Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Global Immigration & Mobility Practice Group provides corporations and their people with strategic legal support and solutions.

Having the best and brightest people on board – no matter where they’re from – is critical to the success of our clients’ businesses. Recognizing the ever increasing opportunities for non-U.S. based companies to establish operations here, as well as the continuing push for U.S. companies to expand globally, we have tailored our practice and its resources to offer expertise in all manner of inbound immigration, outbound immigration, and transnational immigration – the movement of a company’s personnel and talent across the globe efficiently, legally and cost-effectively.

A Global Immigration Resource With a Local Touch

We manage, oversee and advise U.S.-based and multinational companies on the mobilization of key personnel around the globe, including executive transfers and outsourcings, as well as on the implementation and ramifications of global reorganizations. Our focus is on developing global solutions that are locally compliant. We ensure this by partnering with tried and tested local immigration professionals throughout the world.

We also advise, represent and strategize with individuals in complex issues involving family-based immigrant visa and U.S. citizenship/nationality matters, as well as removal defense representation before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court). This part of our practice incudes processing of I-130 immigrant visa petitions and permanent residence application through USCIS, immigrant visa applications through U.S. Embassies/Consulates, and various forms of relief from deportation including cancellation of removal, asylum and withholding of deportation, hardship waivers, and negotiations with Immigration & Customs Enforcement for prosecutorial discretion.

Our Professionals – Experienced & Resourceful

The vast majority of our practice’s immigration professionals (attorneys and paralegals) are immigrants themselves or first generation Americans with years of experience working on immigration matters. That and our particular attention to customer (client) service give us an advantage – we’ve been there and we are committed to finding immigration solutions to the complete satisfaction of our clients – corporations and their representatives, and foreign national employees and individuals.

Using Technology to Work Efficiently
& Communicate Effectively

Efficiency and client service is important to SGR. Therefore, we have invested in immigration case management software with employer and employee portals, on-line immigration research tools, electronic client alerts and newsletters, and social media – to ensure that our practice group is operating efficiently and to ensure the highest level of communications with our clients.


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Since Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP began practicing law in 1893, we have pursued a vision of building one of the country’s premier full-service business firms.

Today we serve corporate counsel and corporations across the globe from offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Frankfurt, Germany; Jacksonville, Florida; New York, New York and Washington, D.C.

Our attorneys are focused in primary disciplines featuring more than 45 specialized practice areas. Our clients welcome guidance in specific areas of law and value attorneys who can deliver specialized levels of legal service within those areas.

Our goal is to provide swift, expert and cost-effective legal support to our clients. With 120 years of experience practicing law across the globe, we have developed a practice designed to get your business done quickly and efficiently while assigning the right talent to give you the help you need.