Our mission is to make immigration transparent and stress-free for everyone in the business community.
Award Winning Support for Companies
Expertise without the legalese
Emphasis on employee experience
Our Clients Include
Breaking New Ground for Employees
On-demand, affordable attorney access for employees of ALL companies
Help navigating the H-1B transfer process
Support during unexpected life changes
Second opinions on your company's approach
Your company has a law firm - shouldn't you?
My experience with Banyan has been fantastic. Sameer is highly knowledgeable, communicative and an active part of the process . He provides realistic feedback and timelines. He’s also very tech savvy so bulky documentation and record sharing is highly efficient.
I had terrific experience working with Sameer on my EB-1A petition. After an analysis of my profile, Sameer suggested we go for an EB-1A instead of an EB2 when I myself had reservations about the same. He and his team were incredibly human and responsive throughout the process, patiently explaining all details and taking the stress off my shoulders. Any EB-1 case is difficult, given the criteria and substantial evidence needed, but Sameer brought it to a successful end! He is my go to person for anything immigration related given his breadth of knowledge and vast experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend Sameer for any immigration matter.
When I reached out about immigration help, I was in a critical time. I had decided it wasn’t fair to be chained to my employer just because I was a foreign citizen. With Sameer, the impossible had happened. I’d somehow been approved for an EB-1 green card. This allowed us to apply and get into Y-Combinator, go on to raise series A funding from Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Sam Altman and others – launch a product that quickly grew to 130,000 active users and then get acquired. A Silicon Valley story that simply would not have been possible without Sameer by my side.
Sameer was amazing throughout my spouse’s and my green card processes. We came to him with some pretty concerning problems and he was able to resolve each of them quickly. He was knowledgeable in every aspect of the process, and always had answers to any questions we had. Overall, I feel extremely lucky that we had Sameer to help us through this long and frustrating immigration journey!
Founder & Managing Attorney
Named as one of the top 20 immigration attorneys in the nation by HR Executive/Lawdragon, Sameer has established himself as a true partner for HR executives, business leaders, and employees seeking to solve complex immigration challenges.
Sameer is the former managing partner of one of the largest West Coast global immigration practices guiding employers on global immigration policies and best practices, including the use of innovative technology solutions to streamline compliance and international travel requirements.
He brings his 15+ years of experience managing immigration service delivery for Fortune 500 companies, mid-size employers, startups, and entrepreneurs. He is one of the only attorneys in Northern California with a distinguished level of high-volume business immigration experience advocating for employment-based beneficiaries in Immigration Court and Federal Court.
Sameer is one of only a handful of immigration lawyers to be certified as an immigration expert by the State Bar of California.