About Us – Heller Immigration Law Group

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Who We Are

Immigration lawyers and attorneys, under the leadership of the Founder/Principal, Paul M. Heller, Esq., have been successfully serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Clara county communities for over 25 years.

We are located just a few minutes from Stanford University. Many of the giants of Silicon Valley are also close by: Google, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Genentech, Linkedin, VMware, Oracle, Craigslist, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Pandora, and Netflix. We assist companies, venture backed startups, and often non-citizen entrepreneurs, with obtaining immigration benefits, visas, and green cards.

What We Do

Besides the many well and less-known private and public companies and venture backed startups, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley are home to numerous U.S. government labs, universities, think tanks, institutes, ‘parcs’, and many incubators.

Innovation is a cornerstone of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and rabid competition for limited talent is a byproduct of that drive. The immigrant population is a key component of any successful company here.

Our law firm assists HR/corporate, mid-sized and small business, entrepreneurs, and individual clients here in Silicon Valley with all their Immigration needs, including: H1b work permits, transfers and extensions, E-3 (Australian) and TN (Canadian and Mexican) work visas, PERM Labor Certifications, E-2 & EB5 Investors, L-1A Executives & Managers, L-1B ‘specialized knowledge’ personnel, 0-1 Researchers and self-petitioning Extraordinary Ability Aliens, Postdoc Scholars and Scientists, and a myriad of other immigrant and non-immigrant visa categories.

A primary focus of the Heller Immigration Law Group is the many cases filed by self-petitioning individuals, i.e., green card cases filed under the EB1 (Extraordinary Alien) and EB2 (National Interest Waiver) categories. These cases can speed up the process of immigration by eliminating the need to first obtain labor certification with the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Heller Immigration Law Group also handles all family and relative petitions, including: marriage to U.S. citizens, Immediate Relative I-130 Spousal Petitions, I-485 Adjustment of Status applications, EAD I-765 Employment Authorization I-131 Advance Parole Travel Permits, K-1 Fiance/e and K-3 visas, N400 U.S. citizenship and naturalization applications, I-360 VAWA Abused Spousal petitions, visa denials, as well as I-751 petitions to remove conditional resident status.

Whether an employment or family-based immigration matter, Heller Immigration Law Group will provide comprehensive and individualized attention to each and every case.
To discuss any immigration matter, or to discuss becoming a client, please contact us via email (heller@hellerimmigration.com) or phone (650.424.1900).

Who We Serve

Employment-based Immigration Law & PERM labor certification (1981-present). Green cards and working permits for non-immigrants. We serve both the ‘start-up’ and VC community, as well as business, corporate, and individual clients. Corporate ‘multi-case’ discounts available. We will match any existing arrangement in price. Finally, we can arrange ‘General Counsel’ services for startups – as well as ‘Of Counsel’ services to law firms who want to establish an immigration arm.

We serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley and California, at large; here are just a few local communities where we have clients:
Cities: San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Portola Valley, Woodsite, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Menlo Park, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Alameda, Oakland, Albany, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Brisbane, Colma, Daly City, Berkeley, Concord, Pleasanton, Emeryville, Foster City, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Carmel and Scotts Valley, San Bruno, Richmond, Newark, Concord, Walnut Creek.

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Stanford University, San Francisco State University, California State Universities, University of San Francisco, UC San Francisco (UCSF), Golden Gate University, University of Santa Clara, UC Davis, et. al.

United States Department of Energy (USDOE), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), NASA Ames Research Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), formerly Xerox Parc, et.al.