Working for You Since 1982
The Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney was established in 1982 to guide a global clientele through the immigration process with effective and creative solutions. Our attorneys have over 35 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in employment and investment-related immigration matters from our offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Over the years, we have helped a wide range of clients, including:
- E-1 and E-2 treaty traders and investors
- H-1B professionals
- L-1 intracompany transferees
- O-1 persons of extraordinary ability
- Individuals immigrating with an EB-5 visa
Skilled Immigration Experience
Our founding attorney is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in immigration and nationality law. He has received top ratings and honors for his work in employment, investment and family-based immigration matters. He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. For over 35 years, he has helped individual and corporate clients from around the world with his comprehensive expertise in immigration law. See here for more information about the California State Bar legal specialization program.
Mr. Gaffney is AV rated,* the highest such rating for skill and integrity available to individual lawyers, by Martindale-Hubbell, generally recognized within the U.S. legal profession as the most complete and trusted source for identifying qualified legal counsel.
Attorney Seil practices employment, investment and family-based visa and immigration law. She brings a unique perspective and approach to every case from her experience as a legal intern at the United States Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Chief Counsel.
Ms. Seil has served as an Attorney at the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney for over 7 years, and has prepared hundreds of successful petitions including EB-5, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 immigrant petitions as well as nonimmigrant visa cases such as H-1B, treaty visas, and O-1 matters. She has authored published articles on immigration law regarding due process and “minor investor” issues. Her prior experience includes serving as a federal judicial extern for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, and as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of the Chief Counsel in San Francisco.
Ms. Seil earned her J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she earned public interest and faculty scholarships and edited the Golden Gate University Law Review.
Attorney Yu is a California-licensed attorney and practices business immigration law. Her practice area includes investment, employment and family-based immigration matters. She has significant experience developing L-1A cases for foreign companies branching into the United States market, as well as setting up projects to comply with requirements of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Ms. Yu has a background in corporate entity formation and purchase-and-sale transactions pertaining to immigrant investor regional centers.
Our accomplished attorneys offer exceptional and unparalleled service. The highly skilled legal team at our firm has native fluency in multiple languages as well as English. We also have an advanced understanding of the legal, social and cultural contexts of East Asian countries, as well as countries in various regions of the globe with developing or transitional economies. We successfully leverage this knowledge to win our cases and provide our clients with knowledgeable and personal counsel.
Based on these strengths, we are often hired by other attorneys looking for specialized assistance or brought on to problem-solve a case that has reached a dead end. We are, in this sense, “an attorney’s attorney.”
The Guiding Principles Of Our Firm
At the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney, our lawyers understand that navigating the labyrinth of the U.S. immigration system can be stressful for both families and individuals. We believe it is important for clients to have a clear understanding of the legal process ahead of them.
We help our clients achieve that understanding through effective and personalized communication. Through open and honest counsel, we seek to enhance clarity and predictability to make the experience of immigrating to the United States as stress-free as possible.
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*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.