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Stephen A. Blaker

Associate - los angeles

Experience

Legal Expertise

Stephen Blaker has a well developed immigration practice that is dedicated to handling employment- and family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions for a multitude of industries. Stephen works with employers and individuals on matters such as H-1B, TN, L-1A/B (including Blanket petitions), E-2, E-3, O-1, J-1, I-140 (Extraordinary Ability, Multinational Manager, and labor certification-based), Adjustment of Status and Naturalization applications. His broad landscape of clients include multinational media/advertising companies, the health and pharmacology industry, software and technology distributors, real estate companies, and nonprofits. Stephen also has worked with the financial service industry and multiple emerging growth companies.

Representative Matters

  • Consulting with company representatives and foreign nationals regarding applicable laws and regulations during pre-employment, employment, transfer and termination stages.
  • Delivering creative relocation options for numerous high-level executives, and working with tax counsel and corporate counsel to create business-friendly solutions.
  • Conducting case intake and strategy analysis, overseeing case flow, and reviewing all cases drafted by paralegals before sending to client for signature.
  • Providing services to corporate and individual clients in need of labor certification, H-1B, E-2, TN and L-1 services.
  • Processing U.S. and consular family petitions including marriage based permanent residence, adjustment of status and removal of conditions petitions.
  • Drafting support letters and responses to complex Requests for Evidence for non-immigrant and immigrant visas.

Other Career Experience

Associate, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP (2014-2016)

Associate, Feldman Feldman & Associates (2012-2014)

Legal Fellow, Indego Africa (2011-2012)

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Practice Areas

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2011
  • New York, 2012

Education

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 2011

Tufts University, B.A., 2008; cum laude

Languages

Spanish

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