By expanding talent pipelines for tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and corporate HR departments, we have also become a go-to referral partner for startup attorneys and tech-recruiters. More importantly, we make this process as seamless as possible, by utilizing state-of-the-art technology with personalized attention in just the right combination.
We provide tailored services for small to medium-sized companies. Hiring your first H-1B worker? Need help developing a US immigration policy? Not sure what E-Verify is and why your employee candidates are asking about it? Have questions about how an M&A may impact employees? Need to understand how a layoff may affect your PERM program? We’re here to assist with the process and help your company stay compliant with the immigration and labor rules.
Having scaled our team from scratch, we understand how to help Founders build their teams and scale their products. Human resource is often the cornerstone of growth and we provide business-specific answers depending on the Founder’s growth stage (post-seed, angel, or Series funding). For Founders of closely-held companies, we can illuminate the various visa options to ensure long-term stability in the US.
US immigration rules are rife with pitfalls. Individuals wanting to explore faster greencard options often consult with us on EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher or National Interest Waiver petitions. Those who have married US citizens often rely on our team for a smooth application process. Our high success rates are a testament to our expertise.
About Accel Visa
There are no cookie cutter solutions at Accel Visa. We customize strategies for each individual matter and for each company uniquely. We look for patterns to make compelling arguments. We creatively think outside of the box based on detailed assessments. We spot what many others often miss in legal and factual analyses.
While we believe state-of-the-art technology should play a critical role in the case prep process, we also believe law firms should not hide behind technology. We believe the US immigration process should still reserve room for traditional lines of communication when needed.
Meet The Attorneys
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Ann CunManaging 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 BrennerSenior 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.
Rose NjuguAssociate Attorney
Rose brings her passion for immigration law to the firm and is committed to helping other immigrants achieve their immigration goals. A Bay Area resident since 2000, Rose is a licensed attorney in her home country, Kenya, representing financial institutions and premier telecommunications companies. Rose has worked as a litigator in the US before joining Accel Visa Attorneys. Rose has volunteered at several immigration law workshops, including those sponsored by the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative, where she counseled and prepared applications for naturalization for low-income immigrants.
Rose’s expertise includes collaborating with entrepreneurs seeking E-2 Investor visas and L-1 intracompany transfers to the US. She has assisted clients with navigating the whack-a-mole approach to consular appointments during the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic.
Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Honors degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University, School of Law, San Francisco, California. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is licensed to practice law in Kenya and California.
Aimee CarrazcoAssociate Attorney
Aimee is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and has dedicated her legal education to bettering the lives of others. Aimee brings her compassion and determination to every situation by drawing on her background in immigration as well as litigation.
Aimee graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dominican University of California. She later earned her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining the firm, Aimee worked as a law clerk handling family-based and employment-based Adjustment of Status applications, E-2 visas, and O-1 visas, among others. During her time in litigation, Aimee honed her skills in investigations, legal research, and legal argument. Aimee is licensed to practice law in California, and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
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In The Press
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.
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.
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.