Nicole Ezer, Principal

Ezer_nicole_431Nicole Lawrence Ezer focuses on immigration policies and planning and consulting for companies of all sizes. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Nicole develops, implements and updates immigration policies for multinational corporations.

Nicole Ezer’s experience includes nonimmigrant visas:
B-1/OCS issues, including Coast Guard exemptions for individuals and for vessels, national interest waivers, multinational managers, outstanding researchers, extraordinary ability relinquishment of legal permanent residence, and short and long term immigration strategies for foreign national employees and family members. She has experience accompanying clients to the United States consulate in Mexico to apply for employment based visas, as well as experience working with A-Visa holders and work site enforcement matters.

Nicole has practiced in the areas of family-based immigration, naturalization and asylum and to participate in activities that provide education to industries and communities regarding immigration issues. Her most recent article, “The intersection of immigration and Family Law” appears in the Fall 2006 ABA Family Law Quarterly, and the ABA’s GP Solo Publication’s “The Best Articles Published by the ABA” in September 2007. She is a frequent speaker before industry, HR groups and for attorney CLE activities, and is a 2002 Graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum. Nicole has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching “Business Immigration Basics”. She has also published “Immigration Policy is a Must”, in the Houston Business Journal In January 2006 and “Keep an Eye on Hiring Practices to Avoid problem with a DHS” in the HBJ Business Survival Guide in April 2007.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member of the committee that drafted comments to DHS No-Match Regulations
Member, American Bar Association
Member , Houston Bar Association
Minority and Speaker Committee
Member, College of State Bar of Texas
Member, AILA Social Security Administration Committee
Member, Houston CBP Working Committee
Member, Executive Committee for the University of Houston Arrival Awards
University of Houston Law Center Clinic Sponsorship
T Visa Training Program, 2008
Founding Advisory Committee Member, Tahirih Justice Center, Houston, Texas
AILF 5th Grade Essay Contest Committee (Texas Chapter)

ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES

Articles
Co-Author, From Getting Work to Getting Paid, AILA Practice Handbook, 2011
Co-Author, Guiding Clients through Successful Immigrant Visa Processing, AILA Practice Handbook, 2012
Co-Author, Inadmissibility, AILA Practice Handbook, 2013
Co-Author, Proving Valid Marriages When Cultures, Customs and Procedures Collide, AILA Practice Handbook, 2014
Author, “Worksite Enforcement – Employer’s Perspective”, UT CLE 2007, 2008
Author, “Keep an Eye on Hiring Practices to Avoid Problems with the DHS”, Houston Business Journal, 2007
Author, “Formal Immigration Policy is Becoming a ‘Must’ for Many Firms”, Houston Business Journal,2006
Author, “The Intersection of Immigration Law and Family Law”, ABA Family Law Quarterly, Vol 40, No. 3, Fall 2006

Lectures
Faculty, State Bar of Texas Immigration Law Institute, 2007-2008
Faculty, The University of Texas School of Law Immigration Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Winter 2007
Executive Committee, University of Texas School of Law Immigration Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Winter 2008
Speaker, University of Texas Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law, 2007-2008
Speaker, Houston Bar Association Family Law institute, March 2007
Speaker, Houston Bar Association Construction Law Institute, September 2007
Speaker, SHRM International HR Roundtable, 2007
Speaker, Texas Association of Home Builders, 2007
Speaker, University of Houston Small Business Center, 2008, 2009
Speaker, Houston Bar Association, “L-1/H-1: Small Company Challenges”, March 2011
Speaker, AILA National Conference, June 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Selected by Super Lawyers magazine and Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Rising Star, 2004, 2005, 2008
Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum, Class of 2008
Named one of “Houston’s Professionals on the Fast Track”, H Inside Houston Magazine, 2009

EDUCATION
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1994
B.A., Smith College, 1991

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Supreme Court of Hawaii
Supreme Court of Texas

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