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Bernard Wolfsdorf

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is the managing partner of the top-rated law firm, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP (, and the past national president of the 14,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Established in 1986, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP is known worldwide for providing exceptional quality legal services. With 19 lawyers and offices in Los Angles and New York, the firm was recently listed as a top-tier immigration practice by Chambers & Partners with several of the firm's attorneys (Avi Friedman, Cliff Rosenthal, Naveen Bhora) listed in the 2014 International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Mr. Wolfsdorf specializes in EB-5 investment immigration in addition to the full range of global immigration matters.

Mr. Wolfsdorf was voted "Lawyer of the Year" for the past five consecutive years (2010-present) by Who's Who Legal, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) official research partner. Mr. Wolfsdorf received this distinction after garnering the most votes from over 500 of the top-rated immigration lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell has consistently given Mr. Wolfsdorf "AV Preeminent" ratings (the highest possible) in ethics and competence. US News' Best Lawyers in America has selected Mr. Wolfsdorf as its "Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles". Chambers USA gave him a "star" rating, an honor given to only three attorneys in California for the immigration chapter. He is also listed in Southern California Super Lawyers, while Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business rated him in its top tier. Human Resource Executive magazine has repeatedly recognized him as one of the nation's top immigration lawyers. He has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist for over 25 years.

Wolfsdorf Rosenthal handles a broad range of global mobility cases and is well known for its work in the investor arena, assisting with filing both direct and high volume regional center cases and designation applications. The firm has over 20 years' experience with filing EB-5 cases. The firm is also a co-owner of Global Employer Mobility Services (GEMS), an immigration corporation that brings together the resources of seven internationally ranked immigration law firms to serve the needs of large global companies. Accordingly, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal provides top-quality worldwide immigration and visa services to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, hospitals, universities, research institutions, and individual clients. The attorneys and legal assistants at Wolfsdorf have expertise in almost every type of immigration case, and they have a track record of achieving success with the most difficult cases. The staff of 20 attorneys and approximately 50 professionals ensures prompt and expert attention to clients' immigration law matters. Mr. Wolfsdorf's leadership, vast experience, and national prominence have been vital to keeping the firm at the cutting edge of immigration practice.

Mr. Wolfsdorf served on the American Bar Association's commission on immigration. He is a long-standing member of the International Alliance of Business Lawyers (ABIL) and ABIL Global, both of which include the managing partners of many of the top immigration firms worldwide. He has authored numerous publications on immigration law and frequently lectures on visa matters. He is renowned for his broad knowledge of immigration law and his ability to successfully navigate complex immigration matters. Over the years, Mr. Wolfsdorf has had a major impact on the practice of immigration law and has demonstrated a long history of commitment to AILA. Mr. Wolfsdorf received AILA's Service Excellence Award for his outstanding volunteerism. Mr. Wolfsdorf is dedicated to AILA's mission of promoting justice, advocating for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and enhancing the professional development of its members. Email: