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Bernard Wolfsdorf, Managing Partner

"As a native South African, I am invested in providing quality immigration legal services to my home country. " 

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Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is the past National President of the 15,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is Managing Partner of the top-rated Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP immigration law firm. The firm is known worldwide for providing exceptional quality legal services. With over 120 professionals and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, and Shanghai, the firm provides high-quality, excellent-value global immigration services. Mr. Wolfsdorf specializes in a broad range of immigration areas, including business and EB-5 investment visas and he also handles the full range of global immigration matters.

Best Lawyer’s US News and World Report ranked him as its 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Los Angeles. In 2017, Mr. Wolfsdorf was listed as Who’s Who Legal’ s “Leading and Most Highly Recommended Immigration Lawyer in the United States” for the 7th year. Mr. Wolfsdorf secured the top spot after earning the most votes from hundreds of highly-rated immigration lawyers around the world. WWL calls Mr. Wolfsdorf a “leading expert in EB-5” who has “strengths in many practice areas.”

He has been described by other highly reputable sources, such as Chambers and Partners (USA), as an “excellent” attorney.” The firm is one of only 3 in California awarded Band 1 recognition, and the only one in Southern California with the honor.

Mr. Wolfsdorf has been recognized as “an undoubted leader” and “one of the prestigious names in the field” who “knows his stuff back to front”. He is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers, while Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business has rated him in its top tier. EB5 Investors Magazine has rated Mr. Wolfsdorf in its “Top 25 Immigration Lawyers” for the past 4 years.

Mr. Wolfsdorf has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality law specialist for over 25 years. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business described him as “one of the hardest-working immigration lawyers around,” adding that “he continues to lead from the front with astute strategic and tactical decisions”.

Mr. Wolfsdorf is a long-standing member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) and ABIL Global, which include the Managing Partners of the top immigration firms worldwide. He has authored numerous publications on immigration law and frequently lectures on visa matters. He is renowned for his broad knowledge of immigration law and his ability to successfully navigate complex immigration matters. Over the years, Mr. Wolfsdorf has had a major impact on the practice of immigration law. In recognition of his contribution, the American Immigration Lawyers Association honored him with its Service Excellence Award for his distinguished work.

  • Chair, AILA EB-5 Conference Committee 2018

  • U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2018 Immigration Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles

  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers in America – Tier 1 National Rating 2018

  • Southern California Super Lawyers 2015-2018

  • Who’s Who Legal’ s “Leading and Most Highly Recommended Immigration Lawyer in the United States,” 2017-2018

  • “Top 25 EB-5 Lawyer”, EB-5 Investor Magazine, 2014-2018

  • “Top 20 U.S. Practitioner in Immigration Law”, Law Dragon/Human Resources Executive 2013-2018

  • Chambers & Partners (USA) Band 1 Southern California 2015-2018

  • Who’s Who Legal’ s “Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year,” 2010-2016​

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