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Grant W. Godfrey


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Grant primarily practices immigration law and advises companies, families, and individual workers throughout the United States on their complex immigration legal questions. He has a wealth of experience filing nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1, E-1/E-2, O-1, TN, B-1 Business, and J visas. He also has expertise in preparing family and employment-based green cards, including immediate relative, extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, multinational manager, national interest waiver, and PERM-based filings.

Grant is a member of firm’s Life Sciences Task Force. He is a regular contributor to the Immigration Alert newsletter, and he frequently presents on immigration topics at schools, consulates, and incubators. He provides pro bono representation to the families of members of the U.S. military through the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Military Assistance Program. He previously sat on the Boston Bar Association’s Immigration Section’s Steering Committee.

Prior to rejoining Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, he was an associate at Blake J. Godbout & Associates where he worked on a variety of litigation, transactional, and bankruptcy issues. Grant received his J.D. from Boston College School of Law where he was a member of the Business and Law Society. He also holds a B.A. in English from Connecticut College, where he was captain of the varsity squash team.

After receiving his undergraduate degree, Grant worked as a paralegal at McNamara, Koenig & McCarthy (now McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter), and then at Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, where he focused on business-based immigration law. He then changed careers and worked at Bullhorn, a software company, as a hybrid account and project manager before attending law school.

Recent Presentation

Presenter at 2014 SwissNex Boston seminar for executive MBA students from Bern, Switzerland, on starting a business in U.S.

Articles by Grant Godfrey

Enhanced Immigration Options for Life Science Companies

Frequently Asked Questions on the H-1B Cap

Maura Malone

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Enhanced Immigration Options for Life Science Companies

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