Minal A. Shah practices in the area of Immigration and Nationality law, concentrating in employment-based immigration.
Ms. Shah represents corporate and individual clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of State. She has extensive experience obtaining temporary work authorization and permanent resident status for international personnel, including executives, multinational managers, scientific researchers, professionals, health care workers, and artists. Advising companies regarding the employment of foreign nationals, Ms. Shah consults with employers to implement effective immigration policies and compliance procedures. She has managed immigration matters for established global companies and start-ups in a wide range of industries.
Prior to beginning her immigration practice, she served as Appellate Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii.
Managed comprehensive immigration and compliance programs for corporate clients
Represented established multinational companies and start-ups in a wide range of industries, including:
Counseled corporations regarding compliance with U.S. immigration regulations and employment verification processes, such as E-Verify and I-9 compliance
Represented scientific researchers, executives and artists in obtaining permanent residence based on extraordinary abilities and contribution to the national interests of the U.S.
Represented individuals in family-based immigration applications and petitions for lawful permanent residence
Represented non-profit social services organizations and individual clients as pro-bono counsel. Represented organization providing support to victims of domestic violence, applicants for U visas, international cultural festivals, and various artists
State Bar of California
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), currently serving on Board/Advisory Council for the Northern California Chapter
Served as AILA Liaison to State Workforce Agency, California Employment Development Department
Served as Chair of Committees on Legal Ethics, Unauthorized Practice of Law, and Consumer Protection for AILA Northern California Chapter
Worked with various legal aid organizations and immigration clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide legal services to underrepresented groups and individuals
Minal Shah has presented continuing education seminars and lectures to human resources personnel and legal counsel on various topics, including:
J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., cum laude, University of California, Irvine
United States District Court, Northern District of California