Immigration

Permanent Resident Status

Whether you’re an employer or an individual, Mintz Levin can assist you with obtaining and maintaining permanent resident status for your employees or you and your family. Our attorneys regularly help foreign nationals who are employees of our corporate clients and other individuals obtain green cards. We have the experience necessary to counsel you about classification options, prepare all the paperwork, prep you or your employees for interviews with USCIS or US consulates abroad, and serve as your liaison with government agencies.

We represent clients nationwide in PERM Labor Certification matters, and we can assist you wherever you or your company and its employees are located. After permanent resident status is granted, our attorneys can also assist you or your employees with maintaining permanent resident status as well as with applications for naturalization.

Quick Facts


  • One of the largest corporate immigration practices
  • 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

  • Employment-based categories for permanent residence
    • EB-2 and EB-3 PERM Labor Certification
    • EB-1 aliens of extraordinary ability
    • EB-1 outstanding professors and researchers
    • EB-1 multinational managers and executives
    • EB-5 immigrant investors 
    • National interest waivers
    • Aliens of exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, and business

  • Family-based green card options
  • Maintaining permanent residence status during temporary absences from the United States
  • Reentry permits
  • Applications for naturalization

Rankings & Recognitions

  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers:
    • Practice ranked top tier nationally and in Boston
  • Chambers Global:
    • Practice chair ranked for Immigration: Business: USA
  • 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
Maryanne Kline

Maryanne Kline

Associate

Boston (617) 239-8498