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Jeff Goldman

Founder/ Managing Partner, Goldman & Partners Immigration Law LLP

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Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman practices exclusively in the area of business immigration law. He has 28+ years of extensive experience representing technology, life science, and entrepreneurial businesses regarding all visa matters, as well as permanent residency applications. After managing the immigration law sections at two nationally recognized law firms for 11 years, Jeff opened his own practice in 2011. Jeff has successfully filed thousands of H-1B and L-1 petitions, and more than 1500 PERM Labor Certification applications. A significant part of Jeff’s practice is working with scientists and entrepreneurs seeking Extraordinary Ability, National Interest Waiver, and Outstanding Researcher permanent residence classifications, and O-1 nonimmigrant status. As a mentor to student and university organizations at MIT, Harvard, Brown, and Stanford, as well as Y Combinator and TechStars, Jeff has helped entrepreneurial founders and investors understand and implement effective immigration strategies. Jeff is past recipient of the "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" award from the Political Asylum/Immigrant Representation Project in Boston, due to his extensive work with refugees. In 2014, Jeff conceived of the idea and drafted a working outline for a program known as the Massachusetts Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program, which two different Governors of Massachusetts have adopted as part of their plans to assist the best and brightest foreign nationals who come to Massachusetts to remain in our state and thrive as entrepreneurs who create jobs. Jeff is now a mentor to several other states who want to implement a similar program. He is founder of Open Avenues Foundation, a non-profit organization that also assists individuals and companies with securing cap-exempt H-1B status. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker appointed Jeff to Chair his Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants which Jeff has chaired from 2015 to the present. Jeff regularly meets with Governor Baker to discuss immigrant contributions in Massachusetts. In 2016 Jeff was invited to the White House with other leading immigration advocates to brainstorm effective ways to integrate professional immigrants into the workplace. Jeff has the highest rating offered by, “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5”. Jeff is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is a past Chair of the New England chapter. He received his B.A. from Brown University (1983), and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1986).

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