Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30.
Litwin & Smith has a long history of success guiding businesses through the filing process. Please contact us today for a free 10-minute H-1B consultation.

Important H-1B Update: US employers must file H1B petitions for those selected in the H1B lottery before June 30. Litwin & Smith has a long history of success guiding businesses through the filing process. Please contact us today for a free 10-minute consultation.

Attorney
Donald E. Smith

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Immigration
  • Immigrant Employment Visas
  • Labor Certification
  • Non Immigrant Employment Visas
  • Investor Visas
  • NAFTA Nonimmigrant Workers
  • Nurses and Physical Therapists
  • Religious Workers Immigrant
  • Religious Workers Nonimmigrant
  • Family Immigration
  • US Citizen Sponsor
  • Lawful Immigrant Sponsor
  • Adjustment to LPR
  • Consular Processing
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Request For Evidence Response
  • Notice of Intent to Deny Response
  • Appeals of Denials
  • Waivers

EDUCATION

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. – 1984
  • California State University Fullerton, CA
    • B.A.
    • Major: English Literature

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1986

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Washington DC Bar Association

Donald E. Smith
Shareholder

Bio

DONALD E. SMITH is an accessible and responsive former corporate counsel and seasoned immigration attorney with a dedication to client service and passion for client success. He provides outstanding immigration counsel to clients with a reputation for successful representations of challenging and complex practice and policy concerns resolving these with creativity and knowledge that combines “out of the box” thinking with hands-on experience from “ground-up” business building. When immigration matters he provides good counsel.

He advises clients on law, alternative strategies, and actions to achieve their immigration goals for matters from the more common HELO visas and less common EB1 Extraordinary and National Interest Waivers including: E, H1B, H2B, L, LZ, O, P, J, TN, K, Q, R and IV EB1, EB2, NIW, EB5, LC and PERM, AOS consular process, naturalization and I-9 Compliance.

As you may know small multinational corporations sometimes face the greatest challenges in meeting their U.S. immigration needs. He has extensive experience counseling small and large multinationals organizations with difficult immigration issues arising from reorganizations, mergers, layoffs and workforce reductions; sophisticated transfers of key personnel using HELO visas, as well as the R and TN non-immigrant visas; obtaining green cards through PERM, as well as expedited EB1 extraordinary ability, EB1 outstanding researcher, EB2 national interest waiver categories; advising on ability to pay, I-9, and public access compliance. He enjoys a long history and commitment to serving small business and large corporations clients alike with expertise in individual matters which allows us to offer a complement of services to our corporate clients with spouses, significant others and/or children in need of immigration benefits.

His past and present professional affiliations, activities, and accomplishments include: American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Admitted to the Washington DC Bar, Seminar Publications: Professional Visas (H-1B) and Intracompany Transferee Visas (L-1); and The E Visa; Immigration Interviews on local network TV and radio.

He is a speaker before trade groups, associations, investment and professional groups on a variety of immigration topics. He is a consultant to Attorney’s with difficult Business RFEs, NOIDs, and Appeals.

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DUBLIN OFFICE

6379 Clark Avenue, Suite 260
Dublin, CA 94568

SANTA CLARA OFFICE

5201 Great America Parkway,
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