Bethany Mandell has practiced immigration law since 1996, working with both employment and family based immigration matters. In the employment based immigration arena, Bee works closely with corporate entities ranging from starts ups to multinational corporations, financial organizations, medical institutions and nonprofit agencies on non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing for their workforce. These include non-immigrant petitions such as H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3 E-1, E-2, J-1, and R-1 petitions, and immigrant visa matters such as PERM labor certifications, Multinational Manager, and Extraordinary Ability petitions. Bee provides guidance for corporate clients on immigration compliance and USCIS, CBP, DOL and DOS enforcement trends, and helps develop and implement corporate immigration policies to address immigration needs and issues on an ongoing basis.
In the family based immigration arena, Bee represents clients in marriage based petitions and petitions for parents, children and other family members, both in the U.S. and abroad. Bee also handles citizenship applications, re-entry permits and humanitarian based cases.
Bee routinely helps clients with complex immigration histories, assessing the optimal solution based on their prior situation and future needs. She provides discreet analysis for clients with criminal and other infractions (i.e. foreign nationals with charges for driving under the influence and assault, as well as fraud and prior removal orders). She evaluates the impact of such issues on eligibility for non-immigrant and immigrant visas and employs the appropriate waivers when necessary to secure status.
In addition to her private practice, Bee is an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, where she teaches the Business Immigration Law seminar. She is also a speaker and author for American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).