Your immigration counsel must understand your industry and its specific needs for talent from abroad. With deep expertise and years of experience working with clients in specific industries, ABIL lawyers are able to meet your specific needs.

Agriculture & Farming

Farmers, growers and wineries in the U.S. continue to rely on a foreign workforce to timely, efficiently and effectively run their businesses. ABIL lawyers work closely with these businesses to meet an on-going demand for skilled and unskilled workers in certain geographic areas. From short term, temporary visas to permanent residency for individuals, ABIL lawyers can assess and strategize potential options for all sizes of employers.

Representative Clients:

  • Livestock Farmers
  • Wineries
  • Produce Farmers
  • Coffee Growers

Arts & Entertainment

From musicians on limited engagements to sculptors with long term contracts, ABIL lawyers are able to strategize the best short-term and permanent options for a wide array of foreign talent and their support personnel.

Representative Clients:

  • Actors
  • Musicians
  • Sculptors
  • Dancers
  • Painters


As an integral member of the global economy and an important manufacturer and importer of cars, trucks and other machinery, the United States continues to be a key location for international car, truck and parts manufacturers. ABIL lawyers are able to assist car manufacturers, parts manufacturers and specialty car dealerships in the international transfer of personnel including for business meetings, short term employment as well as for U.S. lawful permanent residency.

Representative Clients:

  • Car Manufacturers
  • Specialty Car Mechanics
  • Parts Manufacturers
  • Remanufacturers
  • Supply Chain Management and Consulting Firms for the Automotive Industry


In this era of rapid biotechnology advances, employers are looking globally for the best and the brightest of the world’s top minds. ABIL lawyers assist both employers and biotechnologists to achieve their goals.

Representative Clients:

  • Early-Stage Startups
  • Growing Companies
  • Multinational Pharmaceutical Producers
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Producers
  • Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Technicians


ABIL lawyers have assisted all sizes of commercial and residential builders as well as contractors and sub-contractors working on everything from highly specialized projects to building homes in communities around the U.S.

Representative Clients:

  • Commercial and Residential Builders
  • Contractors and Sub-Contractors in Specialty Areas


ABIL lawyers help consulting companies provide expertise and best practices by facilitating the entry of top-level professional consultants.

Representative Clients:

  • Computer Consulting Companies
  • Engineering Consulting Companies
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Consulting Companies
  • IT Consulting Companies
  • Management Consulting Companies
  • Technology Consulting Companies


The educational system in the U.S. is enriched by its diverse faculty, staff and students from all parts of the globe. There is an ABIL lawyer to assist all types of educators and scholars.

Representative Clients:

  • Charter Schools
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Researchers and Scientists
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University Professors


As a significant consumer of energy, the United States continues to be on the forefront of energy research, exploration and innovation. From traditional fields such as oil, gas and coal to cutting edge technologies of wind and solar energy, the U.S. has many opportunities for those with sophisticated levels of expertise. ABIL lawyers have worked with individuals, start-up companies and global behemoths on their international staffing needs.

Representative Clients:

  • Clean Energy Companies
  • Gas Companies
  • Engineers
  • Oil Companies
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Technicians
  • Renewable Resources Companies
  • Wind Farms

Entrepreneurs & Investors

The United States is a prime destination for direct investment from overseas, whether from an entrepreneur with a new idea, an investor seeking a franchise business opportunity, or the new United States office of an established company overseas. The success of that investment depends upon the ability of key personnel to reliably obtain visas to enter the United States, and ABIL lawyers are well positioned to help investors and entrepreneurs navigate the complex United States immigration rules.

Representative Clients:

  • Individual Entrepreneurs
  • Franchisees
  • Retirees
  • New Offices of Overseas Companies

Financial Services

As one of the most significant financial centers of the global economy, the United States is home to some of the world’s most pre-eminent financial institutions. ABIL lawyers work with both small and large companies, throughout the country, to plan, strategize and create immigration and compliance programs for their international workforce.

Representative Clients:

  • Credit Unions
  • Hedge Funds
  • International Financial Institutions
  • Community and National Banks
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Stock Exchanges


In the wide range of medical professions, ABIL lawyers assist at every level, whether it’s the medical clinic that needs a Spanish-speaking nurse or the world-renowned physician seeking to self-petition for his U.S. residency.

Representative Clients:

  • Clinics
  • Dentists
  • Hospitals
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Physicians
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Therapists


From the French restaurateur of the local bistro that brings the rich cuisine from his home country to the Chilean receptionist who spends her summers working on the snowy ski hills of Colorado, ABIL lawyers facilitate the cultural exchanges of those who dedicate their time to making others feel welcome and well cared for.

Representative Clients:

  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants

Information Technology

The processing, storage, and dissemination of information is big business and ABIL lawyers assist in bringing together IT professionals and the companies and businesses that need their expertise.

Representative Clients:

  • Companies with IT Needs
  • Computer Consultants
  • Engineers
  • IT Consultants
  • Technicians


The U.S. remains home to numerous important manufacturing companies with key productions for both U.S. and international consumption. Some of the world’s largest global manufacturers have offices and plants in the U.S. and abroad and are constantly required to transfer their personnel to accommodate business needs. ABIL lawyers have worked in concert with small U.S. companies looking to move operations overseas as well as global organizations setting up their first U.S. facility.

Representative Clients:

  • Global Manufacturers
  • U.S. Manufacturers
  • Supply Chain Experts


New pharmaceutical discoveries and advancements do not recognize national boundaries, which mean that ABIL lawyers facilitate the exchange of ideas and technology throughout the world.

Representative Clients:

  • Drug Companies
  • Pharmacies
  • Universities

Religious Workers

Because of the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity found in the United States, ABIL lawyers facilitate the entry of religious workers to meet the spiritual needs of many people and groups.

Representative Clients:

  • Churches
  • Mosques
  • Pastors
  • Priests
  • Religious Organizations
  • Religious Teachers
  • Seminarians
  • Temples


The United States has one of the best research environments in the world, with leading global research universities, governmental and private research institutes, and private companies involved in cutting edge commercialization of technology. While the United States is a prime destination for research talent from around the world, immigration rules do not always facilitate the ability of researchers to come and contribute to their fields from the United States. ABIL lawyers help researchers from the graduate and postdoc level to senior scientists in coming to the United States to work and obtain permanent residence.

Representative Clients:

  • Postdoctoral and graduate researchers
  • Research faculty
  • Technicians and Technologists
  • Corporate research staff
  • University Professors


The high level of athletic training that the United States offers is attractive to many foreign athletes, while at the same time, U.S. sports teams are constantly looking to other countries for talented team members. To serve these needs within the sports arena, ABIL lawyers offer their expertise across disciplines and at all levels.

Representative Clients:

  • Athletes
  • Gyms
  • Sports Teams