Since 1994, Lorne M. Fienberg has been offering quality legal advice to immigration clients through the United States and around the world.  Working in a fast-paced large firm legal environment, he has provided representation to businesses, institutions of higher learning, non-profit organizations, individuals, and families, all with an eye to attentive, meticulous and creative service and successful results.

Here are examples of the kinds of cases Attorney Fienberg has recently handled successfully:

  • Hundreds of cases in the traditional nonimmigrant categories (H-1B specialty workers; L-1 intracompany managerial and specialized knowledge transferees; and TN (NAFTA) workers);
  • Creative alternatives in response to the ongoing H-1B cap crisis;
  • H-2B cases for temporary workers, including landscape laborers, warehouse selectors, mosaic artists and shepherds (handled cases for up to 340 workers);
  • More than 120 Labor Certification filings under the Department of Labor’s online PERM System (including “special handling” cases for college professors);
  • Numerous O-1 petitions for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability, including scientists, educators, athletes and coaches, and fresco painters;
  • Temporary visas (P status) for professional athletes and classical musicians;
  • E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor company resigrations and visa applications;
  • EB-5 Investor Green Card cases;
  • Waivers of the J-visa 2-year home residency requirement (based on “no objection” statements, Interested Government Agencies, and exceptional hardship), including waivers for foreign physicians.
  • Green card cases in all employment-based preferences, including: Extraordinary Ability cases for scientists, radio and television journalists, athletes and coaches,  artists and medical professionals; Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Professor cases; Multinational Manager cases; and National Interest Waivers;
  • Family-based cases in all family preference groups;
  • Naturalization applications
  • Asylum cases, several on a pro bono basis.

Attorney Fienberg has successfully used mandamus litigation to compel the U.S. government to adjudicate naturalization applications.  He also provides regular counsel to large and small businesses with respect to critical aspects of their Immigration Compliance, including audits of employers’ I-9 Employment Eligibility Compliance and Labor Condition Application (H-1B) Public Access Files.  These are areas where employers will, in the future, need to exercise increasing diligence.

In January 2007, Attorney Fienberg opened the Law Office of Lorne M. Fienberg P.L.L.C. to continue to provide large-firm expertise and first-quality resources, but on a more individualized and economical basis.