We handle immigration matters for investors, established and venture-backed corporations, founders, professionals, and families. We stand for the principle that immigration leads to innovation. And we understand the challenges that immigrants and employers face from first-hand experience.Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist Sophie M. Alcorn founded our unparalleled immigration law firm in Mountain View, California, in 2015. The dedicated Alcorn Immigration Law team is committed to helping you build the lives and companies of your dreams.

Immigration for Innovation: What Startups Should Know About Immigration

Sophie Alcorn Talks Immigration for Innovation: What Startups Should Know

By Alcorn Immigration Law Founding attorney Sophie Alcorn knows that immigration causes innovation. That tenet is behind all that she does. Sophie recently talked with Asli Gozoren, a partner at SAYJ Global Partners, about what foreign startups and entrepreneurs should know about the current state of immigration. Sophie discusses everything from the impact of the…

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Sophie Alcorn Quoted in The Atlantic About Need for a Startup Visa

The Atlantic magazine interviewed Sophie Alcorn for her expertise as Silicon Valley’s only Board Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist. The resulting article, “The Trump Administration Is Driving Away Immigrant Entrepreneurs” by Sonia Paul, was published last week. Alcorn discusses the pent-up demand for a startup visa and options for global entrepreneurs to come to the U.S.…

Sophie Alcorn Quoted on Visa Determinations for ZDNet Story on Black Hat Speaker Denied U.S. Entry

Sophie Alcorn Quoted on Visa Determinations for ZDNet Article About Black Hat Speaker Denied U.S. Entry

ZDNet security editor Zack Whittaker interviewed founding attorney Sophie Alcorn for her insight on how immigration officials evaluate visa applications. Alcorn’s comments were included in Whittaker’s article, “Black Hat speaker denied entry to US in another needless hit to security research.” The article appeared on ZDNet, a business technology news website, on July 25, 2017.…

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Sophie Alcorn Quoted in Financial Times on Trump’s Effect on Foreign Entrepreneurs

The Financial Times interviewed founding attorney Sophie Alcorn for her insight on President Trump’s impact on international entrepreneurs and startup investors for a recent article, “Immigrant entrepreneurs in the US wait for Trump’s next move.“ The article is part of series the daily international newspaper is running on “Understanding Entrepreneurs.” About Sophie A Stanford-educated expert on U.S. immigration…

Sophie Alcorn named Ayvid Innovations advisor

Founding Attorney Sophie Alcorn Takes on New Advisory Role with Ayvid Innovations

Ayvid Innovations has added founding attorney Sophie Alcorn to its cadre of advisors. The Los Altos, Calif., based firm connects entrepreneurs and startups from around the world to Silicon Valley resources, advisors, and investors. Alcorn began practicing immigration law in 2008. Since then, she has successfully handled hundreds of immigration cases on behalf of entrepreneurs, companies,…

Sophie Alcorn named legal advisor to Global Entrepreneur in Residence Coalition

Sophie Alcorn Named to Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Advisory Committee

The Global Entrepreneur-In-Residence Coalition (Global EIR) has named Sophie Alcorn to its Legal Advisory Committee. Global EIR is a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs, investors, and universities. Established in 2015, the organization helps international entrepreneurs remain and build their companies in the U.S. Global EIR partners international founders with universities, mentors, investors, and cities. That partnership…

Silicon Valley immigration lawyer Sophie Alcorn Named Outstanding Young Business Person

Immigration Lawyer Sophie Alcorn Named Outstanding Young Business Person

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce selected immigration lawyer Sophie Alcorn as this year’s Celebration of Leaders Outstanding Young Business Person. Every year, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce acknowledges individuals, companies, and organizations for their exceptional contributions and service. Immigration Law Expert Alcorn founded Alcorn Immigration Law in Mountain View, California, in 2015. An…