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Business Immigration

Family Immigration

I-9 Compliance



Matthew Kolodziej has over 20 years of experience in international employee mobility, immigration compliance, and business- and family-based immigration. He advises companies and individuals on visas for investors (EB-5, E-2), skilled workers (H-1B, E-3, TN), extraordinary ability (O-1), and intra-company transferees (L-1), and provides high-level strategic planning for the modern international workforce. His clients have included tech startups, high-end Asian restaurants, a Spanish renewable energy company, a multinational Chinese biotech firm, fashion boutiques, a French music production studio, and other creative and innovative businesses.  He has also advised leading technology companies, media organizations, hospitals, financial institutions, think tanks, and non-profits on their international employee mobility needs, and has litigated before the immigration agencies, the immigration courts, and the federal courts of appeals. Other areas of expertise include permanent residence based on investment, labor certification (PERM), outstanding research (EB-1B), extraordinary ability (EB-1A), and the national interest (NIW), in addition to family relationships and marriage. Prior to joining JLG he was Counsel at an international Am Law 100 firm where he assisted major corporations and investors with their global mobility needs. Before that he was a Legislative Fellow with the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Washington, DC, where he provided legal and policy analysis of immigration reform legislation proposed by the 113th Congress.

Matthew Kolodziej is honored to have been appointed as the Vice Chair of the Investment Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the 2022-2023 year. He has been serving on this committee since 2021.

He is fluent in Spanish and French.


Matthew earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and is a graduate of Universidad Complutense and Sarah Lawrence College. He is a member of the New York Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  He is admitted to the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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