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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Laura Reiff

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Work Department

Business Immigration & Compliance, Labor & Employment

Position

Laura Foote Reiff focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. Laura advises corporations on a variety of compliance-related issues, particularly related to Form I-9 alien employment verification matters. Laura has been involved in audits and internal investigations and has successfully minimized monetary exposure as well as civil and criminal liabilities on behalf of her clients. She develops immigration compliance strategies and programs for both small and large companies. Laura performs I-9, H-1B, and H-2B compliance inspections during routine internal reviews, while performing due diligence (in the context of a merger, acquisition, or sale) or while defending a company against a government investigation. Laura publishes and frequently lectures on I-9 issues, including penalties for failure to act in accordance with government regulations, anti-discrimination laws, and employers' responsibilities upon receiving social security "no-match" letters. Laura represents many businesses in creating, managing, and using "Regional Centers" that can create indirect jobs toward the 10 new U.S. jobs whose creation can give rise to EB-5 permanent residence for investment. She coordinates this work with attorneys practicing in securities law compliance, with economists identifying "targeted employment areas" and projecting indirect job creation, and with licensed securities brokers coordinating offerings. She also represents individual investors in obtaining conditional permanent residence and in removing conditions from permanent residence. Laura’s practice also consists of managing business immigration matters and providing immigration counsel to address the visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees, and students. She specifically advises and assists multinational corporations in the industrial, retail and service industries, real estate, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors in all aspects of U.S. immigration law.


United States: Labor and employment

Immigration

Within: Leading lawyers

Laura Reiff - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Within: Immigration

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s business immigration group handles the full range of immigration matters, focusing on assisting multinational and domestic corporations with strategic immigration planning for the US in the inbound and outbound transfer of employees. The team is particularly noted for its EB-5 investor practice, for instance the firm co-founded the EB-5 Immigration Coalition with Pathways EB-5, The National Association of Homebuilders and The Real Estate Round Table with the aim to promote the extension and improvement of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Other areas of expertise include handling compliance work, especially Form I-9 and E-Verify matters as well as the provision of immigration due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. Laura Reiff, who splits her time between Washington and DC and Northern Virginia, and Atlanta-based Ian Macdonald co-chair the practice. Northern Virginia-based duo Martha Schoonover and Pamela Mak, and Kate Kalmykov, who is working in both the New Jersey and New York offices, are also key members. Courtney Noce was promoted to partner in Atlanta office in March 2018.

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