Mohammad (Mo) Ali Syed is a principal attorney in Offit Kurman’s Immigration Law practice group. He has over 21 years of legal experience.
His primary focus is on business and employment related permanent and temporary visa matters. He typically assists: (1) U.S. employers in getting visas to employ non-U.S. nationals in professional and non-professional positions; (2) non-U.S. businesses and individuals to secure visas to live and work in the U.S.; (3) multinational companies with intracompany transfers of employees and principals to their U.S. offices, existing and startups.
His clients include individuals, small, medium and large companies and non-profits, both U.S. and non-U.S. His representation has spanned a variety of industries, such as accounting, agriculture, architecture, automotive, casinos, commercial real estate, education, energy, financial service, healthcare, hospitality, IT, law firms, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and medical device, print and digital media, religious entities, restaurants, retail, robotics, sports, software, staffing, technology, and wine makers to name just a few.
He regularly represents aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. He has vast experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant visas including H-1B, PERM (employment-based green cards), E-1/E-2 treaty trader and investor visas, L-1 intracompany transfer visas, O, P, and multinational managers and EB-5 investor immigration. He also handles I-9 compliance and Department of Labor Investigations.
He has expertise in family-based immigration, fiancé visas, naturalization and related matters. He also litigates cases involving delayed consular processing of visas, and USCIS delays in naturalization and immigration matters.
Mr. Syed has represented businesses and individuals in International Business, Trade, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, and Government Investigations. His clients come from several different countries and a variety of industry sectors. This experience in a variety of legal areas for a host of varied clients gives him the depth and breadth of real-world knowledge and legal expertise to be a trusted advisor to his clients and an effective advocate for them.
International Business and Trade
- Advised foreign businesses in startup and growth of U.S. operations.
- Counselled foreign clients regarding U.S. business
Commercial and International Litigation
- Represented businesses and individuals in breach of contract and collections matters.
- Litigated mass tort cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device companies in state and federal court.
- Practices and laws.
Antitrust and Government Investigations
- Represented media companies in regulatory and litigation matters related to the federal antitrust laws.
- Appeared in matters before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.
- Defended targets of state and federal investigations in a variety of matters.
Mr. Syed has been named to Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyers, which recognizes attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. He also has a10 out of 10 ranking on AVVO. He is a certified Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) ski instructor and an avid cyclist.