Immigration Quiz

Palo Alto Bay Area Attorney

Northern California Attorney Representing Clients in Immigration Matters

At Sapochnick Law Firm-Bay Area Offices, we are proud to serve the interests and further the goals of individuals, families, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and institutions in northern California and worldwide with all immigration law matters. Sapochnick Law Firm was established in 2004 by our Founder, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick. Since 2004, our law firm has grown from a small local law office in San Diego into a team of global talents across the country. As our firm continue to grow, we now have two additional office meeting locations in the San Francisco Bay area (Palo Alto and Newark/Fremont areas) to better serve our clients need in Northern California.

Our experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals has been practicing law for two decades. Our law firm team is committed to serving not only our clients, but also our communities through our leadership and membership in many organizations. Our team includes members who are fluent in both English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, and other languages. We respect all cultures and backgrounds. Over the years, we have assisted hundreds of clients from dozens of different countries. Our firm is dedicated in providing legal representation that combines modern technology with the sensitive and personalized attention that our clients deserve.

Legal Guidance for Foreign Nationals Coming to the United States

The San Francisco Bay Area community is home to a diverse population of individuals, including many foreign nationals. It is also the home to a high-tech hub also known as the “Silicon Valley.” It is a region in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation. It is the home of many world renown companies such as Google, Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Adobe, HP, eBay, Tesla, Netflix, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Uber and many more.

Our office not only helps Bay Area residents as well as clients worldwide with immigration matters. Our firm handles employment-based visas, investment-based visas, and family-based visas for individuals seeking permanent residency in the United States. Employment-based visas are most often issued to foreign nationals who have certain skills in fields that are in high demand in this country. These include EB-1 visas, which are designed for workers who possess extraordinary abilities in certain sectors of science, art, education, sports, and business or multinational managers and executives. EB-2 visas are for professionals holding advanced degrees and those with exceptional abilities. Unlike EB-1 visas, EB-2 visas require a job offer in the United States as well as a labor certification approved by the Department of Labor. EB-3 visas are also available for certain skilled and unskilled workers who have a job offer with a prospective employer. EB-4 visas are for special immigrants who are religious workers (such as pastors, ministers, missionaries), physicians (such family doctors, surgeons, and pediatricians), broadcasters, and certain other special immigrants. EB-5 visas (Regional Centers and Non-Regional Centers) are for immigrant investors, which provide a pathway for foreign nationals who invest money in United States to obtain Permanent Residency (commonly known as “Green Card.”) Our team has experienced helping investors, employees, and employers obtain these immigrant visas, as well as non-immigrant visas. These include H-1B visas or those working in professional and specialty occupations (such as software engineers, market analysts, project managers and architects) , TN visa for Canadian and Mexican NAFTA professionals, R-1 religious workers (such as ministers, pastors, and missionaries) L-1A/L-1B visas for intra-company transferees in certain positions (CEOs, CFOs, Vice Presidents and Products Specialists), and E-1/E-2 visa for Traders and Investors whose home country have qualifying treaty of friendship, commerce or its equivalent exists with the United States.

Our law firm also assists foreign nationals who are pursuing green cards through sponsorship by a family member. United States citizens can petition (I-130) for visas on behalf of loved ones, including parents, children, and siblings, who are citizens of another country. Our office can help individuals with K-1 fiancé(e) visas, which allow a U.S. citizen’s foreign national fiancé(e) to come to this country to get married. Once the fiancé(e) arrives, the couple must marry within 90 days for the foreign national to be eligible to apply for his or her green card (I-485). Other types of family-based immigration service we provide include visa petitioning for U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident’s spouses, U.S. Citizen’s parents, U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident’s children. Whether you are seeking to become a lawful permanent resident or eventually a U.S. citizen, an experienced legal advocate can help you navigate this complex area of law.

Discuss Your Immigration Needs With a Palo Alto and Fremont Lawyer

If you are seeking seasoned and capable legal services, our Law Firm has the resources to address your needs, regardless of how varied or complex they may be. We represent clients throughout Northern California, from San Francisco to Oakland and San Jose. To set up an appointment, contact us today online to explore what we can do for you.

Client Reviews
Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.