Eric Sustad

Eric Sustad - Senior Attorney

Phone: 202-483-0053

Education: University of Minnesota Law School, JD, 2007

Accreditation: Admitted to Practice in Minnesota

Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German

Immigration Law Specialization:
  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • Immigration Strategies for Multinationals and Start-Up Companies
  • PERM certification
  • Treaty Investor Visas
  • Cap Workarounds
  • EB-2 National Interest Waivers

Eric Sustad is an immigration attorney based at Maggio Kattar’s office in Austin, Texas. As a former longtime resident of Washington DC, he often visits and works out of the firm’s headquarters there. He has been practicing immigration and nationality law since admission to practice in 2008. Prior to admission, he volunteered with Volunteer Lawyers Network in Minnesota, working on behalf of Spanish-speaking immigrants. He completed undergraduate (2001) and law school (2007) at the University of Minnesota, and also studied at the University of Montpellier-III, in France.

Eric Sustad focuses his practice on counseling business clients on immigration for talented employees and prospective employees, including both nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. Eric collaborates with companies in the high-tech, financial, hospitality, biotech, and banking sectors, customizing immigration programs designed to suit their particular needs.

Eric’s friendly and engaging manner makes him a highly approachable lawyer, and serves to alleviate client anxieties about confusing and sometimes frustrating immigration processes. He anticipates his clients’ needs and goals, and works proactively to help them meet those goals. He understands the importance of clear communication and responsiveness. Eric’s background in journalism and hospitality gives him unique insight into the importance of personal relationships in business. Experienced in both large-firm practice and as a solo practitioner, he offers a bespoke approach to his clients’ immigration issues.

He has long experience with family-based immigration as well, procuring green cards for spouses and other family members. His family-based immigration experience includes extensive work with Adjustment of Status applications, as well as Waivers of Inadmissibility. A proud ally of the LGBTQ community, Eric counseled some of the first couples in Minnesota to petition for immigration benefits after the state recognized same-sex marriage, in 2013. As part of his pro bono activities, Eric continues to assist individuals seeking asylum in the United States, as well as defending foreign nationals from removal proceedings in immigration court (EOIR).