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