Raj Iyer has an extensive background in employment and family-based immigration. He handles all aspects of business immigration at the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, working with both corporate and individual clients. Mr. Iyer has a wide breadth of experience in assisting employers with sponsoring their employees for permanent residence and temporary work visas such as H-1B, L-1, TN, O, P and E visas. His expertise covers immigrant visa petitions filed under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational manager and executive, and EB-5 investment categories. He also helps clients file labor certification PERM applications and national interest waivers.
In addition to helping clients obtain green cards and temporary visas, Attorney Iyer advises small and large corporations in a variety of industries on immigration issues arising from corporate reorganizations, mergers, and layoffs. He works hand-in-hand with clients to develop effective strategies for business immigration while ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations as required by immigration laws, the Labor Department, and USCIS.
With specialized knowledge of I-9 topics, he works closely with Human Resource personnel during the recruitment and hiring processes, performs I-9 audits for employers, and advises corporations on a variety of other worksite enforcement issues.
Attorney Iyer has participated in several seminars on employment-based immigration, and was a speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter Seminar “Hot Topics in PERM”.
He is a member of the State Bar of California, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).
Born in India, Mr. Iyer is fluent in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.