Startups

Doing everything possible to help entrepreneurs achieve startup success… and sometimes even the impossible.

Startups are often about breaking the old, established ways and solving problems with unique solutions, often with the help of incubators and accelerators. If other immigration lawyers couldn’t figure out how to help you, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution. We tend to view startup situations differently, and smartly navigate the legal code to help immigrant entrepreneurs.

We do everything we can to keep you and your ideas in the U.S.

Serotte Law helps immigrant entrepreneurs achieve startup success by relentlessly pursuing solutions that open doors for new startups and help established businesses to grow.

As immigration counsel for accelerators like Stanford University’s StartX and private accelerators such as Unshackled Ventures, we have solved immigration problems for some of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs. We also work with F-1 student entrepreneurs on pursuing avenues to work in the U.S. as a student and beyond through CPT, OPT and STEM.

Visas for Startups

B-1

For business-related activities, such as attending a conference or business meetings, but not for conducting business.

E-1

Allows foreign nationals of a treaty nation to enter the U.S. solely to engage in international trade.

E-2

Allows individuals of a treaty nation to work inside the U.S. based on an investment in the U.S. company.

H1-B

Allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a specific specialty.

J-1

For research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in internships or training programs, especially useful to obtain business training in the U.S.

L-1

For employees of an international company with offices in the U.S. and abroad; allows foreign executives, managers and specialized knowledge workers to relocate to the U.S. location after certain terms are met.

O-1

For individuals with extraordinary ability in various fields, such as science, business, athletics and arts.

TN

Allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals to work in the U.S. in prearranged activities for U.S. or foreign employers.

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With offices in Buffalo, New York, Silicon Valley and Toronto, Serotte Law is strategically located to support employers who want to live and prosper in the U.S. Our experienced team has seen it all when working to keep people in the country. We focus on making it happen for our clients so you can focus on what you came to this country to do, grow your business.