19 McCandlish Holton  Attorneys Named 'Legal Elite' in Virginia Business 23rd Edition

McCandlish Holton is pleased to announce that nineteen of our attorneys are named in the 23rd Edition 'Legal Elite' by Virginia Business Magazine. Each year Virginia Business Magazine asks attorneys throughout the Commonwealth to nominate their peers for distinction in 20 categories. The full list of 19 McCandlish Holton attorneys on this year’s Legal Elite list, recognized in 7 categories: 

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13 McCandlish Holton Practice Areas Ranked by Best Lawyers® ‘‘Best Law Firms” 2023

Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Immigration Law in RICHMOND top tier

The 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers® ‘‘Best Law Firms” ranks thirteen McCandlish Holton, PC practice areas across Tiers 1-3 in metropolitan Richmond.

To be eligible for a practice area ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. 

In total, fourteen McCandlish Holton attorneys are individually recognized in Best Lawyers® 2023 Edition, and two attorneys are granted further distinction as ‘‘Lawyer of the Year’’: 

Tier 1 - Richmond Metropolitan Area

Tier 2 - Richmond Metropolitan Area

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Quoted in Financial Times Article About Fallout of Loosening Visa Restrictions

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A Financial Times article published on April 11, 2022, titled ‘‘Biden’s Immigration Woes Complicate US Labour Shortages’’ explains the current political quagmire over recent loosening of visa restrictions despite the business community’s support. Author Aime Williams quotes Jennifer Minear, immigration attorney and immediate past-President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) throughout.

‘‘The border kind of hijacks all of the oxygen around the immigration debate.’’

Referencing a political environment that pillories those who wish to negotiate terms of the

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Business Immigration Alert: U.S. CIS Announces H-1B Cap Registration Period Opens March 1, 2022

Employers seeking to secure an H-1B quota number must file a registration during the registration period to be eligible. To do so, please contact McCandlish Holton immigration attorney, Helen Konrad

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“U.S. CIS”) has announced that the H-1B registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern (GMT-5) on March 1 and will run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, employers can submit H-1B registrations using the U.S. CIS online H-1B registration system.

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McCandlish Holton’s Top 5 From 2021

As we prepare to welcome 2022, we revisit five memorable McCandlish Holton moments from 2021 worth sharing, celebrating and commemorating during a globally challenging year, complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a list of inclusion, not order,  featuring our firm’s top five from 2021:

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20 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Named 2021 Virginia 'Legal Elite'

The 22nd Edition of Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite recognizes twenty McCandlish Holton attorneys in seven practice categories: Civil Litigation, Immigration, Business Law, Construction, Labor/Employment Law, Real Estate/Land Use, and Young Lawyer.

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McCandlish Holton Ranked for 13 Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022

The 2022 Edition Ranks three practice areas for the first time

The 2022 Edition of US News – Best Lawyers® ranks thirteen McCandlish Holton PC practice areas, including three practice areas that are newly ranked:

McCandlish Holton PC received metropolitan Richmond Tier 1 ratings in three practice areas:

To be eligible for a practice area ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. In 2022, McCandlish Holton PC has 17 attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Completes Tenure as AILA President

Jennifer Minear has completed her one-year term as the 74th president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the largest association of immigration attorneys in the world, and completed her sixth year as an elected member of AILA’s Executive Committee.  Jennifer will remain as an adviser to the Executive Committee for the coming year as immediate past president, as well as a voting member of the AILA Board of Governors and chair of the Nominating Committee that nominates AILA’s next crop of national elected leaders for next year. Jennifer and AILA's new president, Allan Orr, look back on the unusual circumstances of the past year and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the most recent episode of Connection Point, AILA’s mini-series newly produced during Minear’s tenure. [Hear Connection Point Episode #3]

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Rational Middle Interviews Jennifer Minear About Leading AILA as President During Challenging Time for Immigration

Outgoing president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, gives Rational Middle podcast host Melissa Brannan the lowdown on the strategies, challenges, and hopes facing immigration lawyers as a result of the Trump administration in podcast Episode 83: ‘‘Immigration Law in the Shadow of Trump with Jennifer Minear.’’

Jennifer discusses the essential role AILA membership serves to immigration attorneys, the clarity of mission in immigration advocacy during the Trump administration, challenges reversing changes made during the Trump administration, and

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Quoted in Financial Times Article About Continued Uncertainty for H-1B Holders

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Immigration attorney Jennifer Minear is quoted in the February 7, 2021 Financial Times article titled ‘‘Joe Biden’s Immigration Orders Leave Skilled Workers Guessing,’’authored by Aime Williams, highlighting the continued uncertainty for H-1B holders despite a change in presidential administration that has already made some decisive steps to change course on the Trump administration’s policy towards asylum seekers and refugees, and to remove limits on visas.

While the ban on new issuances of green cards and on visas frequently used by multinational companies is scheduled to expire in March, some immigration attorneys have inferred that by not rescinding them immediately, the Biden administration is

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