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Immigration Options for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

Northeastern University’s announced opening of The Roux Institute in Portland has sent shockwaves of excitement through Maine’s tech industries – and for good reason. Northeastern’s cooperative education model leverages corporate partnerships to design curriculum that responds to business needs – helping ensure students have the practical and technical skills to thrive in the global marketplace… [Read More]

Why We Offer Free Consultations

Every law practice is run differently, and we decided early on at FordMurray that we would offer complimentary consultations to business owners who need help navigating the immigration landscape. Why do we do it? Most importantly, we hope to help business owners and individuals understand the various immigration pathways available in order to make informed… [Read More]

FordMurray releases 2019 H-1B Guides

FordMurray is pleased to release two new H-1B Guides for 2019: the H-1B Employers Guide and H-1B Guide for Individuals. While both guides are filled with up-to-date information on the upcoming H-1B Cap Lottery process, they are designed to answer the specific questions we receive from employers and individuals about the H-1B petition process. H-1B… [Read More]

Top 5 Tips for Year-End Immigration Planning

With the change from summer to fall, we approach the end of 2018 – when many companies are planning their recruitment and retention strategies for foreign employees. In today’s immigration landscape, it’s important to know how to proactively plan for your business goals, so we have compiled our Top 5 Tips for Year-End Immigration Planning:… [Read More]

HR Pulse Magazine Features Attorney Michael Murray

FordMurray founding partner Michael Murray is featured in the Fall 2018 edition of HR Pulse – the quarterly newsletter from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASSHRA). In his article “Hiring Foreign Workers and HR Compliance During the Trump Administration,” Michael discusses challenges and solutions for Human Resource professionals who hope to hire… [Read More]

Not Just Dreamers – Here Are Three Real Immigration Problems Congress Should Address (And How to Fix Them)

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday announced two votes on immigration legislation in the United States House of Representatives, derailing efforts by bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to secure the signatures necessary to vote on competing immigration reform bills using a discharge petition. The upcoming votes on two separate immigration bills – one proposed by… [Read More]

5 Steps to Take When You Want to Hire Foreign Employees

An international workforce may well be the cornerstone of your company’s ability to succeed in an increasingly global market, but how do you go about hiring foreign employees? Immigration in the US is a complex process, and the complexities are compounded by national discourse that can at times seem discouraging toward immigration. Don’t be deterred… [Read More]