Mr. Versfeld represents a variety of small and Fortune Companies both nationally and internationally. He provides counsel to their Human Resource Departments on the hiring of Foreign National Workers, Executives and Specialized Workers; and advises them on Labor Certifications, and all issues relating to Immigration Employment Compliance.
Mr. Versfeld has worked together with other attorneys advising them on Immigration matters in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions; Formation of Companies and Foreign Subsidiaries; Immigration Employment Compliance (I-9, Social Security "No Match Letters", and undocumented workers).
He further provides counsel to Religious Organizations, Individuals and Families on all areas of U.S. Immigration and has successfully represented various Athletes and Researchers with Extra-Ordinary Ability in their efforts to immigrate to the United States.
Mr. Versfeld has testified before the Missouri Legislator on proposed Immigration Legislation on Employment Compliance, and is frequently ask to present on the topic of U.S. Immigration both nationally and internationally.
Prior to establishing Versfeld & Hugo, LLC, Mr. Versfeld practiced law in South Africa as an Advocate (Barrister) of the High Court of South Africa before coming to the United States. He successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Missouri to waive Supreme Court Rule 8.03(a)(1) and Rule 8.03(a)(2) requiring a Juris Doctorate from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, and was admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri after passing the Missouri Bar Exam.
Languages Spoken: Dutch, Afrikaans
Licensed since 2003
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2003||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2007|
|Solicitor||High Courts in Enland & Wales||2009 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Versfeld & Hugo, LLC||2006 - Present|
|Associate||The Wirken Law Group, PC||2003 - 2006|
|Advocate||South African High Court||1998 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Department of Justice - South Africa||1996 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, International Law Committee||Chairman||2007 - 2008|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Missouri Administrative Law, Chapter 23, Fourth Edition, Vol. II, published by The Missouri Bar||Immigration and Naturalization Practice||N/A|
|Jaluka Magazine||Employment Visas||N/A|
|Center of International Legal Studies||Strategic considerations when hiring foreign nationals||N/A|
|Jaluka||Fundementals on US Immigration||N/A|
|University of Pretoria (South Africa)||Law||LL.B||1998|
|University of Pretoria||Law||BLC||1996|
|Sydney, Australia||International Business Immigration||N/A|
|Shanghai & Beijing, China||USA Immigration: Business & Investment||N/A|
|Salzburg, Austria||Hiring of Foreign National Workers in the USA||N/A|
|Rome, Italy||International Law Continuing Legal Education||N/A|
|Pilanesberg, South Africa||United States Immigration||N/A|
|Kansas City, MO||The I-9 Makeover: Compliance without Discrimination in an Elevated Enforcement Environment||N/A|
|Kansas City||What You Need to Know When Representing Foreign Nationals in Criminal Matters||N/A|
|21st Annual Corporate Counsel||US Immigration Compliance||N/A|