Attorney Profile


I have over 25 years of success in United States business visas and permanent residence cases, since 1988.

The highest (AV) peer ranking for competency and professional ethics, in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. rating:  10 (highest)

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

(Rome, Mexico City, Carolinas Chapters)

Member, American Bar Association

ABA Section of Taxation

ABA International Law Section

Admitted to the bar in Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas

My office offers support in major foreign languages

Practice limited to immigration and tax law matters.

Trilingual office (English-Spanish-French-fluent), with client support available in all major languages.

Free online consultation.  See Contact Form in this website.

Client references appear in this web site.

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Since 1990, Mr. Ladd has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association through its Carolinas chapter and Rome District and Mexico City (overseas) chapters.  He has authored articles on U.S. immigration law in professional journals and magazines in the United States and Canada.  The most recent of these, an overview and critique of the U.S. work visa system, appeared in South Carolina Lawyer magazine.  Mr. Ladd has recorded several on-demand CLE presentations for the South Carolina Bar.  He welcomes invitations to speak on US immigration law.

Mr. Ladd has represented immigration clients throughout the world.  He travels frequently.  His work has taken him to Canada, western and eastern Europe, Turkey, and western and southern Africa. He is authorized by law to represent clients in U.S. immigration and U.S. tax matters, in all 50 states. 

Mr. Ladd was admitted to the bar in New York in 1979, Texas in 1981, Georgia in 1987, and South Carolina in 1991.  He is an active member of the state bar associations of South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.  He is also admitted before the United States Courts of Appeal in the Fourth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit. 

Mr. Ladd is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project/National Lawyers Guild, several state bar associations, and other professional and cultural organizations.  He supports humanitarian organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amnesty International.  

Mr. Ladd received his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Albany Law School in New York and his Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Affairs and French) in 1975 from the University of Virginia.  He attended public schools in Washington State and New York State and graduated with a New York Regents diploma.  He was an exchange student in France while in high school.  Mr. Ladd is fluent in French and Spanish, and conversant in German.  He recently began studying Japanese.

Mr. Ladd resides in Greenville, South Carolina.  He is married.  His interests include reading, travel, health and fitness, world history, languages, and meeting interesting people.