Immigration

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When you have an immigration issue, whether it’s routine or not, quick and certain resolution is critical. Mintz Levin is known for tenaciously representing our immigration clients and for achieving results in seemingly impossible situations.

Mintz Levin provides comprehensive immigration legal services to employers and companies of all sizes as well as to accomplished entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and individuals seeking to live and work in the United States. We have a track record of success representing clients before government agencies involved in immigration and naturalization matters, including US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the State Department (including consular offices abroad), and the Department of Labor (DOL).

Our immigration attorneys serve as trusted business advisors for companies with offices across the globe. Clients rely on us to guide them through the immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions and the creation of subsidiaries. We develop solutions for large and mid-sized corporations that need to manage a high-volume of immigration cases.

Our attorneys are particularly skilled and agile when helping clients’ employees apply for visas in routine and extraordinary situations. If you have a complex issue to tackle at a US Embassy or consulate, we can help you. We are trusted advocates of our clients with a strong level of dedication to communicating even unusual situations to consular officers in the visa process.

We are dedicated to impeccable client service and respond to clients’ inquiries without delay. We work smartly and efficiently, and often find legal solutions to our clients’ immigration issues that other lawyers have overlooked.

US Immigration Options for Employers

US Immigration Options for Individuals

Quick Facts


  • One of the largest corporate immigration practices in the United States
  • Clients include employers, accomplished individuals, investors, and entrepreneurs
  • Successful track record representing clients before USCIS, State Department, consular offices abroad, and DOL
  • Known for finding solutions to tough cases
  • Collaborate with attorneys in firm’s Corporate & Securities, Tax, Privacy & Security, Private Client, and Employment, Labor & Benefits practices
  • American Bar Association liaison to the DOL on immigration matters
  • Long-standing commitment to human rights advocacy
  • Pro bono leader in asylum cases
  • Immigration extranet available to clients’ authorized HR professionals and employees

Areas of Focus

  • Acquisition of US citizenship and naturalization
  • Corporate immigration policy development 
  • H-1B audits and related investigations
  • EB-5 investment green cards
  • Expatriation and renunciation
  • Foreign national export licenses
  • Government audits and investigations
  • Green card applications for individuals with extraordinary accomplishments in the arts, business, sciences, and related fields
  • Green cards through National Interest Waiver classification
  • Human resources training
  • I-9 and E-Verify compliance training
  • Immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applications at consulates and embassies
  • Immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions
  • PERM labor certification and green card sponsorship
  • Permanent resident (green card) status for scientists and entrepreneurs
  • Preservation of permanent resident status and green card relinquishment
  • Temporary employment visas for employment and entrepreneurial activity

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Chambers Global:
    • Practice chair ranked for USA Immigration: Business
  • Chambers USA
    • Practice ranked for Immigration (Nationwide)
    • Practice chair ranked for Immigration (Nationwide)
  • The Legal 500 United States:
    • Practice recommended for Labor and Employment - Immigration
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers:
    • Practice ranked top tier nationally and in Boston for Immigration Law
  • Attorneys consistently ranked in the following:
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    • Who’s Who Legal
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Barbara Chin

Barbara Chin

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4405
William L. Coffman

William L. Coffman

Of Counsel

Boston (617) 348-1890
Boston (617) 348-4468
Angel Feng

Angel Feng

Associate

Boston 617-348-1866
Boston (617) 348-1771
Haesung Han

Haesung Han

Associate

Boston 617-348-3088
Douglas Hauer

Douglas Hauer

Member

Boston (617) 348-3044
Maryanne Kline

Maryanne Kline

Associate

Boston (617) 239-8498
Cassie M. Ramos

Cassie M. Ramos

Associate

Boston 617-348-3041
Boston 617-239-8464
Boston (617) 348-3091

Representative Clients

  • Acquia, Inc.
  • Bank Hapoalim USA
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Charles River Associates
  • Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.
  • Forrester Research, Inc.
  • Imperva, Inc.
  • Informa USA, Inc.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Manulife Financial / John Hancock Financial
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MSG Global Solutions, Inc.
  • New England Patriots
  • Reebok
  • Terramar Sports, Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters

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