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Atoosa Vakili

Immigration Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Law Office of Atoosa Vakili, US Immigration Legal Services

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Atoosa

Learn Atoosa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    50%
    Work and business based immigrant and non-immigrant visas, family immigration, citizenship cases.

    27 years

  2. Asylum
    25%
    Asylum applications and defense representation.

    20 years

  3. Business
    25%
    In corporations, business start up assistance, business legal consultations, contract law, real estate leases and transactions, medical and dental office consultations.

    27 years

 Atoosa Vakili has over 25 years of experience in business, transactional and immigration law. The law office of Atoosa Vakili assists clients in complying with US Immigration laws and regulations, provides business start up and transactional legal services and serves as an immigration and naturalization service provider. A unique aspect of the law firm is it's program of monthly retainer packages to provide consultation and legal services to businesses and employers. 


Our immigration and naturalization legal team has particular expertise in obtaining work and business visas for clients or their employees. We also specialize in obtaining permanent residency, "Green Cards" based on various avenues, including family-based petitions, employment-based petitions or investment-based applications. EB5 investment visas, E visas, L visas and H1B visas are various categories of investment or employment based visas we utilize for our clients. Extraordinary ability or achievement visas offer other options for artists, entertainers, professors, researchers, or other qualified individuals. 

As legal consultants to US businesses, our office is on call to assist in business start ups, IPOs, reverse mergers, shareholder agreements, negotiation and drafting of agreements. We also provide legal consultation to employers to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, particularly as related to hiring of foreign nationals, avoiding discrimination claims, conducting internal audits and representing employers in response to governmental audits or investigations. 

 

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Location

Law Office of Atoosa Vakili
100 Spectrum Center Dr, Ste 900
Irvine, CA, 92618

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Posted by Tara | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card
Attorney Atoosa Vakili is a true Angel sent by God. She did outstanding legal work in our immigration case and our daughter. If I had to recommend a lawyer to anyone, it would be Mrs. Vakili without any hesitation. My journey to becoming a permanent resident has been a very stressful one, but after my wife and I hired Mrs. Vakili, she laid everything out for us and helped us every step of the way. We started from nothing, and Mrs. Vakili worked very hard with us, even though we had less than a month to prepare. She was available any time we needed her (even on holidays) and always made sure we were on top of what we needed to do. She treated us like family, guided us through this case, and gave us a lot of life advice because we are just a very young couple who needed a lot of help. Mrs. Vakili was there for us in more ways than we can even imagine, and we are so thankful that we met her and could work with her. We both agree that this was the best decision we have made by far. She is passionate about her cases, just as she was with ours, and was determined to come out of it successfully. She gave us the hope and confidence we needed when we thought we couldn't do it anymore. We recommend her to anyone that needs immigration service, and we are delighted that Mrs. Vakili represented our daughter and us.
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Posted by Ramin | July 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorney
I Just wanted thank you and your staff for your outstanding and professional services in obtaining my US Permanent Immigrant Visa (Green Card) . I would highly recommend you and your firm to anyone who may require legal assistance in immigration related and work authorization matters.
Posted by mojtaba | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Lawyer
Atoosa Vakili has a high level of knowledge if her field, well educated in family immigration cases & provides well guided advise & direction . She is kind and professional person & did an excellent job for my entire family. Highly recommend..
Response from Atoosa Vakili May 30, 2017
Thank you, Mojtaba, for your review! We appreciated working with you and your family! Best, Atoosa Vakili
Posted by Mossy | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
She is so honest and upfront with everything It was great experience to be her client. highly recommend .
Response from Atoosa Vakili May 30, 2017
Thank you for your comments and review! It was a pleasure to work with you! Atoosa Vakili
Posted by Ala | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration attorney
After I got job offer my employer contacted to Atoosa Vakili's office, After consulting with her they hired her office to do my case which was getting labor certification (Perm- EB2- Work Authorization and Adjustment of Status). We communicated via phone and email most of the time because our company is in Huston, TX . She was extremely responsive throughout the process that involved me and my employer. We felt we were always well informed about any procedure to come. Everything was straight forward under her guidance and happened as she expected at beginning. Our questions were always answered with accuracy and competence and in a timely manner. We never had issue or problem in my case . In addition, I found her and her paralegals to be a very nice persons and felt comfortable that Atoosa was giving me right advices at all time. I would strongly recommend her legal assistance to anyone I know.
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Response from Atoosa Vakili April 23, 2017
Dear Ala, Thank you for your comments and recommendation. It was a pleasure working with you and your employer! All the best, Atoosa Vakili
Posted by Nelly | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Lawyer
Atoosa is very kind and professional person, she did an excellent job and she made me feel that she cared, I highly recommend her. Best lawyer I've met!!
Response from Atoosa Vakili April 23, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, Nelly! It was a pleasure to work with you. All the best, Atoosa Vakili
Posted by Rezvan | June 6, 2014
Immigration Case
Atoosa Vakili is one of the best lawyers that I have met in my whole life. She is very kind, tender, punctual and expert in her job and I wish all the best for her.
Response from Atoosa Vakili April 23, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, Rezvan! It was a pleasure to work with you. All the best, Atoosa Vakili
Posted by Mona | September 14, 2013
I recommend this attorney.
After working with Atoosa on immigration matters for her clients, I highly recommend her for her professionalism and experience. With advanced knowledge of immigration law and procedure, Atoosa provides her clients the expertise needed to navigate the most critical immigration issues, from investment to business to family matters, all with a personable approach towards her clients which is uncommon today.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • US Immigration Legal Services
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Vakili Law, Immigration Attorneys
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Business, Transactional Law, Consultant
  • AV Capital
  • 2005 - 2013

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • law
  • 1989
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • undergraduate
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Employment Visas (H1Bs, L1s), Business Visas( E2s), Employment based Green Cards (PERM)
  • successful
  • Humanitarian Visas
  • successful
  • EB-5 Investment Immigration cases, Business Immigration
  • some pending, some successful
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Associations

  • Iranian American Women's Foundation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California chapter)
  • 2011 - Present
  • Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Service Award - pro bono services
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2014

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Panel Discussion at UCI
  • Executive Order & Travel Bans
  • 2017
  • Foreign Investors Conference
  • EB5 Investment Green Cards
  • 2014
  • Mission Viejo Q&A Session
  • Immigration Question & Answer Session
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Atoosa is a committed and hard-working immigration attorney. She is highly respected and goes above and beyond for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Atoosa is highly respected in the legal community. She is an exceptional immigration attorney with extensive experience on a wide variety of cases."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Atoosa in the past and have found here to be very knowledgable, experienced, and insightful. I highly recommend those seeking treaty investors to contact her for representation."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the distinct privilege of knowing attorney Atoosa Vakili since 1992. Atoosa is active in our local Bar and a charitable organization involving children causes. She is passionate about serving his clients and provides them with an exceptional service. Atoosa is a very pleasant person to interact with. I highly endorse Atoosa Vakili for immigration law."
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Irvine Immigration Lawyer Atoosa Vakili
Atoosa Vakili
Immigration Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 34 years