Why choose us

Armed with the current knowledge of the ever-changing US immigration laws and regulations, we are intimately familiar with various requirements, timelines and the inner-workings of the USCIS and US Department of Labor and can suggest the best possible route for you to bring your business or the talent you need to the US.

Our client list spans the gamut from tech companies and financial services firms to digital advertising and marketing agencies to individual film-makers, artists and performers, as well as members of the academic community. Here is what some of them have to say about us and our services.

Mr. Pershman was a true pleasure to work with during the successful filing of two L-1 petitions. He was extremely professional and organized, as well as prompt to respond to every email and phone call. We had several questions along the way, especially when things took longer than anticipated, and Mr. Pershman was always available to hop on a call and patiently explain any parts of the process that were had questions about. We have nothing but good things to say about working with Mr. Pershman!

Alana Christou | Director of Recruitment and HR


Sergei was recommended to me after an L-1A we filed for a company executive was denied. Sergei immediately identified the problem, came up with a new strategy and successfully filed a new petition that avoided the difficulties that had caused the previous denial. Since then, he also got an extension approved. Sergei is incredibly thorough in his work; no detail escapes him. I believe that this quality, combined with how well he knows immigration law, is what makes him a great immigration lawyer.

Elena Palgova | General Counsel

When applying for an L-1A visa for a mid-level executive at our financial consulting company, we needed a lawyer who could understand our industry and the long-term business goals we had in mind. When I met Sergei, I was impressed by his thorough knowledge of immigration law. It was he who created a complex business model for a successful “new office” L-1A petition. He helped us design the company structure in a way that fit with the very restrictive immigration regulations while satisfying our business requirements. We continued working with Sergei to get an L-1A extension, followed by a green card application.

Sergey Gribov | CEO

Sergei has successfully worked with many startups that are or have been part of Techstars ecosystem to help founders obtain the necessary immigration status to allow them to develop their ideas and businesses in the US. He is very responsive to Techstars and our founders, and he has added tremendous value by helping our founders evaluate and make decisions on their options.  

Sergei is a regular speaker at Techstars Boston, where he educates international entrepreneurs on immigration options. Every year, we get very positive feedback from the attendees. In addition, Sergei provides regular updates to our legal team on all relevant changes in US immigration law and policy. This information is very valuable to us, as the immigration landscape shifts often, and it takes a special kind of attorney to always stay on top of it.

Shannon Liston | Corporate Counsel

Sergei is the kind of lawyer you want as your friend. He’s knowledgeable and always picks up the phone and answers emails, whether to answer your questions or to alleviate your concerns. For me, he came up with the strategy for my E-2 Treaty Investor visa application and guided me through the process of setting up business operations that are compatible with the E-2 requirements (which he knows extremely well). He also prepared me for the interview at the US consulate. If I were to trust anyone with my future employment opportunities, it would be Sergei, I cannot recommend his quality services enough!

Emma Berg | Founder

Since we began operations in the US a few years ago, Pershman Law has been our go-to law firm when we needed various types of visas for our employees, including L, H and E  visas. Mr. Pershman has also helped some of our employees acquire permanent resident status. It’s always a pleasure working with the team at Pershman Law. We continuously receive the highest quality of attention and service from Sergei Pershman and we will certainly continue working with him and his team.

Wendy Godthelp | HR Manager

When we are faced with an immigration-related issue that is part of a case we are working on, we turn to someone who focuses solely on immigration law: Sergei Pershman. He has helped our clients numerous times by devising winning strategies and providing comprehensive legal advice in matters concerning O-1, E-2, H-1B and other types of business- and employment-related visas.

Iliya Fridman | Managing Partner