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. Less
than 5% are selected by Super Lawyers.
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 for several decades, 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 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. 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, responsible for writing and grading the
immigration specialty exam for lawyers.
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:
residence (“green card”) based on PERM labor certifications.
Mr. Bach has been preparing labor certifications
continuously since 1980.
Visas for H-1B
Individual Petitions for L-1 intracompany transferees.
TN status for
professionals from Canadian and Mexican.
E-3 Visas for Australians.
counseling and planning for high technology companies to
provide immigration benefits to professionals and managers
from all over the world.
based on treaty (E-2 and E-1).
residence for extraordinary scientists, artists, athletes,
residence based on $500,000 investment in a "Regional
on $1 million investment in your own business.
permanent residence status for doctors, nurses and other
J-1 waivers, H-1B
status, and permanent status for primary care physicians
working in medically underserved areas.
certification for doctors who are not subject to the J-1
two-year return requirement.
alphabet of temporary visas, including K, E, R, P, Q, and O
card status for "Transferring Managers and Executives."
Immigration for Outstanding Researchers and Professors
I-9 audits and investigations.
immigration, and immigration based on other family
Waiver of the J-1
two-year return requirement.
certification, H-1B petitions, and L-1 cases in all fifty
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.
inadmissibility, including waivers for alleged
misrepresentation based on hardship to family members.
Litigation in all
We have practiced 100% immigration law at the same location since 2002:
Law Offices of James A. Bach
100 Bush Street,
San Francisco, California 94104
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