Terra represents software development companies, educational institutions, life sciences, medical centers, hospitals, physicians and research organizations in immigration and global mobility matters. She helps companies develop and implement immigration policies to secure visas and permanent residence status for executives, managers and critical employees, such as professors and scientists at universities and research institutions, and artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors.
With experience in private practice and time in-house with a university, Terra has a unique understanding of the issues and challenges clients and their foreign national employees are facing. With insight into the employment transition for F-1/J-1 students and scholars in particular, she knows the right tailored guidance to provide regarding employment based visa processes, maintenance of status, employer compliance obligations, and compliant PERM recruitment procedures.
On a regular basis, Terra counsels and assists clients in preparing and filing visas, non-immigrant status and permanent residency applications including H-1B, L-1A/B, 0-1, E-2, E-3, E, H, L, O, J , J-1, EB-1 (Extraordinary Ability), EB-1 (Outstanding Researcher/Professor), EB-2 (National Interest Waiver), and PERM labor certifications. She also provides guidance in connection to related audits and investigations, including I-9 and E-Verify self-audits.
Terra is keenly aware of changes that are happening in immigration law so she can advise her clients in navigating those ever-evolving rules and regulations.
Terra is not regularly admitted to practice law in the local courts of Georgia.
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