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.

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TechCrunch Taps Founder Sophie Alcorn as Expert Contributor

TechCrunch has selected Alcorn Immigration Law founder Sophie Alcorn as an expert contributor. She will write regular columns on immigration matters for TechCrunch and ExtraCrunch, which offers exclusive articles, resources, and recommendations. Sophie’s first column, What everyone at a startup needs to know about immigration, appeared on TechCrunch last week. ExtraCrunch managing editor Eric Eldon…

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,…