People: Angelo A. Paparelli, Partner

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Angelo A. Paparelli

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9797
Fax: (213) 270-9601
New York
Direct: (800) 818-7111
Fax: (212) 218-5526
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Mr. Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  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.  He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation.

Mr. Paparelli’s immigration practice areas include  compliance audits; counsel and due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring; immigration-related corporate policy formulation; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investigators, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; legislative advocacy and immigration messaging; federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act; waivers, white-collar immigration and asylum.

Mr. Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  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.  He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation.

Mr. Paparelli’s immigration practice areas include  compliance audits; counsel and due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring; immigration-related corporate policy formulation; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investigators, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; legislative advocacy and immigration messaging; federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act; waivers, white-collar immigration and asylum.

Education

  • B.A., University of Michigan (1971)
  • J.D., Wayne State University Law School (1976)

Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Michigan

Courts

  • California
  • Michigan
  • New York

Publications

Affiliations

  • Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyer (Founder/Past President)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of New York
  • National Speakers Association
  • American Immigration Council (Emeritus Member, Board of Trustees)

Press Quotations

  • Three of Angelo Paparelli’s blog posts have been linked by the Editors of the New York Times: “Immigrants Working While They Wait ,” a May 8, 2014 editorial, “Detroit’s Immigration Solution,”  a February 5, 2014 editorial, and “Requiem for a DREAM,” a December 23, 2010 editorial.
  • Quoted, “Through Blogging, Angelo Paparelli Brings Passion and Personality to Immigration Law,” LexBlog Legal Network (January 8, 2015)
  • Interviewed, on KNX-1070 (CBS Radio Los Angeles), “Spotlight on Immigration: The President Acts,” broadcast Nov. 24, 2014.
  • Quoted, “If You Have Employees, Obama's Immigration Plans Will Most Likely Affect You,” Inc. Magazine (November 21, 2014).
  • Quoted, “U.S. Plan Aims to Draw Immigrants With Technology Skills,” New York Times (May 6, 2014)
  • Quoted, “Employers may need to dismiss undocumented employees,” Inside Counsel (December 3,2014)
  • Quoted, “Employers’ ‘Specialty Occupation’ Dilemma: Why an H-1B Lottery Win Isn’t a Free Pass,” Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report (August 21, 2014)
  • Quoted, “5 Reforms To Watch As The Immigration Debate Heats Up,” Law360 Employment, May 23, 2014
  • Quoted, ”U.S. Begins New Crackdown on Hiring Illegal Workers,” Wall St. Journal, September 12, 2013.

Accolades

  • Named one of EB5 Investors Magazine’s “Top 25 EB-5 Attorneys of 2015.”
  • The 2010 recipient of Edith Lowenstein Award conferred by the 10,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association, for advancing the practice of immigration law.
  • Given Chambers and Partners highest rating (above Band 1), a “Star” business immigration lawyer in California (2011-2014),and Legal500 Band 1 (2011-2014).
  • Named 3 times as the world’s leading corporate immigration lawyer (2009, 2006 & 2005, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers)
  • Prolific Writer:  Blogger, Lead Editor, “Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators” (ILW, 2014), co-editor, The “Immigration Compliance Book” (ILW, 2009), co-author, American Bar Association “International Lawyer's Deskbook,” Chapter on Immigration, 2nd Ed. (2004)
  • Social Media Evangelist:  Twitter, Blog, LinkedIn, Google+  & Facebook.
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