|Release Date: 11/30/2017
The Diplomatic Visas Handbook is your resource for understanding and staying up-to-date on various issues affecting the diplomatic visas practice. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or you are new to immigration practice, the new edition of the Handbook will guide you through a wide array of relevant topics, including:
- A, G, and NATO Visa Issues;
- Special Permanent Residence Provisions for International Organization Employees;
- Nonimmigrant Domestic Worker Employment; and
- Income Taxation Matters;
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Cory C. Caouette is senior immigration attorney and founder of BSIS in San Diego. Mr. Caouette has handled a variety of business and family immigration matters. He focused initially on securing employment visas for foreign professionals, including an extensive practice representing foreign athletes. Mr. Caouette has since expanded his practice to include both family- and employment-based permanent residence, mainly for existing business and individual clients. He has developed a national practice with clients varying from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietors, athletes, entertainers, business investors, and corporate executives. Mr. Caouette has an established appellate practice, arguing cases before the Second, Fourth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Caouette's significant pro bono contributions, specifically in asylum and Violence Against Women Act matters, have resulted in recognition by organizations such as Human Rights Watch and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His commitment to public service also gained him the University of Virginia School of Law Public Service Award.
David M. Gottfried is a partner at Gottfried & Gottfried, LLP, who spoke at the 2017 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference in New Orleans on the topic of "From Diplomacy to Residency: Diplomatic Visa Holders Changing Status from NIV to LPR." He practices all areas of immigration and naturalization, family immigration, and business immigration law. David has successfully represented numerous O-1 and E-11 first preference extraordinary ability individuals in the sciences, arts, and sports.
Robert N. Gottfried has more than 40 years of immigration law experience in the New York City area. His practice focuses on obtaining work visas, permanent resident status, and U.S. citizenship for individuals and corporations. He also represents United Nations employees and the diplomatic community in U.S. immigration cases. Mr. Gottfried has obtained permanent residence for worldfamous artists, photographers, athletes, scientists, and authors based on their extraordinary ability in their chosen professions.
David Grunblatt is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, heading its immigration practice group. He served as Chair of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has also served as Chair of AILA's National Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and its Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee. He was formerly Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law and was Chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law at the New York County Lawyers Association, directing its Continuing Legal Education Program on Immigration and Nationality Law and its Pro Bono Immigration Defense Project. He lectures and writes extensively on the subject of immigration and nationality law. Mr. Grunblatt received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, and his law degree and LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.
Peter M. Rees is an associate at Goss Associates, LLC, where he concentrates on employmentbased immigration. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School, and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.
Leonard Wolf is the founding Director of The Wolf Group, P.C., a global financial services firm with offices in northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. The Wolf Group specializes in serving the income and estate tax planning and compliance needs of international/expatriate individuals. Those individuals include foreign nationals inbound to the United States or otherwise holding U.S. financial interests, as well as Americans abroad or otherwise holding foreign financial interests. The firm has served thousands of international organization and foreign government employees and retirees for more than 30 years, and its staff are regularly asked to speak at a variety of international organizations and other venues in the United States and around the world. The firm is an active and involved member of NEXIA International, a leading worldwide network of more than 250 independent accounting and consulting firms in 115 countries.
Palma R. Yanni practices immigration law in Washington, D.C., where she represents large and small businesses, as well as individuals in employment- and family-based immigration matters. A former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), she is a frequent author and has been called upon to testify before Congress on immigration matters. Ms. Yanni handles matters involving scientific researchers, immigrant and nonimmigrant investors, physicians, educators, athletes, entrepreneurs, ministers and religious workers, employees of international organizations and their dependents, skilled and essential workers, and students, among others. Ms. Yanni is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale- Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and the International Who's Who of CorporateImmigration Lawyers. In 2008, Ms. Yanni received AILA's Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law.