We are excited to continue to grow our Business Immigration and Compliance Practice in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Attorneys Jennifer Hermansky and Nataliya Rymer joined the firm earlier this year, and we have now added senior paralegal Casey O’Brien to the team.

Hermansky focuses her practice on both employment-based and EB-5 immigration. She has dedicated the majority of her immigration practice to EB-5, including the counseling of regional centers, projects and investors. Hermansky regularly works with developers across a variety of industries seeking capital for new projects that qualify for EB-5 investments. She counsels clients on the creation of new Regional Centers, amendments of a Regional Center designations, and adoptions of developer projects by existing Regional Centers.

Rymer represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty traders and investors, immigrant investors, and persons of extraordinary ability. Her diverse client base spans a multitude of industries, including health care, pharmaceutical and real estate, as well as entrepreneurs, scientists, and researchers in scientific communities. Rymer focuses her practice on employment eligibility compliance and complex business immigration law, and case management issues for multinational companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Casey to our Philadelphia office,” said Michael L. Lehr, Regional Operating Shareholder. “Her wide-ranging experience in business immigration will be a strong asset for the firm’s global clientele.”

O’Brien has nearly seven years of employment-related immigration experience and works closely with attorneys on immigration matters for universities, including faculty, physicians and staff. She has particular experience on H-1B cases, as well as L-1A/L-1B, E-2, PERM, employment and family-based immigrant visa petitions, Adjustment of Status, and Naturalization matters. Additionally, she has extensive experience handling the preparation of start-up H-1B’ petitions involving right to control and specialty occupation issues for graduates of Ivy League MBA programs.

“Casey is a strong addition to the Business Immigration and Compliance team,” said Laura F. Reiff, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Immigration and Compliance group. “Her expertise in employment-based immigration, specifically with local and national colleges and universities, enhances the firm’s ability to provide our clients with a wide-range of business immigration and compliance services in an ever-changing market.”

Greenberg Traurig’s Business Immigration and Compliance group represents businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration matters and visa needs, including colleges and universities, corporate, allied health, IT and electronics, architecture, real estate, large retail chains and hospitality companies. The team advises multinational corporations on a variety of employment-related immigration issues, focusing on strategic immigration planning for U.S. and international companies for the international relocation of personnel both from and into the United States.