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Mr. Grzeca

Jerome G. Grzeca

Founder & Managing Partner, Grzeca Law Group, S.C.

Jerome G. Grzeca, Founder and Managing Partner of Grzeca Law Group, S.C. (“GLG”), has practiced business immigration law for over twenty-seven years in both Washington, D.C. and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. GLG is a nationally recognized AV-rated law firm that serves employers and their foreign national employees on all aspects of immigration law.

Mr. Grzeca exclusively practices in the area of employment-based immigration law, providing immigration legal services to the international business community for the hire and transfer of key personnel around the world. He partners with business leaders from a wide variety of organizations to provide timely, practical and cost-effective solutions while remaining responsive to the sensitive concerns involving the employment of international personnel. He's represented clients in the hospitality, healthcare, biotechnology, information technology, transportation logistics, professional services, academia and manufacturing industries, among others.

Mr. Grzeca is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) He recently serviced on its Board of Governors and a was member of its Department of State (DOS) Liaison Committee. Further, he served the organization as Chair of the Taskforce on Affiliate Programs (2009); Vice Chair of the DOS Liaison Committee (2009-2010); Executive Director Search Committee (2009); Department of State Liaison Committee (2007-2008); USCIS National Benefits Policy Liaison Committee (2005-2007); Chair of the Wisconsin Advocacy Committee (2005-present); Chair of the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee (2004-2006); Wisconsin Chapter Chair and Chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association (Immigration and Nationality Section) (2001-2003).

He is a seasoned speaker and author of a variety of topics relating to business immigration law, and has served on more than fifty professional immigration law panels, webinars and round-table discussions for businesses needing expertise in immigration matters.

Mr. Grzeca received his Juris Doctorate from Marquette University and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Grzeca is listed with The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for excellence in immigration law.

Please visit http://www.grzecalaw.com for more information.

Mr. Grzeca can be contacted at 414-342-3000 or jgg@grzecalaw.com

Coming up in May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.