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Denise McGettrick



5151 San Felipe
Suite 400
Houston Texas 77056
United States of America

Office Telephone: +1 (713) 917 0888
Office Fax: +1 (713) 953 9470

Direct Dial (Houston): +1 (713) 706 4906 Download VCard

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Denise handles a wide range of business immigration matters, including gaining work authorization and United States permanent residency for valuable foreign nationals and their families. She is a highly experienced attorney and Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law. She advises corporations, global investors and entrepreneurs regarding the complex regulatory matters involved in employment-based United States immigration.She founded an immigration-based company focused on guiding talented foreign entrepreneurs in the startup space, and thus her advice is underpinned by an understanding of how the competitive startup industry operates.

Experience includes advising on various international transfers of multinational executives and managers (L-1), individuals of extraordinary ability (O-1), treaty investors (E-2), professional athletes (P-1) and specialty occupation personnel (H-1B). She guides individuals seeking United States permanent residence in various employment-based categories such as extraordinary ability and multinational executives/managers (EB-1), advanced degree professionals as well as those working for the national interest (EB-2) and professionals (EB-3). She also advises on the creation of entities, business structures and financing used by foreign founders to build their businesses. She has appeared in numerous appellate proceedings before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office and Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. She has represented individuals in administrative removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review before federal Immigration Judges and opposing Trial Attorneys. Denise is fluent in English and Spanish.

We are working with clients across our international network to help them minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to prepare for what's next. To find out more, visit our dedicated Covid-19 hub.


The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, a firm with whom we have been successfully collaborating for several years.

This is a significant strategic development for the firm, underlining the fact that Houston is an important geographical market for HFW and its clients, being a key touchpoint for several of the firm's chosen sectors, including energy, marine and insurance in particular.

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