We are an international firm and are licensed to practice immigration law in all states. We practice in the San Francisco Bay area, the Silicon Valley area, and the Sacramento metropolitan area and have satellite offices located throughout California. The Warren Law Firm can address your needs for legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Warren Law Firm offers full-service immigration services. Services offerings include student visas, trainee visas, h1-b visas, J visas, B-business visas, and labor certifications as well as investor visas, individual and family visas.
Specializing in international, domestic and immigration business matters and contracts. Experience in various aspects of business formation and contractual issues as well as corporate governance issues. Also knowledgeable about multinational executive and special knowledge based - visa issues and negotiation of underlying employment contracts.
The staff/attorneys speak Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French and German.
International Client Base
Our client list is varied. Representative clients include: community colleges, large international wine distributors, high-tech companies, restaurant, business consultants, exclusive jewelry stores and many more.
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Americas International Legal and Professional Services Counsel
Successfully negotiated legal contracts that involve product development through the creation of the Developers On-Line Program that assists new developers through electronic distribution of software that is intended to be utilized on SGI's multi-media proprietary hardware. Led the legal team in creating the IRIX M Stream Addendum which eliminated gray market patch piracy by allowing SGI IRIX users to download software patches for various bug fixes. Negotiated sales and service/support contracts that involve hardware and/ or integrated hardware/software solutions that are custom approaches for different uses ranging from commercial to military uses. Negotiated research and development alliances that utilize SGI hardware and proprietary software as well as third-party software. Negotiated non-disclosure confidential agreements as well as transition documents that facilitate the transfer and/or license of technology. Various software use and development agreements involved companies such as CompeteNet, Placeware, Legato and Hitachi as well as a variety of porting agreements.
Drafted global and multi-national consulting, subcontractor and master contractor agreements as well as software care support agreements (software and hardware service and maintenance agreements). Worked collaboratively with sales, product development, engineers, finance and marketing personnel as well as senior business management teams to accommodate legal compliance requirements of regulatory and state laws in multiple jurisdictions. Revised a variety of contracts and internal policies to accommodate recent SEC revenue recognition directives (SAB 101) and export compliance regulations that impact the sales team.
Solely responsible for providing legal support in all areas including contract analysis, interpretation and negotiation as well as labor, custom and export/import considerations regarding Latin America and Canada. Negotiated contracts with AmazonTech, Intesa Informatica, Negocios, and Tecnologia domiciled in Venezuela; directing the creation of a Brazilian subsidiary of SGI for the purpose of establishing a logistical branch office to facilitate faster service for a competitive edge. Also, negotiated real estate contracts in Brazil to protect SGI from huge tax liabilities. Managed outside counsel in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Columbia, Chile and Canada.
American Insurance Association -Assistant Vice-President
Largest commercial lobby in the United States. Analyzed judicial, regulatory, and legislative developments affecting AIA's Fortune 500 member companies. Issues include: Y2k compliance, uniform electronic transfer, securitization of international reinsurance treaties, intellectual property data collection issues, e-commerce, potential barriers to internet sales, the impact of fraud on the cost of products and services; assisting in the due diligence process required of new subsidiaries that seek to be admitted to various states including Guam or U.S. territories, negotiation of privacy laws which seek to increase privacy protections that would impact current business practices of AIA companies.
Advocated in regulatory and legislative hearings against proposed adverse actions. Utilized cross-cultural communication skills to achieve necessary compromise with local governments. Researched and advised companies on the impact of various businesses practices pursuant to FPPC requirements. Drafted legislation and regulation. Reviewed, drafted and negotiated contractual language for prior approval of insurance contracts. Evaluated the impact of non-standard contractual terms and conditions of insurance contracts that could impact the insurance marketplace.
Served as a media relation's contact with newspapers and trade journals as well as an insurance industry contact person. Informed AIA members of the impact of political elections, ballot measures and industry market changes. Directed and assisted AIA's contract lobbyists' efforts with respect to direct and indirect lobbying support in California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Hawaii on legislative and regulatory issues. Presented written and oral testimony to legislative, regulatory, and court tribunals on insurance matters. Developed strategies and provided technical information to governmental or legislative bodies for the creation of laws and regulations.
Long & Levit
Associate. Advised and handled litigation surrounding insurance defense issues. Analyzed regulatory statutes and compliance orders from various regulatory agencies. Analyzed cases as applied to third party insurance coverage issues. Researched contractual defense positions involving a directors and officers liability policy, most notably in the Look Who’s Talking Too movie dispute. Drafted various motions and settlement release agreements.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Attorney||National Black Lawyers||2019|
|Top Immigration Law Firm||Thumbtack||2015|
|Invited Judge||University of California, Davis||2007|
|Community Service Award||University of San Francisco||1992|
|Immigration Law Radio Show Host||Fighting for Your Rights||2015 - Present|
|Principal||Warren Law Firm||2003 - Present|
|Immigration Panel||San Francisco Bar||2016 - 2019|
|Referral Attorney||Arag Group||2014 - 2015|
|Americas International Counsel||Silicon Graphics Inc||2000 - 2003|
|Assistant Vice President-Western Region||American Insurance Association||1994 - 2000|
|Director, Goverment Affairs||America Insurance Association||1993 - 1994|
|Associate||Long & Levit, LLP||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Rotary Club||Member||2018 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Immigration Project||Member||2015 - Present|
|Lawyer Committee for Civil Rights||Mentor-Attorney||2015 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||2014 - Present|
|Attorney Referral Network||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Education Committee Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|California Lawyers for the Arts||Referral Attorney||2014 - 2015|
|International English Center||Trustee||2010 - 2011|
|Hastings College of the Law||Member of the Alumni Board||2007 - 2008|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||2007 - 2008|
|Legal Aid of Marin||Board Member||2006 - 2015|
|Immigrant Legal Resource Center||Volunteer Attorney||2003 - 2005|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Irvine||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|CalCPA International Tax Conference||Business and Employment Visas||2014|
|Immigration and Taxes||Immigration and Taxes||2013|
|Blog talk Radio||Immigration updates||2009|
|Business Immigration in Salzburg, Austria, November 2005.||Business Visas Update||2005|
|Minding Your Business||Start Up Essentials||2004|
|Biotech Asset Acquisition, Biotech Engineer||We succeded|
|O Visa for Lighting Designer||The O visa was approved.|
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