Immigration, Nationality and Consular attorney joins Butzel Long
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alan Seagrave, a Florida Bar Board Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, has joined Butzel Long as a Shareholder in the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office.
The attorneys in Butzel Long’s Washington, D.C. office have expertise in trademark law, cybersecurity, intellectual property, federal regulatory matters, public contracts and procurement, immigration, business litigation, insurance, criminal defense and investigations including white collar defense, securities compliance and telecommunications.
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.
“Alan is an excellent attorney with a depth and breadth of experience that complements our firm’s growing Immigration Practice Department,” said Justin Klimko, President and Managing Shareholder, Butzel Long.
He provides clients with innovative solutions designed to effectively respond to the increasingly complex 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 Butzel Long’s legal resources, Seagrave provides clients with comprehensive strategies that address not only how to obtain visas, but how to resolve other issues that arise when making the highly personal, life-altering decision to move from one country to another.
Seagrave regularly advises clients on the following:
- U.S. employment-based visa petitions, including Outstanding Researcher and Extraordinary Ability immigrant petitions, Labor Certifications, National Interest Waivers, and nonimmigrant petitions in the H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intra-company Transferee, and O-1 Extraordinary Ability categories, as well as employment-based and family-based Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, and outbound visas for U.S. employees being transferred abroad;
- Consular visa applications, including E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor cases;
- Waivers of inadmissibility, both immigrant and non-immigrant;
- EB-5 Regional Center designation applications and individual EB-5 investor petitions; and,
- Employer compliance with U.S. employment eligibility verification requirements.
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.
He is fluent in Spanish and has been certified as a Spanish-English court interpreter by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. At the same time, Seagrave has written numerous articles and is a speaker in demand.