Rose Carson Kaplan Choi & White LLP

Firm Overview

Rose Carson Kaplan Choi & White LLP is a full service Corporate Immigration Law Firm dedicated to the practice of business immigration law. With extensive experience with corporate compliance and strategic planning, we offer legal counseling and services to both corporations and individuals.

With over 80 years of combined experience, Rose Carson Kaplan Choi & White LLP offers comprehensive immigration services and strategic counseling primarily to high technology companies and entertainment clients, including Fortune 500 companies, technology start-ups, and world-renowned entertainers and artists. We also have extensive government agency practice with the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of State, State Workforce Agencies, and United States Consulates and Embassies worldwide. Our practice areas also include biotechnology, healthcare, financial services, creative design services, and education.

We work closely with the human resources, legal, and recruiting staff of our client companies to ensure that both the employer and the employee receive the best possible immigration representation. We also utilize state-of-the-art immigration compliance and processing technologies in order to provide our clients with the highest level of service.

Rose Carson Kaplan Choi & White LLP is dedicated to providing personalized attention, expert assistance, and rapid response to our clients. Our offices are located in Palo Alto, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and Newport Beach, California.

Example cases

I have assisted numerous clients in obtaining permanent residence through the Extraordinary Ability and National Interest Waiver categories. Examples of these clients are a business leader with a track record of establishing successful companies, a researcher working on earthquake safety in third world cities, and an elite woman soccer player.

Main Office
399 Sherman Avenue
Suite 8
Palo Alto  CA  94306
  • (650) 617-8888
  • (650) 617-8894


Free Initial Consultation?
We charge $200 per hour, with a minimum of $100. If we then proceed with a case, we credit the consultation fee towards the fee for that case.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We have a fixed price schedule for the majority of our services. Please contact our office for further information.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Judy Hollowell
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Mandarin, Korean

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose immigration law because I enjoy working with people from all over the world. My clients are hard working individuals and companies that are helping our economy and society to grow and prosper, and it is rewarding to help them attain their goals.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe it is extremely important for clients to be educated about the immigration process. In our firm we are happy to spend as much time as necessary to educate our clients on legal issues and procedures. We welcome self-education, but caution clients to always check the source of the information they gather, particularly any source on the internet.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

For malpractice reasons, I cannot review documents prepared by clients, but I am happy to answer their general questions in a consultation.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

For malpractice reasons, I do not coach clients who want to represent themselves, but I am happy to answer their questions in a consultation.

Helga M. Carson

I was the sole proprietor of The Law Office of Helga M. Carson from 1991 to 2007. Prior to starting my own firm, I worked for two years in the area of immigration law for the law firm of Warner, Ng & Freiberg in San Jose, California.

My 18 years of experience in keeping up with the ever-changing immigration laws and providing for the varied needs of my clients has made me a better lawyer.

I have always had an interest in foreign cultures and countries. I have traveled extensively, and my undergraduate education was in International Relations. This background, combined with my many years of experience in immigration law, helps me to better understand my clients and assist them in finding the best immigration strategies to meet their needs.

I am customer service oriented, and enjoy interacting with and educating clients. I also enjoy the challenge of providing the best legal service possible at a reasonable cost and in an efficient manner.

Personal interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family, travel, soccer, and tennis.

  • Bar Number: 135895
    California , 1988
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall
    J.D. , 1987
    Berkeley, CA
  • Stanford University
    B.A. , 1984
    Stanford, CA
    Majored in International Relations

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