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Craig J. Peterson

Phone: (651) 328-6500
Fax: (651) 328-6509

Co-founding member Craig Peterson provides personalized immigration law services to Ostrom & Peterson LLC’s corporate and individual clients. Mr. Peterson assists companies and individuals in obtaining visas and green cards in the U.S. and at consulates worldwide.

On the employment side, representative cases include H-1Bs (temporary worker), TNs (NAFTA Professional), L-1A/L-1B (intracompany transferee), E-2 (treaty investor), O-1 (outstanding ability), EB-5 (Immigrant investor), PERM (Labor Cert.), Extraordinary Ability Petitions (EB-1A), Multinational Executives or Managers (EB-1C), EB-2 National Interest Waivers (EB-2 NIW), and Outstanding Professor or Researcher Petitions (EB-1B). Mr. Peterson’s clients range from established companies to start-ups. He also brings his experience as in-house immigration counsel to advise clients on HR immigration compliance matters, including I-9s, LCA Public Access Files, and E-Verify.

On the family side, cases include fiancee petitions (K-1), marriage-based cases (I-130/I-485/I-864 Affidavit of Support), I-601 and I-601A waivers and J-1 waivers. Mr. Peterson also represents clients filing for U.S. citizenship.

Mr. Peterson’s background includes over 8 years with one of the largest international law firms, advising clients in a wide range of industries. Clients included business organizations of all sizes, from single member start-up enterprises to nonprofit organizations to global corporations with thousands of employees. Prior to that, Mr. Peterson worked for over 10 years in-house at one of the largest public research universities in the United States, gaining deep experience with the full range of immigration issues faced by university management, departments, international faculty, research staff and students.

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1992

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. – 1992

University of Minnesota
M.A. – 2001

Moorhead State University
B.S., International Business – 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Congressional Liaison, 2013 - Present
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    Regulatory Ombudsman, 2003 - 2005
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Immigration Law Section
    Vice Chair, Chair, 2008
    Secretary, 2007
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    Member, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Attorney, 2005 - 2013
  • University of Minnesota, International Student & Scholar Services, 1994 - 2005
  • Sahr, Kunert & Tambornino, Law Clerk and later Attorney, 1990 - 1994

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