Our Team

Curran & Berger specializes in immigration petitions for investors and entrepreneurs. We have successfully helped our clients to establish both large and small businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, real estate, web design, hospitality, food service, and retail sales. We have been invited to advise entrepreneur groups at top colleges and universities like Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Babson. You can read more about our firm and our other areas of immigration expertise on our main website.

While we work with you to prepare the legal aspects of your case, you will also need expertise on developing your business plan. For this purpose, we work closely with Matt Roy of New Atlantic Management Group, a business advisory firm that helps early-stage companies achieve their growth and development objectives. Mr. Roy is a former consular officer, an experienced management consultant, and former corporate executive.


 

 ATTORNEYS

 

 

josephcurran

 Joseph P. Curran, Esq.
Partner

Joseph Curran has been exclusively involved in the practice of immigration and nationality law since 1985, with experience representing clients in all aspects of this area of law. He has served as counsel to numerous individuals, major corporations, universities, and research institutions, specializing in immigration issues impacting on business and family-based sponsorship in the New England area.

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 Dan Berger

Dan H. Berger, Esq.
Partner

Dan Berger is a frequent speaker, editor and writer on immigration law. He won the 1995 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual writing competition for an article on INS policies toward international adoptions. Dan has also been editor for the AILA Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook since 2000, and edited Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (2005 and 2011 editions), the International Adoption Sourcebook, and the Diplomatic Visa Guide. He has written on a wide variety of topics including on Outstanding Professor / Researcher green cards, temporary visa "d3" waivers, green cards for Iraqi and Afghan translators, use of DNA evidence in immigration cases, and the elements of immigration law for in-house legal counsel. He is also cofounder of the U.S. Alliance for International Entrepreneurs. 

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 megankludt

 Megan E. Kludt, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Megan Kludt specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. She also is an expert in client representation at USCIS interviews and in the Immigration Courts in Boston and Hartford. She has given presentations at academic institutions and spoken at local panels, and has co-authored an article on federal litigation in the context of DOL labor certification. 

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E-1, E-2, AND EB-5 SPECIALISTS

 

emilyhindle

Emily Hindle, Senior Paralegal

Emily Hindle graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor's degree in English. She completed the paralegal program at Northeastern University in 2008. Emily is a team leader of the business team at Curran & Berger LLP, and has helped a wide variety of entrepreneurs and investors reach their immigration goals. Emily has over 6 years of experience in immigration law, including investor visas.

 


STAFF PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 

Recent firm activity pertaining specifically to immigration for investors & entrepreneurs (for further activities, see our main site):

  • Dan Berger is a frequent speaker to entrepreneur groups at Dartmouth and Princeton. 
  • Dan Berger is on the Legal Advisory Board for the Global EIR Coalition, which focuses on immigration solutions for startup founders. 
  • Attorney Curran spoke at the Massachusetts Bar Association Immigration panel on business visas (H, L, E, O, PERM, EB1, NIW) in June 2014.
  • Attorney Dan Berger and Curran & Berger E Visa collaborator Matt Roy both spoke at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Rome District Chapter Fall Conference in London on November 19-20th, 2013. Attorney Berger was in the panel "Hidden gems from the Foreign Affairs Manual."  Matt Roy was on the panel "Starting at No - What to do with a denial."

  • In September 2013, Attorney Berger was a panelist on Columbia University's Immigration & Entrepreneurship panel. See the video here and see the summary here.
  • Attorney Dan Berger acted as a Panelist for AILA's Practicing Law Abroad Committee on Business Plans Podcast (MP3 available here)

  • Attorneys Dan Berger and Megan Kludt were editors for AILA's Guide to Immigration Law for Paralegals book. Emily Hindle was a contributor.

 

This specialized website for investor and entrepreneur immigrants is brought to you by Curran & Berger LLP, an elite immigration law firm in Northampton, Massachusetts. 
Our full-service firm offers legal assistance for all types of immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Visit our firm's homepage for more information.