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Leonard John D'Arrigo

Leonard John D'Arrigo

Harris Beach, PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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L.J. D’Arrigo is a Partner & Co-Leader of the Immigration Practice Group at Harris Beach, PLLC, one of the country’s Top 250 law firms. Although his practice is nationwide, he is based at Harris Beach's Capital Region & New York City offices. L.J. specializes in corporate/professional immigration involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, as well as family-based immigration. L.J. is counsel to the largest system of universities in the U.S., the largest public health care system in the U.S., and the largest commercial landscape company in the U.S. He represents our nation's top employers, including state university & hospital systems, multi-national corporations & seasonal businesses in securing employment-based visas and counseling employers on compliance issues. He maintains expertise in assisting technology companies in developing/managing global mobility programs for 3rd-party placements. He represents companies and research institutions in importing highly-skilled labor to fuel growth. He provides training to employers across the country on I-9 compliance and conducts due diligence reviews for large-scale corporate transactions. L.J. also maintains one of the largest H-2A/H-2B practices in the U.S. He is a nationally recognized leader in the processing of seasonal visas for Ag employers, the landscaping industry, and the thoroughbred racing industry, as well as in providing guidance on compliance issues. He has assisted in the drafting of legislation affecting seasonal businesses. L.J. was named one the nation's Top Influencers in Law for 2019 by The Business Journals. He is a 2013 honoree of the Capital Region Business Review's 40 Under Forty award, exemplifying leadership in business and community involvement, and recipient of Super Lawyers'? New York Rising Star designation (2014-2016). L.J. is past Chair of the Upstate NY Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. District Court, New York - Northern District
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner - Corporate Immigration
Harris Beach, PLLC
- Current
Immigration Attorney
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Law Clerk
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP
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Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (2005) | Labor & Employment/Immigration
Patrick B. McNamara Prize; Environmental Outlook Journal – Managing Editor
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State University of New York - Albany
B.A. (1997) | Criminal Justice
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Awards
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2022
Top Influencers in Law
Albany Business Review
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2014-2016
40 Under Forty
The Business Journals
This honor recognizes recognizes 40 young professionals and leaders under the age of forty who exemplify leadership in their business accomplishments and community involvement.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
Voting Member
Current
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Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors
Broker/Member
Current
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New York State Association of Realtors
Member
Current
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Albany County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA)
Member
Current
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New York Farm Bureau
Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 4372553
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
H-2 Practice: What Are We So Afraid Of?, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference on Immigration Law
U.S. H2B Visa Program, TBS eFM This Morning
Websites & Blogs
Website
Leonard J. D'Arrigo's Website Profile
Website
Immigration Legal Practice Website
Blog
Immigration Law Blog
Contact & Map
Harris Beach, PLLC
Albany Office
677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone: (518) 701-2770
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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