Jeff practices exclusively in the area of business immigration law. From 2000-2011, Jeff managed the immigration law sections at two of the largest law firms in the United States: Testa Hurwitz &Thibeault, and Mintz Levin. He has 18 years of extensive experience representing technology, life science, and entrepreneurial businesses regarding all visa matters, as well as permanent residency applications.
Among the particular areas of immigration expertise for which Jeff is nationally known include:
- EB-5 Investors seeking permanent residency
- Entrepreneurs seeking to establish regional centers to host EB-5 investments
- Representing entrepreneurs opening new US offices related to their successful foreign company
- Representing technology, biotech, high-tech, life-science and all other entrepreneurial businesses for obtaining H-1B, L-1, E-1, E-2, J-1, and O-1 work visas for talented foreign nationals
- Representing high level entrepreneurs, business people, scientists and athletes for permanent residency petitions based on their status as a top-talent in their respective fields. Jeff has successfully represented serial entrepreneurs; athletes from the NHL, NBA, MLB, and dozens of lesser known sports; investors who invest $500,000 into the US economy and create ten jobs; and technology companies with complex H-1B and L-1 problems. In addition, Jeff has successfully represented hundreds of scientists seeking Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waiver, and Outstanding Researcher permanent residence classifications.
Jeff is a frequent speaker on business immigration law at national conferences and at many universities across the United States, including Harvard and MIT, and has published three articles on Science magazines web site regarding green cards for high level scientists. He is a past recipient of the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award from the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project in Boston for his extensive work with refugees, and in 2010 Jeff was honored for his work mentoring other attorneys to assist the Haitian community with applications for Temporary Protected Status following the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Jeff graduated from Brown University in 1983 and Boston University School of Law in 1986.