Immigration attorneys Lawrence Bastone and Maryanne Kline have joined the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., further enhancing the firm's expertise counseling clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups on a variety of immigration matters.
Mr. Bastone, a leading immigration attorney and former head of the Immigration Practice at Sullivan & Worcester, joins as Of Counsel. He brings more than 30 years of experience specializing in U.S. immigration law, providing clients with strategic immigration planning and tactical immigration implementations. He was recently selected to the Best Lawyers in America 2011 edition, marking the 20th consecutive year that he has been included in the immigration category. Mr. Bastone has also been recognized as a top lawyer in his field by Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-2009), the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, and he has achieved a rating of "AV" from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating given to participating attorneys. A graduate of Babson College, he earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law.
Ms. Kline, who joins as an associate, specializes in U.S. immigration law with a focus on business-related immigration issues including developing and implementing complex immigration strategy for the U.S. employment of foreign nationals, counseling clients on immigration-related compliance issues, immigration consequences of business reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and immigration related due diligence. A graduate of Wellesley College, she earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School.
"Immigration challenges confront U.S. companies and employers of all sizes, and we are committed to providing our clients with cutting-edge, strategic solutions to these challenges," said Susan Cohen, founder and chairperson of Mintz Levin's Immigration Section. "Larry and Maryanne further enhance our immigration practice and we are delighted to welcome them to the firm."
From high tech to the performing arts, Mintz Levin's Immigration Section provides legal services and expertise on all aspects of immigration and nationality law to major corporations and individuals and can provide ongoing counsel to them on the ramifications of their business plans and decisions from an immigration point of view. Mintz Levin finds strategic solutions when more obvious avenues to immigration are no longer available, working to reduce global barriers for domestic and international organizations.