Why Law Firms Hire Us as Co-Counsel

Laywers from the U.S., China, and internationally–including many members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)–choose to collaborate with our firm on U.S. and China immigration law matters. Why?

  • We have offices on the ground in Beijing, Shenyang, and Shanghai.
  • We can work seamlessly with your law firm and the client to minimize duplicated efforts.
  • We can work together as co-counsel or on a referral basis.
  • We reduce the hassle to you of communicating with parties and agencies across multiple time zones.
  • We have lawyers and staff fluent in Mandarin and English.

For U.S. immigration law matters:

  • We regularly appear before the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and the U.S. Consulates in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Chengdu, as well as the USCIS offices in Beijing and Guangzhou. We make it our business to know their requirements, procedures, and quirks.
  • While attorneys are generally not allowed to represent visa applicants in person during an interview at a U.S. Consulate, we can (a) discuss questions of law with the Consulate in advance of the interview; and (b) if the Consulate’s precise grounds for refusing a visa are unclear or questionable, discuss with the Consulate what those grounds are, in order to determine whether the refusal can be overcome.
  • Where visa eligibility turns on a matter of Chinese business law, family law, or criminal law, we have access to Chinese legal expertise.
  • Where factual investigation and evidence gathering in China is key to the case, we can help.

For China immigration law matters:

  • China is divided into 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, and four municipalities. Each has significant power to fashion its own immigration policies within the framework of national laws and regulations. We are committed to helping our clients navigate the terrain by knowing local requirements, procedures, and quirks.
  • We can guide you through the intersections of immigration law with labor, social security, tax, and currency control laws,

Feel free to contact us.