LawLogix Guest Bloggers

LawLogix has also invited many renowned experts in immigration law and immigration compliance to serve as “Guest Bloggers.” While the views expressed by our guest bloggers do not necessarily reflect the views of LawLogix, we highly value their opinions and appreciate their contributions to our growing online community. Call for Articles:  General Immigration practitioners and Labor and Employment attorneys with expertise in I-9 and E-Verify compliance are invited to submit articles for review, to be published on this blog.  Call for submission of articles is ongoing.   Please contact our Editor John Fay for submission guidelines.

Our Regular Author

John Fay is an experienced corporate immigration attorney and I-9/E-Verify blogger with a unique background in designing and advising on case management technology. John serves as Vice President of Products and Services and General Counsel and is a regular author for the blogs at LawLogix.

Our Guest Authors

Partner – Larrabee, Mehlman, Albi, Coker LLP, San Diego, CA

Sharon Mehlman is an AV rated attorney, whose practice focuses on corporate immigration matters for the high-tech, biotech, computer gaming, multimedia and telecommunications industries including recruitment and retention of foreign nationals, implementation of strategies for the overall immigration process, and I-9 audits and training.

Shareholder – Marks Gray, P.A., Jacksonville, FL

Giselle Carson is a Shareholder at Marks Gray, P.A. and practices in the area of U.S. and global immigration, corporate and business law, and civil litigation.

Managing Attorney – Caudle Immigration, San Francisco, CA

Randall Caudle focuses his practice on U.S. family-based immigration matters, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Waivers, Spousal Petitions, as well as business-immigration matters for companies.

Partner – Duane Morris LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Valentine A. Brown is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. She serves as global immigration law counsel to a diverse group of multi-national and domestic corporations and their employees, providing advice, compliance audits and representation to help navigate the intricacies of US and foreign immigration laws.

Partner – Kavinoky Cook LLP, Buffalo, NY

Kenneth A. Cohen is a Partner at Kavinoky Cook LLP. Mr. Cohen heads the U.S. immigration law practice at the firm providing services to U.S. employers, families and individuals.

Immigration Attorney, San Francisco, CA

Ann Cun is an immigration attorney who has helped many U.S. companies obtain work visas for their foreign hires. She practices exclusively in U.S. immigration law on employment and investment visas. Ann previously served as a Principal Editor for LawLogix.

Senior Counsel – Foster Quan, LLP, Houston, TX

Gary Endelman is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law from Texas Board of Legal Specialization and practices exclusively in employment based immigration matters.

Managing Partner – Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Josie Gonzalez is a Partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP (merger of Stone & Grzegorek LLP and Gonzalez & Harris) a boutique immigration law firm specializing in representing employers in all aspects of immigration, including employment eligibility verification compliance.

Founding and Managing Attorney, Alan Gordon Immigration Law, Charlotte, NC

Alan Gordon is the Founding and Managing Attorney at Alan Gordon Immigration Law, a comprehensive immigration law firm providing services to employers, foreign nationals and their families for over thirty years. The firm provides a range of corporate immigration services, including I-9 Audits and E-verify defense and assisting companies in developing an immigration compliance strategy to minimize liabilities arising out of government audits.

Managing Director – Kersey Immigration Compliance, LLP, Crozet, VA

Nicole A. ("Nici") Kersey is an attorney whose practice has been dedicated to employment-based immigration, with a focus on the Form I-9, E-Verify, and related immigration compliance issues.

Managing Partner – Kuck Immigration Partners LLC, Atlanta, GA

Charles Kuck is the Managing Partner of Kuck Immigration Partners LLC - The Immigration Law Firm, and oversees its nationwide immigration practice. Mr. Kuck assists employers and employees with business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, and citizenship matters and maintains an active Federal Court practice focusing on immigration issues.

Of Counsel – Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ

Jared Leung has extensive experience in business immigration matters, such as immigrant and non-immigrant petition processing at USCIS, visa applications at U.S. embassies and consulates, and PERM applications with the Department of Labor. Mr. Leung has also worked closely with individual clients, investors and those with family immigration needs.

Attorney at Law – Loke Walsh Immigration Law, PC, Pacific Palisades, CA

Tien-Li (“TL”) Loke Walsh is the principal of Loke Walsh Immigration Law, PC and has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law since her admission to the California State Bar in 1997.

