Maria del Carmen Ramos devotes a substantial portion of her practice to counseling clients on immigration and employment issues. She has extensive experience helping employers obtain H-1B and E visas on behalf of foreign workers employed in specialty occupations. She also has experience helping U.S. and foreign-based companies with global operations obtain L-1 visas on behalf of their foreign-based employees. Ms. Ramos also routinely conducts audits for clients to ensure they comply with the requirements for verifying their employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S.
Mechelle Zarou assists employers with obtaining temporary and permanent visas for skilled foreign workers. She has extensive experience in obtaining L-1, H-1B, O-1, TN and E visas on behalf of foreign workers, as well as permanent residency based on employment. Ms. Zarou also has experience assisting the firm’s healthcare clients with their specialized immigration needs, including obtaining J-1 visa waivers, visa screen certifications, and H-1B cap exemptions. She advises employers on compliance with immigration regulations and I-9 employment eligibility verification.