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Attorney Kevin Hoffkins has been appointed as a Fact Finder / Arbitrator and an Attorney Trial Referee for the following Judicial Districts: Ansonia-Milford, Bridgeport, Danbury, and Stamford-Norwalk

TN Visas

Nationals of Canada and Mexico may take advantage of this special visa category created by the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The TN is available to those sponsored by an employer to perform work in the U.S. which is included in a list of occupations that is part of the treaty. Most importantly, the foreign national must be a citizen of either Mexico or Canada to qualify.

The TN has the advantage that it may be available for some positions that may not qualify under the CIS' definition of specialty occupation which is a requirement for the H-1b. Canadians are not required to comply with the prevailing wage requirement and other requirements associated with the Labor Condition Application, while Mexican nationals are required to comply with the requirements of the LCA.

The procedures for applying are also greatly streamlined which allow a foreign national to begin work much more quickly.

Client Reviews
Kevin helped me with my family court matter and was very realistic with me about how court matters work and it gave me confidence how to proceed. Ultimately he helped me gain success and I’m not sure I could have done it without him. C.S.
Kevin is a great lawyer to work with , he guides you without pushing you into anything you are not comfortable with and he makes sure you understand the legal process. I highly recommend him for your legal needs. S.H.
Kevin is a great lawyer to work with. He's very knowledgable and experienced. He also has great connections. I moved to CA from CT during the case, and he did an amazing job accommodating the situation. I would highly recommend Kevin to one of my friends/family members as an attorney. T.L.