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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

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    13 years
  2. International Law: 5%
    17 years
  3. Business: 5%
    17 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Versfeld & Hugo, LLC

Suite 200
4740 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64112-2254

Immigration Law Clinic

10034 N Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO, 64153

Versfeld & Hugo, LLC

1501 Broadway
12th Floor,
New York, NY, 10036

Versfeld & Hugo, LLC

10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA, 90067



MOGood Standing, Active200301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
SolicitorHigh Courts in Enland & Wales2009 - Present
Managing PartnerVersfeld & Hugo, LLC2006 - Present
AdvocateSouth African High Court1998 - Present
AssociateThe Wirken Law Group, PC2003 - 2006
Law ClerkDepartment of Justice - South Africa1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, International Law CommitteeChairman2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1.Marvin Davis vs. Gene Fritzel Construction Co., Inc., et al., 2008Settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Administrative Law, Chapter 23, Fourth Edition, Vol. II, published by The Missouri BarImmigration and Naturalization PracticeN/A
Jaluka MagazineEmployment VisasN/A
Center of International Legal StudiesStrategic considerations when hiring foreign nationalsN/A
JalukaFundementals on US ImmigrationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pretoria (South Africa)LawLL.B1998
University of PretoriaLawBLC1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sydney, AustraliaInternational Business ImmigrationN/A
Shanghai & Beijing, ChinaUSA Immigration: Business & InvestmentN/A
Salzburg, AustriaHiring of Foreign National Workers in the USAN/A
Rome, ItalyInternational Law Continuing Legal EducationN/A
Pilanesberg, South AfricaUnited States ImmigrationN/A
Kansas City, MOThe I-9 Makeover: Compliance without Discrimination in an Elevated Enforcement EnvironmentN/A
Kansas CityWhat You Need to Know When Representing Foreign Nationals in Criminal MattersN/A
21st Annual Corporate CounselUS Immigration ComplianceN/A