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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, 1992, Order of the Coif; Recipient of International Law Prize; Washington University Law Quarterly, Associate Editor; National Moot Court team
    • B.A., cum laude, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1992
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1993

Jeffrey Bell is an innovative and creative problem solver. In the ever-changing world of immigration law, clients appreciate his ability to see the big picture as he crafts practical strategies to handle complex immigration issues. With almost 30 years of experience, Jeff maintains not only a thorough understanding of immigration law and practice, but also of how immigration issues can impact clients’ businesses. Jeff partners with United States and international companies in developing immigration strategic plans for the hiring and retention of foreign national employees, assists companies in securing work visas and permanent status for key employees, and helps companies comply with the immigration laws and requirements covering employees.
Jeff has significant experience in:

  • Advising and assisting national and regional health care organizations on immigration visa and compliance issues
  • Assisting multinational companies with the inbound and outbound transfer of key personnel
  • Helping United States companies secure working visas and permanent status for professional and other key employees
  • Representing foreign investors in seeking immigration benefits through the establishment of businesses in the United States
 
  • Managing immigration visa programs for national and regional health care systems, successfully processing thousands of work visa and green card applications.
  • Managing immigration visa programs for information technology companies, including the world’s leading information security integrator, successfully processing hundreds of work visa and green card applications.
  • Managing the immigration visa program of the largest nonprofit plant science research organization in the United States.
  • Successfully obtained hundreds of J-1 visa waivers for health care clients ranging from national and regional health care systems, community hospitals, to private practice groups.
  • Assisting numerous multinational companies, including in the engineering, automotive, and technology industries, with the transfer of executives, managers, and specialist employees to positions in the United States.
  • Advising many foreign national company and individual investors with the establishment or expansion of business operations in the United States to provide work visas for investors and key employees.
  • Managing internal immigration audits and reviews for multinational engineering companies, U.S. based technology companies, and as part of due diligence for corporate mergers, acquisitions, and sales.
  • Defending companies in the agricultural, hospitality, and construction industries subject to immigration compliance worksite investigations by Immigration and Customs and Enforcement.
     
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