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U.S. Permanent Residence for Corporate Employees

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Produced on October 15, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Join attorney Merrill Cohen for this program to review and compare the various employment-based green card petitions that corporations use to obtain U.S. permanent residence for their professional employees. She will review the EB-1 category for those at the very top of the field, multinational executives and outstanding researchers; the EB-2 ‘national interest waiver’ category for those with advanced degrees or exceptional ability, whose ability to work in the U.S. is so pressing that they receive a waiver of a permanent job offer; and why this category, too, is often supported by corporations with an urgent need for key professionals.

This program also addresses the PERM recruitment process for advanced degree professionals, professionals without an advanced degree, and skilled workers.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Make the best decision as to which green card category to use for particular professionals
  2. Appreciate the time frames for each green card category
  3. Identify the documentation the company and employee will each need to provide and whether recruitment for a U.S. worker is required
  4. Enable the employer and the client to understand the challenges they will face at each step of the process, and how to meet those challenges, successfully
  5. Succeed in obtaining green cards for their employees in the most efficient, timely and cost-effective manner

Credit Information

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Merrill Cohen

Merrill R. Cohen & Associates

Merrill Cohen has headed-up her own immigration law firm Merrill R. Cohen & Associates, PC, since 1994. Ms. Cohen has been named to the Super Lawyers list each year since 2013, and to the Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York list each year since 2014.

Ms. Cohen primarily practice is in the area of employment-based visa and immigrant petitions, with a substantial practice in family-based petitions, naturalization and removal. She regularly files EB-1, EB-2 NIW and PERM cases, as well as E, H, L and O visa petitions. Clients include corporations, research hospitals, design and film studios, sports clubs, as well as top business professionals, filmmakers, athletes, coaches, scientists, models, etc.

Ms. Cohen was interviewed for a feature article in the New York Law Journal and has been interviewed on CBS and FOX TV. Articles about Ms. Cohen and her clients have been published on the front page of New York Post, in People Magazine, in www.cbs.com (April 2018) and many other national and local publications.

Ms. Cohen was appointed to the Presidential Commission; received the Congressional Medal of Distinction and the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal; and twice won the National Leadership Award. She is a longstanding member of the American Immigration Law Association.

Ms. Cohen is a cum laude graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She is a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College, with a major in Economics and a concentration in Film Studies. She is admitted in New York State and the federal courts, i.e., the U.S. Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Cohen has taught seven CLE classes for Lawline.


Christine J.

Presenter was great. Very engaging and I appreciated her thoughtful introduction to the topic and her insightful commentary throughout.

Mark H.


Terrence G.

Good course.

Michael L.

Excellent presentation

Ursula T.

Great presentation!

Joel C.

Pretty good, covered a lot.

Rosel H.

great course

Holly R.

Enjoyable presentation. Appreciate the law firm practice tips and beginning as well. thank you!

Julie V.

we need more presentations like this one.

Steven K.

Clear presenter, very good

TeriMichelle J.

very informative; articulate presenter

Jundong M.

very good presentation.

Jo M.

Ms. Cohen is an excellent presenter - well organized, thorough, and able to convey copious amounts of information in a short time and in an engaging manner.

Marguerite D.

Nice Overview. She did a good job covering a lot of material.

William H.

Great presentation.

Helen K.

Very helpful overview for in-house counsel to understand alternative options.

Harrison H.

Extremely informative and presentation was excellent.

Maeve T.


Andrew D.

Great presenter!

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