Sherman & Howard’s immigration attorneys represent international and domestic business clients who seek to gain U.S. work authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or the U.S. Department of State for key personnel with citizenship in other countries. Generally, the employees for whom the employer seeks work authorization serve in professional or managerial capacities. We assist employers with the complex recruitment and filing procedures required by the Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (PERM) system. We regularly counsel employers regarding the requirements of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 and related agency inspections. We also advise foreign investors who wish to structure their affairs so as to permit personnel from outside the United States to work lawfully within the country. We advise on alternative nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, taking into account the temporary needs and long-term goals of the employer as well as the goals of the individual. In addition to these business-related matters, we also represent individuals, including foreign students, with family-related immigration concerns, citizenship petitions, and deportation defense.