Mr. Angelo A. Paparelli is a partner in the Business Immigration Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A Certified Immigration Law Specialist (CA), he is known among clients and peers for providing creative solutions to complex immigration law problems, especially those involving mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on immigration issues arising in litigation.
Mr. Paparelli’s immigration practice areas include compliance audits; counsel and due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring; immigration-related corporate policy formulation; permanent residence and citizenship; visas for executives, managers, scientists, scholars, investigators, professionals, students and visitors; PERM labor certifications; employment-based immigrant visa petitions; global visas and consular practice; legislative advocacy and immigration messaging; federal court litigation under the Administrative Procedures Act; waivers, white-collar immigration and asylum.
Mr. Paparelli is also active in legal and regulatory issues involved in the deployment of blockchain technologies. His focus is on providing counsel and representation for businesses concerned with blockchain-related legislation and agency rulemaking, the use of distributed ledger technology in government-mandated record creation and retention, and blockchain-driven efficiencies in immigration benefits requests and worksite compliance.
He also advises and represents established blockchain-focused businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and technology professionals on best practices and strategies to secure employment-based immigration benefits, while maintaining compliance with immigration legal requirements.
- B.A., University of Michigan (1971)
- J.D., Wayne State University Law School (1976)
- Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyer (Founder/Past President)
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- State Bar of New York
- National Speakers Association
- American Immigration Council (Emeritus Member, Board of Trustees)
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