Practice Areas

By expanding talent pipelines for tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and corporate HR departments, Accel Visa has become a trusted referral partner for startup attorneys and tech recruiters. We streamline the immigration process using state-of-the-art technology combined with personalized attention, ensuring a seamless experience for our clients.



We offer customized services tailored for small to medium-sized companies. Whether you’re hiring your first H-1B worker, developing a U.S. immigration policy, or navigating questions about E-Verify and its impact on employee candidates, we’re here to assist. Our expertise extends to understanding how M&A activities may affect employees and how layoffs can impact your PERM program. Let us help your company stay compliant with immigration and labor regulations.



At Accel Visa, we’ve experienced firsthand the challenges of building teams from the ground up, giving us unique insights into assisting Founders with team building and product scaling. We recognize that human resources are crucial for growth, offering tailored solutions based on the Founder’s growth stage (post-seed, angel, or Series funding). Additionally, for Founders of closely-held companies, we provide clarity on visa options to ensure long-term stability in the U.S.



Navigating the complexities of U.S. immigration law can be daunting, but Accel Visa is here to help. Individuals seeking expedited green card options frequently turn to us for guidance on EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, or National Interest Waiver petitions. Additionally, couples pursuing marriage-based green cards trust our team for a seamless application process. With our track record of high success rates, our expertise speaks for itself.


About Accel Visa

At Accel Visa, we offer customized immigration solutions tailored to each individual and company. We develop unique strategies by identifying patterns and making compelling arguments. Our creative, out-of-the-box thinking is based on detailed assessments, allowing us to spot legal and factual nuances that others often miss.

We believe state-of-the-art technology is essential in the immigration case preparation process. However, at Accel Visa, we also value traditional communication methods. We ensure the U.S. immigration process includes personal interactions and clear communication, enhancing the client experience and ensuring comprehensive support.

Meet The Attorneys

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Ann Cun

Ann Cun

Managing Attorney

Ann Founded Accel Visa Attorneys, PC devoted to the practice of US immigration and nationality law. She immigrated to the US as a war refugee when she was a young child and naturalized as a US citizen filing the paperwork herself.

Ann graduated from UCLA with BA in History and received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She served as an Editor to the prestigious Hastings Law Journal while in law school. Since 2001, Ann has worked at notable US immigration law firms and become a licensed attorney in 2008. Ann's expertise includes complex employment-related immigration matters, including O-1 Extraordinary Ability Alien, EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Alien, EB-1B Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Researcher, and EB-2 National Interest Waiver petitions. She’s assisted many employers with I-9 and E-Verify issues, developed their immigration policies and protocols, and streamlined their foreign national recruiting processes. Ann’s pragmatic approach to lawyering continues to attract clients worldwide.

Ann is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Northern and Southern California Chapters. She previously served as an Editor for the AILA Board of Publications for two years and has published hundreds of articles related to US immigration matters. Ann has been quoted by multiple national and region press publications and recognized as a California Super Lawyer.

Sharon Brenner

Sharon Brenner

Senior Attorney

Sharon Brenner has worked in various sectors of immigration law since 2004 representing clients in artistic, business and STEM-related fields. She has spoken on the topic at industry events including SXSW, Sonar+D, SF Music Tech and more. Her clientele in these areas includes startups and entrepreneurs, filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, designers, marketing professionals, and many more.

Sharon's work additionally includes naturalization and family-based immigration matters, and she previously provided domestic and international refugee-based assistance at the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as at the IRC and local immigrant advocacy organizations in New York City.

Sharon is a member of the California Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and holds B.A. degrees in African History and International Relations from the University of California, Davis. Sharon also studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and New York University’s program in Paris, France, as well as lived in Athens, Greece.

AILA Member

Edith Coates

Senior Attorney

Edith Coates has been involved in the immigration field since 2009. Her passion for immigration law stems from her own personal experiences as an immigrant from Mexico. During her undergraduate studies, Edith interned with CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Organization, where she learned about the importance and power of advocacy and civic engagement.

