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Amy Jill Novak Esq.

Mountain West Practice Director
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2077 North Frontage Road, Suite 100 Vail CO 81657 US

Amy Novak founded the Novak Law office in 2005. Focusing on employment and family immigration, her firm has built a reputation for working extensively with clients to deliver successful results. 

Amy also heads up the Colorado office for the renowned law firm Green and Spiegel. As a leading national speaker and expert on temporary employment visas, she is responsible for their nationwide H-2B practice. Her extensive experience has benefited many clients throughout the country, as she has skillfully maneuvered through multiple Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division audits.

She is active in her community on behalf of immigrant rights, with a steadfast commitment to help domestic violence victims and DACA recipients. She also works closely with local law enforcement and other advocates on a variety of human rights issues.

As a member of AILA, Amy is an active participant in the local Colorado chapter, where she most recently served as the DMV/SSA Committee Liaison. She is a member of the Colorado and the Continental Divide Bar Associations as well as the American Bar Association. She is licensed in both New York and Colorado, having received her Juris Doctor degree from the prestigious Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. 



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  • J.D. - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law: 1993
  • B.A. Political Science - University of Michigan: 1990


  • Bar Admission - Colorado: 2011
  • Bar Admission - New York: 1993
  • AILA - Member
  • Colorado Bar Association - Member
  • Continental Divide Bar Association (Rocky Mtn Division CO Bar) - Member 
  • ABA - Member 
  • H-2B Workforce Coalition
  • Seasonal Employment Alliance  ​



  • Bright Future Foundation (Domestic Violence), on call attorney - immigration issues: 2007 to present
  • Eagle County Community Trust Project, Member
  • Electing Women Alliance, Vail Chapter, Member
  • Vail Valley Partnership (Eagle County Chamber of Commerce), Member


Sep 14, 2016

AILA Colorado Chapter

Topic: The Ins and Outs of the H-2B visa


Sep 19, 2018

Trump Administration Investigating Employers using the H-2B program

On September 6, 2018, the Trump Administration announced plans to investigate employers using the H-2B program.  The program is used to fulfil...

Jun 08, 2018

The H-2B Temporary Work Visa – Is Partial Relief Better Than No Relief?

On May 14, 2018, the final rule related to H-2B cap relief for fiscal year 2018 was transmitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.&...

May 01, 2018

The H-2B, Temporary Work Visa – Waiting for cap relief

Congress created the H-2B program in 1986 with the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). This new non-immigrant[1] class w...

Oct 01, 2015

Green and Spiegel is Growing: New U.S. Office Location Announced

October 1, 2015 – Green and Spiegel is proud to announce that Amy Novak, founder of the Novak Law Office in Vail, Colorado, has joined Green ...

Media and Presentations

  • Writer, "Lobbying on Behalf of the H-2B Visa Program", American Immigration Lawyers Association "Think Immigration" Blog, April, 2018
  • Moderator/Speaker, "What We Know About Trump and Immigration: How It Impacts Labor & Employment Lawyers," Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference, Vail, Colorado, January 2018
  • Writer/Speaker, "Defining H-2B Temporary Need", American Immigration Lawyer's Association's Fall H-2B Conference, Seattle, Washington, August 2017
  • Discussion Leader, "The H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Program: Overview and Recent Developments", American Immigration Lawyer's Association's Florida Chapter's Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2017
  • Moderator/Speaker, "The Intersection of Business Immigration and Labor Law,” Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference, Snowmass, Colorado, January 2017
  • Speaker, "The Ins and Outs of the H-2B Visas", American Immigration Lawyer's Association's Colorado Chapter's Fall Continuing Legal Education Meeting, Denver, Colorado, September 2016
  • Speaker, “A Guide to the Successful Ins and Outs of H-2A and H-2B Petitions", American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016
  • Moderator/Speaker, "The Intersection of Business Immigration and Labor Law,” Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference, Vail, Colorado, January 2015
  • Working Group Member, Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor's Proposed Regulatory Changes to the H-2B Program, American Immigration Lawyers Association, June 2015
  • Speaker, "Current Developments in H-2B Processing," American Immigration Lawyers Association Webinar, April 2013