Chris Helm practices general business and international law, with a focus on Asia–particularly on Japan, where he lived for 24 years–and works extensively on business immigration matters. He counsels foreign companies and individuals in structuring investments in manufacturing and other operations in the Pacific Northwest, and helps American clients entering Asian markets. Chris provides immigration assistance, including visas and labor certifications, to executives, managers, researchers and other professionals, and is a frequent speaker on immigration and employment sanction issues. He serves on the firm's PRISM Retention Subcommittee, and as chair of the immigration practice group.
Chris' clients include: Calpine, Conair Group, The Consulate General of Japan (Seattle), Kubota Matsushitadenko Exterior Works, Kubota Membrane USA, Medallion Foods, Sumitomo Metal Mining America, and Wagstaff.