L. Elizabeth Gibbes

L. Elizabeth Gibbes

Elizabeth Gibbes understands the needs of international companies like few attorneys in the Carolinas. As a dual-national of German descent, her clients benefit from legal counsel that considers their cultural perspectives and values along with their business and legal needs. Elizabeth counsels foreign-owned companies including those in the manufacturing, distribution and commercial sales industries on immigration and corporate matters, serving as outside “general counsel” or assisting with specific legal issues as they arise.

Elizabeth also helps companies throughout the world country secure temporary or permanent employment authorization for their workforce in the United States. As she guides clients through the immigration process, Elizabeth stays alert to related issues that could lead to audits or penalties, including compliance with applicable state and federal Employment Eligibility Verification documentation and requirements.

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The ICE-Man Cometh: How to Avoid Becoming the Next Immigration Raid Headline

Last October, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced that 2018 would see a significant increase in worksite related investigations. He pledged a four-fold increase in worksite audits. This seems unsurprising given the Trump campaign and subsequent Trump administration’s focus on reducing or ending illegal immigration to the United States. … Continue Reading

Latest Revised I-9 Form Released

For the second time in less than a year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Form I-9. The latest version of the form was released on July 17 and has a footer reading “07/17/17 N.” Its use will become mandatory as of September 18, 2017. Between now and then, employers may continue … Continue Reading