Ameer Shaikh exclusively practices business immigration and nationality law and manages the firm’s intensive PERM and I-140 programs. He also specializes in extraordinary ability O-1, EB-1a and EB-1b visas, and is particularly fond of challenging cases. In 2016 he obtained an approval of an EB-1b in three days. In addition, he provides support to the firm’s H-1B, L-1A, and L-1B teams, and gives advice on complex adjustment of status matters.
Previously, Ameer practiced Antitrust and Securities litigation at a class-action firm in Manhattan. He began his legal career as a paralegal at the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington DC, working on some of the DOJ's most iconic investigations.
Ameer's interest in the intersection of immigration and corporate law stems from his appreciation for greater innovation in the tech sector. He avidly follows new developments in the start-up world and enjoys working with the tech innovators in the Bay Area. In addition, Ameer values community service and has worked with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) and East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and has worked on pro-bono asylum cases. Previously, he was a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow with the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and later worked on human-rights litigation connected to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal in Iraq.
Ameer is a graduate of Temple University School of Law (2005) and magna cum laude graduate of Emory University (2001). He is a member of AILA Nor-Cal and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and eligible to practice immigration law nationally.
Ameer grew up in Alabama and is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.