Amburn Law PLLC

Dennis has over thirty years of experience as a business lawyer and business immigration lawyer.  He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions; commercial contracts; nondisclosure agreements; mediations; and working with foreign-based clientele.  Dennis also has extensive experience preparing the following types of visa applications – L1A/L1B; H-1B; TN; E1/E2; and EB1/EB2 and EB3, preparing responses to requests for evidence and developing corporate immigration strategies.

 

Dennis received his law degree and MBA in Finance from the University of Detroit (now the University of Detroit Mercy.)  He received his bachelor’s degree in business (Materials Logistics Management) from Michigan State University.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Experienced counsel in immigration and business, helping others find high-value solutions to complex legal and business challenges quickly and efficiently without bureaucracy. Extensive background working with businesses of all sizes and foreign-owned corporations

General Counsel – Extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions; commercial contracts; nondisclosure agreements; outside counsel management; mediations; and foreign-based clientele.

Immigration – Extensive experience preparing the following types of applications – L1A/L1B; H-1B; TN; E1/E2; and EB1/EB2 and EB3.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

General Counsel

  • Successfully managed outside counsel for large “bet-the-company” litigation matters.
  • Individually successfully handled mediations and arbitrations and saved the client fifty percent or more compared to what other firms would have charged.
  • Individually successfully handled numerous acquisitions and divestitures and saved the client fifty percent or more compared to what other firms would have charged.

Immigration

  • Helped a manufacturing firm relocate its operations to the U.S. after one of its foreign facilities burned down by successfully petitioning for approximately 100 engineering personnel to obtain visas to work in the U.S. during the pandemic. This was accomplished at approximately one-half the cost of what a national firm would have charged.
  • Helped an automobile supplier launch its operations by successfully petitioning for approximately 50 engineering personnel and executives for visas to work in the U.S. This was accomplished at approximately one-half the cost of what a national firm would have charged.
  • Successfully prepared/processed approximately:
  • 1,000 L-1A/B applications (including blanket applications);
  • 300 H-1B applications;
  • 200 TN applications (primarily scientific technicians/technologists);
  • 100 EB1/EB2/EB3 permanent resident applications; and
  • 50 E-1/E-2 applications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DENNIS M. POUSAK, P.C. (Northville, MI April 1997 – Present)

Solo Practitioner/Outside General Counsel for Various Clients

See Career Summary.  More specifically, niche of serving as Outside General Counsel for companies not in a position to engage full-time General Counsel yet too large to handle the function internally.

  • Successfully prepared/processed approximately:
  • 1,000 L-1A/B applications (including blanket applications);
  • 300 H-1B applications;
  • 200 TN applications (primarily scientific technicians/technologists);
  • 100 EB1/EB2/EB3 permanent resident applications; and
  • 50 E-1/E-2 applications.
  • Serve in a leadership role with multiple clients for various initiatives and objectives.
  • Responsible for mergers and acquisitions of clients. (Individually for certain transactions and in conjunction with outside counsel for more complex transactions.)
  • Prepare, review and negotiate significant agreements.
  • Represented clients in mediation.
  • Select and manage outside counsel including implementation of outside counsel guidelines and case budgets to control legal expenses and fees.
  • Coordinate pending litigation with outside counsel.

DYKEMA GOSSETT (Detroit, MI April 1993 – April 1997)
Associate Attorney (Corporate Group)

  • Researched corporate matters and drafted memoranda regarding same.
  • Prepared drafts of agreements and conducted due diligence for various transactions.
  • Assisted clients with immigrant and non-immigrant matters – researched issues, counseled clients, represented clients before the INS (now known as USCIS) and similar responsibilities.

RAYMOND & DILLON, PC (Detroit, MI)
Associate Attorney (May 1991 – April 1993)
Intern (December 1990 – May 1991)

  • Researched corporate matters and drafted memoranda regarding same.
  • Prepared drafts of agreements and conducted due diligence for various transactions.
  • Assisted clients with immigrant and non-immigrant matters – researched issues, counseled clients, represented clients before the INS (now known as USCIS) and similar responsibilities.

EDUCATION

University of Detroit (Detroit, MI)
Juris Doctor

  • Graduated second in class
  • Order of the COIF.
  • Order of the Barristers.

Master of Business Administration
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI )
Bachelor of Arts – Business/Materials Logistics Management

Awards

  • Dean Amburn Lawyer of the year
  • Americas-Top-100-Attorneys
  • Best-Lawyers-2018
  • IP Stars Intellectual Property
  • Leading-Lawyers
  • ir-global-member-firm
  • Super Lawyers