Jeff Goldman practices exclusively in the area of business immigration law. He has 23+ years of extensive experience representing technology, life science, and entrepreneurial businesses regarding all visa matters, as well as permanent residency applications. After managing the immigration law sections at two nationally recognized law firms for 11 years, Jeff opened his own practice in 2011.
Jeff’s expertise includes:
- The successful filing of thousands of H-1B and L-1 petitions, and more than 1,000 PERM Labor Certification applications.
- Working with scientists and entrepreneurs seeking Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waiver and Outstanding Researcher permanent residence classifications. He has published three articles on Science magazine’s web site regarding green cards for high-level scientists.
- Helping entrepreneurial founders and investors understand and implement effective immigration strategies. Jeff serves as a mentor to MIT, Harvard, TechStars, Startup Leadership Program, and Mass Challenge start-ups.
- Advising foreign investors re: EB-5 investments.
- Assisting elite foreign athletes in navigating the U.S. immigration process. Jeff is the founder of Athletes Worldwide LLP.
Jeff is a leader on immigration policy at the state level. In 2014, Jeff conceived of and drafted a working outline for the Massachusetts Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program, which has been adopted by two Massachusetts governors as part of a plan to assist the best and brightest foreign nationals who come to Massachusetts universities in remaining in-state to thrive as entrepreneurs and create jobs. He also serves as the chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants.
Jeff is a frequent speaker on business immigration law at national conferences and at universities across the United States, including Harvard, MIT, Brown and Vanderbilt. He is a past recipient of the “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” award from the Political Asylum/Immigrant Representation Project in Boston in honor of his extensive work with asylum seekers. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Jeff was honored in 2010 for his work mentoring other attorneys to assist the Haitian community with applications for Temporary Protected Status.
Jeff has the highest rating offered by Martindale.com – “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5” – and has been named by Boston Magazine as a “SuperLawyer” for 10 consecutive years.
Jeff is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is a past chair of the New England chapter. He received his B.A. from Brown University (1983), and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1986).