Chad Graham

Founding Partner
Executive Partner
Chad Graham’s practice encompasses all aspects of business immigration, including mergers and acquisitions, E-Verify compliance, non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, I-9s and E-Verify, consular practice, and naturalization.
  • Position :
    Co-Founder
  • Skill :
    Business Administration, Accounting
  • Experience :
    10 Years
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    +456 555 556

Chad Graham

Executive Partner

Chad Graham’s practice encompasses all aspects of business immigration, including mergers and acquisitions, E-Verify compliance, non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, I-9s and E-Verify, consular practice, and naturalization. Mr. Graham earned his law degree from the University of Iowa, graduating with highest honors for service, and worked as Managing Editor for the law journal, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems. Mr. Graham also worked for two years in the legal clinic at the University of Iowa working with nonprofit corporations. From October 2005 – December 2009, Mr. Graham was employed by one of the largest immigration practice groups in the United States.

Mr. Graham operates the firm’s office in San Jose, where he represents many Silicon Valley companies primarily in the high-tech and bio-tech industries. He has led the firm’s growth in Silicon Valley, where Graham Adair was named the 20th fastest growing private company. Mr. Graham works closely with his clients to develop strategy for navigating the complex and ever-changing landscape of US business immigration. He has earned the highest rating (“AV Preeminent”) for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell.

Education
J.D., University of Iowa, 2005
B.A., Brigham Young University, 2002

Bar Admission
Arizona, 2005

Speaking Engagements

HR Southwest Conference’s Knowledge Hub, “Not Even Halloween And We Are Talking H-1B Cap Season!?”, October 2023.

American Council of Engineering Companies Utah Chapter, “Immigration Options for Civil Engineers”, September 2023.

Idea to IPO, Monthly Immigration Presentations, January 2023 – September 2023.

University of Utah David Eccles School of Business’ Workshop Series, “Student Visa Work Options and How to Prepare for the H-1B Cap,” August 2022.

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, Immigration Options for International Students, April 2022.

American Bar Association’s The Power & Progress of International Law Conference,  “How Technology is Enhancing the Practice of Immigration”, May 2018.

Publications & Awards

Invited early contributor to AILA Wiki

The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

“AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rated and Client Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Associate Editor, Understanding Immigration Policy – Practicing It Effectively: 2006 AILA Fall CLE Conference Handbook, with Ted J. Chiappari and Romulo E. Guevara, Editors (AILA 2006).

Defeating an Invisible Enemy: The Western Superpowers’ Efforts to Combat Terrorism by Fighting Illegal Immigration, 14 Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. 281, 307.

Colorado Among Leading States to Enact Immigration Enforcement Laws on Employers, The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 4, April 2009.

Avoid L-1B RFEs Through Careful Case Preparation, ILW.com, Immigration Daily, June 3, 2011.  Congress Needs to Up Number of H-1B Visas, San Jose Business Journal, May 25, 2012, available at: http://bit.ly/JJqBGq.