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Mackenzie Hughes provides assistance to medical providers in Upstate New York and nationally by obtaining waivers of the two-year home residence requirement for their foreign medical graduates. Mackenzie Hughes likewise assists major pharmaceutical companies and medical providers by securing EB-1 status for their “Outstanding Researchers” and “Priority Workers.”

Mackenzie Hughes has a full compliment of attorneys practicing within the International & Immigration area who work with:

Ramon E. Rivera, Chair, Labor and Employment/Immigration Law Group

Mary Anne Cody
Richard C. Engel
Christian P. Jones
Ramon E. Rivera

Latest Blog Posts

11/10/2015OPT/CPT Training for Foreign Nationals

10/07/2015Business Update: A Seminar for Clients and Friends of the Firm

05/19/2015US Department of Homeland Security Provides Work Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses

As the trend toward a global economy continues unabated, so does the need for law firms that can help companies and individuals capitalize on the opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls of international business. Since 2001, Ramon Rivera, Esq., has led the firm’s immigration law practice group and is widely recognized as a leading immigration lawyer throughout Upstate New York. Mr. Rivera and several other attorneys in our business practices are well versed and experienced with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. Our services in this area include:

  • H-1B nonimmigrant employment visas
  • Employment-based immigration visas
  • North American free trade-based visas (NAFTA)
  • E-1 & E-2 treaty trader/treaty investor visas
  • U.S. customs and entry-related matters
  • Family-based preference and priority-based visas
  • EB-5 investor visas
  • L-1A & L-1B multinational visas

Employment Immigration
  • DOL wage and hour division violation hearings
  • IRCA immigration-related unfair employment practices
  • Employer sanctions and document fraud violations

Trade and Commerce
  • Sales agent and distributorship agreements
  • Import/export controls
  • Anti-dumping matters
  • Free trade zones

General Corporate
  • Structuring relationships/partnerships and joint ventures
  • Facilitating U.S.-based companies in foreign markets, including:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Europe
    • Hong Kong
    • Scandinavia
    • Southern Africa
    • Taiwan
    • Zimbabwe
  • Facilitating foreign-based companies in U.S. markets
  • Formation of American subsidiaries for foreign-based companies
  • Development of foreign sales corporations
  • International mortgage transaction

  • Preparation/review of import/export paperwork
  • Appeal of alleged U.S. Customs laws violations

International Dispute Resolution


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