John A. Hill

Shareholder || Columbia

John Hill is a shareholder in the Firm’s immigration practice group.

Mr. Hill has more than 27 years of experience in handling immigration matters for corporations and foreign investors. He helps large and small corporations acquire employment-based visas for key employees so they will be authorized for employment in the United States.  His experience includes obtaining temporary, nonimmigrant “work visas” in the E-1, E-2, E-3, L-1, H-1B, TN, J-1, Q-1, O-1, and Blanket L categories and permanent immigrant visas (commonly referred to as “green cards”) based on the multinational executive and manager, investment, PERM labor certification, national interest waiver, extraordinary person, professional employee, and professor/researcher strategies. In addition, Mr. Hill assists U.S. employers with global and outbound employment-based immigration matters.

Mr. Hill also counsels businesses in I-9 employment eligibility issues, including self-audits, E-Verify, government investigations, and preparation of compliance programs.

In addition to his extensive immigration experience, Mr. Hill provides counsel regarding general corporate matters for foreign-owned corporations doing business in the United States and U.S. businesses engaging in export transactions. From 1986 to 1988, Mr. Hill worked for the International Trade Administration and the Bureau of Export Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department in Washington, D.C.

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Mr. Hill counsels employers and individuals regarding all aspects of their business immigration needs including inbound and outbound employment-based immigration issues. Matters that Mr. Hill has handled include:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (active member of Carolinas Chapter)
  • Committee of 100 of the Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance (former Chair of International Business Development Committee)
  • Columbia World Affairs Council (Founding Member)
  • South Carolina Bar (International Law Committee)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Immigration Committee)


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