Who Are We?

Created by corporate immigration lawyers, ImmiPartner is the turn-key U.S. immigration solution for foreign entrepreneurs and early stage companies. Through our unique service models, we leverage decades of attorney experience along with modern document automation technologies to help our clients avoid the inefficiencies and redundancies currently plaguing the traditional immigration law firm service model.

Our value proposition is simple. We save entrepreneurs and companies time and money by simplifying the U.S. immigration process. Grounded in over two decades of in-the-trenches experience managing thousands of business immigration cases, we know the landscape intimately. By separating the important work that require legal expertise from the busy work that can be processed efficiently with technology, we pass the savings in time and resources directly to our clients.


About the Team

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Ting Ni
Attorney & Co-Founder

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Ting began her immigration career over ten years ago, working on visa and green card cases for researchers, scientists, and academics. Before co-founding ImmiPartner, she worked with a large corporate immigration firm in San Francisco, leading the firm’s High Growth practice. There, she built a team that directly handled case processing for hundreds of companies and over one thousand foreign employees. Her clients ranged from pre-seed startups to large multinational corporations.

She also worked closely with entrepreneurs and investors, creating immigration strategies for them to grow their companies’ corporate presence and market share in the U.S. Ting has been an invited speaker on topics related to immigration strategies at various incubators, accelerators, and VC firms.

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ting is passionate about making immigration more efficient and increasing the value to her clients through technology.

She is admitted to practice law in California and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Education:

B.A., University of Notre Dame
J.D., cum laude, Notre Dame Law School

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Hendrik Pretorius
Attorney & Co-Founder

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Hendrik brings over a decade of experience working as a corporate immigration lawyer at the highest levels, having managed hundreds of early stage technology companies and their immigration programs. Hendrik is now dedicated to helping high-growth technology company founders and teams build and strengthen their immigration programs from the inside out via dedicated immigration general counsel services. Hendrik is often an invited speaker at national and local events on topics related to immigration strategies, policies, and trends as well as on topics related to the intersection of technology and the legal service delivery models in corporate immigration. Hendrik is a member of the invitation-only YEC and has been published.

Hendrik’s experience with immigration technology has included working as Director of Innovation for a well-respected immigration law practice, Director of Strategy for an immigration case management solution, and currently serving on the Innovation Task Force for the nation’s preeminent immigration organization, the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Hendrik is admitted to practice law in California and is fluent in Spanish and Afrikaans.

Education:

B.S., California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

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Ayna Meredova
Immigration Specialist

Ayna immigrated to the U.S. from Turkmenistan 16 years ago and has been working with immigrants in some capacity since the very beginning. In the last 10 years she has helped unite immigrant families and secure global talent for companies large and small, working in boutique and large firms as well as managing in-house immigration programs for some of Silicon Valley's most notable organizations.

Since moving to San Francisco in 2015, she has specialized in securing visas for talented individuals from all industries – scientists, marketing wizards, tech entrepreneurs, statisticians, engineers. Working in this unique intersection where the “extraordinarily” talented come from all corners of the world to live this tech start-up dream has been an exciting adventure for the immigrant and immigration nerd in her.

With a dynamic career that involves case management, content curation, and process engineering, this field is Ayna's passion, and helping others through holistic approaches to the immigration process is her purpose. She has worn many hats to further this purpose and continues to push the envelope when it comes to securing visas for our global community.

Of Counsel

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Doug Bend, Business Formation and IP Counsel

Doug (of Bend Law Group) delivers small business and startup counseling and business formation work as well as Intellectual Property services to ensure companies lay a solid foundation in the U.S. and avoid major headaches down the road. Doug has been featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Inc., Forbes, and more.

Leiann Laiks, Employment Counsel

Leiann (of Fusion Legal P.C.) employment law work is grounded on the principle that employers and employees should be working together, not against each other, so that business owners can spend time growing their business, not defending it. Leiann helps clients plan, understand, and avoid unnecessary conflicts when hiring out teams. 

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Gregory Wilson, Tax Counsel

Greg (of Gregory R. Wilson Law Practice) is a California Bar Certified Specialist in Tax law, focused on delivering tax strategy and planning for both individuals and companies. Greg has helped many foreign companies entering the U.S. market as well as individuals understand the U.S. tax landscape and help ensure a cohesive tax strategy.


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