Bernard Wolfsdorf


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Los Angeles Immigration Law Office
1416 2nd Street
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  • Suffolk University Law School

Bar Admissions:

  • California


Bernard P Wolfsdorf is the past national president of the 14,000-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 service. With over 50 professionals including 19 lawyers, and offices in Los Angeles and New York, the firm provides high-quality, excellent-value global immigration services. Mr Wolfsdorf specializes in business and EB-5 investment visas and also handles the full range of global immigration matters.

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 seventh consecutive year. The distinction was accorded to Mr. Wolfsdorf by his “peers in the market” and WWL’s independent researchers. Mr. Wolfsdorf again secured the top spot after earning the most votes from more than 632 highly-rated immigration lawyers around the world. The publication also calls Mr. Wolfsdorf a “leading expert in EB-5” who has “strengths in many practice areas.”

Previously, from 2010 to 2015, Mr Wolfsdorf was listed as the “World’s Leading Corporate Immigration Lawyer” by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. In 2016, he was named the “Most Highly Regarded Immigration Lawyer in North America”. He has been described by other highly reputable sources, such as Chambers and Partners, as an “excellent” attorney who is “very good at tough one-off cases.”

Martindale-Hubbell has consistently given Mr Wolfsdorf “AV Preeminent” ratings (the highest possible) in ethics and competence. US News’ Best Lawyers in America has selected Mr Wolfsdorf as its “Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles”. Chambers USA gave him a “star” rating, an honor given to only three attorneys in California for the immigration chapter. 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 California Super Lawyers, while Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business rated him in its top tier. EB5 Investors Magazine has rated Mr Wolfsdorf in its “Top 25 Immigration Lawyers” for the past 3 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 describes 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, both of 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, the American Immigration Lawyers Association honored him with its Service Excellence Award for his distinguished work.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America 2008-2017
  • Southern California Super Lawyers 2015-2017
  • Who’s Who Legal’ s “Leading and Most Highly Recommended Immigration Lawyer in the United States,” 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal’ s “Most Highly Regarded Immigration Lawyer,” 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal’ s “Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year,” 2010-2015
  • “Top 25 EB-5 Lawyer”, EB-5 Investor Magazine, 2014-2016
  • “Top 20 Practitioner in Immigration Law”, Law Dragon/Human Resources Executive 2013-2017
  • Chambers and Partners, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2010; Chambers USA Tier 1 2015-2017

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