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Certified Specialist, Immigration and Nationality Law

David B Gardner is certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. He has more than 36 years professional legal experience advising clients on US Immigration, International Business and Taxation matters. Mr. Gardner was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1974 and as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984. He became a member of the California Bar in 1979 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Tax Court. He graduated from the University of Sussex, in England with a Bachelorís degree in Law and Social Science.  He completed graduate studies at Northrop University, California (now University of West Los Angeles), with a Masters degree in Taxation in 1980 and subsequently taught at Northrop University as an Adjunct Professor of International Taxation. He is the author of: "IRS, INS and Foreign Entertainers," published in the Hastings Law Review, and has written numerous articles and spoken on immigration law and practice. He founded Law Offices of David B Gardner in 1985 as an international law practice and since 1996, following a law firm merger Mr. Gardner has practiced primarily in the areas of Immigration and Nationality Law and US Taxation aspects of US immigration. In 2010, the Marouf Law Group was merged with Mr. Gardnerís law practice in order to expand the range of immigration law services to Turkish clients seeking to invest, do business or live in the United States. In addition to his work with international investors, businesses and entrepreneurs, Mr. Gardner represents clients in all types of immigration cases before Agencies of the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals) and in the Federal District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal. He was lead counsel in Vukmirovic v. Ashcroft, 362 F. 3d 1247(9th Cir. 2004.) and Vukimorivic v. Holder (9th Cir. Sept. 2010)..

M. Gardner has worked with  clients from all over the world obtain temporary and permanent visas through business investment including  numerous successful applications for  immigrant investor status through the EB5 program since its enactment in 1990.His approach to investor visas includes coordination of business, tax and estate planning with the most suitable visa options..He is a frequent lecturer to lawyers and international audiences in the Middle East and Asia on Immigration law focusing on the EB5 Immigrant Investor Program and immigration through investment

Mr. Gardner was co-founder of several non-for profit organizations including the Spirit of Youth foundation (an exchange program between under-privileged youth from Los Angeles and in the United Kingdom); the California Israel Chamber of Commerce and the Southern California Israel Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the honor of Cavillieri by the Government of Italy for legal services on behalf of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles. He is a past President of Bnai David Judea Congregation in Los Angeles and continues to be active in a variety of local and international community organizations.


B.A. in Law with honors, University of Sussex, England

M.A. in Taxation, University of West Los Angeles

Memberships & Admissions:

State Bar of California, 1979

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

Solicitor England and Wales ( Inactive)

Solicitor Hong Kong (Inactive)

Professional Accomplishments, Publications, and Awards:

Certified Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist

Adjunct Professor, International Taxation, University of West Los Angeles ( Retired)                                                         

"IRS, INS, and Foreign Entertainers." Hastings Law Review, Summer, 1983.

Cavallieri Awarded by the Government of Italy for legal services

How To Get The Right Attorney For Immigration Needs


Joginder Shah, Attorney at Law





Joginder Shah is a member of the California Bar whose practice has been dedicated to successfully representing clients from India and many other parts of the world obtain legal residence in the United States. Mr. Shah was born in Bannu (formerly part of India) and graduated from the University of Punjab with a Bachelor Degree in Economics. He obtained his Doctor of Law Degree (J.D.) from the University of West Los Angeles. He was admitted to the Bar in 1977 and has been continuously practicing law as an Immigration Attorney in the Los Angeles area since 1980. Mr. Shah's practice includes representing individuals, families and corporate clients from all over the world in all aspects of US immigration law including family as well as employment based residence applications. He has extensive experience in assisting Employers and Employees with H-1B, L-1; Eb1, labor Certification and the Perm Process for EB2, EB3 applications. He has also advised numerous investors on how to structure and plan to obtain temporary and permanent visas through investment in the United States

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