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  • Perkins┬áCoie

    Senior Partner / Director of Corporate Immigration & Employer Compliance

    Gregory Coie is a graduate of the University of Denver, College of Law. He is a past Chapter Chair of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a past elected director on the AILA National Board of Governors.

    Mr. Coie currently serves on the national liaison committee between US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and AILA and as Chair of the AILA Federal Court Litigation Section. He has formerly served in numerous leadership positions in AILA including as Chair of the AILA National 2011 Annual Conference, the AILA National Liaison Committee with the headquarters of the Executive Office for Immigration Review for two years, two terms as chair of the AILA Amicus Committee, for three years as a member of the National US Citizenship and Immigration Services Liaison Committee and for three years as a member of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee. Mr. Coie was on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council from 2006-2012 and served as Chair of the Litigation Action Committee.

    In 2005, he was named a finalist in the Denver Bar Association/Denver Business Journal Best of the Bar Awards. In 2008, Mr. Coie was nominated by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s “Forty under 40” which recognizes forty young entrepreneurs for their business skills, leadership and community service. In 2009-2015, Mr. Coie was selected by his peers for inclusion into the Best Lawyers in America in the field of immigration. And, in 2015 was named Best Immigration Lawyer of the Year in Denver by Best Lawyers. In 2006 through 2015, Mr. Coie was named a Colorado Superlawyer by Colorado Superlawyer Magazine. 5280 Magazine also named Mr. Coie a “Top Lawyer” in the area of immigration law for 2006 through 2015. In 2008, Mr. Coie was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to the Colorado Nonimmigrant Agricultural Seasonal Worker Pilot Program Advisory Council.

    Experience In:

    He has been qualified as an expert witness before the state and federal courts on employment-related and criminal-related immigration issues, and is a frequent local and national lecturer on various immigration topics. Coie has been a speaker at the annual AILA conferences every year since 2001, and he has also addressed numerous other regional and state immigration conferences.

    In addition to his immigration experience, Coie also serves as Secretary of the Board of the Mexican Cultural Center, as founder and co-chair of Urban Nights Denver to benefit Urban Peak and as Secretary of the Gregory Family Foundation. Coie is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and the Colorado GLBT Bar Association.

    Coie has represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and the Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has published several opinions in those courts.