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Angelo Paparelli

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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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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Full service firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has diversified considerably since its establishment as a specialist employment and labor practice in 1945, but its traditional strength remains a cornerstone of the practice and it shines in corporate immigration matters. Its broad service model gives it an edge in M&A-related work, alongside strategic planning, case preparation, visa applications and compliance issues. Los Angeles-based Angelo Paparelli is ‘one of the most knowledgeable, connected and thorough immigration attorneys in the US’ and is highly sought after for complex matters; he has been involved in several high-stakes cases for clients in the hospitality industry over the past year. Boston managing partner Russell Swapp chairs the ‘very professional and efficient’ national practice alongside Atlanta-based James King; both are key figures behind the team’s commitment to stay ahead of the curve in terms of hi-tech service delivery and continue to shape the firm’s immigration management programs. Atlanta-based ‘rising star’ Gabriel Mozes is also recommended and recently overturned a Department of Labor denial of a labor certification on behalf of a leading management consulting firm. In 2016, the group welcomed the arrivals of senior counsels Dawn Lurie in Washington DC and Mahsa Aliaskari in Los Angeles, both from Polsinelli PC.

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