January 1, 2018

Kerr Russell selects Robert Anderson, Kenneth Lombardo as new members

Anderson has significant experience in the areas of employment-based immigration and the representation of local, national, and international companies in obtaining authorization for employees to work permanently or temporarily in the United States.

Anderson counsels and represents clients in the full spectrum of immigration legal issues as applied to their workforces and staff, including all aspects of the international movement of personnel (inbound and outbound work authorization status); formulating and implementing short-and/or long-term employment plans; obtaining appropriate immigrant (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) and non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, E-1 and E-2, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN) employment classifications; managing the Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM); advising on immigration compliance including Forms I-9, E-Verify and LCA files; and obtaining temporary visitor and work visas for employment in foreign countries. Robert also conducts internal immigration audits and in-house training.

Anderson works with a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and start-up enterprises in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, automotive, beverage, tier-one and tier-two suppliers, engineering, and information technology, among others.

Prior to joining Kerr Russell, Anderson served as a senior attorney in the Immigration Law Practice of Miller Canfield. Previously, he was the Managing Member of Robert S. Anderson & Associates, a law firm focused on immigration; and was previously associated with a regional immigration law practice. He holds a J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and an L.L.M. from Wayne State University Law School. His undergraduate degree is from Michigan State University.

Lombardo has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate and business law.  He focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, business law, federal and state securities law, taxation and estate planning.

Lombardo’s corporate and business law practice includes choice of entity and business formation, shareholder voting and buy-sell agreements, asset and stock sales, mergers, recapitalizations, joint venture agreements, joint development agreements, license agreements, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and public and private equity and debt capital raising transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Lombardo served for ten years as General Counsel for a Nasdaq listed public company involved primarily in the automotive, trucking, and alternative energy sectors, and was also a member of the company’s executive management team.  As General Counsel, Lombardo was responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance with all aspects of the company’s legal affairs. Lombardo feels his General Counsel and executive management experience brings a unique practical business perspective to his practice.

Lombardo is also a Certified Public Accountant (Fellow) and, before beginning his law career, spent six years in the audit and tax departments at Deloitte & Touche. He holds a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, and his undergraduate degree is from Central Michigan University.