Mr. Gordon practiced corporate, franchise, and civil litigation before focusing his practice on his passion for U.S. immigration law. He founded the first immigration boutique law firm in the Carolinas. He is a Board Certified Immigration Specialist in accordance with The State Bar of North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, which asked Mr. Gordon to serve as founding Chairman of the Immigration Specialization Committee. Alan Gordon Immigration Law, in Charlotte, North Carolina represents corporations, entrepreneurs, investors, and inventors worldwide. The firm handles temporary and permanent investor visas, work permission, permanent legal resident status (green cards) based on business as well as family reunification, travel permission, deportation defense hearings in immigration courts, naturalization, appeals, waivers and visa practice at U.S. Consulates and Embassies worldwide.
The firm also handles defense of I-9 audit and fine proceedings for employers and reviews company Human Resource procedures to protect companies from embarrassment, fines, and imprisonment resulting from E-Verify and I-9 violations. In the area of family immigration, Mr. Gordon’s groundbreaking victory in United States District Court, (Manwani v. U.S. Department of Justice, 736 F. Supp. 1367 (W.D.N.C. 1990)) found a major part of immigration law to be unconstitutional for U.S. citizens and their partners. This decision pushed Congress to incorporate the ruling into the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Mr. Gordon is the past Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Carolinas Chapter. He was recognized as the “Best Immigration Attorney” by Charlotte Magazine (August 1999 – 2003, and 2012) and his peers voted him one of “The Best Lawyers in America” (2001 – 2014). Mr. Gordon was appointed to the Mayor’s International Cabinet Executive Committee (2003 – 2006) and served as Chairman of the International Cabinet (April 2007-Sept. 2008), a forum for international issues that acts as an advocate to local government on behalf of the international communities and businesses in the Charlotte region. In the summer of 2005, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, now the Governor of North Carolina, selected Mr. Gordon to be the Chairman of the Mayor’s Immigration Study Commission. The Commission was the first of its kind in the US to conduct such a study on a local level. Under Mr. Gordon’s Chairmanship, the 28 member Commission made 22 formal policy recommendations to the Charlotte City Council, the County Commission, as well as to State and Federal officials. Mr. Gordon is currently on the board of the Center for International Understanding, and he continues to promote comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our heritage, reinforces our foundation as a ‘nation of laws’ and supports our global economic goals.