Fortunately, there are a huge number of attorneys in this particular legal field nation-wide. The problem is actually finding a way to locate all these potential lawyers and meaningfully compare there services.
To help startups deal with this issue, we started. We’re a one-stop platform where you can find pre-vetted attorneys for any legal work (including visas) you need for your startup or other business venture.
Before you jump right in, I would definitely suggest getting a good grip on what exactly your legal needs are/will be. This way, you know precisely what type of attorney you are looking for.
Getting a startup visa is not an overly complicated process, but can include a number of “sticky areas” that require a good lawyer. Here are a few things to consider when looking:
1. Experience: You want a lawyer who has helped get similar clients like yourself startup visas, and help get their business off the ground.
2. Business Minded: More likely than not you will end up continuing your work with the lawyer you choose. So you want someone that is able to help move your company forward not just from a legal sense, but also from a business standpoint.
3. Professional Chemistry: You will be relying on your lawyer and working closely with them for some periods of time, so you want to make sure it is someone you enjoy working with and feel comfortable representing your business.
4. Location: Depending on your situation, you will most likely want to find a lawyer in whatever State you plan on filing/working. Practically, this will make things easier for you, and ensure your lawyer has proper knowledge of the laws your company will be subject to.
Aside from that, really the other ways to find a lawyer is word of mouth or through a local Bar Association referral system. The problem is that these are not reliable and leave clients in the dark. So, you will have to do a little extra work and spend some more time parsing through the information.
I hope this answer is helpful and our site can give you a hand! I have helped hundreds of startups connect with attorneys, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally if you are still having trouble. Best of Luck!