Roger L. Hiatt, Of Counsel

*Practice Limited to Immigration and Nationality Law. Only licensed where indicated.


· Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 1984

· University of Kansas, MBA, 1983

· Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 1973

· Washburn University, J.D., 1971

· Washburn University , B.A., 1967

· Centre Europeen Universitairé, University de Nancy, France, Diplôme, 1968

· Fulbright Scholar, 1967-1968


· Missouri, 1986

· Florida, 1984

· Kansas, 1971

Roger Hiatt has practiced in the area of immigration and international law since 1984, and assists clients in a variety of situations, including structuring international business transactions, drafting international agreements, compliance with international trade laws, including U.S. import and export regulations, and all aspects of U.S immigration law. 

In addition, Mr. Hiatt is knowledgeable in solving international tax problems and international trade finance issues, including EXIM Bank financing, letter of credit agreements and related matters, handling business-related immigration issues, and the establishment and maintenance of offshore financial entities.

Mr. Hiatt maintains his main law office in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously, he practiced law in Miami, Florida at major law firm with a significant international banking or business practices.

Mr. Hiatt has worked in a variety of capacities for both professional and civic groups, with a focus on international business and awareness of international political issues and cultures. He has linguistic capacity in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.



  • Represented a wide variety of clients in diverse industrial segments, focusing on resolution of international issues, ranging from seeking trade preferences for numerous products to building distribution networks in numerous countries
  • Represented numerous companies and individuals in handling business-related immigration issues, including obtaining both temporary and permanent U.S. status across all industries and occupations.
  • Successfully represented claimants in a precedent-setting asylum case which changed official U.S. government policy toward the People’s Republic of China.