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Recent MCLE-approved Lectures by Mr. Bach:

"Immigration Opportunities for the World's Top Athletes, Artists, Performers, and Scientists"

"Avoiding Liability in H-1B Cases"

"Visa Options For Investors"

"An Anatomy of an I-9 Audit"

 

“The maze of immigration statutes and amendments is notoriously complicated and has been described as ‘second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity.’ ”  Singh v. Gonzales, 499 F.3d 969, 980 (9th Cir. 2007).

 

 

*Office Hours are 6:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY to accommodate our International and East Coast clients

 

Law Offices of James A. Bach
Business & Family Immigration

Since 1990


Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Located in the heart of the San Francisco Financial District, the A/V rated immigration Law Offices of James A. Bach has decades of experience providing trusted legal services such as H-1B visas, labor certifications, EB-1 petitions, and the entire range of employment- and family-based immigration solutions.

Less than 8% of California immigration attorneys are certified by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Our firm represents both corporations and individuals in all aspects of immigration law, and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and personal attention to each of our clients.

Mr. Bach has been preparing H-1B and labor certification applications since 1980, and has been granted the highest A/V rating by Martindale-Hubbell.*  This rating “identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability” reflecting “expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence” and “the highest professional and ethical standards.”  Mr. Bach is also included in the 2012 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  While we appreciate this recognition, we also see it as a benchmark to live up to on a daily basis and in every single case. 

Mr. Bach is certified as a Legal Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and was one of the first certified specialists when the certification program was started in the late 1980's.  Currently there are 179,000 active members of the California State Bar, and only 177 are Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law.  Mr. Bach is a past Chair of the California State Bar Immigration and Nationality Advisory Commission, and helps to write and grade the immigration specialty exam. 

The firm provides comprehensive counseling to businesses employing foreign-born professionals, families seeking reunification in the U.S. (including all types of marriage-based petitions and waivers), and complex analysis and solutions in all other areas of immigration and nationality law.  The firm's clients include multinational and local companies in a broad range of industries and sectors including all engineering fields, software, IT consulting, health care, biotechnology, colleges, architecture, financial services, publishing, manufacturing, construction, food services, and transportation.  Our expertise includes: 

·       Permanent residence (“green card”) based on PERM labor certifications.  Mr. Bach has been preparing labor certifications continuously since 1980.

·       Visas for H-1B professionals.

·       Blanket and Individual Petitions for L-1 intracompany transferees.

·       TN status for professionals from Canadian and Mexican.

·       E-3 Visas for Australians.

·       Comprehensive counseling and planning for high technology companies to provide immigration benefits to professionals and managers from all over the world.

·       Investor visas based on treaty (E-2 and E-1).

·       EB-1 permanent residence for extraordinary scientists, artists, athletes, and entertainers.

·       EB-5 permanent residence based on $500,000 investment in a "Regional Center."

·       Immigration based on $1 million investment in your own business.

·       Visas and permanent residence status for doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

·       J-1 waivers, H-1B status, and permanent status for primary care physicians working in medically underserved areas.

·       Labor certification for doctors who are not subject to the J-1 two-year return requirement.

·       The entire alphabet of temporary visas, including K, E, R, P, Q, and O visas.

·       Expedited green card status for "Transferring Managers and Executives."

·       Expedited Immigration for Outstanding Researchers and Professors (EB-1).

·       National Interest Waivers.

·       Representation in I-9 audits and investigations.

·       Marriage-based immigration, and immigration based on other family relationships.

·       Waiver of the J-1 two-year return requirement.

·       Labor certification, H-1B petitions, and L-1 cases in all fifty states.

·       Adjustment of Status applications in USCIS offices throughout the United States, and applications for Consular Processing of Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas at U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world.

·       Visas for professional athletes.

·       Waivers of inadmissibility, including waivers for alleged misrepresentation based on hardship to family members.

·       Naturalization.

·       Administrative appeals.

·       Immigration Expert Witness.

·       Litigation in all courts.

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Law Offices Of James A. Bach

Shell Building

100 Bush Street, Nineteenth Floor

San Francisco, California 94104


(415) 248-3100 

 

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Newsflash
 

Visa Bulletin for December 2014

Undocumented residents will be able to get California Driver's License (beginning Jan. 1, 2015)

New US State Department Visa Fees (Sept. 12, 2014)

How H-1B Limits Hamper U.S. Economy (June 5, 2014)

Some Spouses of H-1B Employees Will Be Able To Work (May 6, 2014) 

A Short History Of U.S. Immigration (Wall Street Journal, 9/20/2013)

New Automated Electronic I-94 Form

I-9 Handbook  (March 2013)

Deferred Action (DACA) for Undocumented Young Adults (September 2012)

Indians Seeking Visa Renewal May Not Need To Go To Interview (August 23, 2012)

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Parts of Arizona Immigration Law (June 25, 2012)

Labor Certification Statistics (June 12, 2012)

New Visa Fees (3/29/2012)

E-2 Visas May Be Available to Israelis soon (3/7/12)

New Fees at U.S. Embassies and Consulates (2/2/12)

Dept. of State Explains Employment-Based Quota Backlog (1/12/12)

USCIS Makes It Easier For Entrepreneurs To Get Green Cards (8/2/2011)

I-9 FAQs (6/8/2011)

USCIS Launches New Site For I-9 Information (5/13/2011)

Cap Gap FAQs (4/1/2011)

ICE Enforcement Priorities (3/2/2011)

State Dept. Memo on L-1B Visa Eligibility (Jan. 2011)

"No Match Letters" (Nov. 2010)

DHS Announces E-Verify Enhancement (Nov. 2010)

USCIS Filing Fees (11/23/2010)

U.S. Attorney Seeks Felony Convictions of Employers of Illegal Workers (4/15/10)

ICE Summarizes I-9 Investigations and Penalties 11/19/09

E-Verify Required for All Federal Contractors (9/1/09)

ICE Steps Up I-9 Audits              (7/1/09)

HIV No Longer A Bar To Immigration (7/1/09)

Premium Processing Resumed For I-140s (6/29/09)

Spotlight on Immigration Reform (4/14/09 article in the Recorder, a legal newspaper)

Registration Requirements (ESTA) for Visa Waiver travelers

USCIS confirms that H-1B status ends as soon as employment is terminated (12/9/08)

DOL Announces PERM labor certification approval rate through FY 2008

EAD Validity Increased To Two Years

OPT For Some F-1 Students Extended To 29 Months (See "News & Facts" for related articles)

Immigrants can report change of address online

State Dept. Issues Passport Guidelines For Visa Waiver Travelers (August 2006)

 

 
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