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Global Immigration

The global immigration attorney team at Klasko Immigration Law Partners is dedicated to providing high-level client service and custom solutions to corporations with a global workforce.

Klasko Immigration Law Partners specializes in providing comprehensive global immigration solutions to international corporations. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers has a deep understanding of the complexities of immigration laws and regulations, and we work closely with our clients to ensure their success in securing visas for their international workforce to achieve their global business goals.

KILP works with companies of all sizes, from multinational corporations that need to transfer key personnel to foreign offices, or startups hiring the best talent from around the world. KILP global immigration lawyers have the experience, expertise, and global network to help navigate complex immigration processes. KILP’s client service model goal is to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible, becoming a seamless extension of your global mobility operations.

KILP identifies potential issues and handles visa needs for a variety of locations around the world, from basic business/visitor visas to work visas and longer-term arrangements. Consolidate your inbound and outbound immigration needs under one roof by partnering with KILP’s global immigration team.


KILP has a strong and vetted network of international partners to service companies successfully with a global workforce. The firm has particularly strong relationships with local partners in over 20 countries. KILP’s global immigration attorney team also has very high standards for service delivery, which our international partners consistently meet or surpass. For clients who prefer a single point of contact and billing, these global attorneys partner seamlessly with KILP to ensure all communications, costs, and workflows through KILP attorneys. This ensures the client has the consistently high-quality experience that KILP is known for, while also remaining cost-effective.

In working with local counsel in each jurisdiction, KILP manages the global immigration process with our local team from start through issuance. Our goal is to have high-touch, constant service on the ground for sponsored employees.

KILP handles initial case assessment, intake, information and documentation, and engagement with local counsel. Other services KILP global immigration attorney team assists with are:

  • Immigration program development
  • Consular and embassy services
  • Travel analysis
  • Contingency planning


KILP attorneys are members of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) and its Global Migration Section. In addition, William Stock is a member of ABIL (the global Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers), where we source and partner with other member firms and counsel across the globe to provide effective immigration assistance worldwide. ABIL (Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers) is a prestigious worldwide organization including 38 global law firms and 1,000 professionals, all collaborating to refer vetted local immigration services for each other’s clients.


Global mobility in-house teams and companies are facing increasing challenges every day. Teams are asked to take on more strategic roles in companies and need the resources to meet increasing demands. KILP provides seamless global immigration services as an irreplaceable resource for global mobility clients. With a focus on supporting the technological demands, including data protection, analytics, reporting, and analysis, KILP’s global immigration attorney team is equipped to assist mobility teams to surpass their increasing demands.


KILP attorneys also provide other related employment-based immigration business services including corporate immigration, worksite compliance, and litigation. The firm has specialized teams for these services.

  • Corporate Immigration works with key stakeholders from multinational corporations, universities, research institutions, hospitals, and midsize to small companies in managing and developing their business immigration programs.
  • EB-1 Immigration has a dedicated team including attorneys and technical writers who are highly successful at assisting professionals pursuing extraordinary career achievements.
  • Worksite Compliance provides compliance services for any-sized employers like training and conducting I-9 self-audit, as well as responding to federal agency audits, investigations, and enforcement-related litigation.

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, usually offering multiple solutions to complex problems presented by clients. We are particularly respected for our cutting-edge solutions to difficult business immigration problems. Our client feedback consistently ranks our extreme responsiveness as a highly valued feature of our service model.

  • Corporate Immigration

    We work with key stakeholders from multinational corporations, universities, research institutions, hospitals, and midsize to small companies in managing and developing their business immigration programs.
  • EB-1 Immigration

    The EB-1 team includes attorneys and technical writers who are dedicated to assisting doctors, scientists, artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and other highly skilled professionals.
  • Worksite Compliance

    Klasko Immigration Law Partners assists employers with comprehensive worksite compliance solutions including I-9 compliance, audits, discrimination claims, H-1B LCA compliance, and more.

Who may obtain L-1 status?

The L-1 status is available to a person who has worked abroad for one continuous year within the preceding three years in an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge capacity and is being transferred temporarily to the U.S. to work in an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge capacity for a parent, affiliate, subsidiary, or branch in the U.S.

Who qualifies as an L-1A executive?

An executive is an employee who primarily:

  1. Directs the management of an organization or a major component or function of the organization.
  2. Establishes the goals and policies of the organization, component, or function.
  3. Exercises wide latitude in discretionary decision-making and receives only general direction from more senior executives, the board of directors or the organization’s shareholders.

Who qualifies as an L-1A manager?

A manager is an employee who primarily:

  1. Manages the organization, or a department, sub-division, function, or component of the organization.
  2. Supervises and controls the work of other supervisory, professional, or managerial employees, or manages an essential function within the organization or a department or subdivision of the organization.
  3. Has the authority where directly supervising one or more employees to hire and fire, or recommend those as well as other personnel actions (such as promotion and leave authorization).
  4. Manages an essential function instead of supervising other employees and operates at a senior level within the organizational hierarchy or with respect to the function being managed.
  5. Exercises discretion over the day-to-day operations of that function.
  6. Spends most of his or her time performing managerial or executive duties rather than producing a product or providing a service.
  7. Supervises professionals if a first-line supervisor.

What is involved in applying for L-1 status?

The employer must file an L-1 petition (Form I-129 and L Supplement) with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of the transferee at the Service Center having jurisdiction over the place where the L-1 will work. Upon approval, the transferee, if outside the United States, may apply for an L-1 visa at a U.S. Consulate. Certain large employers may obtain a “Blanket” L-1 petition. This enables executives, managers and specialized knowledge professionals employed outside the United States by a qualifying organization to apply for the L-1 visa directly at a consulate, without first obtaining an approved individual L-1 petition from USCIS. Canadian citizens may apply at the border for admission to the United States as L nonimmigrants by filing an L-1 petition with the Immigration Inspector at the border or at Pre-Flight Inspection Unit at an international airport in Canada. A petition previously approved by a USCIS Service Center is not required for Canadian citizens.

What documentation should be submitted in support of an L-1 petition?

The employer must document that a qualifying corporate relationship exists between the overseas company and the U.S. company, that the transferee was employed by the overseas company in a managerial, executive or specialized knowledge capacity for at least one continuous year within the past three years, and that the transferee will be employed in a managerial, executive or specialized knowledge capacity by a related company in the U.S.