Angelo A. Paparelli

USA: California

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
333 South Hope Street
Suite 3900, Los Angeles
CA 90071-1406

Tel: (213) 270-9797
Fax: 213) 270-9601


Mr. Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A Certified Immigration Law Specialist (CA), he is known among clients and peers for providing creative solutions to complex immigration law problems, especially those involving mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation.

Mr. Paparelli’s immigration practice areas include compliance audits; counsel and due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring; immigration-related corporation policy formulation; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investigators, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; family-based immigration; legislative advocacy and immigration messaging; federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act; waivers, white-collar immigration, asylum and removal defense.

Seyfarth Shaw’s Immigration Group—an 80-member team located in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Europe—includes five partners, each with more than two decades experience in the business immigration field.

We count among our team members high-profile, national immigration thought leaders; technology savvy partners who invest significant time and resources developing sophisticated work production systems and databases that deliver superior immigration management programs to our clients. As a practice we are deeply involved in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and other immigration-centric organizations.

We provide comprehensive business immigration services throughout the U.S.and globally, including strategic planning and advice, case preparation, filing and monitoring, as well as development and implementation of corporate policies and training programs. Through our newly developed Immigration Compliance Center (ICC) we cover the challenging regulatory landscape our clients face in terms of I-9 audits, work site raids, E-Verify questions, state-level immigration rules, and related issues.

During the last decade, our group has harnessed the power of document assembly technology and has embraced a Lean Six Sigma-based re-engineering of our major product lines, resulting in high-touch, high-quality immigration services at extremely competitive costs. To our knowledge, this is a singular accomplishment—no competitor has married such substantive expertise with such rigorous, intelligent process methodology.

Our clients enjoy browser-based, real-time access to the status of their business immigration cases on a round-the-clock basis through Seyfarth’s case management software ImmSTAR(R) powered by Tracker(TM). ImmSTAR also allows for online case initiation and data gathering, providing a seamless and efficient process for client personnel that eliminates data redundancy.

Our professionals work closely with clients on the front-end to develop and deploy innovative business immigration management programs to ensure that client objectives are met on time and under budget. Due to our aggressive use of case management, our document assembly and case delivery technologies, our intelligent staffing philosophy, and our experience in managing visa processes and projecting and budgeting costs, our clients experience a smoothly functioning, well-managed work permit program at competitive cost.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 800 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.

We have gained acclaim for our innovative SeyfarthLean client service model, which incorporates the core principles of Lean Six Sigma to the delivery of legal services, and we continue to develop new reporting and project management tools for greater transparency and collaboration with our clients.

Our efforts have contributed to our recognition among in-house counsel as ‘Best of the Best’ for client service among the 2013 BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team and being named among the Top 10 in the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report in 2012.


Angelo Paparelli maintains his excellent reputation in the immigration market as “a cutting-edge thinker.”
Chambers USA, 2014