At Kramer Rayson LLP, we provide comprehensive immigration services for research organizations, academic institutions, religious organizations, private businesses, and individuals across the United States. Our attorneys possess extensive experience working with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of State (DOS) to address a wide range of immigration matters.

Our Immigration Attorney

Attorney Kate E. Tucker leads our firm’s immigration practice, bringing 15 years of legal experience assisting businesses and other clients with immigration and naturalization concerns. Recognized for her expertise, Ms. Tucker was named one of Knoxville’s Best Immigration Lawyers by CityView magazine from 2011-2016 and included in the list of Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars in business immigration in 2014-2015.

Our Services

We provide counsel and representation in the following areas, among others:

Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Employment-Based Visas

  • H-1B Specialty Workers
  • R-1 Religious Workers
  • J-1 Exchange Workers
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferees
  • P-1 Athletes and Entertainers
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • E-1 Treaty Trader
  • E-2 Treaty Investor
  • TN NAFTA Treaty Workers (Canadian and Mexican Citizens)
  • Dependent Visas

Immigrant (Permanent) Employment-Based Visas

  • First Preference Category: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Multi-National Executives/Managers
  • Second Preference Category: National Interest Waivers, Professionals with Advanced Degrees, Exceptional Ability
  • Third Preference Category: Professionals, Skilled Workers, Other Workers
  • Fourth Preference Category: Special (Religious) Immigrants

Family-Based Visas

  • K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiancée
  • I-130 Immigrant Relative

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR)/Green Card Status

  • Adjustment of Status inside the U.S.
  • Consular Processing outside the U.S.

Consular Visa Practice (Immigrant and Nonimmigrant)

  • I-9 Compliance: Compliance Advice and Training, Audits
  • Immigration-Related Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring

Industries We Represent

Kramer Rayson LLP provides comprehensive U.S. immigration and visa services to businesses and their professional employees across the country in the following industries, among others:

  • Information Technology
  • Aerospace Design
  • Major Media and Entertainment
  • Scientific Research
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Recreation
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Construction and Design
  • Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Public and Private Educational Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Brokerage and Securities

Immigration Presentations and Articles

Our team has contributed to numerous presentations and articles on various immigration topics, including:

  • H-1B Specialty Workers (2009, 2010)
  • Lawful Permanent Residence (2009)
  • I-9 Compliance (2009)
  • E-Verify (2009)
  • Government Audits (2010)
  • H-1B Audits (Kramer Rayson Labor and Employment Journal, September 2010)

Contact Us

Schedule a consultation by calling Kramer Rayson LLP in Knoxville, Tennessee, at 865-525-5134 or by contacting us online. Let us assist you with navigating the complexities of immigration law and achieving your immigration goals.


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