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Howard S. (Sam) Myers III and Elizabeth A. Thompson.
■ Founded in 1996 by Sam Myers and Elizabeth A. Thompson in Minneapolis, MN. ■ Firm has 11 employees. ■ Concentration: immigration and nationality law. ■ Works with corporate clients to obtain temporary US employment authorization and permanent residence for its employees, in all preference categories, including PERM green card processing for EB-2 and EB-3 quotas, multinational managers and executives, extraordinary ability workers, outstanding researchers, and persons eligible for national interest waivers. ■ NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Sam is past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a 25-year member of AILA’s board of governors. He has been recognized in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers as one of the top 15 ‘most highly regarded’ lawyers in the world in corporate immigration. He presently serves as board chair of the Advocates for Human Rights, founded the William Mitchell College of Law Immigration Law Clinic, and is an adjunct faculty member teaching immigration law at the U of M. Elizabeth, also a long-standing member of AILA, participated in the creation of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement (precursor to the NAFTA) and continues to be a leader in that area of immigration law, having managed all aspects of immigration for corporate clients in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. ■ Myers Thompson, P.A. has been ranked as a Minneapolis Tier 1 firm in Immigration Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2014. Myers Thompson’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year Howard S. (Sam) Myers III. www.bestlawyers.com | 11
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