Nathaniel

R. Martinez

Associate
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Nathaniel assists companies of all sizes and areas of specialization with obtaining U.S. visas and work permits for hiring, transferring and training employees in the U.S. on a temporary and permanent basis.

Nathaniel counsels corporate legal and HR departments with regard to immigration compliance (I-9), employer sanctions and anti-discrimination issues, as well as hiring and termination decisions with regard to foreign nationals. Nathaniel also coordinates transfers of U.S. personnel to foreign countries to ensure proper work authorization and immigration compliance for American citizens and their employers abroad. Lastly, Nathaniel assists foreign entrepreneurs and small businesses with their temporary and permanent visa needs, as well as individuals with regard to family-based immigration matters, including families’ reunification in the U.S. and the naturalization process.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Chambers USA – Recognized Practitioner, Immigration – Texas (2017)
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2017)
  • University of Houston Immigration Clinic – Book Award Recipient (2010)
  • Memberships

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Houston Hispanic Bar Association
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • St. Catherine’s Montessori School (Board of Directors President, 2013-Present; Vice President/Treasurer, 2012-2013)
    • University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association (Board Member, 2017)
  • Languages

    Spanish 

Overview

Nathaniel assists companies of all sizes and areas of specialization with obtaining U.S. visas and work permits for hiring, transferring and training employees in the U.S. on a temporary and permanent basis.

Nathaniel counsels corporate legal and HR departments with regard to immigration compliance (I-9), employer sanctions and anti-discrimination issues, as well as hiring and termination decisions with regard to foreign nationals. Nathaniel also coordinates transfers of U.S. personnel to foreign countries to ensure proper work authorization and immigration compliance for American citizens and their employers abroad. Lastly, Nathaniel assists foreign entrepreneurs and small businesses with their temporary and permanent visa needs, as well as individuals with regard to family-based immigration matters, including families’ reunification in the U.S. and the naturalization process.

Experience

  • Energy Services Immigration

    Represents an energy services company in several immigration matters and provides periodic training for the company’s human resources personnel.

  • Manufacturing Immigration

    Represents a manufacturer and distributor of Personal Protective Equipment for the Offshore and Maritime industry in processing L-1A, L-1B, H-1Bs, E-2 Treaty Executives/

  • Manufacturing Immigration

    Represents one of the world's leading pump manufacturers on all immigration-related matters, including processing L-1A and L-1B visas through the company, L-1 Blanket

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