Harris Beach PLLC is expanding its statewide immigration practice with the integration of the practice of Jason Abrams. Jason is joining Harris Beach as partner from a three-generation family immigration law firm serving clients in the New York Tri-State area.
Jason has 18 years of experience supporting both businesses and families with immigration needs, from recruiting global talent for workforces to finding permanent residence options for trusted caregivers. He represents the largest state power organization in the country, many medium and small businesses, and individuals including chefs, CEOs, musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs.
His practice includes employment-based and family-based petitions and applications, including H-1B and O-1 nonimmigrant visas and all immigrant petitions, as well as waivers and applications for U.S. citizenship. He provides representation in Immigration Court for adjustment hearings and Cancellation of Removal cases and engages in federal court litigation as a means to resolve both employment- and family-based cases.
Jason is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and active in the New York chapter, Rome District chapter and Indian Subcontinent Interest Group. He provides pro bono services through AILA’s Military Assistance Program and serves as Special Counsel to the New York State Attorney Disciplinary Committee. He is fluent in French and his team is always available to Spanish-speaking clients.
In addition, Jason focuses on the immigration status of au pairs, who are childcare workers admitted to the United States in a cultural exchange. Jason works with host families to obtain National Interest Exceptions allowing their au pairs admission to the country and, later, changes their status to visitor or student, or even adjusts them to permanent resident status.
“The addition of Jason Abrams not only enhances our existing employment-based practice by allowing us to better serve our downstate clients, but also broadens our capabilities in immigration law. Now, in addition to serving organizations, educational institutions and professionals, we also support families in the quest for citizenship,” said L.J. D’Arrigo, co-leader, Harris Beach Immigration Law Practice Group. “Abrams & Abrams has zealously protected the rights of families for 75 years. We are excited to have Jason build on the work that his grandfather started, and he and his father continued, for people and businesses across New York state.”
Our Immigration Law Practice Group includes immigration attorneys that work across New York state in our Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester and Syracuse offices. Our immigration lawyers focus on strategies – including immigrant visas for permanent U.S. resident status and temporary visas for foreign nationals – to ensure that employers are able to hire, transfer, and retain the brightest and best non-U.S. talent.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.