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Increased Interest in U.S. Investment-Based Visas Comes as No Surprise.

1. Increased Interest in U.S. Investment-Based Visas Comes as No Surprise Our United States immigration lawyers are seeing increased interest in Investment-based visas and that should come as no surprise. Interest in US business and investment based immigration continues to grow, including the U.S. Immigrant Investor visa category or “EB-5” (at 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(5)). The

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Harris Bricken Welcomes Patent Attorney Paul Coble

Harris Bricken welcomes patent attorney Paul Coble. Paul heads up Harris Bricken’s patent law practice and assists with various other IP matters within the firm’s IP Practice Group. Paul studied molecular biology and chemistry as an undergraduate and he handled both patent prosecution and litigation matters for many years at an AMLaw 200 firm in

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Seattle Kraken Player Misses Beginning of NHL Season with Visa Problems

Immigration Troubles For the NHL’s Seattle Kraken Seattle Kraken right wing Daniel Sprong had to miss the Kraken’s National Hockey League season opener last week against the Anaheim Ducks due to immigration troubles. The Kraken went on to lose against the Ducks in overtime after dropping a two-goal lead. Sprong also ended up missing the

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H-1B Visas: Adjusting Status To Permanent Residence

We represent large and small companies in securing both temporary and permanent employment-based work visas. There is an alphabet soup of work visas, but the most common of the temporary visas is the H-1B Specialty Occupation visa. The question we are asked most often after we have secured a temporary work visa for a client’s

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WSBA Webinar: Harris Bricken Attorney Presents on Protecting IP Overseas

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Fred Rocafort and other experts in the area of international law for a live webinar hosted by the Washington State Bar Association. This event will help attendees understand crucial international issues in intellectual property and real property. Fred’s session, titled Protecting IP Overseas, will explore the reasons for which

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Doing Business in the United States: The Laws You Should Know

As the country with the world’s largest economy, the United States offers some of the best business opportunities in the world.  To assist businesses in taking advantage of those opportunities, this guide provides an overview of the US legal system and some of the laws relevant to doing business in the United States. 1. The

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The Benefits of E-2 Visas Over EB-5 Visas

For many investors considering a U.S. investment-based visa, the EB-5 option seems increasingly less attractive. Fortunately, there is the E-2 Treaty Trader Visa, which can be an attractive option for investors who wish to obtain lawful status in the United States for themselves and their immediate family more quickly and at a lower cost than

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Harris Bricken Welcomes Jack Scrantom to Its Immigration Practice

Harris Bricken welcomes immigration lawyer Jack Scrantom to its immigration practice, which provides immigration strategy and planning for businesses, investors, individuals, and families. Jack advises clients on a wide range of matters at the intersection of business and immigration, including workforce and mobility planning, cross-border employment, and permanent residency and specialty visa issues. He also

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H-1B Visas for Specialty Occupations

1. Back to Basics: What Is an H-1B Visa? H-1B visas are for workers in speciality occupations. An H-1B worker is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as a beneficiary who: (i) is temporarily coming to the United States (ii) to perform services in a specialty occupation; (iii) is of distinguished merit and ability; and

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With U.S. Issuing Gender-Neutral Passports, Travelers Should Beware of Potential Risks

Non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming Americans can now obtain gender-neutral passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) with an X gender marker. Previously, the State Department had announced that applicants would be able to self-select their gender “as ‘M’ or ‘F,'” irrespective of the gender specified in other identity documents, and without a need