Located in San Diego, California, Kimberley (Kim) Best Robidoux counsels corporate clients on immigration and related business matters, including corporate nonimmigrant visa matters, as well as employment-based immigrant petitions, such as outstanding researcher, extraordinary ability, multinational manager, and labor certification. Kim has specific expertise working with the high-tech, pharmaceutical/biotech, hospitality and healthcare industries as well as developing customized immigration programs for foreign nationals establishing new businesses in the United States.
Kim's calm and confident style eases clients' anxiety as she guides them through the intricacies of immigration processes. She takes a proactive approach to help her clients reach their goals, and believes in supporting her clients with proper communication and education. Kim understands the balance of Dual Representation posed by employment-based immigration and expertly addresses the needs of both employer and employee. Active in SHRM, and with a background practicing employment, as well as immigration law, Kim understands the broader issues that impact HR Departments and is adept at crafting holistic immigration solutions.
Kim is well-versed in the area of employer I-9 requirements and has successfully defended employers against I-9 compliance audits, conducted "in-house" audits to assess and assist employers in bringing I-9 records into compliance and regularly performs I-9 management training. Kim is a frequent speaker on business immigration issues to human resource personnel and management, as well as at seminars throughout the United States on business immigration and related issues.
Kim is also adept at guiding individuals on their path to become permanent residents and U.S. citizens, as well as reuniting family members through the immigration process. Kim shares clients' joy as they become permanent residents and U.S. citizens.
Kim's expertise and skill has been recognized by her peers and clients as evidenced by her listing in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration, The Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers, San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar and The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. She also was nominated for an Athena San Diego Pinnacle Award for Individual in Services.
Kim is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court California, the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Washington, D.C., the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), as well as other organizations.