Alan Tafapolsky



90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105

Alan is the Managing Partner of our San Francisco office. An in-demand author, speaker and teacher, Alan is recognized as an expert on the intersection of corporate law and immigration law, specializing in M&A consequences of immigration; entrepreneurs and immigration; and defending companies in immigration compliance related investigations of these subjects.

Alan is an enthusiastic believer in balance, harmony, and walking slowly while thinking quickly. He is passionate about the role immigrants play in our economy. He is equally passionate about his baseball team, the Boston Red Sox.

In his free time, Alan wonders where all the free time went, but enjoys managing his son’s baseball team, going out to eat, music, and biking. He loves his wife Randi and two kids Nina & Alex, and their Portuguese Water Dog.


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J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
M.A., Tufts University, Fletcher School
B.A., Connecticut College, with Distinction




American Immigration Lawyers Association
State Bar of California

Publications and presentations

  • Author, Article, Immigration Briefings, Foreign Entrepreneurs and Immigration: Founding and Funding a Business in the United States – What Are Your Options,
  • Co-Author, The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification, Section on PERM Audits
  • Various Speaking Engagements and Articles published at AILA Annual Conferences as well as AILA California Chapter conferences

Awards and Recognition

Chambers and Partners, Immigration – California
Who’s Who Legal, Global Leader – Corporate Immigration