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James G. Aldrich, Jr. Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


University of Detroit, J.D.

Michigan State University, B.A.

James G. Aldrich, Jr. is a member in Dykema’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He has significant international business and immigration experience. He researches investment opportunities in the U.S., forms corporations and other business entities, arranges international joint ventures, develops long-term plans to coordinate the business goals of clients with available immigration benefits, and assists clients in the preparation of visa petitions and supporting documentation. He also coordinates reverse-trade missions for Chinese businesses seeking investment opportunities in the United States.

Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Aldrich worked in the firm of Dickinson Wright, PLLC, where he has specialized in a full range of corporate and immigration matters. His practice includes providing counsel to closely held and family businesses in the areas of corporate, international and business planning. He also assists clients in Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East and Asia as well as in the United States.


  • Assisted major seasonal hotel in obtaining Q-1 Cultural Exchange Visitor visas for Austrian chefs when H-2B visas were unavailable.
  • Assisted client in obtaining permanent residence as an alien of extraordinary ability based on award of the Shingo Prize for excellence in lean materials manufacturing.
  • Assisted client in recovering legal immigration status for several executives after immigration issues were ignored during sale of their company.
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Governmental Affairs Committee, Automation Alley
  • Oakland Business Roundtable
  • Asia Committee, Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Bloomfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals