Anthony R. Derosby - Pierce Atwood LLP

Anthony R. Derosby

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 207-791-1343

Anthony R. Derosby, partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, has practiced exclusively in the area of employment and immigration law since he joined the firm in 1988. He directs the firm's Immigration Practice Group. Tony helps clients achieve business objectives in the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of international personnel. He leads a practice group providing immigration services for employers in a variety of industries, including medicine, technology, education, manufacturing, recreation/tourism, forest products, financial institutions, and energy. His group partners with human resources personnel, recruiters, and in-house counsel in obtaining temporary and permanent visas. He has a substantial background in all work-related visa classifications and provides strategic guidance to clients at all stages of the employment relationship.

Bates CollegeBA 1980University of North CarolinaUniversity of Maine Law SchoolJ.D. 1988

Case History

Recent Experience

Serves as national outside counsel in employment and business immigration to leading employers in the fields of semiconductor design and manufacture, science and research, health care, management consulting, private secondary education, undergraduate and graduate education, recreation and tourism, manufacturing, transportation, and forest products

Serves as outside counsel in employment and business immigration to several large multi-national business operations, including multinational companies with corporate headquarters or production/design facilities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Singapore, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Canada

Represents employers and employees in the design and implementation of employment-related immigration strategies.

Serves as general outside immigration counsel for more than a dozen health care organizations, including Maine's largest health care organization, as well as health care organizations serving remote and rural HPSA/MUA communities.

Assists employers and their employees with NAFTA-related strategies and applications, including in-person applications at Ports of Entry and Pre-Flight Inspection.


Client Comments

"Tony understands our business, our business needs, and our company values and philosophies. Tony always provides the different immigration options available to us (listing the pros and cons of each) and presents his recommendation. This educates me on the issue at hand so that I can educate our managers and employees. I have had several matters in which timing is an issue. Tony always tries to accommodate our company to meet these short deadlines."

Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Anthony R. Derosby has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Immigration Law (Business)

Other Information

Gender: Male