Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A Professional Corporation

Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A Professional Corporation

Brian D. Lerner practices only Immigration and Nationality Law. Brian D. Lerner is a certified specialist in Immigration Law and has been helping thousand of immigrants for over 20 years. Get help now. Free Consultation available.

Firm Overview

Brian D. Lerner has been a licensed Long Beach Immigration Attorney since 1992 and started the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC.

In 2000, Brian D. Lerner passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Brian D. Lerner is now about 1 of only 150 Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law from a field of almost 200,000 immigration attorneys.

Our Long Beach Immigration Lawyers handles cases arising from business visas, work permits, Green Cards, non-immigrant visas, deportation, citizenship, appeals and all areas of immigration. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC does EB-5 Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intracompany Transferee, E-2 Treaty Investor, E-1 Treaty Trader, O-1 Extraordinary Ability among others. Immigration Attorneys also do K-1 Fiancee and K-3 Spouse Visas.

Regarding immigrant visas for the Green Card, Long Beach Immigration Attorneys do PERM and advanced degree PERM, Family Petitions, and Extraordinary Alien Petitions.

In addition to affirmative petitions, Long Beach Immigration Attorneys represent people in deportation and removal hearings, including political asylum, withholding of removal, and convention against torture cases.

Brian D. Lerner received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems, from the University of Southern California. He graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Brian D. Lerner has argued Petitions for Review and direct appeals all over the U.S. and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st - 11th Circuits.

Being able to utilize technology to help his Immigration Law practice, Brian Lerner can and does help people across the United States and around the world. He utilizes Skype for video consultations as well as Facebook. As for Facebook, there are numerous posts on immigration law. In fact, Brian D. Lerner has almost 100,000 likes from followers around the world who are helped by his immigration posts. He has almost 1,000,000 views of his now famous 'Coffee Talk' videos on Immigration Law numbering almost 550 videos.

You can also view the current blog on Immigration Law with hundreds of posts at brian-d-lerner-blog.com. Once a client would sign up for a case at the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, we have the most modern online system available. You would log on 24/7 from anywhere in the world to get updates on your case, status inquiries, communicate with the office, case manager and others working on your case, upload documents, answer questionnaires and more.

Brian D. Lerner has an educational immigration series whereby he teaches various subjects to other immigration lawyers to help them learn the ropes of immigration law. He can certainly help you and your family.

Please send me a note with your questions and I will be happy to help. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC helps people from all over California, the United States and the world.

At the Immigration Courts, USCIS, ICE, BCBP, BALCA, Department of Labor, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, our firm can prepare all matters in every state in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. Brian D. Lerner has traveled all over the United States to help people with their immigration needs. He can handle the toughest of deportation cases as well as any appeal, Petition for Review or Motion to Reopen case. Brian D. Lerner is frequently present in immigration court, representing individuals in deportation, removal, waiver asylum, withholding of removal and adjustment of status hearings. He has prepared numerous appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and other appellate boards at USCIS. Brian D. Lerner has appealed and argued cases in the Circuit Court of Appeals all over the United States. He will help prepare DACA applications and packets for Prosecutorial discretion and all other types of packets.

Brian D. Lerner has prepared business visas for individuals from all over the world. Our firm has clients from practically every continent on Earth. His visa experience extends to Treaty Traders, Treaty Investors, Intercompany Transferees, Speciality Occupations, Training programs, and NAFTA visas. He has extensive experience in most all other types of visas issued. In addition to his visa experience, Mr. Lerner has prepared Multinational Manager, National Interest Waiver and Extraordinary Alien petitions for highly qualified foreigners.

Main Office

Corporate Office
3233 E Broadway
Long Beach CA 90803

Phone

562 - 495-0554

Fax

562-608-8672

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial Consultation is free

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most every type of petition and application is offered for a fixed fee such as, but not limited to: business visas, work permits, Green Cards, non-immigrant visas, deportation, citizenship, appeals and all areas of immigration. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC does EB-5 Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intracompany Transferee, E-2 Treaty Investor, E-1 Treaty Trader, O-1 Extraordinary Ability among others. We also do K-1 Fiancee and K-3 Spouse Visas. Regarding immigrant visas for the Green Card, we do PERM and advanced degree PERM, Family Petitions, and Extraordinary Alien Petitions. In addition to affirmative petitions, we represent people in people in deportation and removal hearings, including political asylum, withholding of removal, and convention against torture cases, criminal relief, writs of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, petitions for review, petitions for hearing en band

Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Tagalog

Other Offices

Philippines Office
41 Col. Bonny S. Serrano Ave.,
Quezon City

Immigration Law

Immigration Law is full of complexities and red tape. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner will drive you through this maze of regulations and do their best to get you the maximum result and to protect you and your family from the harsh laws.

