What Clients Say

“Alan [Tafapolsky] not only helped me get my B visa and Outstanding Researcher green card, he guided me through founding and financing my corporation which is now highly successful.”

-    Kenzo Ishida
Aidi Corporation

 "Ron Wada provided me with expert and detailed counseling and assistance at every step of my green card application, which I filed in both the National Interest Waiver Category and the Outstanding Researcher category.  He and his paralegal staff answered all of my questions and provided the same level of detailed review and attention to my application that I apply in performing my own research work, and as a result I was able to file my application very quickly!  . . . I am very glad to have worked with Tafapolsky & Smith and would not hesitate to recommend their services to my colleagues."

-    Ketul Popat
Assistant Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering
Colorado State University

“…Both Alan Tafapolsky and Tony Smith were extremely involved (developing and delivering training for our manager and foreign national populations) and the result was a successful transition to a new delivery model which was seamless to our employee population and which actually enhanced their ability to have direct access with either their dedicated paralegal and/or Attorney at T&S, more so than it allowed in our previous model.”

“One area of particular value to me as the senior leader… is the availability of both Alan [Tafapolsky] and Tony [Smith] and their staff members to provide high quality and accurate information in the form of advice and counsel to us on a host of important issues. They guided us through a large scale project last year impacting more than 100 Adjustment of Status cases…”

“T&S has been instrumental in working with us through several acquisitions and have helped us establish a well-defined process for the transition of cases from one employer to another. The volume and accuracy of their transaction work is consistent and of high quality. Their team is pro-active and sensitive to our people’s needs…  I believe the work at this firm is of the highest caliber and it is certainly reflective of its two leaders, Alan [Tafapolsky] and Tony [Smith]. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with them…”

-    David Egan
Senior Director, Global HR Services
Synopsys, Inc.

“… T&S provides expert Immigration legal advice and is responsible for filing all immigration related applications on our behalf. …With the guidance from T&S, Cadence defined the outsource process and T&S assisted with educating our managers and foreign national employees with the new model. We have achieved long-term success with this model as well as a substantial financial savings.”

“T&S is highly recommended due their state-of-the-art legal training, immigration expertise, professional customer care and loyalty to their clients. They demonstrate strategic problem solving, diversity and market awareness which differentiates them from other law firms. They are truly "partners" in all sense of the word.”

-    Denise Espinoza
HR Business Partner
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


“BP has relied with great success upon the expertise of Alan Tafapolsky to evaluate and act upon the immigration implications of merger and acquisition activity, particularly as this affected the integrity of our H1B and L1 cases. Alan is one of the top experts in the immigration field. He is precise, responsive and probing. He combines a deep knowledge of law with a keen sense of the practical. BP would recommend Tafapolsky and Smith to any major or mid size company with immigration needs.”

-    Gary E. Endelman
Immigration Attorney
Board Certified- Immigration & Nationality Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Immigration Law Group


"We identified a candidate with unique research experience and were anxious to hire him, but we were stymied by the H-1B cap.  Our candidate had heard of Ron Wada's skill with preparing O-1 petitions for individuals with "extraordinary ability," so we retained Tafapolsky & Smith to evaluate and prepare the O-1 petition.  Ron and his staff prepared the petition quickly and it was approved within one week!  We are delighted with the expert, professional immigration services we received."

-    Amy Losey
HR Director
DRW Trading Group

“Dealing with Tafapolsky & Smith LLP was a delight. Ron Wada and Stephanie Chin were able to assist me in obtaining an O-1 visa. Their professionalism and rich experience made me feel that I was in good hands. They maintained a personal attention to me and were always available to answer my questions, going way beyond their call of duty.”

-    S.E., Ph.D.

“It’s a great pleasure working with Tafapolsky & Smith LLP.  Their commitment, support, promptness and thorough knowledge in immigration matters are impeccable. We are extremely satisfied with the services that they provide and really appreciate their one-on-one guidance.  We look forward to continuing our business with them.”

-    Juliet Peniston
Director, WW Staffing
Borland Software Corporation

“… I have used Tafapolsky and Smith for a wide variety of Immigration legal matters in both large and small technology companies.  Both the senior partners and the staff level employees at Tafapolsky and Smith are very efficient, remarkably competent, and responsive to both our needs as a corporation as well as to the needs of our employees.  Tafapolsky and Smith does an excellent job providing full service immigration support while minimizing the cost and cycle time of our managers and staff.”

-    Aaron Bean
Vice President, Human Resources
Aruba Networks

 "I am very pleased with the work Ron Wada performed for my greencard application. It started with a profound expert opinion on how to judge my specific case, he was very knowledgeable and managed to clearly explain everything to a European not familiar with US immigration law. Ron Wada and Stephanie Chin provided me with detailed counseling and assistance at every step of my green card application, which I filed in the National Interest Waiver Category.  They answered all of my questions and provided a high level of attention to my application. As a result, the petitions were approved very quickly and enabled me to co-found a solar energy start up company. I am glad that I was referred to Tafapolsky & Smith and would use their service again in my own company."

-   Oliver
Exec. Vice President
TetraSun Inc.



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