Mina Kalra Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Mina Kalra

Mina Kalra

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
New England Law/Boston

"Mina is amazing - always a pleasure working with her."

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About
From working at a renowned immigration law firm in Boston, to heading the employment-based services at the University of California Berkeley, to advising startups on immigration and business-related matters, Mina has secured temporary visas and green cards for hundreds of software engineers, scientists, marketing and operations personnel, researchers and faculty, for nearly 10 years.
She is an expert on international student and scholars transitioning to a temporary work visa and permanent residence. Born in Bulgaria and educated in the U.S., Mina brings a personal immigration story, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the capacity to relate to
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"Once again it was great working with Mina as she is very quick in response time and attention to detail in explaining the correct forms/information I needed."

Immigration Consultation
Posted on Dec 23, 2019
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"Mina is amazing - always a pleasure working with her."

Respond to questionnaire
Posted on Dec 13, 2019
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"Great turn around response feedback, detailed in what items are a priority, and an excellent communicator. I look forward to working with Mina for future projects."

File TN Visa
Posted on Nov 12, 2019
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"Had a 30 min consultation regarding visa status and owning a business. She was quite knowledgeable and had a lot of experience."

Assist with Other Immigration Matter
Posted on Sep 25, 2019
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"It was great working with her."

Assist with Other Immigration Matter
Posted on Jun 20, 2019
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"She is good. I'd love to work with her again."

Consult on Immigration Options
Posted on May 3, 2019

Work History

New World Law, LLP

Partner

Jan 2017 - Present

Manage a boutique business immigration law practice, and provide legal advice focusing on employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions.

Jan 2017 - Present

Berkeley International Office, UC Berkeley

Employment-Based Adviser

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Prepare and advise on employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions sponsored by the University of California Berkeley, including H-1Bs, O-1s, and TNs, among others.

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Wellbrain

Head of Legal

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Consult and provide legal advice on issues including immigration, contract, employment, trademark and business-related matters. Assess and implement human resource options, including retirement, accounting, and healthcare benefits. Conduct legal research and draft business-related documents, immigration petitions, employment contracts,

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Berkeley International Office, UC Berkeley

Assistant Director for Employment-Based Services

Jun 2009 - Jun 2014

Managed all employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions sponsored by the University of California Berkeley, including H-1Bs, O-1s, TNs, OPRs, and PERM cases.

Jun 2009 - Jun 2014

Costa & Riccio, LLP

Law Clerk

May 2006 - Jul 2008

Assisted with full range of employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions, with emphasis on PERM, NIW, OR, EA, Schedule A, H-1B, L-1, TN, and O-1. Conducted immigration law research, drafted legal documents and clients’ explanatory letters on immigration and nationality law.

May 2006 - Jul 2008

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