Boston
535 Boylston Street
Suite 902
Boston, Massachusetts 02116T: 617.849.7878

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Immigration law
  • Employment law
  • Wage and hour law
  • Employment litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • First Court of Appeals, 1978
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1971

Education

Boston College Law School

  • J.D., 1970
  • Member of the Boston College Law Review
  • Order of the Coif

Boston University

  • B.A., cum laude, 1967
Willard Krasnow
Partner

"I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it and see it still."

--Ronald Reagan's Farewell Address, January 11, 1989

Will Krasnow is an immigration and labor and employment lawyer with substantial experience, both in-house as an Assistant Human Resources Counsel for a major corporation and in private practice.  He has represented businesses in hundreds of immigration matters in a wide variety of industries and has represented individuals in many complex family immigration matters as well.   His business immigration representation includes obtaining permanent resident status for foreign nationals; obtaining temporary visas for a wide variety of personnel including executives and managers, professional employees and seasonal workers;  employment of foreign workers under NAFTA; defense of employee claims; and compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and related anti-discrimination provisions.  He also has handled a broad range of labor and employment matters, including employment litigation and numerous labor arbitrations.  His Labor and Employment expertise is important to the successful handling of complex immigration law issues which often overlap with employment and fair employment practices laws.   He has been named one of Massachusetts' Super Lawyers for several years and has the top AV Peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. 

Publications/Presentations

  • Presenter: Practical Problems in the Application of Immigration Law to Employers and Individuals and the Prospects for Immigration Reform; Lifelong Learning Program at Regis College, Weston, December 2, 2013
  • Article: Importing Staff, Snow Business Magazine, October 2013
  • Personnel Records Statute Amended - Family Business, 1/2011
  • Massachusetts Amends its Personnel Records Statute to Impose New Notice Duty on Employers - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 9/2010
  • Violence Or The Threat Of Violence In The Workplace: An Employer Response - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 8/2010
  • Nonimmigrant H-1B Visa Filing Reminder and Other Employment-Based Visa Options - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 2/2009
  • FMLA Expanded To Provide Leave For Exigencies and Family Care For Injured Military - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 2/2008
  • Implementation of No-Match Regulations Barred by Federal Court - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 9/2007
  • The New Bedford Raid and Arrests at Michael Bianco, Inc.: The Department of Homeland Security's Tougher "Old" Approach to Worksite Enforcement - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 4/2007
  • Increased Enforcement of Immigration Law Violations - Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 5/2006
  • Major Changes to the Foreign Labor Certification Process - India NewEngland, 2/2005
  • Speaker: "Violence in the Workplace: Legal Issues," 9/2005, Neponset Valley of Commerce, Human Resources Council.
  • Speaker: "What the Human Resource Professional Needs To Know About Immigration Law," 6/2005, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Council
  • Speaker: "Hot Issues In Wage and Hour Law," 3/2005, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Council
  • Article, "Employers, Workers Again Contending With H-1B Cap," India New England, 10/2004
  • Speaker: "Substance Abuses In Or Affecting the Workplace - Legal Issues," 8/2004, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Council
  • Speaker: "National Origin Discrimination and Immigration Law", 10/2003, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, Human Resource Council
  • Chapter Editor, Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise, 1998
  • Contributing Author, Employment Review (Law and the Workplace)
  • Co-Editor and Author, Human Resources Management
  • Reporter (Legal Issues-Compensation and Salary Management) Warren, Gorham, and Lamont, Publisher, 1987-1990
  • Comment, "The Extension of Warranty Protection to Lease Transactions." 10 B.C. Ind. & Com. L. Rev. 127, (Fall 1968)
  • Case note, SEC v. National Securities Inc. - McCarran-Ferguson Act - Regulation of Mergers Is Not Business of Insurance - 10 B.C. Ind. & Com. L. Rev. 1024 (Summer 1969)
  • Case note, Mills v. Electric Auto-Lite Co. - Securities Regulation - Proof of Causation under Section 14, 11 B.C. Ind. & Com. L. Rev. 1024 (Summer)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Immigration Law by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004, 2006-2017)

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section(Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section (Past Chairman and Vice Chairman, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA)

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2006 -present; Chairman, Human Resources Council, 2006 - present
  • Town of Norwood Personnel Board, 2003 - present; Chairman, 2004 - 2008; Vice-Chariman, 2003
  • South Middlesex Legal Services Corporation, Board of Directors, 1991 - 2010
  • Town of Norwood, Town Meeting Member, 1979 - present
  • Town of Norwood Personnel Management Review Study Committee
  • Town of Norwood Zoning Board of Appeals, Associate Member, 1987 - 1993
  • Norwood Housing Authority, Commissioner, 1987 - 1992
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination State Advisory Board, Member, 1983 - 1990
  • Massachusetts Jaycees, Inc., Legal Counsel, 1979 - 1980
  • Norwood Jaycees, Legal Counsel, 1977 - 1978

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Will is married to Marcia Lee Krasnow and enjoys sports, politics and civic and religious activities
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