In today's global economy, competitive businesses need to employ the best and most skilled workers from around the world. For Foley Hoag’s clients, hiring employees with the right expertise or the most innovative ideas can often be the most important element in their success. To compete on an international scale requires U.S. companies to hire and transfer personnel across borders.

Employing foreign nationals in the United States, however, requires careful attention to U.S. immigration laws. Foreign companies doing business in the United States must to be equally concerned with U.S. immigration procedures. In fact, securing the proper visa or work status for key personnel should be one of the most important first elements in strategic planning for establishing a U.S. office or business operation.

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