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Adeline Simenon Director

Contact

Office: 802.658.2311

En Français

Adeline Simenon is a French-Swiss-American attorney who is a Director of PF+C and leads the Business Immigration Law Team. Her practice focuses on assisting European and Canadian companies expand their operations in the United States and she has represented hundreds of foreign entities with the launch of their U.S. offices and the transfer of key employees to their U.S. affiliates. She also works with national and local employers seeking to recruit foreign professionals and talents.

Adeline’s clients range from multinationals and non-profit organizations to individuals, including entrepreneurs, investors, and artists. She represents companies operating throughout the United States, including information technology, life sciences, specialized construction, manufacturing, food and beverage, chemical, entertainment, and retail companies. Prior to joining PF+C, Adeline worked an associate attorney with the Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group in Santa Monica, CA.  Between 2004 and 2010, she also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Southern California Gould School Of Law in Los Angeles, CA where she taught classes in European Union Law and Transnational Sales Law (CISG). She has also lectured on European Union Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA.

Professional + Community

AILA

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Vermont Bar Association

Representative Matters

Adeline Simenon represents clients in the full spectrum of immigration issues including:

Assisted hundreds of foreign companies with the launch of their U.S. offices and the transfer of executives, managers and key employees to their U.S. affiliates in E-1, E-2, L-1A or L-1B visas/ status and TN status

Prepared hundreds of TN applications for Canadian clients for presentation at various ports of entry or preclearance airports; successfully challenged TN denials at various ports of entry or preclearance airports

Prepared waivers of inadmissibility (criminal & health-related grounds)

Prepared numerous O-1 petitions for various artists

Prepared EB-1 petitions for individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, and business fields

Prepared PERM labor certifications

Prepared B-1 including B-1 in lieu of H-1B

Prepared numerous H-1B petitions

Prepared numerous family-based green card petitions and naturalizations applications

Counseled Human Resources managers on compliance issues related to Form I-9 and during FDNS visits

Advised corporate clients on visa matters impacted by corporate restructuring

Counseled individuals regarding preservation of permanent resident status, Lawful Permanent Resident Status abandonment and U.S. citizenship renunciation

Seminars + Speaking Engagements

Adeline Simenon regularly organizes, and speaks during, presentations on “Doing Business in the U.S.” at various locations in Canada and to delegations of Quebec companies exploring investment opportunities in the New England region.

2015 – “Visas E1/E2/L1: quel visa pour demarrer votre business aux Etats-Unis?” Hosted by the French Tech Hub

2015 – Speaker at first Vermont-Quebec Enterprise Initiative (‘VQEI’) luncheon (VQEI is a Vermont Legislature and Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce initiative focusing on marketing Vermont as a business destination to Quebec companies). Burlington, VT

2014 – “Invest in the US” (luncheon at the Franklin County Industrial Development Corporation) St-Albans, VT

2014 – “Immigration Compliance Issues: I-9, E-verify, FDNS” (Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar”) Burlington, VT

Publication

2015 – Contributor: “Some of the Best Visas to Start a Business in the United States” – blog written in collaboration with the French Tech Hub and published on their website.

Honors + Languages

Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, 2016

Fluent French and English, Proficient Spanish, Basic Finnish