Marina S. Grabchuk's Details
666 Walnut Street Suite 2000Des Moines, IA 50309
Legal: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), J.D., 2011 (Notes Editor, Hastings Women’s Law Journal; Public Interest Recognition Award)
Undergraduate: University of Washington, B.A., 2006 (Double Degree in Political Science and International Studies)
Admitted to Practice
State: Iowa, Washington
Federal: U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
“Marina Grabchuk is a respected immigration lawyer who is often called upon her advice on employment-based visa matters.” – Chambers & Partners USA
Marina is a Shareholder and leads the Immigration Department at Belin McCormick, P.C. Her practice focuses on business immigration and I-9 compliance. As a Ukrainian immigrant trained by national legal experts in Seattle and San Francisco, Marina brings over a decade of unparalleled experience to her corporate clients in Iowa and beyond and has earned a reputation for resolving complex issues and delivering results.
Marina serves as outside immigration counsel to large corporations, mid-size businesses, major universities, and medical centers, handling their immigration matters. She provides counsel to corporate clients on recruitment, retention, and global mobility solutions for U.S. foreign national talent, advises on employment-based visas (L-1, O-1, H-1B, TN) and permanent residence (EB-1, PERM) sponsorship options for multinational executives and managers, research scientists, J-1 physicians, and professionals with specialized knowledge and extraordinary or exceptional ability in their field.
Marina assists employers with immigration-related workplace compliance matters and audits. She provides counsel on Form I-9 compliance and enforcement issues, risk assessment and management, and mitigation of fines and penalties for non-compliance and I-9 violations. Marina regularly provides I-9 and E-Verify trainings and drafts handbooks and policies that both comply with the U.S. immigration laws and are functional and practical to her corporate clients. She often represents employers in I-9 inspections.