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Matthew Meltzer

Partner and Co-Founder

Matt co-founded Meltzer Hellrung LLC in 2014 with the goal of providing exceptional client service and innovative strategies to companies and entrepreneurs. In a challenging regulatory climate, Matt is a creative and effective advocate, helping clients develop winning legal strategies for changing times.

For example, when one client recently exhausted its visa options for a co-founder, he helped pursue litigation to challenge the Trump administration on its implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule. After a Federal Judge found in favor of that client, Matt submitted a parole application on behalf of the co-founder.

Matt’s clients range from entrepreneurs to small and growth-phase companies to multi-national corporations. He focuses on employment-based immigration and has filed thousands of petitions. Additionally, Matt advises companies regarding employee hiring and I-9 compliance, immigration policy, reorganizations and mergers, and government inspections.

Matt has filed immigration petitions in the following categories:

  • Visas
    • B-1/B-2
    • E-2
    • F-1
    • H-1B
    • H-2A
    • H-2B
    • H-3
    • I
    • L-1
    • O-1
    • P-1
    • P-3
    • TN
  • Green Cards
    • EB-1A Extraordinary Ability
    • EB-1C Multinational Manager
    • PERM
    • Schedule A Nurses & Physical Therapists
    • Schedule A Exceptional Ability
    • EB-5 Investor
    • Marriage-Based Green Card
  • Miscellaneous
    • International Entrepreneur Rule Parole
    • Citizenship (N-400)
    • Dependent visas such as H-4 and L-2
    • EAD Cards
    • Advance Parole

Prior to co-founding Meltzer Hellrung LLC, Matt was a Supervising Attorney with VISANOW, PC.

Matt is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Matt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, with a B.A. in political science, and earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School.