Ashkan Emami

 

 
 
 

Ashkan Emami

Attorney & Partner

“I’ve had more than a few of my clients tell me that choosing to immigrate to the U.S. was among the most important decisions they have ever made. I imagine it was no different for my family when they came here during my childhood. This is why my main focus is ensuring that we make the legal process as smooth and painless as possible.”

Ashkan is a partner and co-founder at PLG. He focuses primarily on building relationships with clients, understanding their businesses, families and immigration goals. He previously worked at a large immigration firm, which he left to help create a new type of immigration practice. Ashkan's primary focus is to make clients feel at ease with their attorney while providing accurate information and unparalleled accessibility. He has seven years of experience with corporate clients, investors and creative professionals. More specifically, he handles:

  • E-2 investor visas for qualified entrepreneurs;
  • Traditional and Cap-Subject H-1B petitions for large and mid-sized corporations in the healthcare, tech and research industries;
  • O-1 petitions for creative professionals and academics;
  • L-1A and L-1B petitions;
  • All aspects of the PERM process;
  • EB-5 regional center and direct investment petitions;
  • J-1 Waiver petitions for physicians working in underserved areas. Experience includes successful waivers through the Conrad 30 program and the Department of Health and Human Services.;
  • Employment-based green card matters including LCA compliance, Ability to Pay issues, Compliance with Employee Recruitment regulations, Cap issues, Consular Processing, and Prevailing Wage compliance. 

He also has significant experience representing clients seeking Asylum based on religious and political grounds and has successfully advocated for clients from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. 

C: 213-537-3852

E: ashkan@pathlawgroup.com

Jessica C. Chan

Attorney & Partner

My interest in the immigrant experience began long before I became a lawyer. I have been privileged to experience the diversity of the immigration world: From processing employment-based petitions for multinational companies to working on immigration policy with UNHCR to advocating for underserved clients with nonprofits. I have found that the field of immigration is among the most vast and impactful in the legal field.

Jessica is a partner and co-founder at Path Law Group. As a child of immigrant parents, she has personal appreciation for the challenges and benefits of immigrating to the United States. Her current practice focuses on assisting investors and startup-to-midsize businesses with their immigration needs. She also works closely with creatives in the film, music, design and fashion industries to obtain work visas and permanent residency. 

Jessica has a reputation for digging into the details and investing personally into her clients' successes. Her nonprofit and international advocacy background drives her passion to help each client realize their potential, whether they be starting a new business, expanding their career, reuniting with family or seeking asylum in the United States. After graduating with her B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara, she worked as a project manager for a nonprofit focusing on sustainable development initiatives in Kenya and South Africa. While attending law school at Santa Clara University, Jessica received multiple scholarships to provide pro-bono asylum services to underserved individuals and worked at Amnesty International in Australia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Switzerland. 

C: 213-379-5006

E: jessica@pathlawgroup.com