Los Angeles, California

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26 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Established in 1980, Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) powers human achievement through immigration expertise, people-centered client services, and innovative technology. BAL, with 12 offices across the United States and global coverage in more than 185 countries around the world, operates as a single entity through its oneBAL culture — a uniquely holistic approach, intentionally structured as one team, one brand, one P&L, one standard of excellence, and one unifying technology. This united approach enables the firm to deliver the highest level of knowledge, insights, and resources from across the entire organization.

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  • Immigration Law

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Domestic Visa Renewal

by Tiffany Derentz

Domestic visa renewal is a game-changer, but it will take time and resources.

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Plan Now for Europe’s New Travel Authorization Requirement

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H-1B Registration System Is Broken But Not Beyond Repair

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Paying It Forward

by Best Lawyers

One woman’s journey from immigrant daughter to immigration attorney: her passion, purpose, and pursuit of excellence.


Smart Policy and Smart Compassion

by David P. Berry

Why it makes sense to protect the Dreamers.


Broken Glass

by BAL

BAL's commitment to equality in the workplace.


Expanding Foreign Investment through Treaty Investor (E-2) Visa Reform

by David Berry and Jeffrey Gorsky

(E-2) Visa Reform

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