Alan Seagrave

Washington D.C. | P 202 454 2832 | F 202 454 2805

Alan Seagrave is a Shareholder in Butzel Long’s Washington D.C. office. He is an Immigration, Nationality & Consular Law attorney and a Florida Bar Board Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law.

Mr. Seagrave’s practice touches on all areas of immigration, with a strong focus on business visas. His principal clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, and both established and start-up companies in the biotech, communications, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Mr. Seagrave provides clients with innovative solutions designed to effectively respond to the increasingly complicated U.S. immigration framework and facilitate the international transfer of high net worth investors, company executives, key employees, and their families. By incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to immigration planning that uses all of the firm’s legal resources, Mr. Seagrave provides clients with comprehensive strategies that address not only how to obtain visas but also how to resolve other issues that arise when clients make the highly personal, life-altering decision to move from one country to another.

Mr. Seagrave regularly advises clients on:

  • U.S. employment-based immigrant visa petitions, including Labor Certifications, National Interest Waivers, Outstanding Researcher petitions, and Extraordinary Ability petitions in Science, Athletics, Business, and the Arts;
  • U.S. employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions, including the H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intra-company Transferee, and O-1 Extraordinary Ability categories;
  • Consular visa applications, including E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor cases and consular processing of USCIS-approved petitions;
  • Waivers of inadmissibility, both immigrant and non-immigrant;
  • EB-5 Regional Center designation applications and individual EB-5 investor petitions for both Regional Center and stand-alone investment projects;
  • Workplace compliance, including representing employers in audits and investigations, and conducting Form I-9 training;
  • Employment-based and family-based adjustment of status;
  • Naturalization; and
  • Outbound visas for U.S. employees transferred abroad.

Mr. Seagrave graduated from Clark University (B.A., 1976) and LaSalle University (M.A., 1996) and obtained his law degree from the Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2001), where he was articles editor of the Nova Law Review.

Mr. Seagrave is fluent in Spanish and has been certified as a Spanish-English court interpreter by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Published Works:

  • "Employer’s Get Your Badges: Joining ICE’s IMAGE Program,"The Legal Intelligencer, September 2008
  • "Navigating the Immigration System: Facts, Myths & Strategies," Temple University, February 3, 2006
  • "Conflict in Colombia: How Can Rebel Forces, Paramilitary Groups, Drug Traffickers and Government Forces Be Held Liable for Human Rights Violations in a Country Where Impunity Reigns Supreme?" Nova Law Review, 2001

Speaking Engagements:

  • "What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You? Immigration Initiatives: Latest Legislative Updates and State Issues in Immigration," co-presenter, New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting, November 2, 2010