With offices in Nanuet, New York and Buffalo, New York, Malik & Popiel, P.C. specializes in four-core practice areas, which include:
- U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law
- Treaty Law
- U.S. Business Law
- India Corporate & Family Law
In regards to the U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law practice, we advise clientele in the processing of both nonimmigrant (temporary), as well as immigrant (permanent) residency immigration matters. More specifically, with regards to immigrant petitions, we serve as immigration counsel in matters which include, among others, regular PERM Labor Certification Applications, Special Handling PERM Labor Certifications for tenure-track professorial positions, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Petitions, Advanced Degree Professionals (Employment-Based, Second Preference) filings, Skilled Worker (Employment-Based, Third Preference) filings, as well as National Interest Waiver Petitions.
Where temporary presence is required, the Firm regularly prepares and submits H-1B Petitions for specialized occupation professionals (including medical residents, physicians, engineers, and IT professionals, just to name a few), O-1 Petitions for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability, E-3 Petitions for Australian nationals working in specialty occupations, TN Petitions under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), as well as Business Visitor (B-1) documentation for incoming lecturers receiving honoraria payments and other business professionals. Among others, we advise and prepare documentation in connection with F-1 Optional Practical Training issues, F-1 Reinstatements, as well as necessary documentation needed in furtherance of facilitating the processing of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas through U.S. consulates/embassies abroad.
We also prepare and submit highly complex immigration requests which include: Motions to Reopen and Reconsider and Nunc-Pro-Tunc requests to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as appeals to the Administrative Appeals Office and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals.
For those foreign based clientele who seek to expand their business to the U.S., as part of our Treaty Law practice, in addition to the L-1 category, we prepare and submit E-2 Investor Petitions which enable qualified foreign nationals to establish business operations in the U.S.
As part of our U.S. Business Law practice, we also provide various legal services in areas of Corporate Agreements, Employment/Non-compete Agreements, I-9/IRCA Compliance and Audits, Merger & Acquisition, as well as Incorporation matters.
As part of our global practice, our Indian affiliate office assists clientele in Real Estate, Contract, Arbitration, Employment & Labor, Corporate and Family law matters. We regularly advise businesses in seeking to expand into India.