Leon Versfeld

Leon Versfeld

Immigration Attorney at Versfeld and Hugo, LLC

United States
Legal Services

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Leon Versfeld's Summary

Represent a variety of small and Fortune Companies both nationally and internationally. Provide counsel to their Human Resource Departments on the hiring of Foreign National Workers, Executives and Specialized Workers; and advise them on Labor Certifications and all issues relating to Immigration Employment Compliance (I-9, E-Verify and local immigration laws).

Work together with other attorneys advising on Immigration matters in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions; Formations of Companies and Foreign Subsidiaries; Immigration Employment Compliance ( I-9, Social Security "No Match Letters", and undocumented workers).

Often asked to present on the topic of U.S. Immigration both nationally and internationally .


Immigration Law

Leon Versfeld's Experience

Immigration Attorney

Versfeld and Hugo, LLC

Legal Services industry

2003Present (11 years)


High Court of South Africa

1999Present (15 years)

Leon Versfeld's Skills & Expertise

  1. EB-1 (Extra-ordinary Green Cards: Athletics, Sciences, Business, and Education)
  2. EB-1 (Green Cards for Multinational Executives)
  3. EB-2 (Green Cards for employees with Advance Degrees)
  4. EB-3 (Green Cards for employees with Bachelors Degree/equivalent)
  5. Green Cards for Religious Workers
  6. EB-5 (Green Cards for Foreign Investors)
  7. PERM (Labor Certifications)
  8. H1B visas for Specialty Occupations
  9. H2A/H2B visas for Agricultural/Seasonal Workers from certain countries
  10. E-3 visas for certain Specialty Occupations (Australian Nationals)
  11. TN visas for certain Specialty Occupations (Canadian/Mexican Nationals)
  12. O visas: Extraordinary Ability in Athletics, Sciences, Business, and Education
  13. P visas for internationally recognized Athletes/Members of Entertainment Group
  14. L1 visas for Multinational Executives/Managers and/or Specialized Workers
  15. R1 visas for Religious Workers
  16. E1/E2 visas for Treaty Traders/Investors from certain countries
  17. General Family Immigration
  18. General Immigration Litigation
  19. Family Immigration
  20. Visas
  21. Immigration Law
  22. Immigration
  23. Entertainment
  24. Citizenship
  25. H-1B
  26. I-9 Compliance
  27. Music
  28. International Relations
  29. Sports
  30. Degrees
  31. Immigration Issues
  32. Criminal Law

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Leon Versfeld's Languages

  • Afrikaans

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Dutch

    (Limited working proficiency)

Leon Versfeld's Publications

  • "Immigration and Naturalization Practice" Missouri Administrative Law, Chapter 23, Fourth Edition, Vol. II

    • The Missouri Bar
    • 2011
    Authors: Leon Versfeld

    An overview of US Immigration for MIssouri Lawyers

Leon Versfeld's Certifications

  • Roll of Advocates - South Africa

    • South African High Court
    • August 1999
  • Roll of Solicitors - England and Wales

    • The Law Society
    • 2009
  • Missouri Bar

    • Supreme Court of MIssouri
    • September 2003

Leon Versfeld's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Missouri Bar Association; South Africa Bar of Advocates; England/Wales Roll of Solicitors American Immigration Lawyers Association; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

Martindale Hubble: "Peer Review Rated";
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers (2008-2011);
Missouri Lawyers Weekly: "Up and Coming Lawyer" (2008); Kansas City Business Journal: "Best of the Bar" (2007-2011)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association: Outstanding CLE Contributor Award (2007);

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