Rebecca L. Sigmund

Shareholder || Greenville

*Currently licensed in Georgia only.

Rebecca Sigmund advises companies on immigration alternatives for prospective employees as well as matters relating to employment eligibility of workers.  Her practice largely involves securing appropriate temporary working visas and permanent residency for executives, managers, investors, technical personnel and other professionals to authorize their employment in the United States.

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Ms. Sigmund’s clients include public and private domestic corporations and foreign companies doing business in the United States, as well as individual foreign businessmen and investors.  Another area of Ms. Sigmund’s immigration practice involves advising domestic employers on compliance procedures to verify the work eligibility of all new employees as required under the “employer sanctions” provisions of federal law.  Much of this practice evolves from Department of Labor audits, as well as mergers with and acquisitions of existing companies by clients.

Ms. Sigmund speaks and writes regularly on immigration law topics for a variety of professional, business and civic groups and served as a past president of the Georgia Chapter and on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She served as Chair of the Georgia Bar International Law Section Executive Board.

Ms. Sigmund also has an active pro bono practice representing immigrant survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and other violent crimes. In the community, she has served on various boards of organizations serving children and immigrants.

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University, 1988
  • B.A., Furman University, 1980

Admittance to Practice

  • Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia (Chair, 2008- 10; Executive Committee Member, International Law Section)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1996-1996; President, Atlanta Chapter, 1995-1996)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (2008 to present)
  • November 16, 2017 - Law360 - "4 Tips For Handling Work-Based Green Card Interviews"
  • Ranked in Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • The Legal 500 United States 2018: Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Recipient, S. Phillip Heiner Award presented by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation for Community Pro Bono Services (2006)
  • Chambers USA (2007-present)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (2006 to present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV® Preeminent
  • The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers
  • Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America (2010-present)
  • JD Supra Top Author (2015)

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