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Fariba Faiz

Fariba is the founder of Fariba Faiz Law Offices PC, based out of San Francisco, California. Attorney Faiz is an experienced immigration attorney with a proven track record of successfully petitioning investment immigration (E-1/E-2 visas and direct and regional center EB-5 projects), employment-based and family-based immigration matters. Fariba works with employers firms and their employees and immigrant investors in partnership to transfer, intracompany, foreign personnel and their families to the United States. We partner with employers in various industries including start-ups, information technology, pharmaceuticals, biotech, finance, crypto, and banking sector, hospitals and healthcare providers, architectural design firms, and educational institutions with obtaining temporary (H-1, L-1, O-1, TN, E-2) and permanent residency based on employment and extraordinary ability in athletics, the arts, business or science .The occupations typically represented include researchers, scientists, physicians, engineers, IT workers, architects, graphic artists, financial analysts, fashion designers, coaches, athletes, musicians, performers, and similar creatives. Healthcare and Research clients turn to her for her vast experience with their specialized immigration needs, including obtaining H-1B cap exemptions and J-1 visa waivers. Her success is based on her approach to solving problems by engaging and immersing herself in her client's business to gain a comprehensive understanding of the organizations and industry-specific issues allowing her to give practical actionable advice.

On the employee side of Ms. Faiz's practice, she assists individual employees with AC21 porting in H-1B and I-140 matters and provides consultations pertaining to termination and lay-offs and immigration consequences of the same for L-1, H-1B, TN, E, and O visa holders. Fariba is known for her holistic approach to immigration matters. Dedicated to providing streamlined and excellent service, she realizes the importance of taking the time to understand the immediate needs, clients' immigration and cultural background, overall long-term goals and case-specific issues, allowing her to give candid advice, providing the client with options and a road map for achieving results.

HR Directors and administrators draw on Fariba's broad ranging experience with I-9 Compliance and investigation matters, Wage and Hour issues, and employee handbook and policy and employment contract review.

Fariba and her network of trusted advisors also provide consultations to potential investors and their agents on matters such as foreign direct investment; EAR and ITAR compliance for US firms, multinationals and start-ups looking to transfer foreign personnel, or technology and services as well as regulations on foreign investments and blocked transactions proscribed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Ms. Faiz is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and completed her bachelor's degree at University of California at Berkeley.

Ms. Faiz has been a member of the California State Bar since 1998. She is admitted to practice before the United States Federal Court of the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as well as the Supreme Court of California. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and previously served on the American Bar Association's Advisory Group. Ms. Faiz has presented continuing legal education courses for Sterling Education Seminars, Pincus, as well as the San Francisco Bar Association and events organized by groups the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, as well as Innovation Norway, Opinno and similar start-up tech incubators.


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