Harvard Law School immigration lawyer who works to solve immigration problems & secure approvalsI am a CPA and Harvard Law Lawyer with over 15 years of business experience. We can help you!As an immigrant who has had many Visas, I know what you're going through.Firm founded on an E-2 Visa
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Legal Services NYC||2012|
|Dean's List||Graduate School||2009|
|Ontario Graduate Scholar||University of Toronto||2000|
|Dean's List||University of Toronto||2000|
|President & Founder||Scott Legal, P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Associate||Cleary Gottlieb||2010 - 2012|
|Director||Credit Suisse First Boston||1999 - 2008|
|Manager||Bank of Montreal||1996 - 1999|
|Auditor||Ernst & Young||1992 - 1996|
|Teacher's Assistant||University of Toronto||1990 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants||Member||2000 - Present|
|Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants||Member||1999 - Present|
|Human Rights Journal - Harvard||Primary Editor||2010 - 2011|
|Share Offering||Shares Issued|
|E-2 with small investment amount||E-2 Visa granted|
|See all legal cases|
|Barron's Publishing||Law School Lowdown||2013|
|Book||Law School Lowdown||2013|
|New York State Bar Association||Tax Considerations When Selecting a Business Entity||2013|
|Forbes||Want to Create Legal Jobs? Remove Barriers to Immigration||2013|
|Bloomberg Law Reports||Should I form a Study Group||2013|
|New York State Bar Association||How To Create an Effective Business Plan||2013|
|New York State Bar Association||How to Select A Business Entity||2012|
|Lawyerist||How To Publish While in Law School||2012|
|The Student Appeal||Should I transfer While In Law School||2012|
|The Student Appeal||How to Select a Law Firm Business Entity||2012|
|William and Mary Law Review||Fair Value, Friend or Foe||2009|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Toronto||Accounting & Economics||MBA||2001|
|University of Toronto Faculty of Law||Finance||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Certified Public Accountant||Acconting||CPA||1997|
|Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants||Accounting||CA Designation||1991|
|OCI Lowdown||OCI Law School||2013|
|Confederation Group||Wills & Estate Planning||2013|
|LexisNexis Webcast||Finding A Job in Law School||2012|
|Harvard University||Success in Your First Year||2012|
|Law School Lowdown||Law School Success||2011|
Posted by Georgie
I have had several visas to work in the US over the years & have contacted many visa attorney's with questions about different visas. In my experience, most immigration attorneys don't return calls & they are happy to charge you money, even if there is no visa that really works for you. In the past I have managed to do most of my visa work myself, but when I decided to go for the E2 investor visa in 2016 I knew I needed extra special help. There is really no room to make a mistake with this specific visa & I knew hiring an experienced professional was crucial to my success. I actually found Ian Scott's company online with a Google search. I was preparing myself for the usual round of unreturned calls & hefty charges that amounted to nothing. Ian himself called me within half an hour of me contacting his company via his website (on a Sunday!). He was patient & extremely well informed as he worked through the situation of me & my husband (we were both working on buying US businesses at the time & were trying to figure out which one of us should apply). We decided to go with my business for the E2 application. Ian's team worked diligently on my case & together we worked hard on meeting the deadlines set out at the beginning of our working relationship. Not only was Ian's team very diligent about compiling my case, but their charges are very reasonable when compared with others. Throughout the entire process I felt confident that Ian's team would deliver me a successful visa application, which they did. If you are looking for a highly responsive, knowledgable visa attorney, Ian & his team are true professionals. I highly recommend his team!
Posted by julien
On the process: process went according to my expectations and what attorney Scott had told me when we met the first time. I cant say there was been any major surprises. It is indeed a rather long process involving lots of documents and commitments but again, this is part of a standard procedure, which thanks to Ian Scott Legal is made easy.
About Scott Legal : nothing but good things to say.
- staff: probably client's concern #1 because attorneys obviously need to delegate at some point in a case and i must say my experience with the staff was great.
- responsiveness: critical as well and attorney Scott has always been available, even sometimes with emails back at night.
- quality of advice: A+
I will gladly recommend attorney Scott's services to anyone for immigration and business consulting services.
Posted by anonymous
After a lot of research and hunt, I finally found Scott Legal for my E2 Visa. Following an initial consultation over the phone I decided to sign up with Scott Legal. Right from the beginning till the visa appointment Ian Scott and his team were brilliant and they ensured every aspect of my application has been addressed perfectly. I was very comfortable with their approach as everything starts with a questionnaire followed by guidance so I did not have to worry too much about my application. Based on their work, I also decided to do my business plan and company set up with them which is the best one can get as they are all-in-one shop. I also thank Amir with whom I had most of my interactions and he was such a pleasure to work with. All my queries have been clarified patiently and at the time of my visa interview I almost had all the confidence of getting it through. I finally got my Visa (from UK) with no hassle and was approved within 5 mins of interview. I believe this is mainly due to the fantastic documentation and petition that was filed by Scott. I recommend Scott Legal for anyone who wants to go through US visa process (especially E2).
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