Toni H. Blackwood: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Toni H. Blackwood

Senior Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone816.983.8152

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Immigration
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8152
Fax: 816.983.8080
http://www.huschblackwell.com/toni-blackwood/
 
University University of Missouri - Kansas City, B.A., Philosophy, with distinction, 1983; Order of the Barrister
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1986; UMKC Law Review, Managing Editor, 1985-1986
 
Admitted1986, Missouri; 1986, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Missouri Bar

•American Immigration Lawyers Association

 
Biography

As an integral part of the firm's immigration practice, Toni has practiced in the business immigration field since 1990. She represents a wide range of employers in obtaining and maintaining employment-authorized U.S. immigration status for their foreign national employees, both as temporary employees for a period of months or years and on a permanent basis. She advises employers on workplace compliance matters, from the proper completion and maintenance of Form I-9 and designing complete compliance systems, to company participation in E-Verify.

Toni has represented employers in compliance audits and investigations by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and has defended clients in the investigation of charges of discrimination by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices within the U.S. Department of Justice. She also represents clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, and other federal agencies.

Civic Involvement

Legal Aid of Western Missouri Inc., Board of Trustees, 1995-present; President, 1998-1999

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Business Insights

2.27.14 H-1B Season Is Here
Alert

3.12.13 Employers Must Complete Revised Form I-9 Starting in May
Alert

9.27.12 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Kansas City, MO

4.20.12 Issues in Higher Education
Seminar Kansas City, MO

2.21.11 New Export Control Certifications Required for Temporary Workers - Now is the Time to Begin Preparing H-1B Petitions for FY 2012
Alert

12.01.09 Immigration Compliance Updates - Turning the Page
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7.22.09 Mid-Year Immigration Compliance Update
Alert

3.23.09 Federal Government Releases New I-9 Form for Employers
Alert

 
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H-1B Season Is Here
Toni H. Blackwood, February 27, 2014
U.S. businesses often use the H-1B visa classification to employ non-U.S. workers in positions requiring a college degree or the equivalent. In most cases, H-1B classification conveys work authorization for a period of up to six years. The law sets a limit of 65,000 new H-1Bs per fiscal year, with...


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Toni H. Blackwood

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112




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