Steven M Ladik

Steven M Ladik
2801 Network Boulevard, Suite 105
+1 469 626 5180


Who's Who Legal Corporate Immigration

Steve is a partner in the Dallas office where he helps professional athletes, sports teams and corporate clients develop and implement strategies to address complex immigration matters, including layoffs and workforce reductions, due diligence and management of the immigration process in mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance in the face of enhanced enforcement. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law (1989).

Steve has developed a highly regarded national sports industry practice, providing immigration-related counsel and representation to professional athletes, teams and leagues in a variety of sports, including tennis, golf, soccer, squash, basketball, baseball, figure skating, hockey, football, and track and field. Steve is a frequent speaker on immigration reform legislation and its impact on businesses.

From 2011 to 2013, he developed and implemented a comprehensive immigration strategy to bring hundreds of personnel to participate in the America’s Cup sailing event using multiple visa categories for accountants, lawyers, sail makers, software engineers, ground crew, sailors and others. He has advised and assisted a national retailer in preparing an I-9 strategy to work with hundreds of franchise operations across the country.

Steve is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); past president of the American Immigration Law Foundation (2003–2006); past president of AILA (2001–2002); former board of governors for AILA (1994–2010); board of governors emeritus for AILA (2011-present); past chairman of the Board Certification examinations committee, Immigration and Nationality Law for the State Bar of Texas; past chairman of AILA, INS national liaison committee; past chairman of the AILA Texas chapter (1992–1993); and past co-chairman of AILA INS southern region liaison committee (1990–1992).

Steve has spoken on various topics at numerous immigration conferences and discussions, including: “Sports Industry Immigration Update”, Sports Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Conference, Denver, CO, May 2017; “Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Fall Conference, Austin, TX, October 2013; “SMU Town Hall on Immigration Reform,” SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX, September 2013; “Strategies for Athletes, Artists, Entertainers and Other Extraordinary Individuals”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2011; “Athlete Visas” and “Visitor Visa Issues”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 2010; “Fundamentals of US Immigration for Temporary Workers and Business Visitors”, Global Personnel Alliance, Washington, DC, May 2010; “Athlete Visas”, American Immigration Lawyers Association audio seminar, March 2010; “B-1 Business Visitors”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2009; “USCIS-DOS Issues”, Global Personnel Alliance, Washington, DC, May 2009; “Immigration Traps and Ways to Avoid Them”, Sports Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL, May 2009; and “B-1/B-2 Visitors”, American Immigration Lawyers Association National Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2008.

Steve was named Dallas Lawyers’ Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2012 and is recognised as a leading lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration (Law Business Research Ltd), Texas Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc) and Chambers USA (Chambers and Partners).

Steve has served as the principal immigration adviser to the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce through its International Business Council.

WWL says: Steven Ladik enjoys an excellent reputation for his expertise in the sports industry and his strong compliance practice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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