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Klasko’s immigration attorneys work with startup companies in many industries to set them up for long-term success. The startup immigration attorney team is skilled at meeting your unique needs.

Klasko Immigration’s startup attorneys are uniquely equipped to assist startup companies and entrepreneurs with their immigration needs. Our startup visa attorney team is well-versed in issues facing startups and the tech industry, as well as unique visa opportunities available for startups. 

Because Klasko Immigration Law Partners’ corporate immigration lawyers are skilled in managing all business immigration visas, they are equipped to provide creative and effective solutions for startup companies and founders. This includes all types of temporary work visas commonly utilized by startups (H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, etc.) as well as J-1 interns, trainees, and research scholars; all types of green card applications (PERM Labor Certification, Multinational Manager, Outstanding Researcher, National Interest Waiver, etc.) and naturalization applications. We also provide counsel for international travel, including assistance with business traveler programs and consular interviews.  

Since KILP attorneys provide comprehensive immigration for startups and founder teams, we are well-versed in guiding new and emerging companies through all phases of growth. We also work with well-known startup incubators to educate entrepreneurs regarding the unique options and issues startups regularly face. We partner with these organizations to review and comment on proposed federal regulations that directly impact the startup community. Leading venture capital companies regularly seek our startup visa attorney team members to effectively support their portfolio companies.  


Klasko Immigration Law Partners (KILP) is internationally known for providing innovative immigration solutions for startups. KILP startup immigration attorneys work with clients to evaluate all options, including many that avoid the H-1B quota, which is increasingly difficult to obtain. Some successful H-1B examples include: 

  • Obtaining H-1Bs for founder-led and sole-owner companies from formation to early funding rounds 
  • Obtaining cap-exempt H-1Bs based upon collaborative research with exempt institutions 
  • Securing visas in extraordinary ability categories for which KILP has a dedicated team to assist clients with these time and labor-intense petitions, like EB-1, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, and O-1 
  • J-1 research scholar visas for international entrepreneurs 
  • L-1 visa as the company grows internationally 

The goal of the KILP startup visa attorney team is to work with clients to effectively align with business strategy while also effectively working within the constraints of current laws and regulations. Immigration for startups requires agile and experienced attorneys with the ability to provide innovative strategies that match the innovations of the startup company itself.  


KILP is a unique boutique immigration law firm because we have an in-house team skilled in litigation for business immigration cases. Coupled with our expertise with startups and entrepreneurs, we are also requested by companies and even other law firms to help them challenge negative H-1B decisions. We have successfully challenged such decisions in many ways, including but not limited to litigation, with positive results and approvals. Litigation can be an effective tool when decisions are delayed or unfair. We have also been successful when challenging policy guidance by federal immigration agencies.  


Klasko Immigration’s experienced startup immigration attorneys develop creative solutions to complex problems and go above and beyond to ensure our clients’ immigration needs are successfully met. The firm has pioneered several cutting-edge solutions that are now industry standard and used by law firms nationwide. 

As startup visa lawyers, we do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, consistently offering several solutions to difficult problems presented by clients. Our client feedback consistently ranks our extreme responsiveness as the most highly valued feature of our service model.