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Alka  Bahal, Esq.

A recognized leader in immigration and nationality law, Alka counsels clients on legal and strategic issues arising from the international movement of key personnel, from the individual transfer of high-ranking executives to high-volume transfers of expert staff.

Alka is co-chair of the firm's Immigration Practice Group, focusing on corporate immigration. She has extensive knowledge and in-depth experience in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas on behalf of clients, as well as counseling, training and developing compliance programs for employers. In addition, the practice supports the global movement of client personnel.

Over the years, Alka has developed an in-depth understanding of the ways in which immigration compliance and visa processing are affected by the delicate interplay among the law, current political machinations and the needs of businesses. She is particularly fluent in the bureaucratic process, political nuances and comprehensive understanding of the current, ever-changing immigration laws. This enables her to provide effective, mindful, and creative representation to her clients. She provides clients with a full range of immigration related legal services which are carefully crafted to reflect each client's goals and objectives.

As many employers know, immigration laws are enforced by government agencies around the world that often provide restrictive responses to immigration and the legitimate needs of businesses to employ the best workers regardless of nationality. Alka assists employers in meeting their needs efficiently and effectively, while endeavoring to minimize the inconvenience, delay, expense, and potential liability related to immigration issues. She offers advisory services to help navigate the complex areas of work authorization and immigrant and non-immigrant visa services as well as develop foreign national workforce policies, training programs, and corporate compliance strategies, such as I-9 Compliance, to respond to workplace needs. Further, she conducts on-site preventive training programs designed to meet clients' specific needs.

In the course of her career, focused exclusively on corporate immigration law, Alka has represented a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to publicly traded companies, to medium-sized, privately held corporations to small start-up ventures, high-net-worth individuals and nonprofit organizations across the country. Alka has developed a niche in representing fashion houses of all sizes around the world and has become well known for her attention and creative solutions to employers' hiring needs.

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