Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city and one of its most dynamic business centers. A truly global city, Houston is home to numerous foreign-owned companies and one of the nation’s most diverse populations. Some 40 foreign governments maintain trade and commercial offices here, complemented by numerous foreign trade associations and chambers of commerce.
Such international characteristics make Houston a natural fit for Fragomen. Our professionals here combine an in-depth understanding of immigration-related laws and regulations with intimate familiarity of the local community. Our office, located in the heart of the Houston business district, serves a wide variety of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses and individuals, and in industries such as biomedicine, aerospace, manufacturing and financial services.
Our Houston professionals also have a wealth of experience dealing with the complexities of immigration matters specific to the energy industry. As members of Fragomen’s Energy Sector Practice, our professionals serve companies engaged in everything from exploration and drilling to engineering and construction. We are familiar with every phase of the energy lifecycle and have an in-depth understanding of issues unique to the industry, such as delineation of territorial or international waters and the outer continental shelf.
In addition to providing a full scope of immigration services to multinational and middle market companies, we have an active “Individual Case Unit” practice that handles employment-based and family-based immigration concerns.
Our Houston-based account teams begin each engagement with extensive analysis to gain a thorough understanding of the client’s business, objectives, strategies, stakeholders, obstacles and opportunities. We then carefully consider potential strategic and legal options and partner with clients to develop carefully tailored and cost effective immigration programs.
Fragomen’s Government Relations team stays in close contact with top officials at agencies such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), enabling us to stay abreast of even the most minor revisions in regulatory policies and procedures. We use this knowledge to keep our clients continually apprised of regulatory changes throughout the world.