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

Robert P. Gaffney

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.

Kristina M. Seil

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.

During her five-plus years at the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney, Ms. Seil has prepared hundreds of EB-5 petitions, successfully navigating complex source of funds issues, and has worked on many other successful immigration cases, including EB-1 and O-1 matters. She has authored published articles on immigration law regarding due process and “minor investor” issues.

Wendy C. Yu

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.

Contact Experienced Representatives Today

Call our office for an appointment today at 415-503-9653. You may also email our firm to get started.

*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.