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Baker Donelson's Immigration Group is dedicated to partnering with clients to develop strategies that help meet immigration needs while at the same time ensuring the efficient and cost-effective movement of key personnel worldwide.

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Baker Donelson's Immigration Group provides strategic counsel with effective results. We give our clients a comprehensive, experienced and efficient approach to immigration complexities and processes. We apply broad-based knowledge of the maze of legal issues to pick the best paths to meet specific client objectives. Our experience and relationships help us cut through to practical solutions, using state-of-the-art systems to drive our best thinking through each step of every case.

Our focus is to understand the unique challenges facing our clients and deliver outstanding personalized solutions. We are committed to providing excellence in client service, ensuring the delivery of strategic and customized advice and creating tailored programs to reach your goals.

Robert Divine, our team leader, served as Chief Counsel and Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), and is the author of Immigration Practice, a respected practical treatise updated and republished annually and used as a reference by immigration authorities nationwide. We use the latest technology and first class customer service to guide clients through the entire range of immigration processes geared to foreign investors, executives, managers, staff and their family members.

In the current environment of worksite enforcement and proliferating "catch-22" requirements, we deliver practical advice and training tools for paper and electronic I-9 completion, E-Verify employment verification and corporate compliance. We have been intimately involved in numerous significant worksite investigations and corporate prosecutions. We have testified in Congress and provided expert court testimony about employment verification issues.

We understand that business is global and multi-directional. Thus, we have a network of immigration lawyers in full-service law firms throughout the world ready to facilitate coordinated global movement of business personnel and to provide other business and employment law assistance.

The Group works closely with the Firm's well-connected and well-respected Public Policy Group, which was founded by former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker. Our Immigration Group is led by the former first Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services who also served as acting director for a time. In cooperation with these colleagues, the Immigration Group can represent clients in seeking statutory changes, influencing regulatory developments and contacting officials in particular cases.

Addressing the challenges of today's global immigration environment is no small task, but Baker Donelson's Immigration Group is uniquely prepared to take it on. Proficient in all aspects of immigration law, knowledgeable about global business, well-versed in regulatory issues and cognizant of the critical immigration policy being shaped, the goal of the Immigration Group is to become your trusted advisor and valued counselor.

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