December 16, 2019 News Magazine

Verified Expert Lawyer: Sophie Alcorn

Sophie Alcorn founded her own immigration-focused boutique law firm a few years ago, that has quickly become a go-to resource for founders and tech workers in the Bay Area and beyond.

While immigration paperwork acceptance rates have been dropping for immigration paperwork under tougher requirements set by the Trump Administration, especially for H-1Bs, Alcorn says her firm is able to get 95% through on H-1Bs, with higher rates for some visa types.

In the interview below, she shares some of the secrets of her success, as well as the challenges she’s overcome in the process of building her own company. You also can find dozens of quotes from satisfied clients at the end.

And, if you, a colleague or loved one is looking to immigrate, she also has written up an article for Extra Crunch that breaks down the wide range of visas that you can choose from. You can read it here. 

“I’ve been following a set of simple principles that have guided my work that were maybe overkill under the Obama Administration, but are leading to a really high success rate under the Trump Administration like really giving a shit about our clients, and what their goals are, and what their dreams are, and how immigration can be used as a tool to help them get from point A to point B.

And then that allows us to be more creative about the specific visa route that we want to pursue, and not taking shortcuts that other lawyers might take. Sometimes lawyers do a really skeletal bare bones job on the initial application knowing that they’ll get paid extra when there’s a request for more evidence from the government. We don’t do that.”


On her approach

“I’ve been following a set of simple principles that have guided my work that were maybe overkill under the Obama Administration, but are leading to a really high success rate under the Trump Administration like really giving a shit about our clients, and what their goals are, and what their dreams are, and how immigration can be used as a tool to help them get from point A to point B. And then that allows us to be more creative about the specific visa route that we want to pursue, and not taking shortcuts that other lawyers might take.”

On common startup mistakes

“Sometimes lawyers do a really skeletal bare-bones job on the initial application knowing that they’ll get paid extra when there’s a request for more evidence from the government. We don’t do that.”

fast facts sophie alcorn 1

Below, you’ll find the rest of the founder reviews, the full interview, and more details like pricing and fee structures. 

Click here to register for Extra Crunch, or log in here.


Source: TechCrunch

Tags: in Uncategorized
Banner
Related Posts

Greyparrot uses computer vision to improve waste management

October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Meet Greyparrot, a London-based startup that wants to improve waste management. The company uses computer vision to make sorting more...

Security flaws in a popular smart home hub let hackers unlock front doors

July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

When is a smart home not so smart? When it can be hacked. That’s exactly what security researchers Chase Dardaman...

Meet the 19 startups in AngelPad’s 12th batch

March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

AngelPad just wrapped the 12th run of its months-long New York City startup accelerator. For the second time, the program...

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders?

August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is a Venture Partner with HOF Capital. He was previously a Partner...

Via is launching an on-demand public transit network in the city of Cupertino

October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

Shuttle startup Via and the city of Cupertino are launching an on-demand public transportation network, the latest example of municipalities...

Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes $2B valuation

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

Brex, the fintech business that’s taken the startup world by storm with its sought after corporate card tailored for entrepreneurs,...

VW’s futuristic all-electric dune buggy embraces its 1960s’ roots

March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019

Volkswagen has added another member to its ever-expanding I.D. line of concept electric vehicles that’s meant to showcase the automaker’s...

Apple could release the Apple Card during the first half of August

July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the launch of the Apple Card is imminent. Customers based in the U.S....

Calendar influencers? Event social network IRL raises $8M

June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019

Why is there no app where you can follow party animals, concert snobs, or conference butterflies for their curated suggestions...

Udacity will offer 100,000 free programming classes as part of the “Pledge to America’s Workers”

October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

Udacity, the online education company founded by Sebastian Thrun, is launching a new scholarship initiative as part of the Pledge...

Disney shares are up after the big reveal of its streaming service

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

Investors seem to think that Disney is on the right track with its plans for the new streaming service, Disney+....

Europe’s top data protection regulator, Giovanni Buttarelli, has died

August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

Europe’s data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, has died. His passing yesterday, aged 62, was announced by his office today —...

Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

Decades ago, a young naval engineer on a British nuclear submarine started taking an interest in the electric batteries helping...

Ally raises $8M Series A for its OKR solution

August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019

OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, are a popular planning method in Silicon Valley. Like most of those methods that...

Hanson recruits Softbank Robotics scientist as CTO

April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Hanson Robotics announced this morning that it has hired Amit Kumar Pandey, Softbank Europe’s Chief Scientist, as Chief Technology Officer...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *