Newhall, California Immigration Lawyers

Yingfei Zhou
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Free Consultation! Experienced Lawyer for All of Your Immigration Concerns!

I am a dedicated and successful immigration attorney. I provide exceptional advice and representation for a wide array of immigration matters! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Nazanin Ghazi
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience

We handle many US immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States and from around the world. Our mission is to provide you with individual attention and professional service at every step on the... Read More »
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Jacob J. Sapochnick
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Free Consultation! Dedicated, Skilled Immigration Lawyer for Clients Worldwide!

I provide aggressive legal counsel for a wide array of immigration matters. I have answers to your immigration questions! Visit my website for reviews, results and immigration information. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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John Khosravi
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We Believe You Deserve An Excellent Immigration Experience

John Q. Khosravi's law practice focuses on Family, Business (Investment & Employment) and Talent (Artists, Athletes, Scientists/Professors/Researchers & Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities) based Immigration... Read More »
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Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 310-1406 18723 Via Princessa # 329
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Immigration and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(661) 212-0999 PO Box 221742
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
Immigration and Personal Injury
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Stevenson Rnh, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(213) 383-4110 25928 Clifton Pl
Stevenson Rnh, CA 91381
Immigration
Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(661) 259-4905 24405 Chestnut St
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Immigration and Military
Mr. Floyd James Fernandez
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Valencia , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(805) 290-4930 27240 Turnberry Lane
Ste. 200
Valencia , CA 91355
Immigration and Appeals
Regent University
Floyd J Fernandez is founder and managing attorney of Pacifica Legal Services. His breadth of experience in this field has included individual visa applications, family-based and employer-based, non-immigrant work, travel, and study visas (both domestic adjustment of status and consular applications), deportation defense and appellate work (before BIA, AAO, U.S. 9th & 7th Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court). My clientele has included individuals both from within all of Southern California, several other U.S. states, and several additional nations.

He has strong writing and research skills from his work in appellate law along with a rich cultural experience...
Aime Moupassa Katambwe Esq
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Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 294-0911 25050 Avenue Kearny
Suite 111
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment and Personal Injury
Whittier Law School
Aime Katambwe is the founder of WorldEsquire. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from California State University at Northridge and a Juris Doctor Degree (aka a law degree)from Whittier College SOL. Mr. Katambwe is admitted to practice in all federal and State Courts of California.He was born in Zaire (now The Democratic Republic of Congo) and traveled extensively throughout the world due to his father's profession as a career diplomat. He is fluent in many languages including English, French and Spanish. Prior to creating WorldEsquire, Mr. Katambwe worked in private law firms as an associate, as well as in...
Donald Arthur Hilland
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San Fernando, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(818) 838-3600 103 N Maclay Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91340
Immigration, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
Univ of West Los Angeles
Fredrick William Voigtmann
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(818) 887-7839 21700 Oxnard Street
Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationImmigration
Capital University Law School
Fredrick W. Voigtmann is a noted expert in employment-based, investor and business immigration matters, having been mentored by the two leading EB-5 practitioners, including a former General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”). Mr. Voigtmann is a Board Certified Legal Specialist in immigration law.

Mr. Voigtmann has practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1993, concentrating on EB-5, labor certifications, H1-B, L-1 and E-2 visas. He has represented Regional Centers in obtaining USCIS designation and has prepared hundreds of I-526 and I-829 foreign investor petitions and immigrant visa applications. His appellate experience includes assisting with the oral argument...
James Geoffrey Beirne
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 224-4500 16633 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1200
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Southwestern Law School
Over 20 years experience with consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, lien avoidance and income tax discharge.
Robert Gordon Berke
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Canoga Park, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(818) 436-2924 21911 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Immigration and Criminal
Southwestern Law School
Robert G. Berke has practiced in the fields of immigration, criminal, and legal ethics since 1990. A former law professor and publisher of the Criminal Immigration Resource Pages, Mr. Berke has zealously represented clients across the United States and across the world. Berke Law Offices, Inc. is recognized for its accomplishments in cases where immigration law and criminal law intersect, regularly winning cases other lawyers have called impossible.
Jeffery L. Greco
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience

I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S.,... Read More »
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Jeffrey C. Pettys
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Free Consultation! Experienced Representation for Immigration Law Matters!

I am an immigration law attorney with legal knowledge, skill and success. I am dedicated to helping clients with marriage-based immigration needs. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Simon Stepanyan
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North Hollywood, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(747) 777-2977 4605 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 202
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Free ConsultationImmigration and Consumer
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Simon Stepanyan is a founding partner of Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP. Growing up in a family of attorneys, it was only a matter of time before Simon would become one himself. He is a graduate of law schools in the United States, France, and Armenia. Simon’s legal education is complemented by his work experience at law firms in all three countries.

Immediately prior to founding Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP, Simon worked at a Los Angeles law firm, where his practice was focused on multi-million dollar complex state and federal cases, consumer class actions, business law, and immigration law.

Having a unique background and international...
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 747-0973 15250 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 401
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Family
University of La Verne
We handle many US immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States and from around the world.

Our mission is to provide you with individual attention and professional service at every step on the path toward achieving your immigration goals. U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and the assistance of a professional guiding you throughout the process is absolutely essential! Whether you choose to retain our firm to assist you with your immigration needs, we highly recommend that you speak with an immigration attorney.
Babak Rafiei
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Canoga Park, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(310) 987-7567 21201 Victory Blvd.
Suite 218
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, IP and Personal Injury
Southwestern Law School
Robert was the youngest graduate of his class at Southwestern Law School. He has been the recipient of several legal awards, including the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, the Wildman & Schumacher Scholarship, and the Edna Kraemer Dunlap Scholarship. Robert is also certified as a professional LexisNexis and WestlawNext researcher. He earned his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from UCLA with a major in political science.

Robert’s primary focus is drafting, editing, and negotiating contractual agreements. He has a passion for intellectual property (IP) law, which encompasses copyrights, trademarks, and patents. He is certified as a professional LexisNexis and WestlawNext...
Gina Zaragoza-Cruz
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Canoga Park, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 222-2735 7220 Owensmouth Ave. #220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Free ConsultationImmigration and Juvenile
USC Law School
Providing assistance with family-based immigration petitions, DACA (dreamers), naturalization, please call for a consultation. CACI-Child Abuse Central Index listing grievance hearings.
Houtan Yaghmai
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(818) 334-2020 15303 Ventura Blvd. Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Joann Robin Deutch
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(818) 753-9922 12522 Moorpark St
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Immigration, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Joann Deutch is an experienced and versitle attorney ready to serve those legal needs which must be litigiated in Los Angeles County. Some matters require litigation while others can be handled more informally. The presence of local counsel answers the question of whether you are serious about pursuing your case. It is important to have all the facts and know the law so that you can make good decisions about your case. I advise and represent SMALL BUSINESSES with legal issues in Los Angeles. I will file Sister State Judgments for enforcement. I advise individuals and companies in SMALL CLAIMS...
Tamar Poladian
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Toluca Lake, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 242-8100 4110 Cahuenga
PERRON LAW GROUP
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Opening the LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN in Glendale, California as solo practitioner in 1999, Tamar Poladian Perron Esq. quickly became well renowned for her wisdom plus her passionate and intelligent representation of both plaintiff and defense cases. With a primary emphasis in Family Law/Domestic Violence, and a group of associated attorneys conducting Business and Personal Injury tort litigation plus Real Estate, Immigration and Bankruptcy this is your legal team! LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN accomplishes your goals through an effective team approach with the highest level of integrity and ethics! Presiding as Judge Pro Tempore for...
David Michael Kramer
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 907-9688 14011 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 402
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Free ConsultationImmigration
Southwestern Law School
Alex Sarajian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(877) 861-8601 222 S. Reno Street #101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Free ConsultationImmigration, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
After graduating with honors from USC, Alex Sarajian received his J.D. from Loyola Law School. Prior to forming LA Injury Attorneys, Mr. Sarajian worked at the nationally recognized firm of Geragos & Geragos where he practiced in the areas of civil litigation, products liability, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Sarajian has over 20 years experience in handling personal injury cases of various complexity. As a former insurance adjuster and fraud investigator for Farmers Insurance Exchange, Mr. Sarajian gained invaluable insights as to the claims handling process and procedures which allows him great latitude and experience in securing high dollar settlements...
Michael Ashoori
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(818) 741-1117 21700 Oxnard St, Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Immigration
UCLA School of Law
Michael Ashoori, Esq. is an immigration lawyer for entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Ashoori Law, a Los Angeles based business and immigration law firm. Michael's practice focuses on helping professionals and entrepreneurs get visas to the United States. Michael also assists his clients with setting up their businesses, preparing and reviewing contracts, and negotiations.
Romben Aquino
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Guiding immigrant families towards achieving their American dreams.

