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Greg L. Berk

Special Counsel
Orange County
T: 714.424.2877
F: 714.428.5984

Education

  • J.D., Western State University College of Law
  • M.B.A., George Washington University
  • B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California
Overview
Publications & News
Memberships

Greg Berk is a special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office, where he leads the firm's immigration practice.  He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Berk has many years of experience advising on U.S. immigration matters.  He assists employers worldwide with the hiring and retention of talented foreign nationals that are needed in their U.S. workforce.  Frequently, a company must place a critical existing or new foreign national employee on the U.S. payroll within a few weeks.  Mr. Berk and his team understand these time pressures and jump to meet client expectations and simplify the immigration process.

Mr. Berk works closely with employers throughout the U.S. and overseas on immigration matters, including work visas, permanent residency and I-9 compliance.  He is a frequent author and speaker on immigration matters and developments.

Articles

  • "Top 10 Mistakes in Handling I-9 Forms," Society for Human Resource Management, March 2015
  • "International Migration to the U.S.," The California International Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2012
  • "Reforming Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Breaking the Congressional Stalemate," Orange County Bar Association Magazine, March 2011
  • "Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs," Contributing Author, American Immigration Lawyers Assoc (AILA), 2006
  • Immigration Concepts: A Primer for Law Students and Paralegals on the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Copyright 2004; Compilation of materials written to assist students in understanding the complexities of immigration law

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

Latin American Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "STEM OPT and What it Means for Your Practice," American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter, April 27, 2016
  • "Nonimmigrant Visas and I-9’s," Pincus California Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist Exam Course, September 10, 2015
  • "Student Visas - The Basics and Beyond," State Bar of California International Law Section Webinar, August 12, 2015
  • "Ethical Traps and Pitfalls for the Immigration Lawyer," Orange County Bar Association, May 5, 2015
  • "First Things First: I Need a Visa to Stay Here!" Founder's Workshop at Runway, January 15, 2015
  • "Nonimmigrant Options for Smaller Businesses - E, L, and H," Web Seminar, November 6, 2014
  • "Employment and Immigration Compliance Issues for International Corporations in the United States," State Bar of California Annual Meeting, September 14, 2014
  • "Slaying the Dragon: Understanding the 1,200-Page U.S. Senate CIR Bill," Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Law Section Meeting, November 2013
  • "Hot Topics in Immigration Law: The Latest in EB-5 Investment and Preparing Your Practice for Comprehensive Immigration Reform," Panel Discussion, 2013 State Bar of California's Annual Meeting, October 2013
  • "I-9’s, E-Verify and the Latest Immigration Benefits," California Landscape Contractors Association, Orange County Chapter, April 2013
  • "Immigration Session - Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar," Sterling Education Services, March 2013
  • "Visa War Stories and Consular Processing," 2012 State Bar of California Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • "EB-5 Investors Immigration 101 Seminar," Pincus Professional Education, October 2012
  • "Immigration & Legislative," California Restaurant Association, September 2012
  • "Overview of U.S. Immigration Options," State Bar of California, September 2012
  • "The World Is a Big Playground: Cross Over Issues Involving Foreign National Clients in Family Law, Estate Planning, and Immigration," State Bar of California Webinar, Panel Speaker, July 2012
  • "Presentation on B-1 business visitor visas – opportunities and challenges," Southern California International Sister Cities Regional Conference, January 2011

Events

  • Member, Immigration Law Subcommittee, State Bar of California, International Law Section, 2013-Present
  • Past Chair, Immigration Law Subcommittee, State Bar of California, International Law Section, 2013-2015
  • Advisor Emeritus, Executive Committee, State Bar of California International Law Section
  • Executive Committee, State Bar of California International Law Section, 2011-2015
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association Lawyer - Referral Advisory Committee, 2006-2010
  • Orange County Bar Association Education Committee, 2010-2012
  • Member, Long Beach – Qingdao Sister City Organization, 2004-present
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 1999-present
  • Board of Directors, Southern California Sister Cities International Organization, 2011
  • Chair, Orange County Bar Association Immigration Section, 2005 and 2010
  • Member, AILA National EB-5 Investors Committee, 2008-2009