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GrayRobinson, P.A.

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301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400 P.O. Box 3068
Orlando, FL 32801
United States

Office Locations

Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach

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Personal Background

Nicolas Watkins heads up GrayRobinson's Business Immigration Law practice group. His practice focuses on nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/residency) visa petitions and applications on behalf of investors, executives, managerial and other skilled foreign workers and their employers. This includes E, H, L, O and P temporary worker visas amongst others, as well as applications for temporary and permanent employment certification. Nic also represents employers in connection with immigration-related regulatory compliance proceedings in the employment setting as well as individuals in naturalization proceedings and consular matters.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson in April 2008, Nic was a partner in Howe, Robinson & Watkins, LLP, a firm that he helped form in 1996. He previously was with Steel Hector & Davis, LLP where he was a partner in that firm's Real Estate Department and also Chairman of the firm's Business Immigration Law practice group. And, before that, he practiced law at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio, and Miami, Florida, in Immigration Law, Litigation and Business Law areas

Firm Background

GrayRobinson is a full-service corporate law firm with 300 attorneys throughout fourteen offices in Florida. We provide legal services for Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state governments, major developers, entrepreneurs and individuals across Florida, the nation and the world.

At GrayRobinson, we offer not only breadth across a great many legal specialties, but depth and proficiency in each one as well. We have invented a better brand of law firm, counting creativity as a hallmark characteristic and insisting on ingenuity and innovation. At GrayRobinson, there is no such thing as "business as usual."

Our strength has been built upon the collective histories of our offices across the state. Our roots run deep in each community we serve. As we have expanded across Florida, we have added to the foundations laid by prestigious law firms in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

We have forged our own path, creating a firm that best serves our clients and our communities. As we have grown, we have remained committed to keeping small-firm qualities, including the ability to work expeditiously on behalf of our clients and respond quickly to their needs. In addition, we have promised to work with conviction and compassion and to embrace our community as a matter of mission as well as passion.

Firm Practice Areas

Administrative & Regulatory; Admiralty & Maritime; Affordable Care Act; Alcohol Beverage; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Appellate; Attorney General Defense; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights; Class Action Defense; Communications, Cable & Broadband; Construction; Corporate; Criminal & White Collar Defense; Customs & International Trade Law; Cybersecurity; Drone & Aviation Law; Education; Elder Law; Election Law; Eminent Domain & Condemnation; Employment & Labor; Entertainment & Sports; Environmental; ERISA & Employee Benefits; ESOPs; Estate Planning; Exempt Organizations; Family Law; Food Law; Franchising & Licensing; Government; Government Relations & Lobbying; Guardianship; Health Care; Health Information Technology; Higher Education; Hospitality; Immigration; Insurance; Insurance Defense; Insurance Regulatory; Intellectual Property & Technology; International; Land Use Law; Litigation; Managed Care; Media; Medicaid Planning; Medical Malpractice Defense; Medical Marijuana; Mergers & Acquisitions; OSHA; Patent; Personal Injury; Petroleum; Probate; Product Liability & Toxic Tort; Professional Liability Defense; Public Finance; Real Estate; Residential, Resort & Club; Restaurant; Securities; Securities Litigation, Arbitration & Regulatory; Senior Housing; Subrogation; Taxation; Technology Transactions; Tobacco; Trademark; Transportation; Trusts; Utilities; Venture Capital; Wealth Transfer