Leonard John D'Arrigo

Leonard John D'Arrigo

Harris Beach, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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Leonard J. D’Arrigo (“L. J.”) is Partner and Co-Leader of the Immigration Practice at Harris Beach, PLLC where he specializes in corporate and professional immigration involving the full suite of employment-based immigrant (NIW, Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multi-National Manager, PERM) and non-immigrant petitions (H-1B, H-2, O-1, L-1, E, TN, J-1), as well as all family-based immigration processes.
L.J. assists a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, healthcare organizations and large hospital systems, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, physicians and medical personnel, scientists and university professors, understanding the impact of immigration issues on corporate operations. Specifically, he has developed an expertise in assisting hospitals, technology companies and research institutions in importing highly-skilled labor to fuel local growth in the healthcare, education, technology and semiconductor industries. He assists clients comply with the employment verification and record-keeping requirements of the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986. L.J. performs I-9 and other audits of required employment records, advises on document retention and correction requirements, and offers training on completion and maintenance of I-9 records. He also assists clients with immigration law compliance issues that arise following corporate mergers and acquisitions. L.J. is a recognized national leader in the processing of H-2B and H-2A visas for agricultural and seasonal employers, including farms, landscape companies, and the thoroughbred racing industries. He maintains one of the largest attorney-managed H-2A and H-2B programs in the country. He provides guidance to these employers on DOL and USCIS compli

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
Partner - Corporate Immigration
Harris Beach, PLLC
- Current
Assist a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors. Represent individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories.
Immigration Attorney
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Assist a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers, skilled craft workers, medical personnel, scientists and university professors. Represent individual foreign-national clients in obtaining immigration benefits through family-based immigration categories.
Law Clerk
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Research emerging topics in immigration law, including Department of Labor and USCIS regulations. Prepare detailed research memoranda. Provide guidance to corporations and individual foreign national clients on immigration law and employment issues. Draft extensive petition letters and application forms in support of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications for corporate and individual clients. Consult and guide corporate clients in hiring and obtaining work authorization for foreign workers. Research CFR, UCIS, Department of State, and Department of Labor guidance and regulations pertaining to employment and family-based immigration issues. Interview potential clients and assess strength of case.
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. | Labor & Employment/Immigration
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Honors: Patrick B. McNamara Prize for achieving the highest standing in the Labor/Employment Law field
Activities: Environmental Outlook Journal – Managing Editor
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Awards
Top Influencers in Law
The Business Journals
40 Under Forty
The Business Journals
This honor recognizes recognizes 40 young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement.
Patrick B. McNamara Prize
Albany Law School
For highest academic standing in Employment Law
Professional Associations
Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
Voting Member
- Current
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New York State Bar # 4372553
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors
Broker/Member
- Current
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New York State Association of Realtors
Member
- Current
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Harris Beach, PLLC
677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207
USA
Telephone: (518) 701-2770