Ivory Law NYC


Paula J. Ivory, a graduate of New York Law School, has more than fourteen years of experience in U.S. Immigration and Nationality law.

Her expertise includes all three facets of the immigration process from obtaining temporary work authorization (non-immigrant visas), to obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident status (“Green Card”), to acquiring Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) for individuals, as well as for employees of domestic and international companies.

Paula’s expertise in the non-immigrant visa petitions include:

  • Entrepreneurial investors
  • Professional and specialty occupations
  • Fiancé(e)
  • Intra-company transferees for Multinational Executives and Managers
  • Extraordinary ability in the arts, science, business, and athletics
  • Religious workers

Paula’s expertise in employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions (“Green Card”) includes:

  • Extraordinary Ability
  • Outstanding Researcher or Professor
  • Intra-Company Transferee for Multinational Executive or Manager
  • Labor Certification Application (PERM)
  • Religious Worker
  • DV Lottery
  • Spouse, Parent, or Child of a U.S. Citizen
  • Spouse or Child of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)

Moreover, Paula’s expertise includes the consular processing of the above-mentioned non-immigrant and immigrant work visas. Paula’s specialization also includes I-601 Waivers, Naturalization, and post immigration issues such as maintaining LPR status and issues of dual citizenship.

In addition to her legal expertise, Paula’s experience includes managing the accounts of international corporate clientele, liaising with their Human Resources departments, here and abroad, and obtaining the necessary information and documentation to process the petitions/applications. Paula also liaises and advises with Human Resources personnel on employer compliance issues. In addition to obtaining the necessary visa approvals for the foreign nationals, she counsels the companies as well as the foreign nationals on their short-term and long-term immigration goals, guiding them through the daunting immigration process.

A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2002, Paula is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Moreover, she is admitted to argue before the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Paula J. Ivory, Esq., 80 Broad Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004 (T) 646-470-3829 (F) 646-308-9262 (E) info@ivorylawnyc.com