At Vllasi Law, our clients are matched with an immigration attorney who's goal is to secure the best possible outcome in each case. We listen to our clients and obtain every detail about their situation then choose the best possible legal route to help them achieve the results they deserve -- no immigration law case is too big or too small for our dedicated and experienced staff to handle.
Тhe Vllasi Law Firm is located at 100 E. Campus View Blvd., Suite 250, in Columbus, Ohio, and focuses on Immigration Law. The firm also represents clients in areas of Business Law and Organization, Commercial Law and International Business Transactions.
The Vllasi Law Firm represents immigration clients in all 50 states and abroad. Fluent in English, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages.
The Vllasi Law Firm was founded by Adem A. Vllasi in March, 2008. Mr. Vllasi is an attorney admitted to practice in all Ohio state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He received his law degree at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in 2006, and completed his undergraduate work at The University of Texas where he received a B.A. in Government in 2002.
Prior to forming the Vllasi Law Firm, Mr. Vllasi was an associate with Lane, Alton, and Horst, LLC, where he handled numerous family- and business-based immigration matters, and was primary counsel in many insurance defense and collections cases. He also advised U.S. exporters on federal and foreign laws related to international business transactions.
Before attending law school, Mr. Vllasi had a career as a Legislative Analyst at the Texas Senate (Sen. Ken Armbrister) where he worked independently on over 50 legislative proposals, many of which were enacted into law. Mr. Vllasi was also an assistant program coordinator for CARITAS' Refugee Resettlement Program, where he assisted in the relocation of the Kosovar refugees.
Mr. Vllasi is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association and is fluent in English, Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Languages. He has extensive connections within the Albanian and Bosnian communities in the United States and abroad.
Immigration Attorney Services
Immigration Assistance for Individuals:
We assist individuals seeking assistance with a variety of immigration matters, such as:
Family-based visa petitions
Temporary work visas , and permanent residence through employer sponsorship.
Adjustment of status
Non-immigrant business/tourist visitor visas,
Overseas consular processing
Background check delays
Our law firm handles all aspects of immigration filing and case preparation for individuals, including:
Preparing and compiling documentation according to specific USCIS and other agency guidelines for the most efficient processing possible.
Providing detailed instructions to clients regarding supporting documentation needed for filings.
Ensuring the client is informed at every step of the filing process.
Offering realistic and accurate time frame estimates for various types of filings and handling all interactions with USCIS officers and other government agency personnel.
Guidance before interviews with the USCIS/Consulate.
Explaining the appellate process in case of rejection and/or unfavorable adjudication of petitions and applications.
Appealing unfavorable decisions.
Immigration Services for Businesses
• Employer Compliance
The Vllasi Law Firm represents and advises employers on I-9 compliance and related employer obligations under the complex immigration laws.
Given the stepped-up enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcemement ("ICE"), a workplace raid is no longer an "if" but a matter of " when" for many employers. The Vllasi Law Firm provides complete I-9 compliance services, including preparation of employer policy statements, verification of employee documentation, preparation for compliance audits, advice on documentation retention, and how to handle an ICE investigation.
We also provide immigration services in the following areas:
E-1/E-2 - Investors/International Trade
H-1B - Professionals and Specialty Occupation Workers
H-2A and H-2B - Temporary Shortage/Seasonal Workers
H-3 - Trainees
L-1A and L-1B - Intra-company (international) transferees, including executives, managers and individuals possessing "specialized knowledge"
O and P - entertainers, artists and athletes
R-1 - Religious Workers
TN - Canadian and Mexican workers under NAFTA
Labor Certification, including Expedited Reduction in Recruitment processing, in support of permanent resident filings for professionals, skilled workers and unskilled workers
Extraordinary Ability (EB-1)
National Interest Waiver and other EB-2 Categories
EB-3, including Schedule A registered nurses and physical therapists.
Successful start-ups and businesses require an effective legal structure and a solid business foundation. The Vllasi Law Firm, LLC provides the efficient and personalized service that is critical to the success of your business in the following areas:
Limited Liability Companies
International Business Transactions
The Vllasi Law Firm represents U.S.-based clients who need legal and business assistance in the Balkans and south-eastern Europe. Our close strategic alliances with attorneys in the region, and fluency in Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian allows us to advise and assist clients with various personal and business needs in Albania, Kosova, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
Our unique skills and alliances have enabled us to provide effective counsel and help our clients succeed in export-import transactions and acquisition/transfer of property in the Balkans, while minimizing the inherent risks of doing business in a volatile and unpredictable environment.