I am seeking legal consultation for starting a new food import business in the Bay Area. I need a lawyer who has expertise in Food/Fruit Import, New Business start-up and Immigration (as I am not a Citizen or resident). Please reach out to me if you can provide guidance on all these. (Prefer some in San Mateo County but that is not a must).
I agree that you are best served by a "local" attorney in the Bay area.
In Los Angeles I specialize in foreign trade and start up companies and specialize in Europe, especially France and Italy and Spain (and speak the languages). We work closely with several immigration firms for our clients on L, E1 and E2 and H1-B visas.
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I would consult with several business immigration attorneys as this will be a process stretching over several years and you want someone who is knowledgable and also is a good fit for you personally.
This is a general answer only and does not imply that I am your attorney giving advice with full knowledge of all the particulars of your case or that there is any attorney client relationship. I strongly urge you to retain experienced legal counsel who can better advise you once they have reviewed all your documentation and are fully apprised of the details of your case. Rebecca Black Immigration 5800 Beach Blvd. Ste 203-176 Jacksonville, FL 32207 904-999-4928 Tel & Fax
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My recommendation is to consult with Mr. Doland. Best.
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