LAC Welcomes (Back) Attorney Grace Zimmerman

18:17 03 September in News Updates


Some of you will remember Grace as an early partner of the firm, which evolved from an immigration practice initially established by Attorney Peter Larrabee in 1981.  The immigration practice broke away from Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper), and became Larrabee & Associates, which is today Larrabee Albi Coker LLP.   

Grace joined the firm when it was Larrabee & Associates in 1996, and became a partner of the firm in 1999.  In 2006 Grace moved on to lead her own practice, and after some time as of counsel to another firm, has returned to Larrabee Albi Coker LLP.  We’re thrilled and fortunate to have her back.

A 1993 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Grace is licensed in California, and is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Prior to law school, Grace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.   Grace has served as Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission of the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization; served on various committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; and has been a speaker at numerous regional and national immigration conferences on employment-based immigration topics.  Grace is also fluent in Spanish. As an undergraduate, she studied a  year at the Complutense/University of Madrid, Spain, and studied international law at a program sponsored by University of San Diego School of Law in Mexico City.   Grace has traveled throughout Mexico, Central America and Spain.

Grace’s expertise is in the firm’s key areas, including a full range of matters concerning non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions, consular applications, labor certification, permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.   She also brings specialization in investor visas for both small and large entrepreneurial efforts, including E-1 nonimmigrant Treaty Trader Visas; E-2 nonimmigrant Treaty Investor Visas; and EB-5 Immigrant Visas for Investors.

Grace now re-joins a 28-member LAC team, including partners Fausta Albi, Diana Vellos Coker, Claudia Martorell, and Amanda Mullane; and associate attorneys Michelle Harmon, Brianda Renteria, and Adrian Buonanoce.

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