Janet Greathouse

Janet Greathouse has dedicated her legal career to assisting individuals as well as businesses of all sizes to meet their immigration needs.  Through her experience, Ms. Greathouse developed a
comprehensive knowledge of immigration law.  In representing corporate clients, Ms. Greathouse assisted companies in obtaining a range of immigration benefits on behalf of their foreign national employees, including nonimmigrant visas (H-1B, L-1 and TN), employment based lawful permanent residence (PERM applications, I-140 petitions and adjustment of status), and consular processing.  Ms. Greathouse has also provided advice and counseling on I-9 compliance, and on employee policies as they relate to immigration matters.

Moreover, Ms. Greathouse represents individuals in obtaining their business and personal immigration objectives.  Among the variety of cases she has handled, Ms. Greathouse has prepared
immigrant investor (EB-5) petitions, E-2 nonimmigrant investor petitions, O-1 extraordinary ability alien petitions, and I-140 extraordinary ability alien petitions.  Other matters that were successfully handled by Ms. Greathouse include those involving naturalization, marriage based adjustment of status, K-3 visas, and waiver of inadmissibility

Ms. Greathouse is also a published author of articles
analyzing cutting edge immigration topics, and was a speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Conference, discussing new developments in employment based immigration law.

After earning her Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College, Ms. Greathouse received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.  Ms. Greathouse studied international law through the University of San Diego Paris Institute on International and Comparative Law in Paris, France, and has interned with the United Nations.

In addition to being a member of the State Bar of California, Ms. Greathouse is a member of AILA, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, and the Agoura-Oak Park-Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Greathouse also teaches at the California Southern University School of Law.

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author: “Practice Guidance on Identifying Investor Source of Funds,” Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, AILA Publication (2006).
Co-Author: "
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Musings on Adjustment of Status Portability", American Immigration Lawyers Association 2001 Midyear Conference Handbook (2001).
Co-Author: "
A Moveable Feast: New and Old Portability Under AC 21§105", 6 Bender's Immigration Bulletin III (February 1, 2001).
Co-Author: “
A Moveable Feast: An Analysis of Adjustment of Status Portability Under AC21”, 6 Bender’s Immigration Bulletin 577 (June 15, 2001).
Co-Editor: “
Awakening A Slumbering Giant: The Department of Labor’s Interim Final Rule on H-1B Dependency”, A. James Vazquez-Azpiri and Angelo A. Paparelli, Vol. 73 Interpreter Releases 685 (April 26, 2001).
Co-Author: "
Imagining The Improbable: Extraordinary Immigration Solutions For The Hapless And Hopeless" (2008)
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