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Bernard Wolfsdorf was recognized by Who's Who Legal as the Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2014

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Who's Who Legal 2014

Bernard Wolfsdorf provides a "sense of reassurance that you are in capable hands" and offers remarkable "work ethic and compassion."

Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business

Bernard Wolfsdorf knows the field and understands clients. He continues to utilize his vast experience in the immigration arena to help clients.

Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Bernard Wolfsdorf has been selected as the "Global Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2013."

International Who's Who Legal 2013

Mr. Wolfsdorf named the "most highly rated immigration lawyer in the world" for the third year in a row by the peer-reviewed International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. 2012 Editor-in-chief Callum Campbell said, "Bernard Wolfsdorf received unrivalled levels of praise from sources both in private practice and in-house across the globe, and we are delighted to declare him the leading lawyer in the world for Corporate Immigration once again." Mr. Wolfsdorf achieved the most votes from his peers worldwide.

2012 International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf selected as "Immigration Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles."

Best Lawyers in America 2012

Bernard Wolfsdorf is a renowned leader in the immigration field and is regarded by his peers as "a genuine star; extraordinarily knowledgeable and a real expert in the handling of consular and state department matters."

Best Lawyers in America 2012

National Past President of AILA, Bernard P. Wolfsdorf, is the most highly rated corporate lawyer in the world.

2011 International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is a full-service immigration law firm with 21 lawyers providing top-quality worldwide immigration and visa services to investors, multinational corporations, small businesses, hospitals, universities, research institutions and individual clients.

Bernard Wolfsdorf is a recent past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). For the past five years, including 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010, the Who'’s Who Legal named Mr. Wolfsdorf "Lawyer of the Year" stating “Mr. Wolfsdorf received more votes from clients and peers worldwide than any other lawyer. Who's Who Legal is the official researcher of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Section.

"Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is one of the leading corporate immigration law firms in the United States." According to Who's Who, "he is "hugely impressive" in the eyes of his peers and regarded as being " at the pinnacle of the profession." Avi Friedman is "first-class for consular work." Lisa Yu and Cliff Rosenthal complete a very strong contingent from the firm's Santa Monica office, and this strength is complemented by the inclusion of the "excellent" Naveen Rahman Bhora in New York.

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is a member of ABIL (Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers) and ABIL Global. ABIL has over 1,200 top-rated immigration professionals spanning over 100 countries that are available to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge immigration law services.

Wolfsdorf attorneys have the expertise to navigate complex immigration matters, as demonstrated by their excellent reputation in top-rated peer review reports. The Wolfsdorf team’'s exceptional knowledge and expertise in immigration law make the firm the immigration law firm of choice for a diverse client base, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. No matter how complicated the case, our attorneys can help navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration laws.

The Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is committed to excellent customer service. Our attorneys and legal assistants have expertise in almost every type of immigration case, and a track record of achieving success with the most difficult cases. Our staff of over 60 ensures prompt and expert attention to client’s immigration law matters. Languages spoken include Afrikaans, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Tagalog. We maintain offices on both the West and East Coasts (Santa Monica, California, and New York City).

Who’s Who of Business Lawyers Recognition

The Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is listed by International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers among the top corporate immigration firms in North America with five of its attorneys listed*. Avi Friedman is listed as an outstanding lawyer who assists applicants with visa interviews at US consular posts worldwide and represents clients at US border posts in Canada and Mexico, and Cliff Rosenthal for specializing in the business and entertainment industries.

Chambers & Partners Acknowledgments

The Wolfsdorf firm was selected again as a top-tier immigration practice by the leading peer-reviewed attorney guidebook Chambers & Partners. The review concludes: “The lawyers [at Wolfsdorf] have the latest knowledge at their fingertips and are able to communicate this to clients effectively. The firm was singled out because of its capacity to handle “a broad range of immigration matters for companies and individuals as well as for its expanding global immigration practice and varied clientele.

Bernie Wolfsdorf was named a “Star Individual, one of only three lawyers in California to receive this highest ranking. Chambers describes Bernie as “a fabulous leader and lawyer who is always willing to educate his clients.

Chambers also praised Lisa Yu for her knowledge of “corporate immigration and for her work with “universities and other research institutions in immigrant and non-immigrant cases.

Super Lawyers Listings

Attorneys , Avi Friedman and Allison-Claire Acker were again listed as “Super Lawyer Southern California Super Lawyers, an annual publication that lists the top 5% of all attorneys in the field. Further, attorney Cliff Rosenthal, was listed as “Rising Star."

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America

The Wolfsdorf firm was again named a First-Tier Immigration Practice in Metropolitan Los Angeles in the “Best Law Firms", a joint publication of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most-respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and U.S. News and World Report, an internationally renowned news magazine with more than 10 million readers worldwide. The rankings are based on the results of a survey of over 100,000 lawyers, clients, and businessmen across the United States.

* Who's Who Legal nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed. As a result, the Who's Who Legal findings are known to be among the most accurate and the most reliable.


Call us toll free at 1-800-VISA-LAW. With offices in Los Angeles (LA), California and New York (NY), New York, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP provides global immigration services to our clients around the world. We also provide in-person consultations throughout Southern California in communities such as Pasadena, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Glendale, Encino, Northridge, Panorama City, Burbank, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka, Canoga Park, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, North Hollywood, North Hills, Valley Village, Universal City, Westwood, Pomona, Pacoima, Oak Park, Mission Hills, Arcadia, Alhambra, Malibu, Granada Hills, Gardena, Glendora, Culver City, Claremont, Diamond Bar, Arleta, Artesia, Baldwin Hills, Camarillo, Century City, Cerritos, Irvine, La Crescenta, Long Beach, San Diego, Santa Barbara. Our Manhattan office is convenient to all boroughs including Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Long Island, as well as Westchester, White Plains, Nassau, Suffolk, and throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.