Shareholder – Polsinelli PC, Washington, DC

Dawn M. Lurie is recognized in the legal community as a sophisticated and forward thinking immigration compliance authority and EB-5 investment strategist. She focuses on visa, workforce, and global mobility issues. Dawn’s Form I-9 and E-Verify experience is nationally recognized. By developing and managing corporate immigration compliance programs, including training and internal audit components, she minimizes exposure and liability, saving her clients millions of dollars.

Attorney – The Law Office of Camille Mackler, New York, NY

Camille Mackler provides exclusive immigration and naturalization services in French and English. Her office manages all kinds of immigration cases, with a particular emphasis on federal litigation, family-based immigration, and waiver applications. Ms. Mackler also frequently represents individuals seeking asylum or facing deportation from the United States.

Counsel – Balch & Bingham LLP, Birmingham, AL

Wendy Padilla-Madden practices in the firm’s Labor & Employment group in the Birmingham office. She specializes in business immigration law. Her practice is divided into two main areas: immigration compliance and obtaining temporary employment authorization and permanent residence (immigration benefits) for foreign nationals.

Director – Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ

Matt Martinez is an experienced Phoenix immigration lawyer providing immigration-related counsel for multinational corporations, academic institutions, information technology providers and users, foreign investors, performers, professional athletes, manufacturers and individuals from numerous countries.

Director – Spotts Fain PC, Richmond, VA

Ms. Mehfoud is a Director with Spotts Fain PC. Her practice focuses primarily on representing businesses responding to administrative, civil and criminal investigations. She has substantial experience advising employers regarding immigration compliance and defending enforcement actions, including conducting Form I-9 training and auditing, drafting immigration compliance policies and procedures, analyzing E-Verify participation and conducting E-Verify training and auditing, and defending employers facing Form I-9 Notices of Inspection and/or DOJ OSC discrimination investigations.

Principal – Miller Law Offices, Studio City, CA

Charles M. Miller formerly served as General Attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He later entered private practice and founded the Miller Law Offices in 1979. Mr. Miller is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Immigration Law.

Attorney at Law – Orr Immigration Law Firm, P.C., Washington, DC

Allen Orr Jr. practices in U.S. Immigration representing employers in various business immigration matters, including I-9 compliance and Department of Labor audits.

Partner – Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Irvine, CA

Angelo Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. As a Certified Immigration Law Specialist (CA), he is known among clients and peers for providing creative solutions to complex immigration law problems, especially those involving mergers and acquisitions.

Attorney – Stone, Grzegorek & Gonzalez, Los Angeles, CA

Amanda Paquet's practice emphasizes business and investment immigration. She has represented of a broad range of clients from academics to entrepreneurs, with a particular interest in worksite enforcement and immigration compliance issues.

Partner, Washington, DC Office - Ford & Harrison LLP

Mary Pivec has more than 30 years' experience as a management-side immigration and employment attorney. Mary's immigration practice focuses on the growing intersection between immigration enforcement and immigration-related labor protections. She represents employers in civil and criminal worksite enforcement cases, I-9 compliance counseling and immigration-related discrimination investigations, administrative hearings claims and H1-B/LCA investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour division.

Senior Associate – Larrabee, Mehlman, Albi, Coker LLP, San Diego, CA

Kimberley Best Robidoux has practices exclusively in the field of immigration law. She joined Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP in 2004 from another prestigious law firm.

Principal – Schwartz Ehrens Immigration Law, New York, NY

L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens is a Principal at Schwartz Ehrens Immigration Law. She has represented companies and individuals seeking to secure nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence and has taught business immigration law as an adjunct professor at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Counsel – Seid Law Group, San Jose, CA

Marcine A. Seid, Esq., practices exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization Law as a member of the State Bar of California.

Managing Attorney – The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Columbus, OH

Gus Shihab practices all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law for employers, individuals and families. The Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Co., LPA enjoys a reputation of unparalleled innovative and vigorous advocacy in international and immigration law representation.

Of Counsel – Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA

Aimee Clark Todd’s practice concentrates on business immigration, including temporary working status and permanent residence for professionals, international transfers, investors, researchers, artists and athletes.

Principal – Weigel Law Office, LLC, Grain Valley, MO

Anthony (“Tony”) Weigel is the Principal of Weigel Law Office, LLC and concentrates his practice in the areas of business-immigration law and employer compliance with immigration laws.

Principal – Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group, Santa Monica, CA

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is a recent past President of AILA and Managing Partner of the top-rated Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group with offices in Los Angeles and New York.