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Specializing in U.S. immigration solutions for foreign artists, entertainers, athletes and coaches.
Mill Valley, CA
T (415) 380-8215
F (415) 680-2356
U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS are extremely complex and are designed to make employing foreign nationals difficult. The Law Office of Lisa Palter provides the highest level of professional and personalized service available, minimizing the disruption to you and your organization, while maximizing your protection from liability through full compliance with all U.S. government regulations. Our reputation is based on immediate responsiveness, personalized attention, creative solutions and competitive fees, with an emphasis on visas for foreign artists, entertainers and atheletes.
As of March 1, 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) began administering the nation’s immigration laws. The creation of the DHS is the most significant transformation of the U.S. government since 1947, when Harry S. Truman merged the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces into the Department of Defense. Immigration enforcement and investigative functions have been transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement (“ICE”), and the immigration service functions have been placed into a separate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“CIS”). Previously, both functions were handled by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”), which has ceased to exist. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has assumed border protection responsibility.
This website has been designed to provide you with some basic information and resources to answer your initial U.S. immigration questions. The Legal Services page explains the visa process in general and outlines the role our office plays in securing visas for our clients. The Professional Profile page introduces you to Lisa Palter, describing her qualifications and experience working with many of the world’s most unique and talented individuals, many of whom are pictured on these pages. Visit The Visas page for an overview of the nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent or “green card”) visas most commonly used by foreign artists, entertainers, athletes and coaches coming to work in the U.S. The Useful Links page will direct you to other websites containing useful information about U.S. immigration law, policies and procedures.