ENABLING OUR CLIENTS TO JOIN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

As the  world becomes increasingly globalized and businesses integrated more closely than ever before, the U.S. Immigration laws have come under heightened scrutiny and focus, affecting virtually every company doing business in the U.S., both foreign and domestic.

Our immigration practice provides guidance on the full range of issues affecting international businesses, including advising multinational corporations on a variety of employment related immigration issues, focusing on strategic immigration planning for U.S. and international companies for the international relocation of personnel coming into the United States.

We work with our clients to address the immigration/visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel, including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/ traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees and students.

Additionally, we provide the expertise and guidance on I-9 Compliance by assisting companies with drafting employment verification compliance policies, training sessions, internal audits, as well as representation in government audits. 

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BoBi Ahn
Managing Member
 

Ms. Ahn leads the Immigration and Nationality Law practice of the firm.

Ms. Ahns career in Immigration and Nationality Law spans more than twenty (20) years representing such premiere international organizations as Bunim/Murray Productions, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, The International Monetary Fund (IMF), P&O Nedlloyd, and The World Bank in all phases of the business and employment related immigration process. 

She has in-depth experience in all matters of immigration law, including EB-5 Investor filings, as well as employment-based and family-based immigration and visa processing.  For over a decade, she also served as the Vice-President and Corporate Counsel for an Information Technology company headquartered in the U.S. with offices in Asia and Europe, as well as being the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Counsel for a start-up immigration services company.

Ms. Ahns expertise and practice focus primarily on business immigration law. She represents multinational corporations and individuals with respect to doing business and working in the United States in a wide range of industries, including Information Technology, Financial Services, Hospitality, Entertainment, Digital Media, Education, Real Estate, and Health Care Services.  She has extensive experience representing corporate clients and their foreign national employees in all phases of the employment process and in the transfer of their foreign national executives, managers, professionals to the U.S., as well as investors seeking to work/operate a business in the U.S.  In addition, she represents foreign business owners who are immigrating to the United States to establish and manage U.S. operations and take their companies global.

She also leads the practice in representing individuals, who have demonstrated extraordinary ability in their field of endeavor seeking to immigrate to the United States.

Her expertise also extends to representing clients on naturalization matters and in advising them regarding the retention or relinquishment of permanent resident status.

Ms. Ahns motto is happy clients are the best form of marketing.  This sets the firm apart from other firms that just do the job, not caring about the satisfaction or quality of the service provided.  A good example of this is in the firm's development of clients in O-1 Extraordinary Ability alien petitions in the performing arts industry, with some very talented and interesting clients.  The firm started with one happy client, which resulted in word-of-mouth referrals that flourished into a bit of a niche in this type of visa processing.  The firm now has a steady stream of clients that range from hip-hop dancers, to TV production companies from Europe.  It is an exciting field of immigration law.

Ms. Ahn received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Federal Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law before the highest Courts of New York and Massachusetts.

She is fluent in Korean.


Remko B. de Jong
Of Counsel

Mr. de Jong specializes in Real Estate and Corporate Transactional law on behalf of both domestic and international clients.  He currently serves on the Board of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Inc. 

Mr. de Jong has an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law and a JD from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.  He is admitted to the bar of the State of New York.

He is fluent in Dutch, an avid bike commuter, field hockey player and an Ajax (Dutch soccer team) supporter.


John Baek
Legal Intern

 

Mr. Baek is a graduate of the Legal Studies program at St. Johns University.  He received a scholarship from St. Johns University and was on the Deans list for six semesters.  He has published an article in The Legal Apprentice, the St. Johns Universitys publication.  He has previously interned at the Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project and CLARO, both part of the Queens Bar Association clinics.  He also interned as a legal assistant at the St. Johns University School of Law Arbitration Clinic.  He is fluent in Korean.