Employment Immigration Attorney

Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc.  helps foreign nationals gain legal status through employment petitions. Our attorneys assist in legal matters related to employment-based immigration, so workers can make the most of every opportunity to live the “American Dream.”

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Employment-Based Immigration


Every fiscal year, the U.S. creates approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas. Our lawyers help you apply for such visas to immigrate to the U.S. (in most cases, with your spouse and minor children) and be a part of the American labor force.


Foreign nationals fall into five employment-based immigrant visa preference categories.


1. Priority Workers and Persons of Extraordinary Abilities

The First Preference (EB-1) category includes persons who possess extraordinary abilities in the arts, sciences, education, athletics, or business; outstanding professors and researchers; and multinational managers or executives.


2. Professionals with Advanced Degrees or Persons with Exceptional Ability

The Second Preference (EB-2) category includes professionals holding an advanced degree (beyond a baccalaureate degree) and individuals with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business.


3. Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers

The Third Preference (EB-3) category includes skilled workers (with jobs requiring a minimum of 2 years of training or experience that’s neither temporary nor seasonal); professionals (with jobs requiring at least a baccalaureate degree); and other workers (jobs requiring less than 2 years training or experience, such as caregivers and housekeepers).


4. Special Immigrants

The Fourth Preference (EB-4) category includes ministers and non-ministers in religious vocations and occupations who perform religious work in a full-time compensated position.



For Foreign Nationals. Our attorneys help foreign nationals obtain an employment-based immigrant visa. We review your qualifications, identify potential issues, and ensure all eligibility requirements are met. Our team will explain the entire process and requirements in detail.


For Employers. Our firm assists employers who wish to obtain employment-based immigrant visas for personnel who are foreign nationals, including family members. We help you comply with immigration obligations and solve case-specific obstacles.

Choose Experienced Employment Immigration Lawyers


Extensive Legal Support

You will have an experienced team of lawyers and paralegals who will exert every effort in finding a solution for your legal concerns. Our firm is known for resolving immigration cases that were considered hopeless. While we cannot “guarantee success”, you have our assurance that our employment-based immigration attorneys will work hard towards a favorable outcome on your case.


Unparalleled Client Service

Our legal team provides regular updates on your case and return calls within 24 hours, so you are never left in the dark about your case status. Our lawyers also handle legal assistance with compassion. We fully understand if some clients may have misunderstood employment-based immigration laws or have failed to comply with some requirements. Do not worry, we always work towards your best interests.


Preparing for Employment Immigration Consultation

Please note that all consultations are by appointment only. Please book a consultation if you wish to speak with one of our attorneys about immigration issues related to employment.


Before your appointment, please download our Initial Intake Questionnaire, fill it out completely, and email it to consult@gurfinkel.com or fax to 1-818-630-4997. This will help our attorneys review your immigration case.


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Book a consultation with one of our attorneys today to resolve your immigration issues, properly petition your family, and bring them to the U.S.