Virginia, US

Brent largely focuses on business immigration issues involving the recruitment, hiring, transfers and retention of international workers. He has substantial experience in the areas of permanent and temporary labor certifications, immigrant petitions (i.e., EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4) and a wide variety of visas including H-1B, TN, E-2, L-1A, H-2B, R-1 and P visas.

With a strong background in employment-based visa classifications, Brent offers clients strategic guidance at all stages of the employment relationship. He has served clients in a variety of industries, including health care, technology, hospitality, manufacturing, engineering, education and landscaping. Brent was a frequent speaker on immigration topics in both the United States and Mexico, with an emphasis on H-2B visas and the temporary and permanent labor certification process. Brent has also been a speaker at conferences in the landscaping, nursery and snow removal industries.

From 2007 through 2010, Brent provided pro bono immigration advice and services to victims of crimes in the Tampa, FL area.

Brent speaks English and Spanish.

Education


University of Baltimore School of Law | J.D., 1997
Miami University (Ohio) | B.A., 1994

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Maryland

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Managed L-1B and B-1 visa program for a large information technology company based in India

Advised clients on EB-2 and EB-3 labor certification applications, multinational manager and executive immigrant petitions, outstanding researcher and extraordinary ability classifications

Represented start-up companies and provided guidance on immigration law procedures and compliance, and development of internal immigration policies to ensure continued legal compliance

Provided advice to major corporations regarding compliance issues as they pertain to the employment of foreign nationals

Publications and Lectures

Co-Author, “Labor Certification Update – Several Changes Proposed to Green Card Processing Rules.” Khaas Baat, March 2006. Print.

Co-Author, “Basics of the E-2 Investor Visa India unfortunately isn’t on the List.” Khaas Baat, February 2006. Print.

Co-Author, “Hiring Skilled or Unskilled Workers.” Khaas Baat, January 2006. Print.