Fitzgerald

Kevin J. Fitzgerald

Partner
Boston
Kevin Fitzgerald serves as head of the Immigration Practice Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of immigration law, and concentrates on business immigration issues. Kevin represents employers on immigration matters in a wide range of industries, ranging from advanced technology (information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology) to services and professions (management consulting, education, hospitality) to traditional manufacturing.

His immigration law counsel for employers includes both facilitating the temporary employment of skilled foreign nationals in the U.S., and securing employment-based permanent residence status. Kevin also handles family-related visa filings. In these and other immigration matters he is fully experienced in all aspects of the necessary filings and compliance steps.

In addition to his immigration counsel, Kevin also has extensive experience advising employers on all aspects of employment law.
 

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., with honors, 1978
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Experience

Assists clients with all aspects of employment-based permanent residence processing, including:
  • Labor Certification applications
  • Standard Preference petitions
  • Outstanding Researcher filings
  • National Interest waiver filings
  • Immigrant Investor petitions
  • Adjustment of Status applications
  • Consular Processing for immigrant visas
Handles all aspects of immigration law related to the temporary employment of skilled foreign nationals in the United States, including:
  • H-1B visas for skilled employees
  • L-1 visas for intracompany transferees
  • TN-1 visas for Canadian nationals
  • visas for outstanding workers
  • E visas for treaty trader/treaty investor
  • F student visa employment
  • J exchange visitor visas

Publications

  • Chapter 4 - Specialty Occupation Professionals, BUSINESS IMMIGRATION LAW, STRATEGIES FOR EMPLOYING FOREIGN NATIONALS

Foley Hoag Publications

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Member of Law Review

INVOLVEMENT
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lex Mundi Immigration Committee, Chair (Past)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s Project