Mergers and Acquisitions, Downsizing
Protecting Companies during Corporate Transitions
It is understood that good general counsels are careful, and the best general counsels are very careful. If your company employs foreign nationals, any structural transition such as a merger, acquisition, corporate downsizing, or restructuring, carries a serious risk of the employees’ loss of legal status. Maintenance of the legal status of foreign national employees during the process will take a position of high priority on your A&M due diligence checklist.
Attorney Roy Jack Watson, Jr., has for over thirty five years assisted companies in the Boston area and throughout the nation with employment-based immigration issues. An increasingly important element of his practice at our Bedford, Massachusetts, firm is assistance with due diligence related to the employment of foreign nationals. With the proper preparation employees can smoothly transit from one corporate structure to another. A failure to deal with immigration issues until a merger or other transaction is announced leaves employees, managers, and human resource departments no opportunity to take necessary measures to maintain employees’ legal status.
As an attorney with extensive, focused experience in the area of employment of foreign professionals and executives, Mr. Watson is well-prepared to provide efficient, effective counsel in an environment clouded by recent intensification of Homeland Security and ICE enforcement of requirements for employment verification and the increasing complexity of employment-based visa requirements.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation with immigration lawyer Roy Jack Watson, Jr., please contact our Bedford office.