Business Immigration Attorney

| Chicago

Global Immigration Associates, P.C. is a medium-sized independent law firm based in Chicago, Illinois focusing on employment-based visas for companies, their foreign national employees and candidates, and their families. We believe that immigrants are a critical piece of the nation’s future, and we are proud to play a key role in helping our clients and their employees find paths to success in the US. We work exclusively with the customers of Envoy Global (www.envoyglobal.com) using its best-in-breed technology platform.

This role will be required to interact with co-workers at all levels of our firm, as well as with corporate clients, foreign nationals, and colleagues. At GIA, our attorneys and paralegal staff enjoy a fun, fast paced, and high-volume work environment where they can get exposure to a wide array of employment-based visa types and their work makes a difference in people’s lives.

 

As a GIA Immigration Attorney, You Will:

  • Counsel and prepare immigrant and non-immigrant visas for major domestic and multinational corporations and their employees using a web-based client/FN portal
  • Review and proofread complex evidence and case documents
  • Track, monitor, and log all evidence and documents for client cases
  • Create, compile, and prepare all documentation for filing
  • Draft and edit client Letters of Support for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Proactively research new legislation and legal changes in immigration law
  • Prioritize multiple responsibilities and manage case deadlines for multiple clients
  • Visa types we work on include H-1B, L-1A/B, TN, EB-1/2/3, H-1B1, dependent and derivative cases, advance parole and work authorizations, AOS, and all phases of the employment-based Green Card process

 

You Have:

  • JD and current valid license in any US state
  • 2+ years of experience with all phases of major employment-based visa types
  • Passion for immigration law and a desire to work with employers on employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant petitions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; English grammar must be first-rate
  • A highly organized and detail-oriented ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced, high-volume law firm setting
  • Ability to work on daily tasks independently, proactively, and with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe, and other business software applications
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 25%) to client sites across the US
  • The ability to sit or stand for extended periods at a computer workstation, use a computer and monitor, and lift up to 25 lbs.

 

So, What About Benefits?

  • Extremely competitive salary and benefits plan including robust medical coverage, and FREE employee dental & vision coverage
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off during first year of employment in addition to 9 paid holidays per year
  • 401 K plan with firm match and immediate vesting
  • Pre-tax benefits for qualifying transportation
  • Company sponsored lunches, happy hours, and events throughout the year
  • Healthy snacks & unlimited LaCroix & coffee
  • Convenient downtown Chicago Office Location
  • Opportunity to work for an organization that changes lives every day!

 

Global Immigration Associates, P.C., is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other protected classification.

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Location

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An Insider's view of Envoy Global

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is great! It is a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing and evolving, which means you are always learning and have the ability to grow within the company - even if that means moving to a different team. Never a dull moment! At Envoy, you are not just another cog in the machine, you get to be highly impactful.

Vanessa

Business Development Representative

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Technology is only as good as the real people backing it up - from all angles. We collaborate as one to provide a service and platform that is a seamless experience for a typically very document-heavy process. We want people to feel empowered and excited while navigating through a very nerve-wracking process. That is what we are all here for.

Jeni G.

Senior Sales Account Executive

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is about carrying a sense of urgency and accountability at all times. Build your career by finding the opportunity and not waiting for the opportunity to find you. It’s important to drive change amongst your team, company, but most importantly – yourself.

Mike H.

Sales Director

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our semimonthly All Hands Meetings allow employees to see how the company is doing and ask questions in real time to members of leadership. One of our core values is our ability to be candid: we have pulse surveys, manager meetings, hackathons, and encourage all employees to bring up questions and suggestions to any member of leadership.

Lindsay Dagiantis

Vice President, HR

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As the Recruiter here at Envoy, I work with my fellow employees across the board, all departments in one way or another. Envoy really encourages a collaborative and cross-functional culture - where all of our teams unite toward one common goal: helping people work anywhere in the world, and essentially provide the coveted American Dream.

Jess Krichevsky

Talent Acquisition, Senior Recruiter

What are Envoy Global Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Options Program
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
18 days of PTO + 2 "Floating" days
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Envoy offers full-time employees with seven years of continued service the opportunity to take a four-week paid sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide thorough and ongoing training. Highly competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance with an option for PPO or HMO. Regular opportunities to interact with co-workers through social events, intramurals, and collaborative projects. Fully stocked kitchen, including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle!

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