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Anas Saleh

Of Counsel
Direct Dial: 315.701.6426
Mobile Phone: 315.569.1343
Direct Fax: 315.423.2858

Anas Saleh

Anas Saleh

Of Counsel
asaleh@bhlawpllc.com
Direct Dial: 315.701.6426
Mobile Phone: 315.569.1343
Direct Fax: 315.423.2858
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Anas Saleh

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that Anas Saleh has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Business Practice Group. He has experience in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Corporate Law, buying and selling businesses, and Health Care Law.

Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Anas was a partner at his own firm, Abraham Saleh PLLC and also worked as an attorney at Bond Schoeneck & King. Anas currently serves as a Pro Bono Immigration Coordinator at Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.

Anas is a magna cum laude graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, and was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, Order of the Coif, and the Moot Court Honor Society. He is also a summa cum laude graduate from SUNY at Buffalo.

Immigration Law

Anas’ immigration practice focuses on the representation of employers and individuals in the preparation, filing and adjudication of employment-based petitions for temporary (nonimmigrant) workers (including H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, R-1, E-1, E-2 and E-3 petitions), as well as Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and STEM extension applications.  He is experienced in obtaining approval of both Mexican and Canadian TN (NAFTA) applications (including in the Scientific Technicians/Technologists, Teacher, Engineer and Industrial Designers NAFTA categories).  Anas has assisted clients in obtaining J-1 Intern and Trainee visas for foreign nationals.  He also counsels individuals and multi-national businesses on nonimmigrant international travel issues, including obtaining B-1/B-2 visas and entry.  Furthermore, Anas has advised clients with respect to the processing of nonimmigrant visas at a broad array of U.S. consular posts, including U.S. Embassies and Consulates located in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Lebanon, Egypt, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Malaysia, China and Australia.

Anas’ immigration practice includes worksite immigration related matters, such as Labor Condition Applications (LCAs), public access files and employee work authorization.  He has experience in advising on E-Verify and I-9 compliance, where he has assisted in counseling clients on federal contractor FAR E-Verify obligations, proper E-Verify and Form I-9 procedures, I-9 voluntary self-audits and immigration considerations in mergers and acquisitions.  Anas has also represented employers issued a Notice of Intent to Fine (NIF) by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for I-9 employment verification violations.

In addition to his employment and business based immigration practice, Anas assists individuals with family-based immigration matters (including K-1 and K-3 visas), as well as the preparation and adjudication of other immigration related applications, including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and N-400 naturalization applications.  Furthermore, Anas has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Office (FP&F) in obtaining the return of seized U.S. currency.

Business Law 

Anas is a general business attorney who advises and represents clients on a wide array of business matters, including business formation, commercial transactions, corporate housekeeping, business operations, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and contract negotiations, employment agreements, licensing matters, general business compliance matters, stock purchase agreements, operating agreements and business succession issues.  As the son of small business owners, he has a particular passion for and insight to the particular concerns and needs of entrepreneurs, start-ups, closely-held and family-owned businesses, and small private professional services practices.  Anas represents a number of closely-held and family-owned businesses in the retail, health care, food service and web-based services sectors.

Labor & Employment Law

As an additional asset to his general business practice, Anas is a management side Labor and Employment attorney.  As a Labor and Employment attorney, he has provided counsel to private and public sector employers on a wide variety of matters, including wage and hour issues, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, reasonable accommodations for employee disabilities, wrongful discharge, labor arbitration, unfair labor practice charges and school law.  Anas has gained considerable experience in drafting and advising clients on Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) compliant releases in single termination, reduction in force (RIF) and other group termination settings.  He is also experienced drafting employment and independent contractor agreements for employers, including the structuring of non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, non-disparagement and other employment-related provisions.

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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers Upstate NY Edition – Rising Star 2016
  • Hendry, Tyler H. and Saleh, Anas, Survey of New York Law: Labor and Employment Law, 64 Syracuse L. Rev. 829, 2014.
  • H-1B Petition Filings for Fiscal Year 2015 Exceed Number of H-1B Visas Available, Co-Authored with Caroline M. Westover, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (April 2014).
  • Employers Have Until November 5 to Create E-Verify Cases for Employees Affected by the
  • Federal Government Shutdown, Co-Authored with Caroline M. Westover, New York Labor and  Employment Law Report (October 2013).
  • Much Anticipated New Form I-9 is Here, New York Employment Law Letter (April 2013).
  • USCIS Issues Correction Notice Regarding Use of Prior Form I-9s, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (April 2013).
  • USCIS Issues Much Anticipated Revised Form I-9, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (May 2013).
  • I-9 Audits and Fines for IRCA Violations Increased Significantly in 2012, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (January 2013).
  • EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding Application of Title VII and ADA to Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (November 2012).
  • Reminder to Employers: New York Election Law Notices Should Be Posted No Later Than October 23, 2012, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (October 2012).
  • Current Form I-9 Set to Expire on August 31, 2012, New York Labor and Employment Law Report (August 2012).

EDUCATION:

  • Syracuse University College of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011) (Top 3%)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science with highest distinction, 2008)

HONORS

  • Order of the Coif
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Executive Editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Onondaga County Bar Foundation Fellowship (Summer 2009)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Arabic native speaker


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