Posted by Eliot
Ian handled my E2 visa process from start to finish. All round, Ian provided a service that went well beyond expectations. Furthermore, it was a real pleasure to work with someone who was polite and well mannered during an inevitably arduous process.
After talking to many lawyers and comparing my options, Ian was the most polite and professional from our first phone call. What you want with any immigration case (or any other legal matter), is a great lawyer, not a disingenuous salesman (of which there are many in NYC unfortunately!). Many bulk business lawyers are clearly disinterested in your case and gloss over any details. From our first conversation Ian was upfront about any potential problems and willing to talk about details rather than avoiding them. He was also upfront and fair when it came to pricing.
In terms of execution, everything was handled perfectly and my visa was obtained exactly as expected.
Plenty of lawyers will deliver when it comes to getting your visa approved but when it comes to quality of service, Ian is exceptional.
Posted by Sara
When looking for the right lawyer to assist with my E-2 Visa application I did a lot of research...narrowed my choice down to a couple lawyers, and after talking with Ian the first time I knew he was the right choice. And I was right.
Ian is very knowledgeable, approachable, friendly and answered all of my questions (whether by phone or email) quickly and competently.
He has a well organized system in place for ensuring his clients know exactly what to do and what to send him so he can prepare their application and all required documents.
The blog his firm maintains on their website is also very helpful and I highly recommend reading it if you have any doubts of how well-informed they are about this type of visa.
My E-2 application was approved this week for five years, without a request for additional information. The interview at the Consulate lasted only five minutes. I think I was the most prepared applicant in the room as I sat with my 100+ page binder in my lap that he and Kelly prepared. :)
Posted by Miguel
I had my E2 Visa with the Ian Scott attorney services. They helped me a lot with all the visa process and also with my company constitution. He is available all the time you need him and he is hight trustworthy. i truly recommend his services.
Posted by Simon
Absolutely brilliant service, start to finish. We were provided with a very clear detailed process that we followed to the letter, and we were very pleased with the quality and clarity of our submission, which made the officiating visa office's task of reviewing our application very easy, clear to see the benefits, and we are very pleased we were successful in our application (first time).
I would highly recommend Ian and his assistant Kelly, for their legal and practical knowledge, as well as exceptional client service - including timeliness of responses and clarity when responding. If you are looking to make a visa application, I would also recommend using a lawyer of Ian and Kelly's standing, because this is a very technical area of law which needs to be adhered to, to the letter - from a current (non-practicing) corporate lawyer, even I would have had difficult ensuring everything was included as professionally and as succinctly as Scott Legal Services Inc. did.
Posted by Maria P
I first contacted Ian to handle my E-2 Visa Application, but decided to hire him also for my legal entity set up and drafting my business plan. This proved to be the best decision I could have taken for this process, as his strong (work and academic) background in both business and legal matters proved to be helpful and insightful during the time he handled my case. So much so, that I even ended up hiring him to handle my LLC Publication as well.
Overall, he was very through, understanding, responsive and honest. He always gave me complete answers from both a legal and business perspective, and never tried to sugar coat the truth, which I greatly appreciated. The application that the consulate received was very detailed and complete, which I feel was the reason why my appointment went by so smoothly and short. After around 10 minutes, my visa for a small fashion business was approved for 5 years, with an investment of less than $60,000.
I couldn't recommend Ian and his firm enough, and I look forward to keep working with him.
Posted by Pacifico
El Sr. Ian Scott es un excelente abogado, un amigo me recomendó a el y fue lo major que me hubiese pasado. Tenia problemas migratorios y el Sr Scott me ayudo a conseguir mi objetivo, que era permanecer en este país. El Sr. Scott habla español y eso fue fundamental para mi caso ya que el me explico en lengua que yo podía entender. Si quieren un abogado a quien confiar por su honestidad y profesionalismo el Sr. Scott es alguien quien no le defraudara. Estoy muy agradecido con en Sr.. Scott y por eso le recomiendo totalmente.
Posted by Ciemone
Ian Scott was extremely helpful to me. Any questions I had he was able to provide me with honest answers. I would recommend Ian Scott and his firm.
Posted by Les
In my business, my success depends in part on the expertise and outside resources I can share with my clients. Whenever a client or I need expert legal advice and service I turn to Ian Scott. Ian Scott has been a vital and valuable resource to me over the years. Whether day or evening, I have been fortunate to have Ian always ready and willing to give his valued expertise.
Posted by Tammy
I hired Ian Scott in August 2014 for a Visa application to open RISE Sport Performance Training in Tucson, AZ. Right from the consultation, it was obvious that Mr. Ian Scott had expertise with regards to the Visa application process. For example, he explained the difference in Visa types and the consulates. As well, it seemed like he truly cared and was trustworthy. For example, he asked me several questions to ensure that I did (or could) meet the criteria before suggesting that I apply for the E2 Visa. Throughout my whole Visa application process, Mr. Scott provided an expertise service and was prompt, supportive, and courteous.
I was provided with a thorough questionnaire and guided throughout to build what I believe was the best case possible. Right when I was about to schedule the interview, the Vancouver consulate had changed procedures and I was quite nervous and frustrated. Anytime I voiced concern, Mr. Scott promptly replied and his emails were always reassuring and positive, yet realistic (not providing false hope or information, for example). His firm provided me with a very well organized and comprehensive case. I was also prepped for the interview. I attended my interview feeling extremely prepared and confident. In fact, the pre-screening officer commented on how well organized and prepared I was, and was impressed that the documents were sent in ahead of time after most missed a recent change in policy...stating "you have a good lawyer."
My case was successful with an investment of $54,000. Mr. Scott was amongst the first I told. I enjoyed working with Ian and could not even imagine using a different lawyer for the renewal process. I will definitely hire Ian for the renewal.
Posted by Somoni K
I highly recommend Mr. Scott. He is probably the utmost competent lawyer in New York. I've met with many attorneys before coming to Ian. Most of them would rush me through expensive appointments.
Ian was calm, patient and extremely attentive and responsive. I bombarded him with questions and he always remained professional and took great care to ensure that my queries were answered to me in details. Whether it was through a quick email or a phone call, Ian was always available and prompt whenever I needed him. He was there to answer all my legal questions, or just to assure me that things were in order.
I'm very thankful to Ian, and I highly recommend him to all my friends who need an immigration attorney. You simply can't go wrong with him.