I bring immigrant families together and defend against families being torn apart. Although based in Southern California, I am able to assist clients nationwide. I have also successfully litigated numerous appeals. Read More »
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Marie Puertollano
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Immigration Attorney! All Areas of Immigration Law!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney. I provide skilled legal help on all immigration issues. I am here to help you! Visit my website to see testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Leonard Manalo
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Van Nuys, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(818) 904-5900 14500 Roscoe Blvd
Suite 415
Van Nuys, CA 91402
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Leonard (“Leo”) Manalo is a Los Angeles-based attorney who defends clients accused of California and federal crimes. His practice covers everything from asset forfeiture, to DUI and drug crimes.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Manalo also holds a degree in economics from San Francisco State University. With his ability to understand complicated financial evidence, he particularly enjoys helping clients get back assets seized by the government.

Mr. Manalo began his career with the San Diego County public defender's office, where he helped investigate a wide variety of crimes. While there, he discovered that even innocent people aren't always treated fairly...
Edward Morris Weisz
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 936-3560 6303 Owensmouth Ave,10th Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Immigration and Personal Injury
Univ of Miami School of Law
I am an attorney with more than thirty years of experience in the practice of Immigration Law and Personal Injury Law. I am a member of both the California and New York State Bars and have been admitted to both the Federal Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal throughout the United States of America
Jack Chammas
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(213) 250-4400 608 Benowe Scotia Road
Glendale, CA 91207
Immigration, Business and Employment
Western State Univ COL
An innovative counselor and litigator, Los Angeles business lawyer Jack Chammas of the Chammas Law Office has also developed an exclusive fee program for business clients, offering flexible, cost-effective fee arrangements that are tailored to the unique needs of the individual client. We believe that building a law practice is based on client trust and not billable hours. As General Counsel with more than 11 years of experience with small, mid-level, and large litigation cases, and extensive exposure and interaction with hundreds of law firms all over the United States, Los Angeles business lawyer Jack Chammas appreciates and understands the...
Armen  Gukasyan
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(818) 582-3338 15760 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 2030
Encino, CA 91436
Immigration
Armen Gukasyan is the founder and managing attorney of Gukasyan Law Firm, a leading immigration law firm that helps individuals and companies solve their unique immigration challenges. With over 23 years of experience in the immigration field, Mr. Gukasyan has earned a reputation as one of America’s most successful immigration lawyers, time and again achieving favorable results in complex, difficult-to-win cases.

Mr. Gukasyan’s success has arisen from a combination of his know-how, his work ethic, and his unwavering sense of integrity. And while he never hesitates to take an aggressive position in court to advocate for his clients, he expertly balances...
Jason Jay Schwartz
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(818) 851-1404 20812 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 109
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Immigration, Personal Injury and Probate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
My mission is to provide the highest quality of legal services. When you call my office, you will be able to speak directly to me. I recognize that each case is unique, and I am always available to answer any questions you may have about your case. Please visit my website for more detailed information regarding my legal services.
Taraneh Khorrami
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 980-0539 16542 Ventura Blvd Ste 310
Encino, CA 91436
Immigration
Whittier Coll School of Law
Taraneh Khorrami provides legal services devoted exclusively to Immigration Law. She handles all types of immigration cases on behalf of immigrants desiring to become lawful residents of the United States. Ms. Khorrami has distinguished academic credentials. Ms. Khorrami has received her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California.

