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Angelo Paparelli

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Labor and Employment Department; Business Immigration Practice Group.


Angelo Paparelli is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw's Business Immigration Practice Group and practices in Los Angeles and New York City.


Angelo is widely praised for providing creative solutions to complex and straightforward U.S. immigration law problems, especially involving EB-5 immigrant investors, mergers and acquisitions, employer compliance audits and the primary work visa categories. His practice areas include legislative advocacy; employer compliance audits and investigations; U.S. and foreign work visas and permanent residence for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investors, professionals, students and visitors; immigration messaging and speech-writing; corporate policy formulation; and immigration litigation before administrative agencies and the federal courts. He is frequently quoted in leading national publications on immigration law. He also serves as an active mentor and attorney for numerous pro bono clients.


Conversational Italian and Farsi.


Angelo is admitted to the state Bars of California, Michigan and New York. He is also the Founder and a Past President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, a 41-firm global consortium of leading immigration practitioners. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law.


JD, Wayne State University (1976); BA, University of Michigan (1971).


Yoga, indoor rowing, theatre and writing. Angelo blogs on dysfunctional immigration policies and proposed solutions at

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The ‘responsive’ and ‘creative’ team at Seyfarth Shaw LLP has an excellent reputation in the business immigration space. The group is dedicated to devising corporate immigration policies and programs. In a representative example, Angelo Paparelli and Washington DC-based Leon Rodriguez led a five-part webinar series and a compliance-focused client event to brief clients on best practices in relation to pre-, post- and re-hire issues, termination and M&A situations as well as I-9 forms and E-Verify matters. Los Angeles-based Paparelli also represents developers and fundraisers relating to EB-5 immigrant investor programs, and defends employers in worksite enforcements and government audits. In light of the Trump administration’s continued clampdown on immigration, Rodridguez advised the Montgomery County Government on sanctuary cities, the travel ban, temporary protected status and funding for deportation defense. The team is also well versed in handling the immigration aspects of substantial M&A transactions. Boston-based Russell Swapp and Atlanta-based James King, who is noted for his clever use of technology to help clients in an efficient and time-saving manner, jointly lead the practice. Also based in Atlanta, Gabriel Mozes focuses on temporary non-immigrant and permanent visa solutions, including family-based immigrant visa green card applications and citizenship matters. Atlanta-based senior counsel Sharon Cook Poorak is handling the immigration portfolio of more than 5,000 foreign nationals for a global consulting services provider. Senior counsel Dawn Lurie in Washington DC and Dyann DelVecchio Hilbern in Boston are also names to note.

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