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Fariba Faiz

Immigration Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Fariba Faiz Law Offices PC, San Francisco Immigration Lawyer

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Fariba

Learn Fariba’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    Specialties/Practice Areas Investment Immigration (EB-5), E-1 and E-2 visas and Work Visas (H, L-1, O, TN, P), Employment-Based Green Cards (EB-1, EB-2 [NIW], EB-3, I-9 Compliance Audits, Family-based Immigration, and Naturalization.

    26 years, 100 cases

I am the founder of the Law Offices of Fariba Faiz, based out of San Francisco, California. I am an experienced immigration attorney with a proven track record of successful investment non immigrant and immigrant visas (E-1/E-2 visas and direct and regional center EB-5 projects), family-based immigration, and employment-based immigration. I work with multinational firms and their employees and immigrant investors in partnership to transfer intra-company foreign personnel and their families to the United States. I serve as a partner with employers and employees in various industries including information technology, pharmaceuticals, biotech, finance and banking sector, hospitals and healthcare providers, architectural design firms, and educational institutions. I also represent a private client practice representing individuals in immigration matters before USCIS, U.S. consulates abroad, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

With my network of trusted advisors, I also provide consultations to potential investors and their agents on matters such as foreign direct investment, I-9 compliance, and regulations on foreign investments and blocked transactions proscribed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, site location analysis and transfer of foreign employees, in-bound investment missions, International Tax Planning, Export Credit Agency (ECA) Project & Trade Financing; and consultations to employers on employee benefits (ERIS) matters. 

I am a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. I completed my Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Berkeley. I have been a member of the California State Bar since 1998. I am admitted to practice before the United States Federal Court of the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as well as the Supreme Court of California. I am an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and previously served on the American Bar Association's Advisory Group. I have presented continuing legal education courses for Sterling Education Seminars as well as the San Francisco Bar Association and events organized by groups such as the Iranian Trade Association, and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Norway, Opinno and similar start-up tech incubators.

I am frequently contacted by the media in connection with immigration issues including Public Radion International, KTVU, SLATE, among others. 
 

 

 

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Location

Law Offices of Fariba Faiz
1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Posted by kavita | February 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Go-Getter and Kind
Fariba helped me get my Green Card under EB1 category. Working with her for the year or so it took for our process to get through, I came to develop a high regard for her knowledge of the way applications are assessed and how to meet the criteria for a successful application. At one point my husband's attorney suggested that we take a completely different course, but Fariba convinced us that her approach was the right one and guided our application to acceptance. Beyond her professional excellence, she is really a person who cares. Being an immigrant, my husband and I have had our share of immigration attorneys we have dealt with over years. To most of them you are just another case. But Fariba, understands the implications the process has for your life, and treated our application with the same importance we imparted to it. She always kept us informed about what to anticipate as our application progressed. It helped greatly to have an attorney who cared for the success of our application and strived to the level that we did to make it a successful one. I highly recommend Fariba for any immigration needs- she is someone you rely on. If it can be done, she will get it done.
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Posted by mouna | July 27, 2017
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The most helpful Attorney!
Fariba Faiz is one of the greatest Attorneys. She helped me with her sincere advices when I was in a very difficult situation. What was the most stressful situation was made easier with all her efforts, patience and positive attitude. Since my first conversation with her I knew that I am dealing with a person who is highly professional in what she does. I am deeply grateful to her achievement in gaining successful conclusion to my becoming a permanent legal resident of the United States of America. I would highly recommend her services to others.
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Posted by Patrick | January 30, 2016
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Quintessential Professional
quintessential professional in the Immigration Law Spectrum. Fariba is extremely knowledgeable as one would expect from an attorney but it does not stop there. Not only is she smart but she is incredibly helpful and transparent about all angles of the process of immigration. I was applying for a Landed Immigrant status 'Green Card' and the process could have not have gone smoother. Not only was it a success and I now currently hold this status, but it actually happened a lot faster than expected due to Fariba's precise predictions and understanding of the system. I have and will continue to forward people to Fariba due to her absolute professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2008
Excellent Attorney
Fariba is a wonderful attorney. She likes what she does and it shows. Initially I consulted with her about one of my employees who had been the victim of a notario. She met with her and even provided her with a free consultation. She completed the case with great results and we are very fortunate to have sought her advice and services.
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Posted by John Stoneberg | June 14, 2008
Excellent Attorney
Fariba handled our rather complicated marriage case. We had seen two other attorneys before and we were told to forget about purusing the case. We went to see Fariba and she was very calm and composed, so we were a bit unsure given what the other attorneys had told us. She reviewed our file and told us exactly what to expect and detailed how she would handle any upcoming issues, and she did exactly that. My wife just got her green card and we are very thankful to Fariba for her efforts and for her wisdom. We recommend her to anyone needing an competent immigration attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Fariba Faiz
  • 1999 - Present
  • Board Member
  • Marketlinc
  • 2014 - 2022
  • Executive Director
  • International Alliance in Service and Education (IASE)
  • 2000 - 2016

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • EB-1 (A) Arts
  • Approved
  • EB-5 Entrepreneur
  • Approved

Associations

  • Gerson Lehman Group
  • Council Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California chapter)
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Superlawyers
  • 2024
  • 19 Best Attorneys- San Francisco
  • Expertise.com
  • 2023
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • To Attorneys of Northern California
  • Top Attorneys of Northern California
  • 2018
  • Hero Award
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • 2018
  • Hero Award
  • ALRP
  • 2017
  • Hero Award
  • ALRP
  • 2010
  • Hero Award
  • ALRP
  • 2009
  • Hero Award
  • ALRP
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Visa Overview
  • Immigration Visa Overview
  • 2014
  • New Realities in Employment Law
  • Immigration Compliance in the Workplace
  • 2009
  • International Business Law Connsortium
  • New Developments in US Employment Immigration Law
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (21)
Endorse Fariba
Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Faiz is a reliable, knowledgeable and trusted immigration attorney. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fariba is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to immigration matters. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Faiz is extremely knowledgeable and I endorse and recommend her highly."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fariba dedicates her practice to the complex area of employment immigration. I would not hesitate contacting her for any immigration needs."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Farina is a dedicated attorney and a great advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fariba is an excellent immigration attorney and well respected in the legal community. I recommend that you call her if you have any questions about any facet of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Fariba Faiz is an outstanding professional with a great reputation in the community. With over 19 years of experience in immigration law, she is one of the more seasoned attorneys and is a pleasure to work with. Fariba's clients respect her and rely on her in their immigration matters. Natalia Malyshkina"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Fariba for a long time and have had the pleasure of collaborating with her on a number of projects. Fariba is extremely knowledgeable on immigration matters, and a renowned expert on business immigration and EB-5 matters, in particular. She is very intelligent, resourceful, personable, and professional. She is a dedicated and passionate advocate for her clients. She imparts her knowledge with lucidity. I found the experience of working with Fariba delightful and gratifying. I learned a lot from her."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fariba is smart and passionate advocate for her clients. She is also a great person! I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is an excellent immigration lawyer. She specializes in employment and business visas. She diligently explores ALL options that a client may have, and then she pursues all which are viable for the client. I have referred a number of clients to Ms. Faiz over the years. I work for a nonprofit organization and we advise other lawyers and do NOT take on cases. Therefore it is very important for me to develop a good list of references. Ms. Faiz is one of those whom always recommend for someone who needs an employment visa attorney. All the clients whom I have recommended who have spoken with me afterwards have been extremely pleased with her representation. She is also very good in family immigration cases. These cases require a thorough attorney but it is in the employment visa cases that an attorney must be especially resourceful. She is also very personable."
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