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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Dedication and Services Award - AILA Silicon Valley Chapter||American Immigration Lawyers Association||2013|
|Santa Clara Law Review||Santa Clara University School of Law||2005|
|Partner, Immigration Attorney||Lipson & Pretorius LLP||2014 - Present|
|Owner and Immigration Lawyer||Pretorius Law||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Vaughan de Kirby||2010 - 2013|
|Immigration Attorney||Pretorius Law Firm||2010 - 2010|
|Attorney||Muston & Jack, P.C.||2007 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara University Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic||Mentor||2015 - Present|
|South African American Business Chamber||Northern California Representative||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||CLE Team - Santa Clara Chapter||2013 - Present|
|California Lawyers for the Arts||Lawyer Referral Panel Member||2011 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Active Member||N/A|
|We represent clients who wish to enter or remain in the United States on a temporary and/or permanent basis.||N/A|
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|El Observador Newspaper - San Jose||Nuevo Perdón Provisional I-601A Empezando en Marzo||2013|
|ExPat Info Desk||U.S. Visa: Non-Immigrant v. Immigration Visa||2013|
|Word Association Publishers||The South African Investor's Path to a Green Card||2011|
|Hendrik Pretorius & Vaughan de Kirby Publication||The Business Owner's Guide to United States Residency via the L-1 Visa||2010|
|Hendrik Pretorius & Vaughan de Kirby Publication||O-1 Visa Guide: Using Your Extraordinary Ability in Film, T.V., Arts, Athletics, Business and More to Work in the U.S.||2010|
|Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business||U.S. Entry for Business Owners||2008|
|Montreal Film Group||How Canadians in Film and Television Can Legally Work in the U.S.A.||2008|
|Class Action Reports||The Modern Validity of California's Home Savings Presumption Against One-Way Intervention||2006|
|Santa Clara Univ SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||Finance & Economics||Undergraduate||N/A|
|Immigration Seminar||Immigration and Entrepreneurship||2016|
|Annual Conference - American Immigration Lawyers Association||Ethics - Representing Employers and Employees||2016|
|Legal Practice Seminar||Running a Successful Law Firm||2015|
|KGACLC Student Hour||The Practice of Immigration Law||2015|
|Startup Legal Advice||Immigration Options for Startups||2014|
|California Lawyers for the Arts||Immigration Options for Arts Entrepreneurs & Artists||2014|
|Visa Options for Startups||Immigration and Entrepreneurship||2013|
|Teleconference||Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs and Startups||2013|
|Introductory Series: Employment-Based Visas for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Small Businesses||Immigration Law CLE for Attorneys||2013|
|Immigration Issues for Startups||Immigration options available to tech startup||2013|
|Immigration issues affecting creative artists and the innovation community.||Immigration for the Arts||2013|
|Conference Speaker for the Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO organization||Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs and Startups||2013|
|UCLA Lecture||“Entrepreneurship, the Entertainment Industry, and Immigration Law”||2012|
|Practice Discussion||Immigration Practice Overview||2012|
|I Fought the Law Guest Speaker @ SOMArts, SF||Immigration Reform through Art||2012|
|Guest Speaker @ La Cocina, SF||Entrepreneurship and Immigration||2012|
|L-1 Visa Seminar: Using a Foreign Business to Enter the U.S.||L-1 Visa Seminar||2010|
Posted by Jing
I did two consultations with Hendrik, because I had issues with my EB2, and the company lawyer could not provide good answers. My consultations covered topics in EB2, H1B, F1, and B2. Hendrik is very knowledgeable and quick to respond. He helped me understand my situation well, and pointed out pros and cons in different scenarios.
I wish Hendrik could be my company lawyer, my situation would be totally different today.
Posted by Julia D.
We worked with Hendrik on our O visa application and we couldn't be happier - the experience was great. Hendrik was always there to help, give advice and discuss strategy.
We will definitely will work with Hendrik again, in future.
Great experience, highly recommended!
Posted by Donovan
I first asked Hendrik to help when I realised that I wanted to marry my girlfriend of 2 years she being from the USA and myself from South Africa it made things complicated. Hendrik was extremely helpfull and uncomplicated things, I called Hendrik numerous times before actually hiring him as my immigration lawyer and not once did he charge me for a phone call or a service charge.
All the way through the process he kept us informed and he was very re-assuring through out the whole green card process. As we are a young couple, myself and my wife were only 24 at the time that we were going through the process his re-assurance was very comforting. And just to show how nothing is to much for Hendrik, I had the great fortune of wining some money whilst going through the process and was very nervous when I went to claim it, I called Hendrik at 10pm in the evening he took my call and walked me through the process of what to do. The phone call lasted 45 minutes and once again hendrik was reassuring and told me not to worry. Also just before the interview with USCIS Hendrik called us and went through step by step what we could expect in the interview. And yes in the end I did receive my green card and thanks to Hendrik it was alot easier than what I was told it would be. So in ending if you contact Hendrik and get him to help you, the most special time in your life will remain special.
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I endorse Attorney Hendrik Pretorius. What sets him apart from other attorneys is his conscientious approach to every one of his clients' cases. He is highly intelligent and works meticulously to ensure he gives his clients the best product possible. I respect his high ethical standards and the ease with which someone, who may know nothing about immigration law and its consequences, can speak to him and walk away feeling confident that Attorney Pretorius will represent their rights fully.
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