Visas Change of Status

Our law firm prepares each and every kind of visa for the nonimmigrant or the immigrant. Detailed on several other parts of this site are summary descriptions of all the types of visas that we prepare for all types of clients.

For those people in the United States, our law firm also prepares petitions to change your status in the United States to a myriad of different types of visas.

For those that qualify, we also do every kind of petition for you to become a United States Citizen, including naturalization and derivative citizenship applications.

Deportation

For a myriad of reasons, people find themselves in deportation or removal proceedings. In these proceedings the Immigration and Naturalization Service tries to deport you from the United States.

There are many ways of winning a deportation or removal case. Many factors depend upon how long you have been here in the United States, your family relationships, or whether you have a past criminal history. Our law represents numerous people in deportation proceeding. These people come from around the world.

We will do everything possible so that you or your loved one does not get separated across international borders. It is crucially important that you get legal representation as soon as possible to avoid adverse consequences of saying something in Immigration Court that will damage the outcome of the case.

DACA basics:

On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that it will offer deferred action to 'œDREAMers.' For all the promising undocumented youth who call America home this represents the opportunity to come out of the shadows and fully embrace the only country they know. AILA embraces this bold action provide relief and enable these young people to actively contribute to our society and economy.

Individuals who meet the following criteria from Secretary Napolitano's June 15, 2012 memorandum will be considered for deferred action:

Have arrived in the U.S. when they were under the age of sixteen;

Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years prior to June 15, 2012 and have been present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012;

Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have a GED, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces;

Not have been convicted of a felony offense, a 'œsignificant misdemeanor offense,' three or more non-significant misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; and

Have been under thirty-one years old on June 15, 2012.

The deferred action offer will be available to those in proceedings, as well as those who apply affirmatively. [NOTE: Individuals who are NOT in proceeding should NOT apply affirmatively at this time.


E1/E2 Treaty Investor/Trader Visa
This is the premier business Visa. If you are interested in starting your own business in the United States, you may qualify for the Treaty Investor Visa. People who want to come to the U.S. quickly and efficiently to start their own business, or to purchase an existing business can use this Visa. Numerous countries around the world have a treaty with the U.S., and it is people from these countries that can come to the U.S. on the E1 or E2 Visa. This visa is for the entrepreneur.

The E1/E2 Visa is known as the Treaty Investor (E2) or Treaty-Trader (E1) Visa. If you want to set up a company to trade with your home country, then you may qualify as a treaty trader. This Visa does not need prior BCIS approval, and therefore, once it is properly prepared, it can be sent directly to the U.S. Consulate. This means when you and your family want to enter the U.S. rapidly to get the business operational or to do a 5 month transition of ownership, this is the perfect Visa.

There is no set minimum or maximum amount that must be invested. Our law firm will help you with the entire process. This visa can be approved in as fast as 1 to 2 months. All unmarried children under the age of 21 years and your spouse can come to the U.S. once you qualify. The children can go to school without any problems.

Our firm will prepare the E1/E2 petition in an expert manner. Additionally, a complex and detailed Business Plan will be prepared.

Finally, our firm offers an additional service. One of our immigration attorneys will accompany you to the U.S. Consulate to aid with the interview and ensure that the Consulate process goes smoothly and efficiently.


Battered Spouses

Generally, U.S. citizens (USC) and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) file an immigrant visa petition with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (INS) on behalf of a spouse or child, so that these family members may emigrate to or remain in the United States. The Petition for Alien Relative is filed by the USC/LPR, the petitioner, on behalf of the family member who is the beneficiary. The petitioner controls when or if the petition is filed.

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

Brian D. Lerner practices exclusively Immigration and Nationality Law with Long Beach Immigration Attorneys. Immigration Law is a very satisfying area of law to practice. This is because many other areas of law deal only with various types of property judgments or money judgments. In here, immigration attorneys are dealing with people's lives and the path the rest of their lives will take. Brian D. Lerner are dealing with people who want to come to the United States, or remain in the United States and not be deported. Once we succeed or prevail on a particular petition, application, appeal or another matter, we can see the joy in the family and the utter relief that they can stay here in the United States or that they can come to the United States.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Brian D. Lerner is a certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. Many years ago, Long Beach Immigration Attorney Brian D. Lerner has passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Brian D. Lerner is one of only a handful of Immigration Attorneys in California that is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.

CERTIFIED SPECIALISTS IN IMMIGRATION LAW

Get Immigration Help from an Immigration Attorney who is a Certified Specialist

Why does the State Bar Certify Legal Specialists?

To help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law;

To encourage the maintenance and improving of attorney competence in specialized fields of law;

To have immigration services done by a professional who knows all the laws of immigration and nationality law; and

Preparation of immigration petitions and applications is far more than just filling out forms.

