|CLE Course Speakers:||Fariba Faiz • Hasan Abdullah • Shah Peerally|
LawReviewCle’s Immigration Law Fundamentals course will provide an overview and introduction into the the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure.
This course is an introductory, step-by-step, instructional on the basics of Immigration Law.
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Attorney Hasan Abdullah
Shah Peerally Law Group P.C. – Oakland, CA
Hasan Abdullah was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been living in the United States for over 10 years. As a foreign national, he has had to deal with the US immigration service on many occasions, so he understands what clients are going through based on personal experience. He received his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and has held membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2008.
His initial professional experience in immigration law was gained as a student intern at the Alexander Law Center, which is administered by Santa Clara University. As an intern he focused on family-based immigration, VAWA petitions, political asylum, and criminal victim (U-Visa) cases, in addition to developing guidance manuals on VAWA petitions and criminal victim visas. This gratifying experience inspired him to make immigration law his livelihood. Prior to joining the Shah Peerally Law Group, he worked at an immigration law firm where he developed proficiency in employment-based immigration.
Since joining the Shah Peerally Law Group in June 2008, Attorney Hasan Abdullah has been serving clients in a diverse range of areas in immigration and naturalization law, with substantial focus on H-1B and L-1A /L-1B petitions, and PERM Labor Certifications underlying professional/skilled worker immigrant petitions. In the area of H-1B petitions, in addition to winning difficult petitions for less than ideal candidates, he has provided innovative solutions to keep employees in status where they have been unlawfully benched and seek to port to a new employer. In the area of L-1 petitions, he has enjoyed success in uniquely challenging “new office” petitions for multinational executives/managers.
His dedication to immigration law goes beyond the office setting. In the local Bay Area community, for a number of years he has volunteered as the Operations Coordinator of a Legal Clinic sponsored by the Pro Bono Project of San Jose, which provides legal consultations to the local community on a biweekly basis. He continues to regularly serve the clinic as an active attorney on its roster.
Attorney Shah Peerally
Shah Peerally Law Group P.C. – Oakland, CA
Shah Peerally is the founder and managing attorney of Shah Peerally Law Group PC, a professional corporation (formerly known as the Law Offices of Shah Peerally previously located in Fremont, California).
Born on the beautiful french colonial island of Mauritius, Shah attended the Royal College of Curepipe in Mauritius. Shah had ambitions to eventually become an attorney in the United States. After working for different major corporations in Mauritius, Shah moved to the United States where he reached his goal and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from New College School of Law, in San Francisco, California, and subsequently gained admission to the California State Bar. Shah then worked in litigation and business law for the prestigious law firm of McNichols Randick O’Dea & Tooliatos LLP, in Pleasanton, California.
Later, Shah joined the Law Offices of Virender Goswami as a supervising attorney in business and employment immigration. Shah was also attorney of counsel for the Immigration law offices of Minter and Ahmad in Fremont, California. In 2005, Shah founded the Law Offices of Shah Peerally. Since then, the law firm has expanded and is now represented as Shah Peerally Law Group, PC.
Fluent in French and Creole, Shah is a passionate and dedicated advocate, and has been an activist in various immigrant communities. He regularly participates in lectures and free legal clinics, and hosts an immigration law show on AM radio. Shah has been commended by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Barbara Lee for assisting in their immigration workshops.
Shah received his Juris Doctorate degree from New College of California School of Law, in San Francisco. He holds membership in the State Bar of California, American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA). Shah is also admitted in the Northern Federal District Court , Eastern Federal District Court of California and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.