Brian J. Coughlin is a Corporate Immigration Attorney. He has practiced immigration law for the past fifteen years, assisting employers of all sizes and across industries, including manufacturing, IT, custom engineering, media, and healthcare. Mr. Coughlin’s practice encompasses all aspects of U.S. immigration law, as related to employment authorization, company policy drafting, employee training, and general enforcement and regulatory compliance issues. He also specializes in immigration due diligence and risk management in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and startups. Mr. Coughlin regularly assists clients in the preparation of employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions, applications for U.S. lawful permanent residence, and all categories of nonimmigrant visa petitions.
Mr. Coughlin graduated from Boston College and received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Before joining Fletcher Tilton, he practiced immigration law at prominent domestic and global law firms.
Education & Certifications
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
- Boston College
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Mr. Coughlin serves as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Business Immigration Law Section. Additionally, he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Council for Global Immigration. Mr. Coughlin, who was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2013 to 2016, frequently speaks on business immigration topics at global mobility and human resources industry conferences, and has published a number of articles on immigration issues, including recent articles in Law360.
Significant Representation and Achievements
- Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2013 to 2016
- Co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Business Immigration Law Section