Ms. Khorrami is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of California, United States District Court, Central District of California, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
C. Valerie Ibe
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Canoga Park, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(818) 900-5298 7220 Owensmouth Avenue,
Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Employment and Family
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
Sharlene Mae Bagon
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West Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 539-0120 6700 Fallbrook Avenue
Suite 125H
West Hills, CA 91307
Immigration and Business
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Michael H. Moghtader
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Tarzana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 360-3038 18321 Ventura Blvd
Suite 840
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationImmigration, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Univ of West Los Angeles
I, Michael H. Moghtader, am the founder and CEO of the MHM LAW GROUP, A Proffessional Law Corporation. I attended California State University, Los Angeles in 1987 where I received my Bachelors Degree and obtained my law degree in 1997. I was admitted to the California Bar, US District Court and is a member in good standing. My practice involves Immigration and Personal Injury.

Furthermore, I am well recognized in having a perfect track record and known for my reputation in winning almost impossible cases. My extensive knowledge among many areas of law, place clients at an advantage, because most...
Alan Richard Chappell
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 240-1974 3648 Foothill Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91214
Immigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Mid Valley COL
Alan R. Chappell is an AV rated attorney who has been practicing law for over 30 years. He is a past president of the Glendale Bar Association and a current section member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association in the areas of trusts and wills as well as immigration law. He has extensive experience in criminal law and its consequences to undocumented individuals. He can analyze a client's situation and prepare the best plan for success keeping attorneys fees and cost to a minimum.
Diego Wiensetel
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience

My practice focuses on immigration including citizenship, deportation, obtaining green cards, DACA, and more. In addition, I practice criminal law to help those in need of a competent defense in criminal court, before... Read More »
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J Craig Fong
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Exceptional Immigration Law Attorney! Experienced & Aggressive Representation!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable immigration law attorney. My practice is devoted to exclusively advocating for immigration and nationality matters! Visit my website to see client reviews or call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Jay Tanenbaum
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Encino , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(818) 907-6600 15760 Ventura Blvd. 16 Floor
Encino , CA 91436
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Law School
Robert Yousefian
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 848-5297 1927 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
The Law Offices of Robert Yousefian was found in 1993 by Glendale criminal defense attorney Robert Yousefian. An excellent track record and aggressive representation has made Robert Yousefian one the most prominent criminal defense lawyers in Glendale, CA. On top of Criminal Defense, the Law Offices of Robert Yousefian provides various legal services and represent clients in personal injury, civil litigation, immigration law, and DUI cases. Lead by Glendale personal injury attorney Arsineh Aghakhani, our law firm provides professional and expert care with every case.
Ronald Jeffrey Tasoff
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 788-8900 16255 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Immigration and Business
Loyola Law School
Ronald J. Tasoff is a senior partner in Tasoff & Tasoff, one of the oldest “AV” rated (highest Martindale-Hubbell rating) law firms in Los Angeles specializing in immigration law. Ron’s father, Lloyd A. Tasoff, who was a former Immigration Judge, founded the firm in 1948. Ron, a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) since 1988, specializes in assisting “high tech” and health care professionals, entertainers, and highly-skilled individuals obtain temporary working visas and permanent resident status (“green card” status). Clients include U.S. and multinational companies in the technology, banking, medical and...
Edgardo Quintanilla
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(866) 986-1295 15315 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 416
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Immigration
Whittier Coll School of Law
Victor Segura
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Panorama City, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(818) 714-2060 14500 Roscoe Blvd. Suite 400
Panorama City, CA 91402
Immigration, Business, Construction and Family
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Family
UCLA School of Law
Geoffrey George Melkonian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 784-6084 15260 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1740
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Craig Allen Renetzky
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 888-5000 20121 Ventura Blvd #304
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Natalya Vartapetova
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 232-3190 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Ste 1038
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Univ of West Los Angeles
Jonathan Bruce Daks
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(818) 789-4950 16055 Ventura Blvd Ste 660
Encino, CA 91436
Immigration and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Matthew J. Merrick
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Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Matt Merrick is an experienced attorney whose practice is focused solely on U.S. immigration law. Matt earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of the... Read More »
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.