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L-1B Visa for Specialized Knowledge Employees

L-1B Immigration Lawyers

Immigration law permits an noncitizen to receive L-1B classification if he or she will be rendering services to the petitioning employer “in a capacity that is managerial, executive, or involves specialized knowledge.”   An noncitizen is considered to be serving in a capacity involving specialized knowledge with respect to a company if the noncitizen has a special knowledge of the company product and its application in international markets or has an advanced level of knowledge of processes and procedures of the company.

The regulations define specialized knowledge as "special knowledge possessed by an individual of the petitioning organization's product, service, research, equipment, techniques, management or other interests and its application in international markets, or an advanced level of knowledge or expertise in the organization's processes and procedures."  Such foreign worker cannot be outsourced to other companies once he or she enters in L-1B status.

Obtaining L-1B for a specialized knowledge employee is not an easy process and requires analysis of the relationships between the noncitizen's employer abroad and the company in the US, analysis of the knowledge possessed by the employer's workforce, industry, and the knowledge of the noncitizen.  The Business Visa Lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. can assist employers with procuring L-1B visas for specialized knowledge  employees. The immigration lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. will also analyze whether the employer can be qualified for a Blanket L, which may provide significant savings to qualified employers.

Contact our Immigration Attorneys if you need help in procuring appropriate visa for your employee

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Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
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I have dealt with Sofia Zneimer since 2009. She is a great lawyer and has helped me tremendously in navigating the process of green card. She is a great resource to have by your side. She is easy to reach. She responds very quickly, which was very important for me. If she can’t answer the question the same day, she does let you know that she is working on it. I would have no hesitation in recruiting her. Hemant S.
I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.