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Tafapolsky & Smith LLP specializes in the practice of
business immigration law, representing employers who wish to hire and retain foreign nationals in skilled, professional, managerial and executive positions. Our clients include immigrant scholar/entrepreneurs, and businesses from start-ups to large corporations.

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March 6, 2015 - Senior Counsel Ron Wada will lead a national web seminar for business immigration attorneys on recent developments in degree equivalency, sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

March 2, 2015 - John Lemacks, Partner at Tafapolsky & Smith, has been recognized for his pro bono work in support of KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), a national organization that provides legal resources to immigrant and refugee children.     

March 1, 2015 - Senior Counsel Ron Wada and Associates Steve Kim and Claire Hamano continue publishing a quarterly series of articles summarizing recent decisions of the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA), entitled "Shaping the Future of PERM." The articles appear in the national law journal, Bender's Immigration Bulletin.

January 1, 2012 - Senior Counsel Ron Wada is named co-editor of Immigration Law and Procedure, the industry-leading scholarly treatise on U.S. immigration law relied upon by federal courts and immigration attorneys nationwide.



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