany transferees, TN professionals from Mexico and Canada, as well as more specialized visa categories, such as investors, religious workers, healthcare professionals, and cultural exchange workers.

Education

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2002; M.S., Baylor University, 1993; B.A., University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1991


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

Within: Immigration

Houston-headquartered Bracewell LLP’s ‘excellent’ immigration practice benefits from the firm’s prominent reputation in the energy space; the practice’s workload is dominated by mandates from oil and gas as well as power industry clients. Nonetheless, the group also has solid experience in handling work from the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, with religious organizations a recent addition to the client roster. San Antonio managing partner Victoria Garcia heads the group and is adept at handling the full spectrum of business immigration matters. Garcia has been advising Sirius Computer Solutions, NuStar Energy and Food Safety Net Services on a range of immigration matters, including the preparation of non-immigrant visas, applications for employment- and family-based permanent resident status and citizenship, compliance trends and government auditing. Garcia is also assisting The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists with the preparation of R-1 visas for worldwide transfers of its employees. Houston-based senior counsel Nelli Nikova is also recommended.

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