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Yane Park McKenzie

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Overview

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Yane works with organizations of all sizes that hire and retain foreign nationals, providing actionable advice with respect to government audits/site visits and I-9/E-Verify matters. She counsels companies and individuals at every step, from exploring the available visa options and entrance of the individual into the United States to maintaining a specific status in the country on a temporary or permanent basis.

She has experience in a wide range of visa categories, including E-1/E-2, L-1, H-1B, EB-1, TN and O-1, as well as PERM labor certifications and green card applications. Yane has also been successful at handling unique cases, including petitioning for a fashion buyer, a country singer, a gundog trainer and a foreign actor.

Representative Matters

  • Audited the Forms I-9 of a multibillion-dollar special chemicals company, and provided legal and practical advice on I-9 practices moving forward.
  • Audited the Forms I-9 of a landscaping company in anticipation of an acquisition, and advised the acquirer based on an assessment of the company’s intake practices.
  • Assisted in the successful representation of a senior-level executive for a multinational business management consulting company.
  • Responded successfully to requests for evidence from the government regarding multinational manager petitions filed by a global steelmaking company.
  • Assisted in obtaining visas for a 20-person film crew to help it meet a demanding shooting schedule in the United States.