What Does it Mean When an Attorney is a Certified Specialist?

He or she must have taken and passed a written examination in Immigration and Nationality Law; demonstrated a high level of experience in Immigration and Nationality Law
fulfilled ongoing education requirements; been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his or her work.

A certified specialist knows the overall picture and can discuss different strategies to help you choose the best one for your needs.

What Can a Certified Immigration & Nationality Law Specialist Do for You?

Advise you, your family or your business so that you do not loose out to faulty immigration document preparation or failure to properly analyze your case;

Identify problems and proactively avoid unnecessary expense, delays and rejection by Immigration;

Keep you current with changes in the law which affect legal rights or status and help with past mistakes;

Protect your legal rights if contacted by the Immigration;

If apprehended by the ICE, you need qualified representation in bond and deportation hearings to assure due process and appeal rights;

As an employer, representation at ICE audits and investigations assures compliance with verification and hiring requirements and avoids fines or penalties;

Protect your lawful residence status;

Help you obtain U.S. citizenship.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Brian D. Lerner has 20 years of experience in Immigration and Nationality Law and is a certified specialist in this area of law as put forth by the State Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar.

He has offices in Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino County and the Philippines. He is fluent in Spanish.

The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner has a web portal to access your case 24/7 from anywhere in the world with internet access. Communication, documents, briefs, notes, forms and all other areas are updated on this web portal.

As for all immigration matters at the Immigration Courts, USCIS, ICE, BCBP, BALCA, Department of Labor, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, Brian D. Lerner and Long Beach Immigration Lawyers can prepare all matters in every state in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. Brian D. Lerner has traveled all over the United States to help people with their immigration needs. He can handle the toughest of deportation cases as well as any appeal, Petition for Review or Motion to Reopen case. Brian D. Lerner is frequently present in immigration court, representing individuals in deportation, removal, waiver asylum, withholding of removal and adjustment of status hearings. He has prepared numerous appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and other appellate boards at USCIS. He has appealed and argued cases in the Circuit Court of Appeals all over the United States. Immigration lawyers will help prepare DACA applications and packets for Prosecutorial discretion and all other types of packets.
Brian D. Lerner has prepared business visas for individuals from all over the world. Our firm has clients from practically every continent on Earth. His visa experience extends to Treaty Traders, Treaty Investors, Intercompany Transferees, Speciality Occupations, Training programs, and NAFTA visas. Brian D. Lerner has extensive experience in most all other types of visas issued. In addition to his visa experience, Brian D. Lerner has prepared Multinational Manager, National Interest Waiver and Extraordinary Alien petitions for highly qualified foreigners.

Brian D. Lerner's clients are from all over the United States and many countries around the world. Immigration Law is Federal Law. Therefore, a petition or application would be prepared the same in Texas, Florida, or any other State as it would in California. It is more important for you to make sure that you have an expert attorney in Immigration Law prepare your case, rather than a lawyer who happens to be local. There is too much at stake to just give your case to anyone.

Brian D. Lerner will fight for you and your family. Since he is married to an immigrant himself, he is committed to helping people from all around the world to come to the United States to realize their dream.

Brian Lerner

Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A Professional Corporation

Brian D. Lerner have been a licensed attorney since 1992 and started the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC. My practice consists of Immigration and Nationality Law and everything involved with and regarding immigration and deportation and citizenship.

Regarding Immigration Law, in 2000, Brian D. Lerner passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. I am now about 1 of only 150 Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law from a field of almost 200,000 immigration lawyers.

The Long Beach Immigration Lawyers' part of the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC handles cases arising from business visas, work permits, Green Cards, non-immigrant visas, deportation, citizenship, appeals and all areas of immigration. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC does EB-5 Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intracompany Transferee, E-2 Treaty Investor, E-1 Treaty Trader, O-1 Extraordinary Ability among others. Brian D. Lerner also do K-1 Fiancee and K-3 Spouse Visas. Regarding immigrant visas for the Green Card, we do PERM and advanced degree PERM, Family Petitions, and Extraordinary Alien Petitions. In addition to affirmative petitions, Long Beach Immigration Attorneys represent people in people in deportation and removal hearings, including political asylum, withholding of removal, and convention against torture cases.

Brian D. Lerner received B.S. Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems, from the University of Southern California. Brian D. Lerner graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Brian D. Lerner have argued Petitions for Review and direct appeals all over the U.S. I am admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st - 11th Circuits.

Please send me a note with your questions and I will be happy to help. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC helps people from all over California, the United States and the world.

Being able to utilize technology to help his Immigration Law practice, Brian Lerner can and does help people across the United States and around the world. He utilizes Skype for video consultations as well as Facebook. As for Facebook, there are numerous posts on immigration law. In fact, Brian D. Lerner has almost 100,000 likes from followers around the world who are helped by his immigration posts.

