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Benjamin Lau

Associate - los angeles

Experience

Legal Expertise

Immigration and nationality law representing employers and individuals in a wide range of non-immigrant and immigrant matters, including preparing petitions and applications for aliens of extraordinary ability in the arts, entertainment and sciences; specialty occupation employees; adjustment of status and consular processing immigrant visas; and various immigrant and non-immigrant visas for employees and executives in the fields of high-technology and visual effects, fashion, entertainment, and interactive multimedia.

Representative Matters

  • Approval of Extraordinary Ability immigrant petitions for executives and key employees of major entertainment companies.
  • Approval of waiver applications to remove basis for inadmissibility on humanitarian grounds.
  • Approval of complex non-immigrant visas related to professions in the arts, entertainment, and technology.
  • Handled a variety of complex immigration matters involving citizenship, waivers, criminal convictions, travel and inadmissibility.

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

News

Admissions

  • California

Education

Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2011; Negotiations Honors Program Board Member

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2005

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