Nicole 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’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 worksite 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 Huston’s Future Leadership Forum. Nicole has also served as an adjunct profesor at the University of Huston Law Center, teaching “Business Immigration Basics”. She has also published “Immigration Policy is a Must”, in the Huston Business journal In January 2006 and “Keep an Eye on Hiring Practices to Avoid problem witha DHS” in the HBJ Business Survival Guide in April 2007.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Hawaii State Bas Association
Member, American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
Member of the committee that drafted comments to DHS No-Match Regulations
Member, American Bar Association
Member , Huston Bar Association
Minority and Speaker Committee
Member, College of State Bar of Texas
Member, AILA Social Security Addmistration 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
AILF 5th Grade Essay Contest Committee (Texas Chapter)
ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES
Author, “Worksite Enforcement – Employer’s Perspective”, UT CLE 2007, 2008
Author, “Keep and 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
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 Homebuilders, 2007
Speaker, University of Houston Small Business Center, 2008, 2009
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
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1994
B.A., Smith College, 1991
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S. District Court for the Distirct of Hawaii
U.S. District Court for the Southern Distirct of Texas
Supreme Court of Hawaii
Supreme Court of Texas
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