Attorney Matthew Martinez Joins Dickinson Wright's Phoenix Office as a Member

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew J. Martinez has joined the firm's Phoenix office as a Member.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Matthew J. Martinez has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a Member.

Mr. Martinez’s practice focuses on representing employers in all matters of business immigration. He represents companies from a broad spectrum of industries including major healthcare providers, multinational corporations, government agencies, sports franchises and professional athletes in the MLB and NHL, and performers in the entertainment industry. He advises companies from across the globe in setting up operations in the U.S. and transferring key employees. Mr. Martinez counsels companies on complex immigration issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and he assists companies with I-9 and E-Verify issues, including internal audits and government investigations.

In particular, Mr. Martinez provides counsel to companies navigating the H-1B application process, including preparing for the H-1B lottery and extensions of F-1/OPT for STEM graduates. He represents investors applying for E-2 treaty investor and E-1 treaty trader visas at various U.S. consulates throughout the world. He handles PERM labor certification applications, J-1 Conrad Waiver applications, National Interest Waiver applications, and Schedule A petitions. Mr. Martinez also assists clients with EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 permanent residence petitions.

Mr. Martinez is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association – Latin America and Caribbean Chapter, Customs and Border Protection Committee. He is a member of the Arizona State Bar, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and the Kentucky Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on immigration matters affecting employers, and he also lectures international students at major universities regarding their post-graduation employment options.

Mr. Martinez received his B.S. from Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management and his J.D. from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School. He is fluent in Spanish.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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