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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

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Corporate Immigration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Peers and clients say

“He is a legend in our field.”

“Bernie has distinguished himself not only through his over 25 years of practice, but also for growing his firm into one of the most prominent specialty immigration firms in the US."

“He is a very excellent and very experienced lawyer.”


Bernard P Wolfsdorf is managing partner of the top-rated Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP (dba "WR Immigration") law firm, known worldwide for its innovation, technology, and high touch legal services. WR has revolutionised business immigration with WRapidTM, a centralised, cloud-based software that empowers human resources professionals with robust analytics, reporting, budgeting/forecasting capabilities, and case processing efficiencies. Mr Wolfsdorf is also the past national president of the 15,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 

Mr Wolfsdorf specialises in a broad range of immigration areas, primarily relating to corporate global mobility, including business and investment visas. He also handles the full range of global immigration matters. He has been certified by the California State Bar as an immigration and nationality law specialist for over 25 years. 

Over the years, Mr Wolfsdorf has had a major impact on the practice of immigration law. In recognition of his contribution, AILA honored him with its prestigious Service Excellence Award for his distinguished volunteer work. He has also received top-ratings and recognition from Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers, EB-5 Investor Magazine, and more. Finally, he is a long-standing member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) and ABIL Global, which include the managing partners of the top immigration firms worldwide. 

Mr Wolfsdorf has received the following awards: Best Lawyers’ Recognition, 2021; Chambers and Partners, “Preeminent Practitioner”; Chambers and Partners (USA) Band 1 California; US News & World Report – Best Lawyers in America – Tier 1 National Rating 2020; Who’s Who Legal’s 2020 Global Elite Thought Leader in North America and Thought Leader in Corporate Immigration; and Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015–2021.

Features by Bernard P Wolfsdorf

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