David Hirson & Partners, LLP

David Hirson & Partners, LLP (“DHP”) has more than three decades of experience in U.S. immigration law and has been specially recognized for years of successful cases in business and investment immigration. David Hirson is the founding and managing partner of DHP, and he is internationally-recognized for his decades of success in investment immigration. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 1990. David’s success with investment immigration has spanned decades, as seen by his involvement with the EB-5 program since its inception in 1990. DHP’s attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience in advising individuals, start-ups, large corporations, hospitals, and universities in navigating complex areas of employment immigration. The firm’s business and employment-based immigration practice provides a full range of services, including EB-1-1(A), EB-1-2(B), EB-1-3(C), National Interest Waivers (NIW), EB-2, EB-3, EB-5, H-1B, E-1/2, L-1(A)/2(B), H1B, and other immigrant and non-immigrant visas. DHP is one of a select few firms that also specialize in immigration for franchise businesses who have foreign partners/managers. As a full-service immigration law firm, DHP works closely with all clients to understand their needs and customize an immigration plan that surpasses expectations.

  On December 1, 2020, Northern District of California Judge Jeffrey White granted summary judgement in favor of the plaintiffs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, top universities and other groups, in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to tighten eligibility and significantly raise the minimum salaries for foreign employees on H-1B and employment-based green card programs. These unexpected changes instantly made it extremely difficult for U.S. employers to even consider sponsoring foreign workers’ H-1B/green…
The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is providing direction on existing guidance when it comes to the Child Status Protection Act in the USCIS Policy Manual. Specifics include: Applying CSPA to derivatives of widows and widowers Specifics for adjustment of status applicants regarding relevant immigrant petitions used to calculate CSPA ages Ways that applicants can satisfy the one-year “sought to acquire” mandate to secure permanent residence The USCIS is setting a final date –…
Various reasons exist for an EB-5 petition denial. The simplest of mistakes or oversights can end the most promising and potentially successful business enterprises. As with anything related to visas, attention to detail is paramount to ensure enough money is going towards a qualifying project. Specifically, EB-5 investors must devote $900,000 to a targeted employment area project. For non-targeted employment areas, the maximum investment doubles to $1.8 million. Attention to Detail is Paramount The devil…
David Hirson & Partners, LLP is grateful to be recognized for another year as a “2021 Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers. This is the 11th consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers(R) have compiled and released the “Best Law Firm” rankings. David Hirson, founder and co-managing partner, said, “We are happy to continue our track record of helping clients from around the world obtain answers and results to their immigration…
11/4/2020 Update: On 11/3/2020, the Seventh Circuit has issued an administrative stay of the decision that set aside the Public Charge Rule. As of today, Form I-944 must still be submitted with all adjustment of status applications. David Hirson & Partners, LLP will continue to monitor this matter for any new developments.   On November 2, 2020, the Northern District of Illinois granted summary judgment in the case of Cook County, Illinois, et al. v.…
The L-1 visa program has been a crucial component to the success of many multinational businesses. You should understand how this program can benefit your company. The following is a brief guide to the L-1 visa program. Who is eligible for an L-1 visa? The L-1 visa is a temporary visa for foreign employees coming to the United States to work in the office of a multinational business. There are two L-1 visa categories: The…
On October 28, join immigration attorney, Niral Patel (David Hirson & Partners, LLP) and Visa Franchise’s Patrick Findaro in a Livestream on U.S. Visa and Business Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs and Investors During this Livestream, you will learn (about): If a Franchise or Existing Business is Better For You U.S. Travel Ban & Restrictions on Immigrant Entry E-2 Treaty Investor and Citizenship by Investment Other Visa Options: L-1A, EB-1C, EB-1A, EB-5 and EB-2 NIW Register Here  …
Labor certification is the first step that foreign nationals must take if they are seeking an employment-based green card. For both applicants and employers, the process is complicated and lengthy, depending on a variety of factors. Before hiring an employee from another country, employers must first verify that recruiting efforts to find a U.S. citizen for the position were unsuccessful. The Department of Labor (DOL) will conduct a thorough analysis of those attempts to ensure…
This is an update to our earlier post from October 6, 2020: Immigration News: H-1B Visa Overhaul On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published an interim final rule that is effective immediately: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States. The results of the new rule are that the minimum wages for PERM and for H-1B’s are increasing significantly. (H-1B1 and E-3 status…
On September 30, 2020, Judge Amit P. Mehta of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Department of State to preserve 9,095 visas for 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery winners that have been unable to complete their applications due to an executive order issued by President Trump earlier in the year that banned the issuance of new immigrant visas – including DV visas – through the end of 2020.…