While attending law school, Edith interned with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court), the American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project, and local law firms. During law school, Edith also participated in the Immigration Clinic providing supervised pro bono representation to an asylum seeker. Upon graduating from law school, Edith worked with the American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project where she assisted detained immigrants through its Legal Orientation Program.

Since 2017, Edith has focused on employment-based immigration where she has successfully represented clients with non-immigrant and immigrant matters, including PERM, H-1B, TN, E-3, L-1, O-1, E-1/E-2, and EB-1 petitions. The majority of her representation includes working with clients in the business and STEM-related fields.

Edith is a member of the California Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She graduated cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and holds a BA in Sociology and Spanish from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She was also selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2024.

AILA Member

Not to Brag…. But Check Out Our Success Rates!

Rates are for year 2022. Interested in learning about why our success is so high? Scroll down for more details.

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    Client Testimonials

    On professionalism...

    Accel Visa Attorneys truly delivers a superior experience. I came to the US in 2014 and have since interacted with many immigration attorneys. My experience with those firms always left me wanting more, with more questions. From the start, Accel Visa was unique in the best way possible. Accel Visa offered me a realistic assessment for my self-sponsored EB-1A petition. Their professionalism was demonstrated by regular and consistent case progress and reporting. I never felt like I was in the dark about my immigration process. I always had access to an attorney to answer any of my questions. When my EB-1A petition was approved, they also moved very quickly to prepare and file my I-485 application in record time. This was especially important because priority dates were going to retrogress. I know of NO other immigration attorneys who would have been so decisive and swift in their desire to help me get to this stage of my immigration journey in the US. I'm so grateful for their assistance and have no hesitation in recommending them.


    Amulya Sharma

    On thinking outside-the-box expertise …

    As many founders may relate, creating a company from scratch requires a balance of risk taking but strategic actions.  The Accel Visa team carefully balanced that approach when guiding me through the O-1A and EB-1A processes. They harnessed their many years of expertise to ensure that I presented strong and incontrovertible evidence supported by primary evidence and corroborated by secondary sources.  They advised me on timing and reassured me on strengths and weaknesses.  These are traits of a highly skilled team who is well disciplined, but strategic when needed. My only conclusion is that they are the real-deal when it comes to expert immigration lawyers versed in O-1 and EB-1 petitions. Now that my US company is scaling, I'm so excited that Accel Visa is alongside us, helping my company continue to navigate US immigration! 


    Akshat Thirani, CEO and founder of Amper Technologies

    On Unparalleled Communication Standards ….

    From my first consultation with Accel Visa, I knew things would be different if nothing other than the team could pronounce my name correctly!  The day my EB-1A petition was approved was a life-changing miracle.  I had been stuck in the EB-2 line as an Indian-born national for a long time and my current employer’s immigration counsel was emphatic about NOT proceeding with an EB-1A for me.  While I had no doubt Accel Visa could overcome this hurdle and help me achieve an EB-1A approval, I was profoundly amazed at the Accel Visa team’s diligence.  Their writing team and attorneys are highly talented, impressive with their research capabilities, but most importantly responsive to my many queries.  Even after my EB-1 petition was approved, the team was able to timely and quickly prepare my I-485 application in roughly two weeks without any hiccups.  (I had never experienced such quick turnaround from any other immigration team I had ever worked with before I came to Accel Visa!)  Throughout this process, I had direct access to the team, the attorneys, and regular communication and updates, without necessarily prompting from me.  Their responsiveness is world-class and it’s clear to me the Accel Visa team prides itself on efficiency and professionalism.


    Sagar Khasnis

    On Second-Opinions ….

    I absolutely had no idea that I was eligible for EB-1 until my friend referred me to Accel Visa.  I had spoken to multiple lawyers before and none of them thought that I remotely had any chance to get my green card under EB-1.  Unlike all the traditional lawyers, Accel Visa made it happen, which I truly appreciate.  I would highly recommend Accel Visa for your EB-1 petition.


    Nik Aitharaju

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