Nicole Black provides a range of immigration legal services to corporate and individual clients, including petitions for non-immigrant and immigrant status on behalf of foreign national employees. Ms. Black has an extensive background in employment-based immigration law, including petitions before the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor, visa processing with the Department of State, and advising companies on immigration best practices. Her expertise includes non-immigrant classifications such as H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, J-1, and O-1, as well as Labor Certification Applications (PERM) and immigrant petitions for professionals, individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, multinational managers and executives, and EB-5 investors. Ms. Black’s experience spans a broad array of industries, including technology, finance, energy, healthcare, e-commerce, non-profit, and manufacturing. Ms. Black was an attorney at Dayzad Law Offices for over 3 years and rejoined in 2018. She has also served as a lead attorney within the permanent residence practice group for a multinational professional services firm with over 200,000 employees in 150 countries.
Ms. Black works closely with executives, business partners, and stakeholders to advise on employment eligibility verification, expatriate services, and global mobility management. She counsels clients on immigration issues related to employee recruitment and termination, enterprise restructuring, and other corporate changes.
Ms. Black is admitted to the California Bar (2011). She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (California and Canada chapters) and has served as a registered foreign legal consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ms. Black was selected as a “Rising Star” immigration attorney—among the top 2½ percent of the outstanding, emerging lawyers in Southern California. She has read every installment of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and would run into a burning building to rescue her Xbox.