Kristopher W. Peters


  • Kristopher W. Peters
  • Phone: +1 212 404 8718

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Kristopher W. Peters practices in the area of immigration law, focusing on employment-based visa sponsorship and regulatory compliance. Kristopher has experience advising, preparing and reviewing nonimmigrant visa petitions and applications; employment and family-based immigrant visa petitions; and advising on related day-to-day immigration issues related to changes in employment, maintenance of status, work authorization, and I-9 compliance. He also assists employers through all stages of the PERM Labor Certification process.

Kristopher is a 2020 cum laude graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where he was executive notes and comments editor for the ABI Law Review and a Fellow for the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Areas of Practice

  • Temporary Visa Petitions and Consular Assistance: U.S. Business Visitors; Specialty Workers (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3); Intra-Company Transferees (L); Extraordinary Ability (O); and USMCA Professionals for Canadian and Mexican citizens (TN-1 & TN-2).
  • Immigrant Visa Petitions and Permanent Residency Applications: Noncitizens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers, and Multinational Managers (EB-1); PERM Sponsorship for Advanced Degree Professionals, Professionals, and Skilled Workers (EB-2 & 3); National Interest Waivers (EB-2); Family Based Petitions, and associated Adjustment of Status (AOS) applications.
  • Corporate Immigration Compliance: I-9 Compliance; Corporate Restructuring and Successor-in-Interest (SII); Changes in Employment.


  • New York


  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2020
    - Executive Notes and Comments Editor, ABI Law Journal
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A., 2015


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2023-present
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
    - Associate, 2022-2023
  • Jackson Lewis PC
    - Associate, 2020-2022

Professional Activities

  • The LGBT Bar Association of New York
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Selected Publications

Media Hits

  • Quoted, "High Court SEC Case May Bear On DOJ's Immigration Probes," Law360, March 29, 2024
  • Quoted, "Top 4 Immigration Cases To Watch In 2024: A Preview," Law360, January 1, 2024
  • Quoted, "Top 5 Immigration Policy Developments Of 2023," Law360, December 15, 2023

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Immigration Compliance Update 2023," Duane Morris Institute (DMi) Webinar, September 19, 2023