With over thirty years of experience and knowledge in business immigration matters, Steve Hader provides his diverse, global clients quick, responsive, and practical solutions to their U.S. visa and immigration concerns.


Steve simplifies and accelerates the complex immigration and visa processes to help bring crucially needed international professionals—from biomedical researchers to noted athletes, from engineers to recording artists—into the U.S. for his pharmaceutical, biotech, banking, entertainment, manufacturing, information technology, and engineering clients.

Steve strives to achieve his clients’ business goals while helping individuals with important events in their lives, leading a team of efficient and cost-effective MVA professionals focused on customer service and skilled at surmounting government hurdles and restrictions.

Representative Services

  • Preparation of all employment-related visa petitions
  • Preparation of applications for permanent residence
  • Support and guidance on compliance issues
  • Compliance with employer sanctions
  • Counsel on potential legal consequences and immigration laws that impact changing corporate structure (mergers & acquisitions)
  • Development of corporate immigration policy guidelines
  • Strategic planning and advice on immigration matters



  • Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2013-2024
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Immigration, 2023
  • "Who's Who Legal" in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2008-2015
  • Instrumental in obtaining a visa for English football (soccer) star David Beckham, enabling his play for the Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Former General Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, New York


Blogs and Resources




  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


J.D., Rutgers University, 1987

B.A., University of Buffalo, 1984, cum laude


  • North Carolina, 1998
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • New York, 1988
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Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2013-2024

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