Natalia Gouz is an Associate Attorney and focuses her practice on providing business immigration solutions for multinational corporate clients, as well as small businesses, start-ups, and individuals across a variety of industries.
In connection to temporary employment-based visas, Ms. Gouz assists clients in obtaining a wide range of non-immigrant visas for professionals in specialty occupations (H-1B, E-3, H-1B1), multinational managers and executives (L-1A), individuals with specialized knowledge (L-1B), treaty traders (E-1) and treaty investors (E-2), as well TN applicants pursuant to the North American Foreign Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Furthermore, Ms. Gouz has extensive experience with employment-based permanent residence petitions and obtains immigrant visas for multinational managers and executives, researchers, scientists, and individuals of extraordinary ability. Ms. Gouz also assists clients in obtaining Alien Labor Certification under the PERM program from the U.S. Department of Labor and has counseled employers on various compliance issues that arise in the immigration context.
Prior to joining Ozisik PLLC, Ms. Gouz served as Associate Attorney with several New York based immigration firms providing comprehensive business immigration services to multinational organizations. She strategized short- and long-term immigration options for employers and successfully prepared and filed a wide range of applications and petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and U.S. Consulates.
Ms. Gouz received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science, from Pace University and her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where she served as Staff Editor of the New York Law School Law Review. During law school, Ms. Gouz interned with the Kings County District Attorney's office as well as several law firms in New York City. She also served as a Judicial Extern in the Eastern District of the U.S. District Court.
Ms. Gouz is active in the immigration pro bono community, and volunteers with the Safe Passage Project at New York Law School assisting indigent immigrant youth living in New York.
Ms. Gouz is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is fluent in Ukrainian.