Fariba Faiz, the founder of Fariba Faiz Law Offices PC in San Francisco, California, is an immigration attorney who has been honored with inclusion in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Exceptional Expertise in Immigration Law. With an extensive track record of successfully petitioning investment immigration (including E-1/E-2 visas, and direct and regional center EB-5 projects), employment-based, and family-based immigration matters, Attorney Faiz is an expert in the field. She diligently collaborates with employers, their employees, and immigrant investors to facilitate the transfer of foreign personnel and their families to the United States. Her clientele spans a variety of industries including startups, IT, pharmaceuticals, biotech, finance, crypto, banking, hospitals, healthcare providers, architectural design firms, and educational institutions. She has handled temporary (H-1, L-1, O-1, TN, E-2) and permanent residency cases based on employment and extraordinary abilities in athletics, arts, business, or science. Her clients typically consist of researchers, scientists, physicians, engineers, IT workers, architects, graphic artists, financial analysts, fashion designers, coaches, athletes, musicians, performers, and creatives in similar fields. Healthcare and Research clients particularly value her extensive experience with specialized immigration needs, such as H-1B cap exemptions and J-1 visa waivers. Her success stems from a problem-solving approach grounded in a deep understanding of organizational and industry-specific issues, which enables her to provide practical, actionable advice.
On the employee side, Ms. Faiz provides guidance and support with AC21 porting in H-1B and I-140 matters and consultations pertaining to termination, lay-offs, and immigration consequences for various visa holders. Her holistic approach is marked by dedication, excellent service, and an in-depth understanding of clients' immediate needs, backgrounds, long-term goals, and case-specific issues. She provides candid advice and outlines a clear roadmap for achieving results.
HR Directors and administrators leverage Fariba's broad experience in I-9 Compliance, Wage and Hour issues, and employee handbook and policy review concerning non-US personnel hiring.
Fariba Faiz and her network of trusted advisors consult on foreign direct investment, EAR and ITAR compliance, and regulations on foreign investments and blocked transactions as governed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
A graduate of Southwestern University School of Law and the University of California at Berkeley, Ms. Faiz has been a member of the California State Bar since 1998. She is admitted to practice before several federal and state courts and is an active member of various legal associations.
Ms. Faiz has been honored with inclusion in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Expertise in Immigration Law and was named to the 2024 Best Lawyers. She has shared her knowledge through numerous continuing legal education courses and events organized by groups such as the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Norway, Opinno, and similar start-up tech incubators. Her contributions to the field showcase a profound commitment to excellence and an unswerving dedication to her clients' success.