You can also view the current blog on Immigration Law with hundreds of posts at brian-d-lerner-blog.com. Once a client would sign up for a case at the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, we have the most modern online system available. You would log on 24/7 from anywhere in the world to get updates on your case, status inquiries, communicate with the office, case manager and others working on your case, upload documents, answer questionnaires and more.

Brian D. Lerner has an educational immigration series whereby he teaches various subjects to other immigration attorneys to help them learn the ropes of immigration law. He can certainly help you and your family.

As for all immigration matters at the Immigration Courts, USCIS, ICE, BCBP, BALCA, Department of Labor, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, Long Beach Immigration Attorneys can prepare all matters in every state in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. Brian D. Lerner has traveled all over the United States to help people with their immigration needs. He can handle the toughest of deportation cases as well as any appeal, Petition for Review or Motion to Reopen case. Brian D. Lerner is frequently present in immigration court, representing individuals in deportation, removal, waiver asylum, withholding of removal and adjustment of status hearings. He has prepared numerous appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and other appellate boards at USCIS. Brian D. Lerner has appealed and argued cases in the Circuit Court of Appeals all over the United States. He will help prepare DACA applications and packets for Prosecutorial discretion and all other types of packets.

Brian D. Lerner have been prepared business visas for individuals from all over the world. Long Beach Immigration Lawyers has clients from practically every continent on Earth. His visa experience extends to Treaty Traders, Treaty Investors, Intercompany Transferees, Speciality Occupations, Training programs, and NAFTA visas. He has extensive experience in most all other types of visas issued. In addition to his visa experience, Brian D. Lerner has prepared Multinational Manager, National Interest Waiver and Extraordinary Alien petitions for highly qualified foreigners.

License

Bar Number: 158536
California, 1992

Education

University of Southern California
B.S. Business Administration (Emphasis on Computer Information Systems), 1988

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1991

Christopher Reed

Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A Professional Corporation

I have joined the Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC as an associate attorney in 2005. Since that time, he has successfully represented individuals in deportation and removal proceedings before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Reed also has extensive experience in family-based and employment-based immigration, representing Clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

Mr. Reed licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S District Court for the Southern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Reed is a member of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Reed earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California Irvine in 2001 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2004. Mr. Reed is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Reed has extensive experience representing persons in Removal Proceedings. In fact, he has had numerous trials regarding asylum, withholding of removal and convention against torture. This ranges from people around the world to as close as Mexico. Attorney Reed has handled Asylum cases based on political, religious, social and other grounds of eligibility. Additionally, Mr. Reed has had successful trials on other matters such as Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents and Cancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent Residents. He has successfully won cases for Prosecutorial Discretion to terminate proceedings. In addition, Attorney Reed has had multiple trials for adjustment of status whether it is a spouse or family member.

Both in Court and at the Consulates, Attorney Reed has successfully won many different kinds of Waivers from the Waiver of the 3/10 year bar to criminal waivers to fraud waivers as well as other types of waivers. He has travelled all across California and the U.S. to represent clients in Court, Adjustment of Status proceedings. Naturalization proceedings. He has also represented clients in Immigration Court for VAWA Cancellation or Battered Spouse Cancellation applications as well as at the Vermont Service Center for direct VAWA applications.

Mr. Reed meets clients at detention facilities and at other locations to help prepare the case. He has done numerous Infopass appointments to do formal inquiries on a variety of different cases. Mr. Reed knows the ins and outs of representing persons in Removal Proceedings and all the various types of hearings, including, but not limited to various deferred inspection interviews with ICE.

Additionally, when there is a criminal basis for inadmissibility, Mr. Reed has successfully argued and won criminal relief in a variety of different Criminal Courts for vacating or reducing criminal judgements based on various theories including Corum Nobis, violation of due process and other theories so that the client is no longer inadmissible and eligible for legal status or for an immigration waiver. In fact, many times Mr. Reed will have to represent a client in Removal Proceedings on various theories while pursuing criminal relief on another and simultaneous avenue. He knows the most effective and best ways to try to win an immigration case.

In addition to representation, Mr. Reed has prepared numerous opening briefs, response briefs and cases to various Circuit Courts of Appeal across the United Stated on wide and various issues. Of course, Mr. Reed has also had numerous legal briefs prepared for appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Administrative Appeals Unit. He has done Motions to Reopen, Motions to Reconsider, Telephonic Motions to Terminate, Bond Motions and a wide variety of other types of immigration related motions.

Mr. Reed has nearly a decade of working only in Immigration Law and in every facet of Immigration Law. The Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, APC has the experience and personnel to fight your case.

License

Bar Number: 235438
California, 2001

Education

University of California Irvine
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, 2001

University of California Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor, 2004

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