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Helena Younossi

Immigration Attorney at South San Francisco, CA

5.0   10 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 31 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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WE ASSIST IN FAMILY AND EMPLOYMENT BASED IMMIGRATION MATTERS AND MAKE A PERSONAL TOUCH OUR HALLMARK

Helena S. Younossi brings a wealth of experience in U.S. business immigration matters, assisting a diverse clientele ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Her practice encompasses a range of services, including employee work authorizations, I-9 IRCA Compliance, M&A, LCA Compliance, and Immigration Program and Policy development. In addition to her corporate work, she also represents individuals and families in various immigration-related matters. Ms. Younossi is a sought-after speaker on immigration and legal ethics, having been invited to present at prestigious organizations such as the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Public Law Institute (PLI). She is actively involved in the legal community, holding positions on committees such as the AILA National Ethics and Practice Management Committee and the BASF Ethics Committee. Recognized for her contributions to the field, Ms. Younossi has received numerous accolades, including being listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" and "Northern California Super Lawyers" annually since 2010. She is also a three-time recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for her pro-bono work and has been recognized as a '2013 Top Rated Lawyer' by Martindale-Hubbell. Helena's commitment to excellence extends beyond her legal practice, as she is also a dedicated triathlete who has completed Ironman Canada. For more information, visit her LinkedIn Page.

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Location

Younossi, Helena
601 Gateway Boulevard Suite 210
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
Helena Younossi
601 Gateway Blvd.
Suite 610
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advise on GC/L1 visa
Helena was very prompt in her response and to the point. Her advise was very helpful. Thanks.
Posted by Sri | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent immigration attorney with great work ethic
The company I work in was a client of Younassi law firm. I have been in touch with Helena for the last 2+ years now, on an intermittent basis. I was always amazed by how quickly Helena responded, how precise she was and how helpful she wanted to be! And even more so for immigration issues which has nothing to do with cases filed by her firm. I have been asking her multiple questions on the immigration process and she always took the time to help me understand my options and clarify my concerns at every step of the way. I admire her work ethic, her knowledge of immigration processes / nuances and mostly her compassion / patience which was consistent across all interactions. And her team does the same thing as well - responding to questions / concerns with the same precision and helpful attitude. I highly recommend Helena and her team for any immigration related issues.
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Posted by Chidozie | June 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ms
I have been working with Younossi Law since 2016 through Safeway Inc, their client and my direct employer, and I am very pleased with the professionalism displayed by the staff I have come in contact with. Helena, Anastasia, Khaled, and Darlene are just a few of the amazing individuals I have come in contact with via telephone communications or email exchanges, and each time I am just grateful to have this team on my case. Prompt replies, knowledgable feedback, and clarity in communication are a few of the skills I have appreciated from them and I highly recommend this firm to any individual seeking services provided by them.
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Posted by Eli | May 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Immigration Law Firm
I had the pleasure of working with Helena and her team at Younossi Law for over 10 years while running my international staffing company. They successfully handled dozens of H1B and permanent residency cases. I continue to work with Helena for personal immigration matters and religiously recommend her to my family and friends. She is extremely diligent, supportive and exceptionally attentive. As the managing attorney, she has created a top-notch firm who are all experts in immigration law and in todays complex and shifting world, this is essential. 5 stars all the way for Helena and her team!
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Response from Helena Younossi May 29, 2019
Eli, thank you for your kind words. They are most appreciated. It has been a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Helena was super helpful throughout my immigration application. She brought a calm demeanor and attention to detail that made the process as smooth as possible. I highly recommend Helena and her firm!
Response from Helena Younossi May 29, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. It is truly appreciated.
Posted by Lee | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dear Avvo
Younossi Law right from the start were excellent help during my initial arrival into the US and following through up to my successful completion of the Green Card process. Everyone at Younossi were friendly, supportive and most importantly knew exactly what they were doing through a process which at times can seem lengthy and complicated. They always kept me informed and were always available when I needed to contact them. They kept me right with what was expected of me. This is so important for someone who is not familiar with the process. Even though at different stages, different members of their team were involved.....Younossi didn't miss a beat. I would highly recommend Younossi Law to anyone requiring assistance in this field. Truly a great team!!!
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Response from Helena Younossi May 6, 2019
Thank you, Lee. I am so happy to have been able to have seen this through for you. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review.
Posted by Annick | April 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and easy to work with
Helena was recommended by an attorney friend a couple of years ago. After I had a consultation with her over the phone on an visa/immigration case, I decided to hire Helena on the spot as she is very knowledgeable in her field and is also a very compassionate person. She put me at ease so I am comfortable to ask her questions regarding my case. She is always very helpful when she provides legal advice. She is also very articulate so it makes it easy for me to understand the process and all the deliverables. She instills confidence as we navigate through the complicated process. I have been working with her for a while now and would highly recommend her to anybody who needs legal advice in this area!
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Response from Helena Younossi May 6, 2019
Thank you, Annick You are a wonderful person and so very kind. Your words are most appreciated.
Posted by Gina | July 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful and accommodating
Helena was informative and also so easy to work with. She was able to provide me with the information I needed in a few easy emails. She made herself available around my limited schedule (even offering to have a call on a Saturday). She communicated so well explaining clearly to me what I needed to know.
Response from Helena Younossi July 25, 2017
Thank you, Gina! So very much appreciated.
Posted by Ann | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney
My company has used Helena Younossi for immigration matters for over a decade. She is the best immigration attorney we have ever used. She and her firm have handled hundreds of cases for us without any problem. We have received thoughtful advice from Helena Younossi and her team on a variety of immigration topics.
Response from Helena Younossi July 25, 2017
Thank you, Ann. It has been a pleasure working with you all these years.
Posted by Paul | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great immigration legal expert, and a terrific lawyer
Helena Younossi worked for several years, with candor, expertise and good accessibility, to Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. The legal and HR teams could work well with Helena and her team of immigration-related legal resources. She knows the law and its practical application for just about any immigrant and non-immigrant visa issues both with expertise and efficiency in deploying the advice. We could count on her team to do right by our corporation. Strongly recommended.
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Response from Helena Younossi July 20, 2017
Thank you for your words, Paul. It is most appreciated!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/CEO
  • Younossi Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Parnter/Associate
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
  • 1998 - 2005

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Norcal American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Norcal American Immigration Lawyers Association Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, International Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California
  • Top Women Attorneys in Northern California
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Women Leaders in the Law
  • American Lawyer Magazine
  • 2013
  • Listed in the 2010 edition of ‘The Best Lawyers in America.’
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Three-time recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference
  • Ethical Considerations in Online Marketing and Messaging
  • 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference
  • Ethical Considerations in Drafting Client Retainers & Electronic Communications
  • 2013
  • California State Bar Annual Meeting
  • Immigration and Export Control, Renewed Focus of DHL
  • 2011

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Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Helena on many cases and she is always a pleasure to work with - she is responsive, knowledgeable and pleasant!"
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South San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Helena Younossi
Helena Younossi
Immigration Attorney
South San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available