in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar
of California Board of Legal Specialization
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.”
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 155 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 currently 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,
intracompany transferees, and TN Canadian and
Comprehensive counseling and planning for high
technology companies to provide immigration benefits to professionals and
managers from all over the world.
visas based on treaty (E-2
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
and permanent residence status for doctors, nurses and other health
J-1 waivers, H-1B status,
and permanent status for primary care physicians working in medically
· Labor certification for doctors who
are not subject to the J-1 two-year return requirement.
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
National Interest Waivers.
· Representation in
I-9 audits and
· 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
· Adjustment of Status applications in
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.
inadmissibility, including waivers for alleged
misrepresentation based on hardship to family members.
Immigration Expert Witness.
in all courts.
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100 Bush Street,
San Francisco, California 94104
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