Bennett Savitz has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration law since 1994. Prior to forming Savitz Law Offices, P.C. (ImmigrationOptions.com), he was with the firms Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. in Boston; and Pampanin Law Offices in Cambridge.
Since 2008, Bennett Savitz has been selected as one of Boston's Best Lawyers in Immigration Law by Best Lawyers of America. Best Lawyers of America is a trademarked publication described as "the leading referral list in the legal profession." Please go to www.bestlawyers.com for the most recent listing. Best Lawyers selects attorneys for listings based upon nominations by and voting by attorneys in the field: "They must earn a spot through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues."
In 2013, Savitz Law Offices was selected as Immigration Law Firm of the Year – Boston by Acquisition International. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Savitz Law Offices was selected as the Massachusetts Business Immigration Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts. In 2014, Savitz Law Offices was selected as Massachusetts Business Immigration Law Firm of the year by ACQ Global Awards. In 2015, Savitz Law Offices was selected as Best Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Massachusetts by AI M&A Awards, Best for Immigration Corporate Compliance – Massachusetts by Corporate America Legal Elite, as well as awarded an Immigration Law Global Award by Corporate LiveWire. In 2016, Savitz Law Offices was awarded Business Immigration Law Firm of the Year in Massachusetts by Corporate International Global Awards, an International Advisory Experts Corporate Immigration Award, as well as awarded an Immigration Law Global Award by Corporate LiveWire. Additionally, in 2014, Bennett Savitz was selected to be added to The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.
Since 1994, Bennett Savitz has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), serving on several local and national AILA committees, helping shape policies and procedures for the entire Immigration Bar. He has also served as the Chapter Chair of the New England Chapter of AILA.
Bennett Savitz speaks frequently and writes numerous articles on various aspects of Immigration Law. He has also authored articles in AILA's Immigration & Nationality Law, a nationally distributed handbook published annually at the national convention, where he has frequently been a speaker. Bennett Savitz was also the Chairman for a series of Immigration Law seminars sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, he was the editor of their two-volume reference set entitled, Immigration Law Primer. He is currently teaching a Graduate School course on Immigration Law at Lesley University.
Bennett Savitz also presents immigration information annually to thousands of attendees at the BIO international biotechnology conferences, and has also presented at the Pacific Rim international biotechnology conferences, and the INTERPHEX international pharmaceutical conferences. He also presented immigration information to thousands of Human Resource professionals at the SHRM Global Forum and SHRM World Congress.
Bennett Savitz graduated cum laude from the University of California at San Diego in 1990 with a degree in Political Science. He received both his M.A. in International Relations and his J.D. from Boston University in 1993, where he graduated as an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar.
Immigration-Related Matters for Major Merger & Acquisition — Worked with multinational company upon acquisition of another multinational company to resolve numerous immigration-related matters, including amended petitions, successor in interest issues for both Nonimmigrant and Green Card cases, and updating Blanket L Petition.
Department of Labor Audit Representation — Represented existing client in successful Department of Labor (DOL) audit of all H-1B files. Complaint by U.S. employee triggered the audit, and the DOL found 100% compliance with no violations.
Blanket L Petitions — Worked with several clients to obtain, amend, and extend Blanket L Petitions, facilitating the movement of international personnel to the U.S.