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Lois (Nuo Jia) L.

Lois (Nuo Jia) Li

66 reviews
Lois Li is a commercial attorney with extensive experience in business law. She primarily focuses on assisting startup and small businesses. Lois served as an in-house and outside counsel in the past. She has a license to practice law in two countries, including the United States and Canada. Lois is able to assist clients in Chinese and English. She completed a degree in law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Lois is currently an attorney at Alpine Law PLLC.
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Sarah C.

Sarah Corstange

96 reviews
Sarah’s practice, Corstange Law, focuses on immigration for startups and businesses to help them come up with strategies to keep their founders, investors, and employees in the US. She provides all of the necessary advice to ensure her clients stay in compliance with the immigration laws. Her interest in international law inspired her to live and travel in the Middle East for years.
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Heshmat A.

Heshmat Ali

Heshmat Ali is a corporate attorney who has been practicing law for over a decade. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the Southwestern Law School. Heshmat specializes in reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He also deals with legal cases related to immigration law. Heshmat often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. He served as an attorney at the Orange County Public Defender between 2008 and 2014.
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Evelyn G.

Evelyn Ginossi

4 reviews
Evelyn Ginossi saw a revolution coming to the legal industry and she responded. Her clients need agile responses, an expert lawyer with strong business sense, and predictable pricing. Evelyn’s practice specializes in complex real estate transactions, negotiations, and financing for U.S. and U.K. companies. In 10 years Evelyn has handled the purchase and sale of properties totaling over $2 billion.
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Irene G.

Irene Gold

2 reviews
Irina's passion for helping others motivated her to become an attorney. She grew up in the Ukraine, earned her law degree in Philadelphia, and passed the California Bar Exam. Irena opened the Law Offices of Irina S. Puhachevsky to provide quality legal services for those less privileged. She also does pro bono work assisting low-income clients with their family law and estate planning issues.
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Sophie A.

Sophie Alcorn

2 reviews
Sophie has been practicing immigration law in 2008 under the direction of her late father who had over 30 years of experience. She has won awards from the National Association of Women Attorneys and Equal Justice Works. Since she began her own immigration law practice in 2015, Alcorn Immigration Law, she focuses on startups and is able to practice immigration law throughout the US.
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Amanda L.

Amanda Luman

Graduating cum laude from California Western School of Law, Amanda Luman specializes in criminal defense and prosecution. At her own practice, Amanda Luman is not afraid to get into the thick of things to expose the truth for her clients. She has dealt with federal wiretaps, narcotics conspiracies, and a case involving extradition of a high-profile alleged sex offender. She can aid with complex legal problems and current clients include Bardsley and Carlos, LLP.
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Irina R.

Irina Ribeiro

2 reviews
I assist businesses, families, and individuals in all aspects of U.S. immigration. In business immigration, I represent investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and corporat... read more
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Kyle G.

Kyle Gililland

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I practice primarily in the area of asset protection. This may be in the form of estate planning for individuals, business formation or contracting for businesses, or data ... read more
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Some of the types of visas that the Fresno immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.

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