At Chodorow Law Offices, we help with U.S. and China visas, permanent residence, and citizenship matters. We represent businesses, professionals, investors, families, and other clients located worldwide. Our goal is to become your trusted legal adviser.
What sets us apart?
- We really listen to our clients’ goals and concerns.
- We apply expertise and creativity to devise the best case strategy.
- We fight hard for our clients and focus on the details.
- We provide clear and timely advice.
U.S. Immigration Law
We provide representation in nearly all types of U.S. immigration cases, including but not limited to:
|Nonimmigrant (temporary) visas||Such as H-1B (temporary worker), H-3 (trainee), L-1 (intracompany transferee), and O-1 (extraordinary ability)|
|Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) enrollment|
|B-2 visas for medical treatment|
|Immigrant visas (green cards)||Employment-based immigrant visas (green cards), such as: EB-1 extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and professors, and multinational executives and managers; and EB-2 advanced degree or exceptional ability, including national interest waivers|
|EB-5 investment immigration|
|Family-sponsored immigration, including visas for K-1 fiancé(e)s and spouses of U.S. citizens, as well as Forms I-864, Affidavits of Support, and LGBT immigration issues|
|Options after a consular officer denies your visa|
|Inadmissibility issues and waivers||For members of the Communist Party|
|Immigration consequences of crime|
|Advice for conditional and permanent residents||Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence|
|Maintaining or abandoning permanent resident status|
|Naturalization and citizenship||Expeditions naturalization under section 319(b) for the spouses of certain U.S. citizens employed abroad|
|Acquisition of citizenship by birth abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s)|
|Complications of birth tourism|
|President Trump’s immigration initiatives|
|President Obama’s Executive Actions on “Immigration Accountability”|
We have represented startups and Fortune 500 companies, Nobel Prize winners, Olympic and professional athletes, EB-5 regional centers, high tech companies, symphonies, artists, health care professionals, diplomats, and many others facing complex immigration matters.
We also have unparalleled experience and resources on the ground for representing clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and visa-issuing U.S. Consulates in China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Shenyang). We make it our business to know each consulate’s policies, practices, and procedures. One of our strengths is advising individuals about their options after a visa denial.
We also are familiar with Chinese laws and practices related to finance, corporate law, public security, and tax that may bear upon U.S. immigration cases.
China Immigration Law
China’s rapid growth, shifting demographics, and aging population have created a new dynamic of immigration to China. The government began to overhaul its immigration bureaucracy in 2012 by enacting a new Exit-Entry Administration Law. Yet administrative responsibilities remain scattered across multiple ministries, including public security, foreign affairs, human resources and social security, commerce, education, and others. And many immigration functions lack transparency.
Chodorow Law Offices works on the cutting edge of the law to represent our clients regarding:
- business visas, work visas, talent (foreign expert) visas, and residence permits
- permanent residence
- legal compliance issues for companies and families
- advice on the intersection of China visa law, labor law, and tax law
- nationality law, such as issues related to dual nationality children
- China police clearances for foreigners